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Garden in the Woods

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180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
617-436-5838 http://www.ecolandscaping.org/

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March 2019

Class: Current Trends in Horticulture: Adapting to a Changing Climate

March 14 @ 6:30 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$26 - $32 Sold out

CLASS CANCELLED No Reschedule Date at This Time The horticulture field is constantly evolving to reflect changing tastes in and expectations for the built landscape. Hear from several experts in the field about topics ranging from pollinators to stormwater, and learn how the field is adapting to a changing climate.   Instructor: Moderator: Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm, in Whately, Massachusetts. Mark studied…

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April 2019

Class: SUSTAINABLE SITE DESIGN

April 3 @ 10:00 am EST - 3:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$73 - $88 10 tickets left

Delve into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design. This seminar explores the fundamentals of integrating buildings within landscapes and reducing maintenance needs through landscape design. Photo Courtesy Thomas Berger Come investigate sustainable design strategies that address the ecological, water, energy, and food systems. Topics include design principles and process, native plant community restoration and maintenance.  Finish with a short design assignment. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Tom Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional…

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Class: SHADE GARDENS: EMBRACING THE DARK SIDE

April 12 @ 9:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Creating lush and vibrant gardens in the shade tends to frustrate even the best gardeners.  How do we infuse more color, adventure and intrigue into those spaces?  The mood, plants, and conditions act as our guide. This workshop blends site-specific assessment, design strategies and plant options to help enliven our imagination.  Bring your project to participate in a flash design collaboration. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor: Cheryl Salatino is a Landscape Designer, with a Certificate in Landscape…

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June 2019

Class: Why Mulch When You Can Plant

June 6 @ 9:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Mulch can help control weeds, prevent soil erosion, and maintain soil nutrients. Yet for every advantage that mulch offers, well-chosen plants are even more effective! From groundcovers to larger mat-forming species, there is a plant for every mulch scenario. Join Dan Jaffe, photographer and author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, to learn about the myriad of plants that can take the place of mulch on your landscape. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor: Dan Jaffe is…

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July 2019

Class: LAWN ALTERNATIVES

July 12 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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While many American homeowners cling to the nostalgia of lawn, the high maintenance requirements and low ecological value should make non-native monocultures the last choice on your list! Join Dan Jaffe, photographer and author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, to learn about the various options available to replace your turf, from well-known plants to brand new introductions. Dan will share tips on transforming large areas of lawn into lush groundcover plantings. Dan will discuss native plant options and…

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August 2019

Class: ESTABLISHING A MEADOW

August 3 @ 10:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Meadows are now one of the more popular native garden types for homeowner landscapes, yet many people remain baffled by how to create one with long-lasting beauty that won't quickly become overrun by weeds. Using the Old Meadow at Garden in the Woods as an example, Anna Fialkoff, staff Horticulturalist, discusses the first three years of establishing a meadow including design concepts, plant selection, installation, management, pitfalls, and surprising insights gained along the way. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower…

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