Date(s) & Time(s)::
April 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun
B & B Butterfly
Saturday, April 11, 1 – 4 pm
To kick off our butterfly exhibit, an artist and assistants from Bottle & Bottega will be teaching a beautiful butterfly painting with step by step instruction. No experience is required! All painting supplies including aprons will be provided along with your 16” x 20” canvas. The price includes a complimentary truffle from DeBrands as a thank you for attending the event. Ages 18+ (17 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Registration deadline: April 3. $39/public; $33/Conservatory member or volunteer. Min 10. Max 36. To register, call (260) 427-6000 or visit www.fortwayneparks.org.
Container Gardening 101
Saturday, April 25, 2 – 4 pm
Create a beautiful container of summer annuals to brighten your outdoor living space or spice up your curb appeal. In this workshop, container gardening specialist Erin Erb will discuss design, cultivation, and care of the perfect pot of flowers. You will plant a lovely arrangement of your choosing to take home. Please bring your own container, approximately 18”-24” in diameter, garden gloves, and trowel or small spade.
Ages 15+. Registration deadline: April 17. $39/public; $29/Conservatory member or volunteer. Min 10. Max 20. To register, call (260) 427-6000 or visit www.fortwayneparks.org.
Ask a Horticulturist: Soil
Saturday, April 25, 1 – 2 pm
Ever wonder how much water you’re supposed to give a particular plant or why you struggle to keep some plants alive? Maybe you just want to know the name of a plant as you visit the Botanical Conservatory. The Conservatory’s horticulturist, Andy Force, will demonstrate garden practices and answer your garden related questions in a special drop-in hour once a month. Stop by and “ask a horticulturist!” In April, Andy will discuss soil, but he’ll also entertain garden questions from the public. Regular Conservatory admission fee applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.
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