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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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July 2018

Summer Workshop: Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture

July 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$30 - $40 19 tickets left

Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele. With the basics covered in other ELA programs, join us for the ELA Summer Workshop as we explore new strategies to add to the toolbox to save time, reduce your carbon footprint, and bring a tasty snack to your table as we continue our quest for more sustainable landscapes with some novel…

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August 2018

Native Plants for Professionals

August 7 @ 10:00 am EDT - August 8 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 - $190 14 tickets left

Join Dan Jaffe for this two-session class (August 7 and August 8 10:00am - 3:00pm) 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 herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 1 MCLP; 1MCA   Instructor: Dan Jaffe is the propagator and stock bed grower at New England Wild…

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Native Woody Plant Materials

August 28 @ 10:00 am EDT - September 11 @ 2:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$170 - $200 15 tickets left

This is a three-part class. * Wednesday, August 28, 10:00am - 2:30pm *Wednesday, September 4, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm *Wednesday, September 11, 2018, 10:00am - 2:30pm Explore the huge variety of native trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Learn which species grow well in shade, which support local wildlife, and how you should stagger your plantings for continuous bloom, fruit production, and fall color. We’ll discuss growth characteristics, cultural requirements, and best horticultural uses. The course will include lectures and walks…

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October 2018

Eco-tour: Groundcovers – Ecological Solutions in Place of Mulch

October 18 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$20 - $30 30 tickets left

The ecological garden is a richly layered plant community. At the base of the plant layer we find the herbaceous groundcovers, the plants that help to reduce garden maintenance. Growing in popularity, groundcover plants add beauty from leaf shapes, textures, and colors. As a bonus, they add valuable ecosystem services not offered by mulch alone – including the challenging areas such as the base of trees. Unlike the monotony of mulch, groundcovers offer seasonal interest in both flowers and foliage and…

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