Nursery and Demonstration Garden Tours
Nursery tours are offered every Tuesday at 10 am during the season. Register using this link please. These tours are geared for individuals.
Evening tours are offered the third Thursday of the month April through June at 6:30 pm. Register using this link. These tours are geared for individuals.
Arrangements for tours for groups, garden clubs, and school groups should be made separately. Fees may apply.
All classes require pre-registration. Click the heading of each class to register.
Why Plant Native – Wednesday April 10, 2 pm EOTW Horticulturist Liz Stauffer will introduce the concept of native plants — what are they? Why are they important? How can you use them in your garden? This is an informal setting with lots of time for questions. Beginners to native plants are welcomed. There is no fee for this class, but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
Pruning Basics – Wednesday April 17, 1 pm Learn the basics of how to prune shrubs and small trees. How, when, and why. We’ll teach the difference between shearing and pruning, helping you learn to maintain a natural shape for your trees and shrubs. Limited to 10 participants. This will be a hands-on class.
Planning, Prepping, and Caring for your New Native Garden – Wednesday May 1, 2 pm Ready to start a new garden but just not sure how to go about it? EOTW Horticulturist Liz Stauffer will guide you through the process. Planning, plant selection, prepping the site and even initial care and maintenance information. She’ll break it down into easy to understand steps so you can get your garden started this spring. Sign up today, registration is limited to 20 participants.
Make a Spring Blooming Container – Saturday May 4, 2 pm YES! Native plants can be in containers. If you have always wanted a container garden of native plants, this is the workshop for you. We’ll demonstrate planting techniques and talk about plant selection. We’ll have an assortment of native plants available for you to choose as you design your own unique planter.
Mother’s Day Hike – Sunday May 12, 1 pm RAIN OR SHINE! Meet Edge of the Woods Horticulturist Sue Tantsits in the parking lot of Bake Oven Knob. Bake Oven Knob is a highpoint along the ridge of Blue Mountain along the Appalachian Trail. With her expert guidance, you will explore early spring flowers along the trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring water, camera, binoculars. Rain or shine. The program is for all ages – children welcome. Please leave your pets at home.
Bats, a Gardeners Friend – Saturday May 18, 2 pm Pennsylvania Bat Rescue’s Stephanie Stronsick will guide us through bat fact and fiction, and what we can do to help these important species in our backyards. Learn why bats are important and how they protect our gardens, and forests. What environmental impacts they face and how you can help.
Pressed Flower Class – June 1, 10 am Always intrigued by pressed flower designs? Here’s your chance to give it a try. This class is geared for novices. Participants can choose to make either 2 pressed flower bookmarks or a pressed flower 5 x 7 card. All materials are supplied.
Make a Container Bog Garden – Saturday June 15, 10 am Create a container bog garden with an assortment of carnivorous and moisture loving plants. Planters will include pitcher plant, sundew, and several other unusual bog species. The class is limited to 10 participants.
Butterfly Gardening – June 22, 10 am Presentation by Jane Hurwitz, author of Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide and editor of Butterfly Gardener Magazine. Learn which native plants support butterflies! Whether you garden in sun or shade, there are many native plants that will attract butterflies to your garden. Butterfly gardening is a gardening method used to protect the entire life cycle of butterflies. This talk explores the relationship that butterflies have with specific native plants and suggest easy steps to protect these relationships in order to enhance our local ecosystems, as well as your own garden.