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Upcoming Events for Virginia

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

June 8 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

June 8 Hampton
Vegetable Gardening 101
Bluebird Gap Farm
Join Hampton Extension Master Gardener Stephen Bowles and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest. Topics will include: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening. Sponsored by VCE Hampton Office & Hampton Master Gardeners. Free and open to the public. Must register prior to class date. For more information, visit hampton.ext.vt.edu or call 757-727-1401.

June 8 Staunton
Fairy Veggie Garden
JMD Farm Market and Garden Center
This event is great gardening fun for kids or those who love fairies and trolls. Join us in creating your own fairy veggie garden led by our farm market manager, Mary Katharine Froehlich. Learn about veggies grown in pots and enjoy the beauty, bounty, and fun of creating your own fairy veggie garden. There will be a selection of enchanted garden accessories, seeds, & plant material to choose from. Children under are welcome with an adult helper. For more information, call 540-363-5331 or mk@driverbrothers.com.  

June 8 Blacksburg
The Annual Garden Gala
Hahn Horticulture Garden
We welcome you to come celebrate the garden’s 35th anniversary! We will be honoring the many student interns who have worked at the Garden over the past 35 years and looking towards the future of the Garden. Although the Garden is located on the Virginia Tech campus, we do not receive any funding from the university for our day-to-day operations. Therefore, we are dependent on fund raising activities and the Garden Gala is our largest single fundraiser. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This year’s gala will feature food and drink by Blue Ridge Catering, live music by Salt Pond, and a live and silent auction which will feature unique plants, original artwork by local artists, and garden furniture. For more information, call 540-231-5970 or email bmwills@vt.edu.

June 8 Keswick
Through the Garden Gate
The Wadley’s Garden
This rural garden, situated on a 20+ acre horse farm with magnificent views of the Southwest Mountains, is a result of many transitions since its humble beginnings 30 years ago. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit piedmontmastergardeners.org/events or call 434-872-4581.

June 12 Morgantown, West Virginia
Earthbox Container Gardening
West Virginia Botanic Garden
We welcome you to join master gardener Jim Rye to learn how to garden in an Earth Box. All ages are welcome to attend. This event is free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. For more information, call 304-322-2093 or email infor@wvbg.org.

June 13 Laurel
Vegetable Gardening Class
Henrico Human Services Building
The class will teach useful tips on weed control, succession planning, harvesting, preservation, and fall planting. The class will be held on the second floor of the extension office in the demonstration kitchen. 6-8 p.m. The cost to is $10. To register, call 804-501-5160.

June 29 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

 

 

Locations with Multiple Events

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road – Alexandria, Virginia 22312
Phone: (703) 642-5173
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/
Green Spring Gardens is a Fairfax County park dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the area’s horticultural, historical, and natural resources. It is a 33-acre public garden and National Historic Site where visitors are invited to explore the Historic House, Horticulture Center, Glasshouse, ponds, Virginia Native Plant Trail, and over twenty different demonstration gardens.

