Archive for September, 2012
|September 19, 2012|
June LaCombe, the curator of the 50-piece outdoor show of sculpture, “On the Wing,” at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will lead a walking tour of the gardens where the fascinating works in the exhibit are sited. The tour, which begins at the Visitor Center, is free with paid Gardens admission; no reservations are needed. To learn more, call 207-633-4333, ext. 101; or stop by the Gardens, off Barters Island Road in Boothbay.
|September 29, 2012|
|9:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
Irene will teach you what tasks need doing in the fall and winter ornamental garden. Topics include what plants to cut back in winter versus in the spring, and which materials to leave for fertility and protection and which to clean up to reduce diseases and pests. You’ll learn about winter protection mechanisms to combat snow, ice, salt, and wind damage. She will introduce bulb orders and planting, and finally will help you assess your ornamental gardens’ needs for the coming spring. Don’t miss this information-packed class, perfectly timed for buttoning up your cherished garden.
Irene Brady Barber is currently both a landscape designer for Cosmic Stone & Garden Supply and a seasonal horticultural educator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She is presently working to complete a professional certification in the field of horticultural therapy, which is the focus of much of her teaching at the Gardens.
Where: Bosarge Familiy Education Center
Price: $35 members, $42 non-members
|September 30, 2012|
|1:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
Bring your family to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to build your very own scarecrow at this popular annual fall event! We’ll provide all the materials to build anything from a “mini-scare” to a full-sized “crow” to take home after the event, but feel free to bring that special scarecrow accessory you’ve been longing to use. Gardens staff will assist with fastening tools and hardware, and we’ll be pressing homemade cider during the festivities. Come early, as supplies will only last so long; and while registration is not required, it’s a good idea to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a scarecrow.
Where: Great Lawn
Price: $10 per scarecrow, plus regular Gardens Admission
|September 23, 2012|
|2:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|