Events - Awbury Arboretum

  • Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Meditative Mediations

    Visit Awbury between December 6th 2014 and mid-February to view a collection of 8 sculptural works across the Arboretum’s landscape by local artists Carole Loeffler and Maryann Worrell. ** Jan 24th – RECEPTION CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER**

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  • Now & Then: Hands-on History for Homeschoolers!

    Awbury Arboretum and Grumblethorpe Historic House & Garden present 2-hour lunch & learn homeschool classes for children ages 8 & up. A unique collaborative program connecting kids today with history through hands-on exploration of artifacts, food, and architecture!

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  • Spring & Fall Blooming Crocus & Snowdrop Sale

    The 1924 classic handbook of crocus and colchicum begins “The genus crocus deserves more attention than it has hereto received in British gardens.”  This is still true in American gardens.  Too many local gardeners know and grow only the big Dutch spring crocus, soon devoured by squirrels.  We will talk…

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  • Ceremonial Plants Community Read Kick-off

    This year Longwood Garden’s Community Read program is featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweetgrass which explores indigenous plants, scientific knowledge and teachings of plants. Hear Wyck horticulturist and ethnobotanist Denise Forrest speak about ceremonial plants and introduce this fabulous book.

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  • Backyard Kitchen Garden Basics

    With Anna Herman of Anna Herman’s Backyard Farm School Spend a morning plotting and planning how to grow your own herbs veggies and fruits in your yard, or on your deck or back steps.  Class will cover the basics of site selection & layout, soil health, when and what to start…

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  • Roses: How to Grow the Queen of Flowers

      Few garden plants have been as popular for as long as the rose. Beloved for centuries, roses provide unparalleled beauty and fragrance. Learn about underused varieties, both antique and modern, that are best suited to our region and to urban gardens. Also covered will be how to successfully cultivate and…

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