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Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date

Sundays, July 13, 27; and Saturdays, Aug. 2 and 16

 

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

 

Location

Corning Visitor Center

 

Instructor

Volunteer guides

 

Cost

Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers

 

Description

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

 

Class Code

HIK114

 
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Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden Tours

Date

Saturdays and Sundays, June - August

 

Time

1:15, 2:15 and 3:15pm

 

Location

Corning Visitor Center

 

Instructor

Volunteer guides

 

Cost

Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers

 

Description

Enjoy a leisurely 40-minute walk through the Holden Butterfly Garden to observe pollinators in action. You will learn about their importance and how to attract them. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned gardener it is easy to attract pollinators to your yard, and you will be sure to pick up many plant combination ideas. Registration is not necessary for these tours. Just drop in.

 

Class Code

HIK120

 
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Designing with Plant Combinations

Date

Saturday, July 19

 

Time

10am - noon  

Location

Corning Visitor Center  
Instructors Toby and Megan Davidson  

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers  

Description

The thoughtful arrangement of plants is key to good landscape design. Learn how to combine a variety of plants to create a stunning garden or landscape bed.  This class will tour Holden’s Display Garden while we discuss the art of combining plants.  We will examine the concepts of color, balance, contrast, texture, repetition and form.  We will also view and discuss some of our favorite plants and plant combinations to use in the garden.  Please dress for the weather.  
Class Code HOR300  
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Native Plants for the Home Landscape

 

Date

Thursday, July 31  

Time

7 - 9pm  

Location

Corning Visitor Center  
Instructors Ann Rzepka  

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers  

Description

Native perennials and their adaptable, diverse cultivars will be the focus of this class.  View each recommended plant as it is used in our diverse gardens on this casual evening walk. Plant merits, landscape use and design potential, as well as cultural requirements, will be stressed.  This class is appropriate for anyone who wants to develop a naturalistic garden or who is interested in incorporating more natives into their existing landscape.  
Class Code HOR475  
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