Gardening 101 Workshops: "Vertical Gardening", "Espalier" & "Berries"
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Magnolia Room (3 classes)
Growing Up! Vertical Gardening
9:30-11 a.m., Magnolia Room
Whether you’re looking for space to expand or just want to try a fun new way to garden, let Bob Byers take you on a tour of all the ways to grow up! From planter walls to creative ways of suspending pots on fences and trellises, you’ll see dozens of ways to get off the ground for even more fun with gardening. Great for those with limited space!
Diamonds, Trellises and Trees: Espalier
11 a.m.-Noon, Magnolia Room
It’s beautiful, it’s efficient, and it’s classy. After all, it’s French! Horticulture manager Aaron Wright and landscape architect Bob Byers share pointers about espalier, a centuries-old horticultural practice for training ornamental and edible trees and shrubs into stunning geometric patterns on walls and trellises. From initial training through maintenance on mature specimens, learn the ups and downs of espalier.
1-3 p.m., Magnolia Room
Summer just wouldn’t be the same without berries and nothing’s better than growing your own. Pat Ford of Renee’s Berry Farm in London will share what he’s learned about growing great strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries in almost 20 years in business. Hear the best cultural practices and holistic farming approach the Ford family have developed during many years running a pick-your-own operation.
Free Members | $15 Non-members | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664