Gardening

Please Note:  For Make and Take classes, the pictures shown are for inspirational purposes and may not depict exactly the final project components. 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Keep it Cool Spring Container Garden 
$120.00     
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Kick off the gardening season by creating this container garden full of our favorite cool season pretties.  Learn insider tips and tricks of the trade.  You will create your own planter garden to dazzle and decorate your outdoor space.  Adults and teenagers are welcome to attend this workshop.   Fee includes lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create garden.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Razzle Dazzle Houseplants
$85.00
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Learn to choose the right plant for your home space and find fantastic ways to highlight them.  After learning all about the many choices of houseplants, you’ll get to choose your own perfect plant from our buffet of choices to fit your lighting requirement.  Then, you will select a dazzling vessel from our container bar to fit your personality and space.  Finally, you’ll get to add embellishments from our selection of toppings like moss or cool pebbles.  Fee includes plant, container and accents.

(Workshop) Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Demonstration (Watch, Learn and Activity)

Herbal Infusions
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm
$40.00

Class description coming soon…

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  She received a MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan.  

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Vivid Veggie Container Gardening
$110.00    
Sunday, May 29th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Create a beautiful container garden with edible plants.  This fully functioning container will provide you with gorgeous color and yummy food.  Learn to choose the perfect plants and combos to create a long lasting container with stunning plants and herbs that you can eat.  We will also discuss organic care and feeding of edible containers.  Each workshop participant will create their own edible garden to take home and enjoy.  Fees include lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create garden.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)

Bloomin’ for Butterflies
$145.00
Sunday, June 26th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Pollinators transfer pollen from plant to plant to allow for seed and fruit production.  This program is all about our favorite pollinators, the butterflies.  You will learn about which plant materials are the favorite pollen sources for our local butterflies.  You will create your own meadow container garden filled with an assortment of plants to attract beneficial pollinators and hummingbirds in your yard.  Adults and teenagers are welcomed to join in on this program.  Fees include lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to make garden.

(Workshop) Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Demonstration (Watch, Learn and Activity)
Herbal Tea: Fresh Garden Blends 
$40.00
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a garden experience where you will learn about herbal tea blends.   Using plants you can grow at home, we will discuss teas with wellness benefits including relaxation, mood elevation, digestion and immune support.  Explore the aromas and flavors of medicinal plants and learn about their histories and properties.  At the end of the workshop, you will take home your own handmade herbal blend.

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  .  She received at MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan .  

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Natives Container Garden       
$145.00
Sunday, August 7th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Native plants provide shelter for wildlife and support pollinators. Natives require much less watering, fertilizer and pesticides.  They can prevent water run off and improve air quality.  Extend your gardening season with colorful and flowering native plants that will give your garden extra life well into fall. Learn about natives and which grow well in container gardens.  In this workshop, create your own container garden full of beautiful natives for your home.  Teenagers and Adults are welcomed to join this program.  Fees include lecture and all plants, container and materials need to create planter.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Bug Hotel or Mini Beast Mansion?
Saturday, August 14th, 2022
10:00am – 12:00pm

Even bugs need a home!  Welcome those beneficial pest-eaters to your garden with this awesome bug home.  As they say, “If you build it, they will come!”.  Learn about the benefits of attracting and keeping certain insects in your garden.  This is a family friendly activity so all of your family members can work together to make one bug hotel.  Fee includes all materials needed to create your very own bug hotel or mini beast mansion – what will you call yours?  

Instructor’s Bio:  Melissa Palmer is a Master Bee Keeper and Mason Bee Specialist.  She is a strong proponent for beneficial insects and lectures on the topic at Philadelphia Horticultural Society activities and the Philadelphia Flower Show.  She owns her own businesses,  Flowers and Petaling Posies, where she grows and designs cut flowers on her New jersey farm.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Autumnal Delight Container Garden 
$120.00
Sunday, September 4th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fall planters are full of such rich tones of burgundy, rust and orange.  There are so many gorgeous fall annuals and perennials to create drama when the rest of your garden is going to sleep.  Come and celebrate this season by creating your own autumnal planter to accent your home.  You will learn some cool ways to incorporate mini pumpkins and gourds into your harvest planter.  Adults and teenagers are welcome to join this workshop.  Fees includes lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create planter.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Taste)
Advanced Tea
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Class description coming soon…

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  .  She received an MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan

 

Workshop (Make and Take)
Forrest Floor Floral Design
Sunday, September 18th, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Class description coming soon…

Instructor’s Bio:  Melissa Palmer Reilly trained under the master floral designer, Gregor Lersch in Germany.  She studied Dutch Master Floral Design at the Borerma Institute in the Netherlands.  As a busy entrepreneur, she owns Florum Flowers and Petaling Posies, which are cut flower production and floral design operations on her farm in New Jersey.  She is a frequent floral instructor at Longwood Gardens.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Winter Wonder Indoor Container Garden 
$140.00
Sunday, December 4th
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Celebrate the season!  Learn about how various indoor houseplants can lift your spirits during the winter season.  Create a dazzling planter with winter delights, such as Frosty Ferns and Cyclamen.  Teenagers and Adults are welcome to attend this program.  Pricing includes lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create your own winter planter.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.