Home Gardening Demonstrations

I Tend My Flowers for Thee

May 1 and 2

In conjunction with the opening weekend of the exhibition Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, delve into the world of Victorian flowers and their meanings. Create tussie-mussies—talking bouquets—to express yourself as Dickinson did.

I Hide Myself Within My Flower

May 8 and 9

Emily Dickinson had a talent for conveying her thoughts and feelings through floral imagery. Expand your floral vocabulary and explore methods of drying, pressing, and expressing yourself through pressed-flower arrangements.

A Little Madness in the Spring

May 15 and 16

Learn about early season chores and happenings in the spring garden.

The Flower Must Not Blame the Bee

May 22 and 23

Emily Dickinson wrote about pollinators and their lives in the garden. Learn “green” gardening practices that will attract important pollinators into your garden.

Morning Means Milking to the Farmer

May 29, 30, and 31

Sustainability and eating locally has become fashionable. Learn how to make homemade butter decorated with herbs and edible flowers.

Nobody Knows This Little Rose

June 5 and 6

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

The rose is celebrated by gardeners and poets alike. Learn the basic care of these beautiful flowers.

If I Could Bribe Them by a Rose

June 12 and 13

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Get a refresher course on basics rose care, and learn about several award-winning roses.

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