Gardening and Horticulture
Gardening and Horticulture

Gardening and Horticulture

Our current selection of Gardening and Horticulture classes and workshops for adults for this season at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Seedling Rescue!

with Bill Cullina
Monday, May 22
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Countless thousands of seedlings sprout up under our varied plantings each spring. Participants will gather these desirable "volunteers" before they get weeded. Bill will begin with a lecture on seedling care and handling, plus the best potting mixes, containers, and fertilizers. Then he'll lead the class through the Gardens on the great seedling rescue mission! Go home with dozens of new ornamental seedlings to transplant to your own garden.

The Great Tulip Rescue

Members only - $25 per person
Reserve your spot for no charge - no payment due until the date is confirmed. Contact Melissa Cullina to reserve your spot.

Get ready for Tulip mania! Once our 38,000 beauties are past their prime, the bulbs are removed to make way for colorful annual displays. We're offering a hands-on opportunity to work with our horticulture staff to dig up the bulbs in preparation for new plantings. You'll learn about the many varieties of bulbs and leave with a bag of tulip bulbs for you to plant in your own garden in the fall. The date for this even will be determined by Mother Nature and will be confirmed by late May. Reserve your spot now. Everyone on the reservation list will be contacted with the date information. We'll take payment at that time.

Please contact Melissa Cullina at (207) 633-8030 to reserve your spot today.

Hydrangeas Demystified: Great Hydrangeas and Tips for Exceptional Flowering

with Kerry Ann Mendez
Saturday, June 17
1 – 3:30 p.m.

Unravel the mystery for having hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood! This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five groups; learn the differences and how to maximize the show from each. Kerry will also show you top-performing cultivars, and how to care and prune these beauties.