January 29, 2020 - January 28, 2021 Garden Events
The quiet of winter draws us in, offering a time to rest our minds, hearts, and bodies after the busy season. Start the evening with a cup of soothing herbal tea and meditation to help you release the day, then learn about restorative herbs and self-care practices that can help get through the dark days of winter, reduce stress, and nourish on every level. Bring a notebook, your favorite mug, and a blanket.
Instructor: Sue Bara, Herbalist.Read more »
Rick Darke “Design for Resilience in Dynamic Urban Landscapes”
Using diverse examples of spontaneous and scripted urban landscapes, Rick Darke will show us how observing living communities can inspire and support creative design and stewardship. The focus will be on the regenerative qualities of dynamic relationships and the resiliency that results from celebrating the inevitability of change. Refreshments will be served. Wine and beer available for purchase.Read more »
Artist Michele Foster’s work focuses on florals, seascapes, landscapes or figures. She uses canvas, paper or board to create her paintings and, Fosterachieve richness and depth, she builds layers of color and then scrapes them to expose the substrata of colors. Foster makes ethereal images that attracts one to ponder the layers of texture or scraped areas in the painting. This technique creates surprising details within the image, working together to create an uplifting piece containing a sense of energy. Light refreshments served at Art Loop.
Exhibit runs February 3rd - March 2nd.Read more »
Would you like to know how your garden can have a positive impact on the local natural environment? Come along to hear how DCH’s landscape beautification projects do exactly this right here in Wilmington. Does your garden make a difference in the community and on the environment? Landscape beautification projects have many parts (planning, funding, installation and maintenance). Finding a low impact balance for plant/human interaction is so important when planning any landscape project. See how DCH is implementing this approach right here in Wilmington.
Instructor: Renee FrithRead more »
Andrew Bunting “Travelling the World in Search of Rare Plants”
Join Andrew Bunting for his presentation on exploring the globe for the next new plant. Andrew has participated in seed collecting expeditions throughout the United States, as well as, South Africa, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. He has also been on trips to visit nurseries in Japan, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, to name a few, looking for interesting ornamental plants for the home garden. Please join us for an interesting presentation that will take us around the world on many adventures in search of botanical gems. Refreshments will be served. Wine and beer available for purchase.Read more »
“Dynamic Doers: Essential Plants for Dynamic Landscapes”
Each year, as the nursery industry continues to introduce increasing numbers of plant selections and as certain varieties overwhelm the marketplace, achieving key landscape goals such as diversity, durability and artistry can be challenging. This presentation will explore a range of plants with which dynamic, transformational landscapes can be created—landscapes that consume less and provide more than the all too common efforts driven by novelty, homogeneity and mulch. Refreshments will be served. Wine and beer available for purchase.Read more »
The colors in the natural world are a constant inspiration for artists. Reflect your favorite season, time of day, or plant, by exploring the natural color system and create your own unique piece of art. Beyond creating your beautiful art, you will also learn about how we see color. No experience needed.
Instructor: Theresa Emmett, Director 4youth productionsRead more »
Enjoy reading the story Enormous Potato before planting a 5-gallon potato garden to take home. Will your potato grow to be ENORMOUS? This program is in collaboration with the Longwood Community Read. Price is per family.
Instructor: Helen FischelRead more »
David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Victoria Johnson: Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College, City University of New York.
This illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her highly acclaimed new book, American Eden. Johnson tells the story of David Hosack, the family doctor and friend to Hamilton and Burr, and the man they chose to serve as attending physician at their July 1804 duel. Hosack is today a shadowy figure at the edge of that famous duel, the great achievements of his life forgotten, but in 1801, on twenty acres of Manhattan farmland, Hosack founded the first public botanical garden in the new nation, amassing a spectacular collection of medicinal, agricultural, and ornamental plants that brought him worldwide praise. Today, his former garden is the site of Rockefeller Center. Refreshments will be served. Wine and beer available for purchase.Read more »
After eight years of planning, a dream has become a reality and a botanic garden has opened in southern Delaware. Explore the beauty of Delaware Botanic Gardens through the seasons and learn about the diverse ecology of this unique site. An update on projects, programming and garden events will be shared by Brian Trader, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Horticulture of Delaware Botanic Gardens. This event is being hosted by the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, Brandywine Garden Club, Delaware Botanic Gardens and Delaware Center for Horticulture.Read more »