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Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date

Sundays, Sept. 14 and 28; and Oct. 12 and 19

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Volunteer guides

Cost

Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers

Tour the exquisite gardens of Lantern Court. Delight in the formal English borders, wooded ravines, rock and naturalized gardens, and perennial beds. Pick up plant combination ideas to try in your own yard.  Meet at the Corning Visitor Center.  Registration required.

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Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden Tours

Date

Saturdays and Sundays in September

Time

1:15, 2:15  and 3:15pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Volunteer guides

Cost

Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers

Enjoy a leisurely 40-minute walk through the Holden Butterfly Garden to observe pollinators in action. Learn about their importance and how to attract them. Whether you are a beginning or seasoned gardener it is easy to attract them to your yard, and you will be sure to pick up many plant combination ideas. There is no need to register for this tour.

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Fern ID and Landscape Use

Date

Sunday, Sept. 21

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Dawn Gerlica

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

Join Gerlica, a fern expert and Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden horticulturist, to learn all about native ferns. During this outdoor program explore fern anatomy and learn how to identify Ohio’s native ferns by structure and habitat association.  Discover how to successfully incorporate ferns into your home landscape.

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Rhododendron Plant Combinations for Fall Beauty

Date

Saturday, Sept. 27

Time

10am - noon

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Tere Cole-Lang

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

The new Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden and portions of the Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden will serve as the classroom as you discover how to incorporate rhododendrons, azaleas and beautiful companion plants into your home landscape. During this outdoor program Cole-Lang will cover design principals and the proper planting procedures needed to successfully grow these plants. Emphasis will be on plant combinations particularly beautiful for fall color.

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Fall Walking Tour through the Layer Rhododendron Garden

Date

Saturday, Oct. 11

Time

10am-noon

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Aaron Kash

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

Join Kash, horticulturist and curator of the Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden, for a casual walk and close up encounter with the many new and historic features of this garden. We will learn about the history of the garden and discuss the many varieties of shrubs and trees found throughout while enjoying the vibrant colors of the fall season.

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Woodland Workshop: Woody Plant Propagation

Date

Saturday, Oct. 18

Time

9am - 1pm

Location

Horticulture Science Center

Instructors

Greg Wright

Cost

$30 members, $45 nonmembers

Discover how to enhance your woodland or home landscape with native trees and shrubs in a cost-effective way.  During this program Wright will discuss and demonstrate appropriate methods of propagation for 10-15 species of native wood plants.  Learn the basics of propagation by seed, softwood cuttings, hardwood cutting and root cuttings. Class participants will also participate in seed collecting, cleaning and storage. Come prepared to learn and get dirty. Be sure to dress for the weather.

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Holiday Porch Container

Date

Friday, Nov. 14

Time

Session 1 3 - 5pm

Session 2 6 - 8pm

Location

Thayer Center

Instructors

Ann Rzpeka and Lori Gogolin

Cost

$35 members, $50 nonmembers

Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and porch container decorating. Bring your favorite large or small container to create holiday decorations from fresh greens harvested from Holden’s collections. We supply everything you need, including accessories, to create a beautiful indoor or outdoor arrangement. You supply the creativity! When you are done creating your masterpiece, take some time to shop at Gifts from the Heart of Nature. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, punch and a selection of wine and beer from our cash bar with your new friends. Bring pruners, gloves and a container.

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