Native Gardening Workshop with Christopher Hart

  • 17 Sep 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • 15 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Woldumar Nature Center - Visitor Center Rock Room

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Due to the dangerous winter weather conditions forecasted by the National Weather Service for tomorrow, January 11th, making travel unsafe, the Native Gardening Workshop has been rescheduled for February 15th from 10 am to noon.

Learn more about the importance and joy of using native plants in your garden landscapes and view examples in practice in the field at Woldumar Nature Center.

Each session will focus on a theme related to the use of native plants in Michigan gardens. Beginning indoors Christopher Hart of HartScapes will lead a presentation and answer all your questions. The second half of the class will join a Woldumar Naturalist for a guided hike to see examples of native plantings at Woldumar. 

Christopher Hart graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Landscape and Nursery Management, and has been operating Hartscapes since 2012. He will share his knowledge of native landscape design, why it is important to select local genotypes when purchasing plants or seed, and how to use these plants in your garden.  

Come get involved in learning about the importance of natives, what you can do with natives from a modern perspective. This workshop will show you what Woldumar is doing with native landscapes to fulfill our mission to "educate people about the natural environment" .  

Class: 10 am to 11 am
Naturalist Guided Hike with Q & A session: 11 am to 12 pm.

October 12 2019: 

Theme Gardens - Formal/Herb/Japanese/Cottage.

Theme garden design ideas using natives.

November 9 2019:

Ecological Landscapes- Bio swales/rain gardens/green roofs/drought tolerant gardens.

Ecological landscapes, their functions, importance, and the best plants for the future.

January 11 2020: February 15 2020
4 Seasons Landscapes- Plants/settings/structure/best natives for landscapes. 

Four seasons of natives. How to build a bloom cycle and/or use four-season plants.

$20/Class nonmembers
$15/Class members
All sessions: 
$50 nonmembers
$40 members
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