Thursday, June 13
Summer Garden Tour and Tea
$36/person, 1-3pm (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Saturday, June 15
Gardening with Climate Change
10-11:30am (Adults) Horticulturist Brenda Skarphol highlights ideas from Climate-Wise Landscaping by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt so you can make your garden better adapted to our changing climate. Learn about some of the best performing native and non-native plants and trees that adapt to erratic climate conditions. Discover ways to manage rainwater for better drainage. Class takes place outdoors in the gardens. The cost is $18/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 1A9.709F or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Friday, June 21
Garden Talk: Bring on the Hummingbirds
1:30-2:30pm (Adults) Perhaps one of the most beloved birds in gar­dening, hummingbirds astonish us with their aerial acrobatics, their beauty and the important role they play as garden pollinators. Attend this talk and learn about plants you can add to your landscape to attract these beautiful birds. The cost is $10/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 37F.853C or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 22
Basic Pruning Workshop for Azaleas & Rhododendrons
10am-noon (Adults) Learn to prune like a pro with this hands on workshop led by Peter Deahl of The Pruning School. Gain skills and insight into shaping and rejuvenat­ing your azaleas to make them more beautiful and healthy. Learn how to care for and sharpen your pruning equipment. Meet at Green Spring Horticul­ture Center. Bring gloves and pruners. The cost is $23/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 91C.A1C2 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 29
Workshop-Terra Cotta Succulent Container
9:30-11am (16-Adult) Pot up a tabletop terracotta container with eye-catching succulents for your garden. A Green Spring horticulturalist shows you how to mix balance, scale, proportion, contrast and rhythm to make dy­namic container designs for these fascinating plants. Learn about best soil types and how to care for your new container. The cost is $39/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code D46.BA22 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Mondays starting July 8
Yoga for Gardeners I
9:30-10:30am (Adults) This class features a gentle introduction to the Vinyasa method which helps participants increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Class held indoors. The cost is $91/person for 8 hour-long classes. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 6E6.C2FC or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Monday, July 8
Garden Sprouts Summer - Nature Playgroup
10-11:30am (3-5 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activi­ties and a garden walk we explore our July topic: Camping. The cost is $8/child. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code F8D.F5EB or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, July 13
Watercolor Workshop: Monet & Water Lillies
9:30am-3:30pm (Adults) Monet contributed to the art world with his monumental water lily paintings. Be inspired by Monet’s style and create your own water lily paintings using techniques like glazing, dry-brush, wet on wet, washes and more with the help of instructor Dawn Flores. Supply list e-mailed before class. The cost is $93/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 7A1.D2F2 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, July 13
Workshop-Casting Concrete Leaves
9:30-11am (Adults) Capture the beauty of ornamental leaves by casting them in concrete to decorate your home or garden. Green Spring staff demonstrates casting and painting techniques and assists participants in mak­ing a treasure to take home. The cost is $43/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 95A.5596 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Thursday, July 18
Summer Garden Tour and Tea
$36/person, 1-3pm (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Saturday, August 3
Floral Design Workshop; Summer Edition
1:30-3pm (16-Adult) Create a beautiful summer flower arrange­ment with the help of certified floral designer Betty Ann Galway. Learn how to properly care for and handle flowers along with learning creative design ideas. The cost is $39/person for the program and $30/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 0D2.61CA or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
Ready, Set, Grow: Agriculture in the Class­room for Elementary Teachers (K-5)
9am-1pm. This highly interactive, professional development workshop helps you sprout successful learners in your PK-5 classroom. The workshop features cross-curric­ular, standards-aligned lessons and resources that use Virginia agriculture and natural resources to engage learners in science, mathematics, language arts and social studies. Leave with resource kits full of cur­riculum, books, posters and a class set of laminated Virginia maps. Free. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call (703) 642-5173 to register.

Thursday, August 15
Summer Garden Tour and Tea
$36/person, 1-3pm (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Saturday, August 17
Backyard Composting Basics
9:30-10:30am (Adults) Mother Nature can help you compost plant material into luscious amendment for your lawn and garden. Visit Green Spring’s composting station to learn different composting methods, materials to use and not use, proportions, aeration, screening, critter control and compost use. The cost is $15/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 0B1.62C6 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, August 24
Begonia Container Workshop
1-2:30pm (16-Adult) Pot up a beautiful begonia in a galvanized wall planter for your outdoor garden area with the help of begonia expert Johanna Zinn. Learn about beautiful begonias types that can grow in Virginia and how to care for them. Then take your begonia container home to enjoy through the summer. The cost is $38/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 24A.DA18 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, Aug. 24 9am-4:30pm
Sunday, Aug. 25 noon-3:30pm
33nd Annual Begonia Show and Sale
Feast your eyes on this show sponsored by the Potomac branch of the American Begonia Society. Be tempted with splashes of color and shapes for homes and greenhouses that last long after frosts have put our outdoor gardens to bed. The sale offers a wide va­riety of begonias, including subtropical species. Free. For more information, call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, September 7
Celebrate Honey Bee Day
10am-noon. Where would we be without the honeybee? Celebrate this wondrous insect with the Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association. Meet a beekeeper, see inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, do a bee scavenger hunt, learn how bees are important to our food supply and get tips on how you can help honeybees. Free. For more information, call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

 

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.