2020 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing! Although many of our 2020 events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will soon offer online classes. Please check back soon for updates!

Most of the programs, classes, and events at The Botanic Garden are free for members (though some do have a registration fee). Proceeds from events benefit the Garden in many ways. For example, these funds allow us to continue attracting high caliber presenters! Please plan to offer a donation when you attend a free program, class, or event. You can make a donation online through Eventbrite when you register, or you can bring your donation to the event. Thank you!

Events at The Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, in an effort to protect visitors, volunteers and others from the corona virus, is cancelling all of the March and April classes and workshops as well as the May 3 Labyrinth dedication. The Visitor Center will be closed for the months of March and April as well. Our goal is to reschedule these events later this year. The Garden itself, as part of the Historic Barns Park, is open daily, and we encourage folks to enjoy walking the gardens, trails and the labyrinth (observing social distancing of course).

General Event Information:

The $10 class fee is waived for our Botanic Garden members.

Not a Botanic Garden member yet? Now is a great time to join! For more information or to join, visit this page on our website.

In an effort to be as ‘green’ as possible, we use Eventbrite E-Tickets option for ticket delivery. This means your reserved tickets will be available to view from your email confirmation or order history. You do not need to print these prior to the event.

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org.

November 22nd - Winter Porch Pots

Click here to register for this event.

Description: Create a beautiful holiday porch pot! This class will provide instructions on constructing preserved winter boughs and birch into a pot for your front porch. You can use your own decor in addition to the kits provided by the instructor.

Supplies: You’ll need good clippers, gloves, and any adornments you’d like to add to your pot. We will supply a box with a bucket of evergreen boughs, Styro Oasis for holding branches, a few birch limbs and twigs and pinecones. (You can use the bucket for your pot, or insert it into a decorative pot you already own.)

After registering for the event, you will be able to pick up your supplies at the Visitor Center one day before the event.

Instructor: The instructor for this event is Terry Hooper. Hoopers Farm Gardens has grown from a 4th generation fruit farm. Using her Art degree and her husband Bruce’s Agriculture education made for an easy transition from fruit growers to florists. They host over an acre of perennials and annuals, along with many tree species. Hoopers Farm Garden provides flowers and decor for about 80 weddings a season. They have free touring and a U-pick during the growing season. Winters are spent teaching classes, making plans for upcoming weddings and spending time with their 3 grandchildren.

Member Discount: Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park receive a $10 discount on all events. Please use promo code ’10Member’ to receive your discount. Click the blue promo code link on the ticket page, and please plan to show your valid membership card the day of the event. Not a member yet? Join today!

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org

Questions about events at the Garden?

If you have questions about events at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, please send us an email at grow@thebotanicgarden.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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