2013 Summer Home Landscapes

Admission is free with non-member class registration

 
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Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date

Saturdays, June 8, July 13, and Aug. 10; Sundays, June 23, July 21 and Aug. 18

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Volunteer guides

Cost

Members free, nonmembers with gate admission

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. Registration required

Class Code

HIK114

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Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Butterfly Garden Tours

Date

Saturdays and Sundays, June-August

Time

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

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Cost

Members free, nonmembers with gate admission

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 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.

Class Code

HIK120

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Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden Tours

Date

Saturdays and Sundays, June-August

Time

2:30 - 3:45pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Volunteer guides

Cost

Members free, nonmembers with gate admission

Description

Take in the beautiful vista as you learn about the stunning new garden filled with rhododendrons, azaleas and a wide array of colorful and textural companion plants. Gather inspirational ideas for your home garden and see how easy it is to grow many of these plants once you understand their cultural requirements. Explore the wide palette of Rhododendrons and other closely related family members and discover what it takes for horticulturists and Holden staff to create a new rhododendron cultivar.

Class Code

HIK122

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Edible Plants in the Garden

Date

Saturday, June 15

Time

10am - noon

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Lori Gogolin and Toby Davidson

Cost

$10 members, $15 nonmembers

Description

Whether they are native plants or introduced weeds, everyone has edible plants in their garden.  With a little knowledge you can learn how to cultivate and use these plants in your kitchen.  Some can be made into delicious teas while others can be put directly into a salad.  Join us in a forage through our gardens and natural areas to discover what there is to eat and some of the ethno-botany behind them.  You may be surprised by how beautiful edibles can be.

Class Code

HOR725

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Gardens at Twilight

Date

Saturday, June 22

Time

7-8:30pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Lori Gogolin and Toby Davidson

Cost

$10 members, $15 nonmembers

Description

Come join Gogolin and Davidson, two of Holden's horticulturists, for an informative evening stroll through the gardens they manage. They will discuss the history of the gardens as well as new projects they are working on. They will share their favorite plants and what it takes to grow them.

Class Code

HOR311

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Tree Flash

Dates/Times

TBD

Location

Corning Visitor Center.

Instructor

Clem Hamilton, Charles Tubesing, Ethan Johnson

Cost

Free for members, gate admission for nonmembers

Description

Holden members and friends can now be notified through a short Tree-Mail Tree Flash, as well as posts on Facebook and Twitter when it is the perfect time to come to Holden to participate in a fun, short, casual outdoor program focusing on the botany, horticulture, ecology and beauty of Holden's trees and other plants. Featured plants are guaranteed to be showing off their highlighted attributes when they are at their very best. Stay tuned.

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Behind Locked Gates

Private Tour - Draime Estate Gardens and More

Date

Saturday, July 6

Time

10am - 2pm

Location

At site - directions sent upon registration

Instructor

Bob Faber

Cost

$25 members, $35 nonmembers

Description

Visit the beautiful Draime Estate Gardens in Howland, southeast of Warren, Ohio.  This beautiful 10 acre "secret garden," now operated by Kent State University and used by their horticulture students, is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, walled, vegetable and  water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey. Following our garden tour led by Paul Pfeifer, horticulturist and managing director of the garden, we will visit the nearby Butler Institute of American Art, which is a very modern setting for dynamic modern sculpture and a gallery featuring works by a variety of American artists.  Lunch will be at Salvatore’s, a highly rated local Italian restaurant. Lunch is not included in the cost of the program. Register early as space is limited.

Class Code

HOR370

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Gardening for Hummingbirds

Date

Saturday, July 20

Time

9 - 10:30am

Location

Corning Classroom

Instructor

Julie Dougherty

Cost

$15 members, $20 nonmembers

Description

Learn about the natural history of hummingbirds then take a walk through the Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden to identify plants that are ideal to attract them in spring, summer and fall.  Handouts will be given of plants and woody shrubs that attract them. 

Class Code

HOR451

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Bee and Bee Cousins In and Around the Home

Date

Sunday, July 28

Time

2:15pm

Location

Corning Classroom

Instructor

Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Honeybee and Native Pollinator Education

Ohio State University Department of Entomology, OARDC Wooster campus

Cost

$20 members, $30 nonmembers

Description

Bees and other insects can get along just fine with humans until the insects get a little too close to home. Why do honey bees move into house walls? Why are yellow jackets beneficial insects for most of the year, until late summer picnics? What keeps carpenter bees coming back to the same barn or fence, year after year? In this session, we'll learn the biology and life cycles of common bees and bee cousins, including ground nesting bees, honey bees, bumble bees, carpenter bees , yellow jackets, paper wasps and more. We'll discover how many of these insects are beneficial for most of their life cycles, and consider ways to live nearby in peace.

Class Code

HOR575

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Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program 2013

Date

Fridays, Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept, 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11; Saturdays, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12

Time

Fridays, 9:30 - 4:30pm, Saturdays 8:30 - 4pm

Location

The Holden Arboretum

Cost

$195

Description

The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program is a science-based natural resource education program coupled with community-based volunteer service. The program is administered by Ohio State University Extension in conjunction with local partners. Now in its third year The Holden Arboretum is once again offering an OCVN training program at Holden. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist trainees receive formal training that teaches a wide range of natural resource topics. To become an OCVN, the trainee must be accepted into the program, complete the training component, pass the required exam and volunteer for 40 hours. The volunteer commitment may be fulfilled in a number of ways, either at Holden or with other nature-related organizations. After the completion of the initial volunteer time, volunteers are encouraged to continue to assist with natural resource program delivery as Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists.

 

Download an application form at holdenarb.org/ohiocertifiedvolunteernaturalistprogram.asp

 

For more information or to return application forms contact Marian Williams, Manager of Information Services, at 440- 602-3811