Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Garden 101: Woody Landscape Plants

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This is a two-part class that will be held on Wednesday March 6 and March 13. For beginning or experienced gardeners, learn how to identify great landscape trees, shrubs, and common groundcovers and get tips and ideas about how to manage and select the right plants for your property. Small scale plants will be an area of focus including shrubs that benefit wildlife, create privacy or act as windbreaks like viburnum, ninebark, and many forms of hydrangea. Handouts included; bring a notebook. Fee $45

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Hidcote Manor and Gardens of the Cotswolds

A Taylor Lecture sponsored by the Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club

Join us for a slide show and talk about Hidcote Manor, a masterpiece of Arts and Crafts gardening in rural Gloucestershire in the British Cotswolds - an area protected by Parliment as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Characterized by hedged rooms, stunning vistas, and lavish plantings, Hidcote was developed by Major Lawrence Johnston, an American of legendary vision, plantsmanship, and generosity. An avid plant-hunter, Johnston searched the world for unusual and exotic plants to fill his garden. By the time he gave it to the National Trust in 1948 it had become one of England’s most important gardens and remains so today. Come hear the story of this fascinating estate and see other notable gardens around the region from my 2018 road trip.

Fee $5 GMC members; $8 non-members, kids under 12 free. Buy tickets at the door. Proceeds support the Burlington section and the Green Mountain Club’s education programs.

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Garden 101: Perennials

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This is a two-part class that runs on Wednesday, March 20 and on March 27 (you can take it as a follow-up to the Woody Landscape Plants that runs the previous two weeks or do this only). Want to spruce up your gardens but need some help? We’ll cover the basics for both shade and sun and give ideas about how you can successfully combine plants for maximum impact, highlight award-winners, and consider foliage and flowers. Some garden experience helpful but not required. Handouts included; please bring a notebook. Fee $45

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Chelsea Flower Show

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Ever wanted to attend the world’s most famous flower show? The RHS Chelsea Show is a 5-day extravaganza held every May in London with flawless exhibits by the world’s top designers. I’ll share tips about ticket buying, what to see, and share highlights of the 2018 event. Even if a trip is unlikely you can immerse yourself in this slide show of rich floral tapestries and beautiful outdoor rooms and get ideas for how you can bring a little English style to your Vermont garden. Class limited to 30. Fee $20

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Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Color Year Round

Beat the winter blahs and learn to design with a range of color - we’ll look at spring flowering bulbs, dahlias, zinnias, and more. From smoky purple to chartreuse, electric blues and pinks, and Living Coral, the 2019 Color of the Year, we’ll look at all parts of a plant including stems, fruits, branches, and bark which can enhance winter gardens, talk about good color combinations, and review strategies for succession planting so your landscape offers visual interest through the seasons. Fee $15

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