LEARN + GROW with horticulture, botany, and family programs. Come to Garden in the Woods on December 2, from 2-3:30 p.m, for An Inside Look at the Flora of the Northeast, with botanist and author Dennis Magee, and a lecture on his new flora. Learn how he handled difficult plant groups and changing plant names. Also at the Garden, kids will enjoy Holiday Nature Crafts using nature’s “gifts” and a natural print shop to make wrapping paper, gift tags, a living topiary wreath, and more. Sign up children in grades K-1 for the session on Dec 6, or children in grades 2-5 for the Dec 7 session, both from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Do you yearn for greater proficiency with garden design, and native plants and their habitats? Give yourself a holiday gift of the three-session Residential Landscape Design course with Liz Krieg, beginning January 26 at the Fells in Newbury, New Hampshire. To see other locations for this course, or the full catalog of courses, view the course index at www.newenglandWILD.org/learn, and preregister for programs in all six New England states at registrar@newenglandWILD.org.
MEMBERS ONLY: DOUBLE DISCOUNTS & GARDEN WALKS November is a special time for members only to walk at Garden in the Woods, weather permitting. Admire the structure and late foliage of 1,500 native plant species, with the Garden nearly all to yourself, and perhaps even a dusting of snow. Check in during fall Museum Store hours, 10-5, Thursday through Monday. Enjoy double discounts at the store on nearly all merchandise, including some of the newest books, through December 24th. Looking for a good read? This is a perfect time of year to try 101 Ways to Help Birds, by Laura Erickson. Bill Cullina recommends, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, by Douglas W. Tallamy, saying, “This important work should be required reading for anyone who ever put shovel to earth.” After all that shoveling, pamper yourself with beautiful soaps and potions new to the Museum Store, all 20 percent off for members through December 23 . We hope you can come and glean the many treasures of this late fall season with us.