We have posted the CALL FOR ARTISTS for our 2018 Artisan Market. Please share with any fine artists in the area. Thank you!
Please join us for some interesting workshops and events in 2018!
Saturday, April 21 at 10 am
Spring Garden Maintenance: As the growing season gets started, we’ll demonstrate how to divide a variety of perennials, including hostas, daylilies and grasses. Most perennials are hardy and easily divided. In addition, we’ll share the proper pruning techniques for various shrubs, including hydrangeas, lilacs, spiraeas, and several others. Your shrubs can perform so much better with some regular, simple pruning. Free workshop.
Saturday, April 28 at 10 am
Introduction to Beekeeping: Local beekeeper and enthusiast, Nathan Norman, will provide an overview of what's involved in becoming a beekeeper yourself. His presentation will include information on equipment needed, types of hives, hive maintenance, types of bees, and help as to how and where to obtain what's needed. This honey of a workshop (around one hour) is designed to give you enough information to help you decide whether you want to get serious about this fascinating activity. Free workshop, but please call our office to sign up so we will know what size group to accommodate.
Saturday, May 5 at 10 am
New Plants for 2018: The Hornbakers will show off new plants for this year, and tell why they are excited about them. Again this year, we want to treat you to breakfast! Join us at 9:30 for a delicious continental breakfast before learning about the new hostas, daylilies, perennials, annuals, and trees & shrubs for 2018! Free workshop.
Saturday, May 12 at 10 am
Kids’ Containers for Mother’s Day: Back by popular demand! Here’s a chance for the kids to come get their hands dirty and create something pretty for Mom or Grandma, right before Mother’s Day. We’ll give them some ideas, and then help them, as needed, to get something nice potted up. They can bring their own container, and we will have a good selection of inexpensive containers available here. Cookies and lemonade will follow.
Saturday, May 19 at 10 am
Arboretum Walk: The Hornbakers have been planting trees and shrubs on their 40 acres for over 30 years. Join Rich and Dave for a stroll around the grounds while they point out and discuss some of the highlights. Several varieties of Beech trees will be featured, along with many other unusual and standard plants, including conifers. Free workshop.
Saturday, May 26 at 10 am
Miniature Gardens: This is a hands-on workshop for all ages in which you will learn how to create and care for your very own miniature garden. Molly Hornbaker Blogg will provide information on how to get started and assist you along the way. You simply bring your creativity and ideas! Fee includes your container, soil, and plants. You pick out and purchase your choice of miniature accessories, at a special 20% discount for workshop participants. Reservations are required, so please call to reserve your spot. Fee: $35. You can also just observe this workshop at no cost.
Saturday, June 2 at 10 am
Terrarium 'Make & Take" Workshop: Terrariums are a popular way to add a little green to an indoor space. We will outline the basics of design, planting and care, and assist participants in building their own glass terrarium to take home or give as a gift. We have various sizes of vessels to choose from, and all materials and plants are included. Fee depends on the container you choose. Please call to reserve your spot. Fee: $25-$60. You can also just observe this workshop at no cost.
OPEN HOUSE and HOSTA WALK on June 8-9-10, 2018
This annual 3-day event offers many items with special pricing including a long list of hostas. There will also be refreshments, door prizes, and the gardens will be looking their best! We will have two free gardening workshops. We will be firing up our grill to sell pork chops, brat burgers and burgers for lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, June 9 at 1 pm
Hypertufa 'Make & Take" Workshop: This is a make and take workshop led by our former head gardener, Jane Morris, aka The Garden Governess. We will have the materials on hand for you to make a small planter or decorative basin using a mixture of materials called hypertufa, which looks like stone after it cures. Hypertufa troughs and planters make great containers for succulents and other alpine plants that require good drainage. Jane will provide recipes for the mixture and ideas for you to make if you get hooked on this fun and creative activity. (You probably will). Please call to reserve your spot. Fee: $20. You can also just observe this workshop at no cost.
ARTISAN MARKET: Saturday, September 15 from 10 am to 4 pm
Our sixth annual Artisan Market! Join us in our beautiful country setting for a day filled with 30+ fine artists, wine tasting, delicious home-baked items, live music, hands-on art for children, local lunch fare, ice cream, fresh-picked local produce, and more. September is a beautiful time to visit Hornbaker Gardens and the Artisan Market is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Free Admission.