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Whether you're an avid gardener or simply enjoy the outdoors, our events are fun for the entire family.

Sunday 24
In Bloom Trillliums
Wednesday 27
Garden Tip Plant summer flowering bulbs
Saturday 30
Garden Tip Break off wilting tulip and daffodil heads
Sunday 31
Garden Tip Prune back forsythias, weigela, and spirea
Sunday 31
In Bloom Creeping Phlox
Saturday 3
Garden Tip Transplant trillium
Sunday 4
Garden Tip Plant perennials, trees and shrubs in your landscape
Saturday 10
Second Saturdays: Gardening with Birds 11A–2P
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Saturday 10
Garden Tip Deadhead the plants you don’t want seeding around
Saturday 17
Garden Tip Refresh your mulch
Saturday 24
Garden Tip Divide perennials you’d like to share with others or transplant them to other areas ofyour garden
Saturday 1
Garden Tip Transplant moss, sedges, and other cool season perennials.
Sunday 2
Garden Tip Transplant shrubs
Saturday 8
Second Saturdays: Autumn Trees 11A–2P
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Saturday 8
Garden Tip Install trunk cages to protect saplings from deer damage
Sunday 9
Garden Tip Continue mulching for winter
Saturday 15
Garden Tip Collect seed from summer bloomers
Sunday 16
Garden Tip Divide perennials you’d like to share with others or transplant them to other areas of your garden
Saturday 22
Garden Tip On the invasives front, remove Japanese stilt grass
Sunday 30
Final Day of the Season 10 am - 4 pm
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Saturday 5
Garden Tip Continue planting/transplanting trees and shrubs
Sunday 6
Garden Tip Install trunk cages to protect saplings from deer damage
Wednesday 9
Workshop: Designing Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time 10A — 3:30P
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Friday 11
Northern Saw-whet Owls: Enigmas of the Night 6:30P — 8:30P
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Saturday 12
Garden Tip Continue mulching for winter
Sunday 13
Garden Tip Keep an eye out for cool season weeds and remove them by hand
Saturday 19
Garden Tip Selectively cut back fall bloomers to reduce seeding in the spring; leave some for wildlife
Saturday 3
Garden Tip Finish planting/transplanting trees and shrubs for the season
Sunday 4
Garden Tip Rake leaves from lawn areas to prevent them from matting and creating bare spots
Saturday 10
Garden Tip Continue mulching for winter
Sunday 11
Garden Tip Keep an eye out for cool season weeds and remove them by hand
Saturday 17
Garden Tip Begin pruning for structure, health and to remove dead wood on woody shrubs and trees
Sunday 18
Garden Tip Cut seedpods of summer bloomers and place in areas of the garden that you’d like for them to seed in
Saturday 28
Conserving Rare Plants in the Internet Age 11A — 12P
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Tuesday 7
Garden Tip Evaluate your evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees for rejuvenation and plant health; prune for structure, and to remove deadwood, rubbing branches, and hangers.
Saturday 11
Wildflower Ecology: A Naturalist’s Perspective 11A — 12P
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Thursday 16
Garden Tip Compile your garden wish lists from seed and nursery catalogs.
Tuesday 28
Garden Tip Get a jump on mulching projects once snow has melted.
Wednesday 8
Garden Tip Prune spring flowering shrubs now
Saturday 11
Garden Tip While the plants are in bloom, edit out any seedlings you might not want in the future. If you edit while the flowers are blooming you can see how the colors and shapes of a particular planting work with the others in your garden.
Saturday 18
Liberate Your Home Landscape Plants 11 am — 12 pm
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Wednesday 22
Garden Tip Prune out dead branches and limbs
Saturday 25
Garden Tip Get a jump on mulching once the snow has melted
Saturday 1
2017 Season Begins on April 1st! 10 am - 4 pm
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Tuesday 4
Garden Tip Deadhead and cut back perennials to promote growth
Saturday 8
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Thursday 13
Garden Tip Transplant woody plants before they break dormancy
Sunday 16
Garden Tip Divide and transplant perennials
Sunday 23
2017 Wildflower Celebration 10 am - 4 pm
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Monday 1
Garden Tip Prune early-blooming shrubs like forsythia right after they bloom
Saturday 6
Garden Tip Plant annuals in your garden. Make sure to move seedlings outside a few days before planting.
Monday 8
Garden Tip Replace broken pots and planters
Friday 12
National Public Gardens Day 10 am - 4 pm
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Saturday 13
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Sunday 21
Garden Tip Prune back needled evergreens to promote growth
Thursday 1
Garden Tip Weed, weed and weed some more!
