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TITLE: Garden Talk: Attracting Butterflies
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Want to have a stunning garden and attract a variety of butterflies? Learn from master gardeners how to incorporate host and nectar plants, the two kinds of plants that are essential to every butterfly, and bring your garden to life with butterflies.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Attracting Pollinators
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Put out the welcome mat for pollinators such as birds, bees and beneficial insects by providing an environment rich in plant diversity for food and habitat. Master gardeners will help you with plant lists and share how.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Edible Ornamental Garden
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Make your garden beautiful and tasty with edible plants! Let master gardeners show you many wonderful possibilities of incorporating edibles, including veggies, berries and roots, into the ornamental landscape.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Growing Roses
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Celebrated for beauty and fragrance, the rose lends elegance to any garden. Although this universally-loved plant has a reputation for being temperamental, master gardeners show you common-sense approaches and precautions to help ensure growing success.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Rock Gardening
DESCRIPTION: (Adults)Are you tired of your current landscape design or lack of one? Does your landscape meet your needs? This Do-Over class with Ma ster Gardeners will help you determine your needs and create a pl an that matches your style.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Success with Seeds
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Experience the pride and joy of raising plants from seed. Master gardeners introduce you to the enormous selection of seeds available and offer lots of tips on how to grow them successfully. Take home a few Green Spring seeds to start your collection.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Vegetable & Herb Gardens
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) There is nothing more delectable than a homegrown tomato or fresh herbs and now is the best time to grow your own. Master gardeners show you how to plan, plant and harvest a fabulous vegetable and herb garden.

TITLE: Garden Talk:Small Space Veggie Gardening
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Don't have a large yard for a vegetable garden? Let master gardeners show you how to grow vegetables in limited space. Whatever your space constraints, you can grow delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables.

TITLE: Georgetown Gardens Tour, Washington DC
DESCRIPTION: Includes van transportation, lunch and admissions. Treat yourself to a tour of Georgetown's historic gardens and homes. Begin at Tudor Place, built in 1816 and surrounded by more than five acres of gardens. After the tour, enjoy a boxed lunch in the garden provided by Tudor Place. Then visit one of the world's top ten gardens at Dumbarton Oaks. You may also tour the museum housed in the 1801 Federal style mansion. Van departs Ellanor C. Lawrence Park at 10 am and returns at 4 pm. Trip cancelation deadline is April 23, 2018.

TITLE: Getaway: Culp and Mount Cuba Gardens
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach, lunch and admissions. Tour the beautiful private gardens of professional Pennsylvania horticulturalist David Culp, author of The Layered Garden. See first-hand what he is doing in his private garden and take some ideas home with you. We will head to Cuba in Wilmington, Delaware, for a boxed lunch and a tour of their spectacular native plant gardens filled with trillium, flowering dogwoods and other beautiful spring natives. Trip departs Green Spring Gardens at 6am and returns at 6pm. Trip cancellation deadline is April 16, 2018.

TITLE: Getaway: River Farm & Mount Vernon
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach, admission and lunch. Visit the home and splendid gardens of the American Horticultural Society at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia. Tour the gardens and enjoy a picnic lunch. Then visit George Washington's Mount Vernon to tour the mansion and the gardens followed by a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac River. Trip departs Green Spring Gardens at 6a, and returns at 6pm. Trip cancellation deadline is May 7, 2018.

TITLE: Go Native Community Workshop
DESCRIPTION: (7-Adult) Discover the importance of native plants to the survival of Virginia's animals. Learn what makes a plant invasive and why it should be removed. Connect with the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) and Green Spring Gardens for a take-action project. Wear work clothes, gloves and sturdy shoes.

TITLE: Go Native Scout Workshop
DESCRIPTION: Discover the importance of native plants to the survival of Virginia's animals. Learn what makes a plant invasive and why it should be removed. Connect with the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) and Green Spring Gardens for a take-action project. Wear work clothes, gloves and sturdy shoes.

TITLE: Groundhog Day
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Learn the story behind Groundhog Day and some interesting facts about this animal. Visit the home of the Walney garden groundhog and play some groundhog games. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Hillwood Gardens and Tea, Washington DC
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach, entrance fee, tour and lunch. Tour Hillwood Estate's luscious formal gardens. Tour the spring gardens such as the French Parterre, Japanese Garden and the cutting gardens. Tour the mansion, then sit and savor lunch at Hillwood's cafe. Trip departs Green Spring Gardens at 9:30am and returns at 3:30pm. Trip cancellation deadline is April 23, 2018.

TITLE: Insect Safari (6-9 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Come on a bug safari and explore bugs and insects that inhabit our gardens, woods and wetlands. Collect, examine and identify little creatures using magnifiers and microscopes. Learn about their important jobs as pollinators and decomposers through projects and investigations. Bring snack and water bottle. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Insect Safari Science Camp (5-11 yrs.)
DESCRIPTION: Come on an exciting safari and explore bugs and insects that inhabit our gardens, woods and wetlands. Collect, examine and identify little creatures using magnifiers and microscopes. Learn about their important jobs as pollinators and decomposers through projects and investigations. Bring snack and water bottle. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: JGS-Drawing Artist
DESCRIPTION: Girl Scout Juniors, Legacy Badges

TITLE: JGS-Gardener
DESCRIPTION: Girl Scout Juniors, Skill Building Awards, It's Your Planet, Love It!

TITLE: Jr. Farmer Camp (9-14 yrs.)
DESCRIPTION: Pitch in on the farm and discover how food goes from field to the table. Learn about farm animals and the roles they play in our lives. Activities include goat milking, working in the garden, learning farm machinery and trying your hand at farm chores! Bring lunch and drink. No camp July 4. Download camp forms from website.

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