Flower Arranging How-To-Fun

Join us for a night out learning the art of flower arranging. Gather around the table for a floral arranging experience to remember. Learn tips and tricks for successful flower arranging as you curate your own arrangement in a vase. Tons of fun and no experience needed! At the end of the evening, take home your beautiful arrangement as well as any other must-have in-store finds!

Coffin Wild Flower Reservation

This sanctuary is one of seven owned by the Society. Hilly woods, a brook, and 1,256 feet of sandy shore and tidal marsh make up the 177-acre sanctuary, which borders lovely Merrymeeting Bay, well-known for its diversity of waterfowl. This hike along the trails will take us through woodlands that border the east side of the bay to a large, old stand of bigtooth aspen and fascinating freshwater estuary plants that are limited to this rare habitat type. Bring binoculars if you have them; be prepared to get your feet wet! Habitat: estuary and mixed hardwood-conifer forest
Known For: freshwater estuary plants
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Program Code: FDT8029
Instructor: Ted Elliman, botanist and author of "Wild Flowers of New England"

Native Plants for Professionals

Join Dan Jaffe to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less-familiar native species to your plant palette. Program Code: HOR1200
Instructor: Dan Jaffe
Cosponsor: Ecological Landscape Alliance

Pros and Cons of Assisted Plant Migration

Climate change poses many challenges to plants that are adapted to particular environmental conditions. Conservation biologists ask: How best can we protect plant diversity in light of these challenges? Should we actively move plants or genes, protect land that enables plants to migrate on their own, or take other steps? Engage in a moderated, lively discussion based on provided readings and your own opinions.

Wildflowers of Summer

With their showy flowers, the summer blooming native plants of New England are a treat. In this quick introduction to seasonal favorites, we will learn to identify flowers, habitats, and pollinators by combining classroom instruction and a walk in the field at Garden in the Woods. Bring a hand lens and Wildflowers of New England. Program Code: BOT4011
Instructor: Neela de Zoysa, botanist
Fee: $40 (Member) / $48 (Nonmember)