Wednesday 14
Garden Tip Deadhead spent blooms on spring flowering plants like columbine that you don’t want to seed in. If you do want seeds to grow, leave them alone.
Monday 19
Garden Tip Trim asters back to half their current size to promote compact growth and less flower flopping.
Thursday 29
Garden Tip Now that things are full of lush summer growth, give your overarching plants a haircut so they don’t obstruct pathways.
Saturday 1
Garden Tip Water newly planted shrubs, beds and containers to supplement natural precipitation.
Wednesday 5
Garden Tip Weed, weed and weed some more.
Saturday 8
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Wednesday 19
Garden Tip Mulch beds to help control weeds and retain water.
Wednesday 26
Garden Tip Create water wells or moats around the crowns of any newly transplanted plants. Water them regularly to help them establish.
Monday 31
Garden Tip Deadhead spent blooms and collect any seed you want for next season.
Friday 4
Mornings in the Gardens 7 a.m.- 10 a.m.
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Saturday 5
Field Trip: Explore native orchids in the Pine Barrens 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Saturday 5
Garden Tip Divide spring flowering plants
Friday 11
Mornings in the Gardens 7 a.m.- 10 a.m.
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Friday 11
Arts and Crafts: Leaf casting workshop 6 - 7:30 PM
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Saturday 12
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Saturday 12
Arts and Crafts: Make handcrafted soap 10 am - 12 pm
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Saturday 12
Garden Tip Edit unwanted tree or shrub seedlings from the landscape.
Friday 18
Mornings in the Gardens 7 a.m.- 10 a.m.
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Saturday 19
Garden Tip Manage slugs with organic molluscicide. Check with your local cooperative extension agency for recommendations.
Tuesday 22
Garden Tip Remove dead branches from trees and shrubs — deadwood is visible now because plants are in leaf.
Friday 25
Mornings in the Gardens 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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Tuesday 29
Garden Tip Refresh New York and lady fern by cutting back drooping fronds.
Wednesday 6
Yoga in the Gardens Begins 5:15 - 6:15 PM
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Thursday 7
Lecture and Walk: Top Ten Ferns 10:30a - 12pm
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Saturday 9
Garden Tip Deadhead perennials that you don’t want seeding around
Saturday 9
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Saturday 9
Workshop: Create a Rain Garden 10:30 am - 12 pm
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Thursday 14
Class: Learn about Designing With Native Plants 10:30 AM - 12 PM
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Thursday 14
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Friday 15
Garden Tip Divide perennials you’d like to share with others or transplant them to other areas of your garden
Friday 15
Class: Make a Fresh Fall Container 10:30 Am - 12:30 PM
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Saturday 16
Garden Tip Now that the weather is cooling, plant perennials, trees and shrubs
Thursday 21
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Friday 22
Garden Tip Transplant Trillium
Thursday 28
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Thursday 28
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Friday 29
Garden Tip Refresh your mulch
Thursday 5
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Thursday 12
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Saturday 14
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Thursday 19
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Thursday 26
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Thursday 2
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Thursday 9
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Saturday 11
Garden Enthusiast Tour 10 am - 12 pm
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Thursday 16
Story Time in the Gardens 10:30 AM
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Sunday 26
Garden Tip Rake & compost leaves
Saturday 2
Garden Tip Continue watering trees & shrubs until the ground freezes
Saturday 16
Garden Tip Do year-end tool maintenance: clean, oil, and sharpen!
Thursday 28
Garden Tip Compile your garden wish lists from seed and nursery catalogs.
Saturday 13
Garden Tip Evaluate your evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees for rejuvenation and plant health; prune for structure and to remove deadwood, rubbing branches, and hangers.
Sunday 14
Garden Tip Gently brush heavy snow from evergreen branches
Saturday 20
Lecture Series: The Quintessential Shade Garden 11 am - 12:15 pm
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Sunday 28
Garden Tip Make sure to get your seed orders in by the end of January to ensure the best selection
Saturday 17
Lecture Series: Building Nature from Scratch 11 am - 12:15 pm
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Sunday 18
Garden Tip Get a head start on mulching projects once snow has melted.
Saturday 3
A Tasting Journey of Modern Wild & Sour Ales 1 - 3 pm
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Saturday 10
Garden Tip Prune dead branches and limbs
Saturday 17
Lecture Series: New & Noteworthy Natives for 2018 11 am - 12:15 pm
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Saturday 24
Spring Gardening Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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