Family Fun - Excellent Evergreens

(4-Adult) Learn about the wonderful world of evergreen trees and plants that really stand out this time of year. Enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and make an evergreen craft to decorate your home. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.

Family Fun - Glasshouse Exploration

(5-Adult) Escape the cold winter weather and transport yourself to the tropics. Explore our glasshouse and learn about their history as well as the plants in our collection and their warm native environments. Create your own mini glasshouse with seeds to take home. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.

Flight in the Night

(16-Adult) Join Green Spring horticulturist Adam Bucher for a short lecture about flying animals that are active at night here at Green Spring, including owls, bats, and insect pollinators and their host plants. Learn how you can support these nighttime pollinators at home by adding host plants to your garden.

Garden Artists - Flower Pressing

(5-Adult) Learn the process of flower and leaf pressing and create your own beautiful botanical creation to take home. Garden flower tour included. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.

Garden Artists - Seasonal Nature Prints

(3-Adult) Shapes and patterns are everywhere in nature. Enjoy a walk through the gardens to discover your favorite patterns in nature and then turn them into prints you can take home and keep forever. From leaves to seeds to petals, come explore the art nature has to offer. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.

Garden Sprouts Fall - Nature Playgroup

(3-5 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore seasonal topics. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who does not need to register for the program.

Garden Talk - Creating a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

(16-Adult) The limited flowers and foliage in winter provide us with a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of birds. Welcome them to your garden with Extension Master Gardener tips on how to provide the food, water and resources they need to survive.

Garden Talk - Fall Clean Up in the Garden

(16-Adult) This fall head back into the garden for some end-of-season maintenance. Learn from Extension Master Gardeners what you need to do to ensure that your plants are well prepared for the cold weather, what needs pruning, what needs transplanting and what needs mulch. 

Garden Talk - Gardening with Deer

(16-Adult) While fencing and repellents are the tactics most often used, another good way to discourage deer visits is to focus on the selection and care of plants. Extension Master Gardeners share what plants the deer will avoid in your garden.

Garden Talk - Rocks Rock!

(Adults) Rock gardens add a special look and feel to any landscape. Extension Master Gardeners will teach you how to design and plant a beautiful display of fabulous small and dwarf perennials and evergreens. Not only do these plants boast great longevity, but they require little maintenance.

Garden Talk - Tips on Growing Beautiful Bulbs

(Adult) Colorful bulbs can turn an ordinary garden into extraordinary. Planted in mass displays, small groupings or containers, they are a welcome sight in any garden. Now is the time to plant bulbs for bright, beautiful color next spring. Learn about a variety of beautiful bulbs from Extension Master Gardeners and how to plant and care for them.

Garden Tour - Green Spring Up and Down

(Adults) Extension Master Gardener docents lead a special “Grand Tour” of Green Spring! View some upper demonstration gardens, then take the garden path less travelled to explore the naturalistic lower garden areas: the Virginia Native Plant Garden, woodland stream valley and ponds. Tour involves a steep slope with loose gravel.

Learn about the Christmas Bird Count

(16-Adult) Learn about the history of the Christmas bird count and how Green Spring has played a part in collecting bird count data. Birding enthusiast and FROGS board member Tatiana Lisle will explain a bit about how the bird count data is used and the kinds of birds that she is seeing at Green Spring. Learn about "count circles" and how you can participate in future counts.

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