Jan. 12: Grafting Workshop 1:00-4:00
Fritz McCall of Blue Ridge Nursery will teach the art and craft of grafting Japanese maples. All materials will be provided for participants to graft their own trees. $30
Jan. 29: Terrarium Workshop 2:00-3:30
Chase the winter blues by making a beautiful garden in a glass container with Mary Martin. All materials will be provided, however bring small ornaments to personalize your project. $35, or $25 if you bring your own container. Limited to 8.
Feb. 21: The Soil Food Web 3:00-4:30
Asheville Landscape Architect Randy Burroughs looks at mycorrhizae, beneficial bacteria and the ecology of healthy soil. $12
Landscape Series 3:00-4:30. A series of presentations by local professionals on landscape design and practice. $35
Feb. 26: The Full Circe Approach to Sustainable Landscaping, Rob Dull of Snow Creek Landscaping
Mar. 5: Four Season Garden Interest, Terri Long of Terri Long Landscape Design
Mar. 12: Gardening in the Mountains: Dealing with Slopes & Storm Water, Kathy Zimmerman of Wildwood Designs
Mar. 13, 14 & 15: Vegetable Gardening Basics 3:00-4:30
Help make your vegetable garden a success by learning such basics as improving your soil, making compost, starting seeds, when to plant, what varieties grow well, controlling pests and other garden techniques. $30
Mar. 22: Hypertufa Trough Workshop 1:00-3:00
Create you own natural-looking planting containers with Mary Martin. All materials will be provided. $35. Limited to 8.
April 9: Living Wreath Workshop 3:00-5:00
Make a stunning living wreath with succulents plants under the guidance of Mary Martin. All materials will be provided. $55. Limited to 5.
April 16: Growing & Propagating Dahlias3:00-4:30
Dahlia expert Brian Killingsworth presents a program on all aspects of growing these spectacular flowers. Free.
April 26 & 27: Spring Plant Sale 10:00-4:00
May 10: Mini Garden Workshop 1:00-2:30
Make a miniature garden in a container with a variety of woody and herbaceous plants that you select. Class fee is based on choice of plants. Limited to 6.
May 15: Container Gardening 3:00-4:30
Learn how to select and arrange ornamental plants to create beautiful container plantings with Nancy Duffy of Muddy Boots Garden Design, as she demonstrates planting the containers at Bullington. $12
June 1: Ramble to the Ridge 10:00-2:00
Our first spring gala with great food, music, garden tours, a silent auction and 2 beautiful locations. Tickets $50.
June 5: Nature Journaling 9:00-12:00
Join botanical artist Suzanne Ciola White and learn the basics of drawing and direct observation of the natural world by keeping a nature journal. No art experience necessary. $20 plus material costs. Offered again on July 3, 9:00-12:00
June 11: Using Beneficial Insects in the Garden 3:00-4:30
Patryk Battle, head gardener of Mountain Air Community Garden near Burnsville will discuss techniques to attract and use beneficial insects in the vegetable garden.
June 12-14: Botanical Drawing in Pencil 9:00-12:00
Observe, measure and record basic information of a plant species and how to transfer an initial sketch onto drawing paper. Step by step instruction with demonstration will introduce the student to the art of botanical illustration in graphite pencil. Plant material will be provided. $60 plus material costs. Limited to 10. Taught by artist Suzanne Ciola White.
June 19-21: Botanical Painting in Watercolor 9:00-12:00
Students will learn to render, in watercolor paints, the basic leaf and flower shape learned in the drawing class. A fast-paced but fun class with individual instruction and demonstrations will help the student build on previously learned skills. $60 plus materials costs. Limited to 10. Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing. Taught by artist Suzanne Ciola White.
June 24-26: Botanical Composition Workshop 9:00-12:00
This 3 day workshop will introduce the student to the creative placement of botanical subject matter on paper. The student will work in the traditional style of botanical illustration to create an art piece that is both attractive and scientifically correct. $60 plus material costs. Limited to 10. Prerequisites: Botanical Drawing and Botanical Painting. Taught by artist Suzanne Ciola White.
June: 27: Culinary Herb Talk & Herbal High Tea 2:30-4:30
Betty Lockwood will give tips about growing culinary herbs at the Bullington herb garden and then participants will enjoy a feast of culinary delights prepared by Betty and other volunteers. $20
July 8-12: Nature Explorers Camp 9:00-3:00
A fun and educational day camp for rising 4th-6th graders in which children explore the plants and wildlife of fields, streams, gardens and forests. $120.
July 31: Fairy Garden Workshop 1:00-3:00.
This workshop for children ages 8 and up will have participants make their own miniature fairy garden. All materials will be provided, but bring objects to make the project more personable. $25. Limited to 12.
Aug 7: Garden Silk to Dye For 10:00-11:30
Mary Martin will lead this workshop on using plants and other natural materials as dyes to make stunning and unique silk scarves. Each participant will dye 2 scarves and select another already done. $45. Limited to 12.
Aug. 9: Leaf Casting Workshop 10:00-12:00
Make decorative castings of large leaves with hypertufa and cement as Mary Martin leads the way. All materials will be provided. $50. Limited to 8.
Call 828-698-6104 to register