Nursery Notes Learning Series

Explore the role of a nursery at a public garden and arboretum while learning new skills to take home.

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Get growing with this new class series from the Nursery at Holden Arboretum!

The Nursery is a quiet incubator of Holden Forests & Gardens’ mission, supporting our horticulture, research, conservation, and collections departments. This class series will take you behind-the-scenes of this important facility and teach various propagation techniques that can be applied at home. Please register for each program separately,

February 24 | Winter Nursery Tour
This session is currently sold out. To join a waitlist, please fill out our waitlist form with the name/date/time of the program and your contact info.
Come explore the unique role of a nursery at a public garden and arboretum! Join Nursery Manager Greg Wright for a special tour of the production facilities and hear how our nursery staff grow plants for a variety of purposes at Holden Forests & Gardens. For those interested in propagating plants at home, we will also share tips on replicating these types of nursery facilities on a homeowner scale.
Age: Adult
Location: Holden Arboretum | Long Science Center
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

March 2 | Starting Seeds at Home
No greenhouse? No polytunnel? No problem! With the right tips and tricks, our nursery knowledge can be applied successfully, even on a small scale. This class will focus on starting seeds at home, including techniques like scarification, stratification, and germination. Guided by our Nursery staff, participants will get hands-on practice with seeds to take home. Cost includes program supplies.
Age: Adult
Location: Holden Arboretum | Long Science Center
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

April 27 | Beneficial Bugs
Nobody wants to spend all their time in their garden spraying, but what about another option? Bugs aren’t always bad news. There are even some that can protect your plants. This class will go over some common pest problems you may find in your garden, as well as the beneficial insects that can be used to combat them. Participants will also learn how to rear Dalotia coriaria, a type of rove beetle, with an opportunity to take home some of your very own beneficial insects. Cost includes program supplies.
Age: Adult
Location: Holden Arboretum | Long Science Center
Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Holden Arboretum Nursery Staff

Nursery Notes: Starting Seeds at Home
Saturday, March 02, 2024
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Price: $15 per member, $25 per nonmember

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Nursery Notes: Beneficial Bugs
Saturday, April 27, 2024
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Price: $27 per member, $37 per nonmember

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