WC2 - February 24, March 3, 10, 17WC3 - March 24, 31, April 7, 14WC4 - April 28, May 5, 12, 198:45-10:15amGarden Members $58 per series or $16 per class Non-Members $64 per series or $17/class per seriesYou don’t need a smock or a beret to join us for our Monday Morning Watercolor Classes. Both novice and veteran artists are welcome! Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher.Questions? - call 827.1584 ext. 291.
D1 - January 15, 22, February 19, 26D2 - March 5, 12, 19, 26D3 - May 7, 14, 21, 28
David is taking gardening to the next level! If you enjoyed Horticulture I and II, you’ll delight in Horticulture III and IV! These classes provide more in-depth gardening information and focus on many popular and relevant topics. Those who take the series will be presented with a certificate upon completion.
HCP III 301 - February 22 - Native Plants in Your Landscape
HCP III 302 - March 15 - Shade Gardening
HCP III 303 - March 29 - Gardening in Small Spaces
HCP III 304 - May 31 - Intro to Sustainable Landscaping
March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 75:30-6:45pm, $100 per 10 week session, $15 each individual class (Free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield members) Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels. Led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga.To register for one class or the session, contact Leanne at 716.864.1194, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.cmyoga.com Sponsored by:
March 22 10am-2pm * Included with admission $7 Adults $6 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+ with ID) $4 Kids 3-12 Members and kids under 3 are always Free!
The Medicinal Garden is made possible by:
March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 31 & June 79-10:30am$5 per person, per tour
April 15 Make-It, Take-It Workshop 6:15pm Garden Members $30 Non-Members $35
Create a fresh, beautiful arrangement for your Easter table! Bring clippers and a box to transport your fabulous creation!
May 3 10am-2:30pmTickets for the festival: Members, Master Gardeners and students $10Non-Members $15
Sponsored by: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo10am - Vendor FairCheck out all the offerings folks have available, from honey samples to beekeeping supplies, sure to “bee” a hit with all!11am - Dr. Reed Johnson - LectureDr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor from the Department of Entomology at the Ohio State University. He will speak on research that discusses honeybees and pesticides-a topic of current interest and concern! A question and answer period follows the lecture.12-12:30pm - LunchGrab some lunch and visit the vendors!12:30 & 1:30pm - Film ScreeningMore than Honey or Guided Visit to the Gardens’ Demonstration Hive
Children’s honeybee activities will also be taking place in the Wegmans Family Garden from 10am-12pm. Celebrate the honeybee, an insect that has much to give us and much to teach us! Honeybees are critically important pollinators. In the course of gathering nectar from flowers, bees transport and disperse pollen in ways that make possible the growth of fruits, nuts, and seeds. The Honeybee Festival at the Gardens will provide us with insight into what is happening within the beehive, show us the feasibility of beekeeping in our own backyards, and make available for purchase some of the fruits of the labor of honeybees. How important are honeybees? Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops responsible for one out of every three bites of food on our tables. The importance of honeybees makes their precarious status a concern for all of us. Since 2006 beekeepers across North America have experienced a bewildering phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Adult bees appear to abandon the hive, leaving the queen and insect larvae behind unable to sustain themselves. Will we have to find alternative ways to grow much of our food? What will happen to the price and availability of fruits, nuts, and vegetables? Although there is intense research to identify and rectify the root causes, the annual die-off of honeybees has become increasingly dramatic. It is critically important that humans understand what goes on in and around the beehive so we can help stem the tide of honeybee decline and promote re-population. Honey and beeswax, products of the beehive, enhance our lives in many ways. We need to appreciate that healthy honeybees give us something even more significant as they drift from flower to flower – the pollination of plants essential to our food supply as well as flowers for our enjoyment. Made possible by: Mercy Hospital of BuffaloThe Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County
May 6 3:00-5:00pm Free for Teachers with ID
May 24 Make-It, Take-It Workshop 9:30amMembers $18 per bagNon-Members $22 per bagpre-registration is required
Give your garden a lift! Join us as we plant a 21” flower pouch! As flowers or herbs fill in-watch as they bring garden beauty to your fence, your gate or wherever you choose! These hanging pouches rest flat against the surface from which they hang and require less watering than traditional hanging baskets.