Garden lovers can continue to shop for native plants, shrubs, and trees as well as the newest hybrids with Greenhouse Shopping Appointments. Appointments are made by calling the arboretum office at (540) 568-3194 and giving two days, dates, and times when you want to shop. It's that easy. The arboretum office will make the reservation and then be back in touch to confirm a private shopping appointment! Or, a small inventory of plants, shrubs, and trees will be available for purchase throughout the growing season, now through the first hard frost of fall!
Students learned to capture botanical beauty in this painting class! They used acrylics with water to build up layers of color washes to achieve accurate botanical paintings. Learning the layering technique allowed the students control of color. The students enjoyed taking a workshop where they learned from a botanical artist who has received the tribute of being commissioned by major educational agencies, and whose work is published.
For beginners or returning students wanting continuing guidance at the final session, Arboretum Grounds Manager and Bonsai Master, Michael Hott, will lead a workshop on bonsai gardening. This workshop is an inclusive bonsai experience where you can learn and practice skills that will enable you to grow and train a “wee tree.” Relax and enjoy the meditative process of bonsai. Take this workshop with a friend and enjoy learning the process together.
Plan to take a bonsai “wee tree” away at the end of this workshop to enjoy as a decorative piece for your home or to give as a unique gift. Workshop sessions are offered annually in the spring and fall so no one has to continue the process alone. Returning bonsai enthusiasts can register for just the last session, and bring their bonsai with them for guidance.
Register soon. Space is limited! Click here to register for the class.