West Virginia Botanic Garden Winter 2018 Activities
* Space in programs is limited. Please register for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. Please register for other programs at least two days prior to the program. Availability after deadlines is not garunteed. A note about our forms: if you are a regular at our programs, you may wish to create a login with us. This option is available when you click on the link to register. After you create a login and the first form you fill in is processed, your information will then automatically be filled in for you on future registration forms. Otherwise, you may register as a guest and fill in your information each time you register.
* All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted.
* Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs.
* Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Thank you.
January 27, 1:00 p.m. (note chage of date from original) Breaking into Blossom: Winter Container Gardening: Break those winter doldrums by joining us for a lively presentation that explores the metaphor of “breaking into blossom” celebrated by artists, writers, and gardeners across the ages. Led by WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, we’ll also create a cheerful indoor container garden with flower bulbs to take home. All ages. $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Register here.
February 10, 1:00 p.m. Seed Swap: Share the bounty of your garden while growing your own! Come swap seeds with friends at this fun social event. Details on types of seeds to bring and packaging will be sent to registrants. Free. Donations encouraged. Register here.
February 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Heart of the Matter: Heart disease is the number one cause of death in United States. By making adjustments in our diet and lifestyle we can reduce this statistic. In this class led by Certified Health Coach MarryAnn Post, we'll cover 10 heart health tips, enjoy heart friendly snacks, go for a walk at the Garden, and look at the importance of the "mind-body connection" in regard to your heart health. $30 for WVBG members, $45 for non-members. Register here.
February 17, 1:00 p.m. Starting from Seed: Growing plants from seed can be very rewarding. Many do well directly sown into ones garden or started in a nursery row to be transplanted as they grow in size. Others need to be started indoors in order to be ready for the growing season. The class, led by WVBG Executive Director, Bill Mills, will discuss the many techniques of what can be a very rewarding experience. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Register here.
February 24, 1:00 p.m. Winter Indoor Gardening: The joy of gardening doesn’t need to end just because it’s cold outside. Master Gardeners Bill and Emilie Johnson will share ideas, tips, and tricks for successful indoor gardens as well as provide examples and inspiration. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Register here.
February 25, 2:00 p.m. Monarch Butterfly: Conservation of a Migratory Insect: The monarch butterfly is being considered for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act because of precipitous population declines caused by several mostly human-caused factors. What is being done to conserve this iconic American species in the United States and Mexico? What can citizens do to aid in its conservation and recovery? Led by Wildlife Biologist Sue Olcott, this program will present current information on the monarch and the challenges it faces. Most appropriate for adults. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Register here.