2018 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing — we hope you can join us soon!

Many of our events here at The Botanic Garden are free and some include a registration fee. Proceeds from paid events benefit the Garden and also help us keep attracting high caliber presenters! Events that are free include a request for a free-will donation from attendees. For free event registration, you’re able to make a donation online through MyNorth Tickets when you ‘check out’ or can plan to bring your free-will donation to the event. Thank you!

August 22nd: Utilizing Your Harvest with Mary MooneyNachazel of Oryana

Join us on Wednesday, August 22nd, for an evening learning how to utilize our late summer harvest with Mary MooneyNachazel, Events and Outreach coordinator of Oryana Community Co-op!

Mary will explore how to have fun, enjoy and show off your bountiful harvest by creating simple, nutritious dishes including a cooking demonstration and delicious samples.

There is no fee for this class and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 6th — 27th: Guided Meditation at the Garden

Meditation at the Garden classes continue with Stephen and Theresa Bangle! The $20 fee covers all four sessions. The Bangles will be donating all proceeds back to The Botanic Garden! Welcome the summer season by joining us on the following Thursdays from 5pm-6pm:

September 6th
September 13th
September 20th
September 27th

Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 12th: Extending Your Growing Season with Patti Travioli of Heartwood Forest Farm

Join us on Wednesday, September 12th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm as Patti Travioli, owner of Heartwood Forest Farm, guides us through techniques for extending our growing season including greenhouses, hoop houses and cold frames. There is no fee for this class and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 16th: Building a Sustainable Seed Community with Ben Cohen of Small House Farm

Join us on Sunday, September 16th, from 1:00pm-3:00pm for this fun, informative and fast paced presentation as Ben Cohen, owner of Small House Farm, shares seeds and stories while discussing how to build a stronger, more sustainable seed community. There is no fee for this class and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 19th: Demystifying Bonsai: Please DO try this at home! with Linda Schubert and Janet Kivell

Join us on Wednesday, September 19th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm as Linda Schubert and Janet Kivell guide us through demystifying bonsai! There is no fee for this class and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 23rd: What's Up With the Bees? with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Join us on Sunday, September 23rd, from 1:00pm-2:30pm as beekeeper Alta Walters discusses the many threats to bees and shares ways we can help combat and prevent these threats. This presentation is in collaboration with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology. There is no fee for this class and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 30th: Colantha's Garden Celebration

Please join us for Colantha’s Garden Celebration at Historic Barns Park on Sunday, September 30th, from 12:00pm-4:00pm and enjoy an afternoon of family fun and special activities to mark the harvest season and the beginning of a new school year. — it’s free!

Interested in becoming a Sponsor and/or Vendor at Colantha’s Garden Celebration? Learn more and complete the contact forms by visiting our event page.

There is no fee for this event and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Reserve your free ticket(s) via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive real-time event updates and reminders.

May - October: Garden Explorer Backpack Program

From May-October, stop by the Visitor’s Center during our business hours and check out a Garden Explorer Backpack with nature-inspired activities for children (and their families) to enjoy!

Each backpack has several children’s garden or nature books, a bird identification guide and binoculars, a mini microscope, magnifying lenses, a pictorial garden scavenger hunt, directions to build a fairy house with natural materials, equipment for leaf and bark rubbings, and more. The backpacks can be checked out for the day for FREE! Parents and/or caregivers can use the materials to explore the garden and park with children. The Visitor’s Center is open Mondays-Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. Here’s a sneak peek of the items waiting to be discovered by little Garden Explorers…

Fall and Winter events will be added soon!

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