Events Calendar

Contact these organizations directly to learn more about registration, payment, and directions for listed events.

    Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria VA

4 October, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Garden Talk: Designing for Interest and Beauty
5 October, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saving Garden Treasures – Taking Cuttings
5 October, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Backyard Butterflies: Help Monarchs and Butterflies
18 October, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Garden Talk: Putting the Garden to Bed
19 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Woodlands and Wetlands
19 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Floral Design Workshop – Fall Flowers and Foliage
23 November, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Floral Design Workshop – Fruits and Vegetables

    Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

5 October, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Perfect Plant Marriages
10 October, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens
12 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Landscape Design and Aesthetics of Japanese Gardens
13 October, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hands-On Orchid Repotting
22 October, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Champion Tree Tour
24 October, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gardenlust: A Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens
29 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mum Tour
31 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Glory of Fall Tour
2 November, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter
3 November, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Momiji-gari: Japanese Autumn Leaf Viewing
10 November, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Healthy Cooking with Seasonal Herbs
14 November, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Native Plants in the Modern Landscape
16 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mixed Winter Container
17 November, 11:00 a.m.. – 2:00 p.m. Fall Open House – Vendor Showcase
26 November, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    Fairfax County Day Trips

5 October, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Coach and Stroll Tour, Annapolis, MD
12 October, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fall Farm and Foliage Trip, Winchester, VA
12 October, 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Birding on the Bay
20 October, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
26 October, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Birds of Sky Meadows State Park
2 November, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Natural Bridge, Lexington, VA
23 November, 7:00 a.m.. – 5:00 p.m. Conowingo Dam Birding, Harford County, MD

    Loudoun County Master Gardeners

3 October, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Good Bugs/Bad Bugs in the Garden (Rust Library)
5 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Garden (Demo Garden at Ida Lee Park)
19 October, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter, (Purcellville Library)
20 October, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hail to the Trail (Chapman DeMary Trail: Tree Steward)
26 October, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Unusual and Practical Gardening Tools (Purcellville Library)
7 November, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hitchhikers Guide to Bees (Rust Library)

    Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

2 October, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Garlic: Growing, History (Arlington Central Library)
3 October, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Urban Agriculture Month Kickoff and Social (Barley Mac, Rosslyn)
4 October, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. HOA and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscape Headaches (NOVA Annandale, Ernst Center)
7 October, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites (Burke Branch Library)
8 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll (420 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria)
9 October 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Growing Microgreens and Sprouts (Arlington Central Library)
18 October, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EcoExtravaganza: Celebrating our Waterways from Source to Sea (Arlington Arts Center)
22 October, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Preparing Your Garden for Winter (Arlington Mill Community Center)
26 October, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fruit Trees for the Home Garden (Fairlington Community Center)
2 November, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. HOA and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscape Headaches (NOVA Annandale, Ernst Center)
5 November, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How To Grow Them (Shirlington Branch Library)
9 November, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Succulents for Small Spaces (Barrett Branch Library)
12 November, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How To Grow Them (Barrett Branch Library)

   US Botanic Garden

14 October, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The History of Spices
17 October, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Marvelous Morphology: Underground Structures of Plants
19 October, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. It’s Hip to be Square: Chia in Art and Horticulture
20 October, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Be an Entomologist for the Afternoon (Middle and High School)
25 October, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Selecting Trees That Thrive in Urban and Suburban Landscapes
25 October, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens
8 November, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Festive Botanical Toxics and Restoratives
14 November, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Marvelous Morphology: Fruit
15 November, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Make Your Own Seasonal Wreath

   US National Arboretum

12 October, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Under the Arbor: Chile Pepper Collection
9 November, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wreath Making Workshop
16 November, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. They Make Scents! (Herbal Creations)

   Merrifield Garden Center

5 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Planting for Fall and Winter Interest (Fair Oaks)
5 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Surprising Plants with Culinary Uses (Merrifield)
6 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Deer Resistant Landscaping (Fair Oaks)
12 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Bulbs – Planting for Spring Color (Fair Oaks)
12 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Right Plant, Right Place (Merrifield)
13 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Native Woodland Gardens (Fair Oaks)
19 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Designing for Seasonal Interest (Fair Oaks)
19 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fall Foliage (Merrifield)
20 October, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Garden Bed Planning Workshop (Fair Oaks)
20 October, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Designing Beautiful Drainage Solutions (Fair Oaks)
26 October, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fall Foliage Tour (Fair Oaks)
2 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Basics of Pruning (Fair Oaks)
2 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Evergreens (Merrifield)
3 November, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Science of Soil (Fair Oaks)
9 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Deer Proofing Your Garden (Merrifield)
9 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Winterizing Your Garden (Fair Oaks)
16 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Winter Care for Indoor Plants (Merrifield)
16 November, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Basics of Houseplant Propagation (Fair Oaks)
17 November, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Winter Interest Plants (Fair Oaks)
23 November, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop (Merrifield)
24 November, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop (Fair Oaks)