Winter Centerpiece
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Centerpiece

Make a fresh arrangement for the holiday table with aromatic greens and cuttings including dogwood stems, winterberry, fir and balsam, white pine, cedar, and more. Bring a medium size container of your choice that holds water and a pair of pruners. Feel free to bring cuttings from your own garden to use. Class limit is 12. Materials cost included in fee. Pre-registration with payment is required to hold your spot.

Members $30 Non-members $35

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10/13 CANCELLED Winter Preparation Workday NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

10/13 CANCELLED Winter Preparation Workday NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Date TBD; We are rescheduling this workday to a later date in October. Please check back.

Spend the morning helping put our Pollinator Garden to bed and get plants ready for winter with Master Gardener Debbie Page. Perennial division, transplanting, and best seasonal maintenance practices will be demonstrated.

FREE

Qualifies for Master Gardener Volunteer and Education Hours

 

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Attracting Bees and Butterflies
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Attracting Bees and Butterflies

Pollinator Garden curator Charlotte Albers, a local landscape design consultant, will give a slide talk on building habitat for biodiversity and lead a tour of the garden which was designed as an outdoor classroom. Learn her favorite plant combinations for year-round color and wildlife value.

 FREE

Qualifies for Master Gardener Education Hours
 

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24th Annual Plant Sale
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

24th Annual Plant Sale

Looking for that perfect plant for your garden?  A wide variety of ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants are donated by gardens and nurseries throughout Vermont for our annual sale. Proceeds benefit ongoing maintenance of the plant collections and support education programs. Members-Only Preview Sale runs 9-10 am.

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Rhododendron Walk and Tea June 30
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Rhododendron Walk and Tea June 30

Rhododendron Walk and Tea June 30

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2-4

Beth Gutwin, Curator of the Rhododendron Collection, will give a slide presentation and lead a walking tour of the Hort. Farm's acclaimed collection of rhododendrons and native azaleas. Come learn about the cultural requirements and landscape uses of these plants and see a spectacular display of blooms - then enjoy tea and refreshments. 

Members FREE Non-members $10

Qualifies for Master Gardener Education Hours

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Bird Walk
Jun
2
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join Maeve Kim, a local bird expert with Green Mountain Audubon, for a walk around the farm during peak songbird migration. Sure to be informative and fun - bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. All levels welcome.

A $5 donation for instructor is suggested.

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All About Lilacs
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

All About Lilacs

Tour our collection with nationally recognized lilac expert Jeff Young and learn about lilacs and their history, how to care for them, when and how to prune, and more. Bring a bucket and a pair of pruners and take home a fragrant bouquet.

Members FREE Non-members $10

Qualifies for Master Gardener Education Hours

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 Spring Workday
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Workday

Learn to identify perennials that support bees and butterflies as you help get the Pollinator Garden ready for the season with Master Gardener Debbie Page. Bring your gloves, pruning shears and a trowel. 

FREE

Counts for Master Gardener Volunteer and Education Hours.

 

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All About Roses
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

All About Roses

Lifelong rose enthusiast Kristine Struminsky will share the basics of rose varieties, the keys to proper selection, planting, maintenance, and effective winterizing. She'll also reveal her strategies for successfully growing roses in Vermont.

Members Free

Non-Members $10 Qualifies for Master Gardener Education Hours

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Pocket Gardening
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Pocket Gardening

Want to grow more in a small space? Sophia Bielenberg, owner of The Pocket Gardener in Burlington, will share tips for maximizing production of edibles and ornamental plants in small and underutilized spaces within an urban core and discuss ways to improve soil health.

Members FREE Non-members $10

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Pruner’s Workshop
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Pruner’s Workshop

Jeff Young, a long-time park maintenance expert, will explain the techniques of pruning shrubs and small trees, and how to keep these plants healthy and under control for a long life in your garden landscape. Proper care and sharpening of pruners will also be covered. 


Free for FHF members, $10 non-members

Qualifies for Master Gardener Education Hours

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All About Crabapples
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

All About Crabapples

Learn best pruning practices and test your skills in our crabapple collection with instrutors Tom Shea of Gardener's Supply and Mark Biercevitz, collection curator. Bring pruners, gloves, loppers; some tools provided. Q and A about growing, pruning trees for yourself and wildlife, and heirloom varieties.

FREE

Qualifies for Master Gardener Education and Volunteer Hours

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Top Plants for Vermont Gardens CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Top Plants for Vermont Gardens CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

We will reschedule Ed's talk for later in the season. Thank you~

 

Ed Burke, owner of Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol, shares his favorite plants and talks about the elements of good design, including using conifers. Ed is currently president of Green Works, the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association.

Members FREE Non-members $10

Qualifies for Master Gardener Education Hours

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Gardens of Sicily
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Gardens of Sicily

Sicily's gardens show influences from Greece, France, England, Spain and Africa - a slideshow of a variety of Mediterranean landscapes will be presented by Charlie Nardozzi, host of the VPR Garden Journal and author of several books. Charlie leads study tours and delights in making gardening simple, acessible for all and fun. A short reception follows. Event takes place in Jeffords Hall on the UVM campus, Room 127.

Members FREE Non-members $10

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