Behnke Nurseries Events

There’s always something growing on at Behnke’s!

To register for a workshop or talk, call our store, or click on the links below

Phone: Beltsville: 301-937-1100

Free Talks Sign Up Form (pre-registration requested)

Workshop Registration

Download a PDF copy of our September – December 2017 Events Flyer

Behnke Nurseries Events

Autumn, How Awesome!
The gardening community at Behnke’s

How special is autumn with not only beautiful flowers but also leaves changing to bright colors, berries pushing forth and gourds/squash in all kinds of shapes and colors. What a wonderful time to be out in the garden! Even the cooler weather makes raking and weeding seem less laborious and more like a task after which there’s a promise of fresh apple cider or smores. Life’s pace slows a little so all the nuances of the season can be taken in during long walks and family gatherings. Oh, glorious autumn!

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FREE TALK
registration requested

September 30, 2:00 pm

This Fall, Think Spring: Planting Bulbs for BIG Spring Colorw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

A showcase of spring blooming bulbs begins in the fall when it’s time to plant them. Tulips, daffodils – they are so easy to plant. You see them everywhere, but have you ever really considered all of your options and how spectacular they can be? Let Carol guide you through the field of bulbs.

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BONSAI HANDS ON
registration required
October 7, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginner Hands-On Bonsai Class – w/ Jennifer Park

Fee: $65all materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance, learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to transplant, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class

ORCHID CLINIC
October 7, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
October 8, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
BONUS DAY!
October 9, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic 2017 w/ Carol Allen

Questions about orchids? Visit with The Orchid Lady, Carol Allen. If you have questions about a specific orchid, bring it in, and let her take a look. If you need your orchid repotted, for a fee, she will take care of that, also, and show you how.

EVENT
October 7 & 8, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
October 9, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

70th Annual National Capital Orchid SocietyFall Orchid Show & Sale
VISIT www.ncos.us for more information

FREE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! Plan to visit, bring friends, see thousands of unique orchid plants in bloom, partake in our educational lectures, visit our sales area with top-quality vendors for plant and supply sales, unique orchid-themed gifts, and MUCH MORE! Fall is one of the best blooming seasons for orchids in DC, so come prepared for a wonderful selection of orchids to see and buy! Watch the NCOS website at www.ncos.us for more information as it unfolds

FREE TALK
registration requested

October 14, 2:00 pm

The Birds & Bees: Cleaning, Housing and Feeding for the Fall/Winterw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Now that you have created a habitat in your yard for the birds and bees that visit all spring and summer, what about the other months? Many of these inhabitants overwinter and need a little help from us to make the seasonal transition easier, even if that means NOT cleaning up some places in the yard. Follow along as Carol explains about the feeding and housing needs of the birds and bees in the fall and winter.

FREE TALK
registration requested

October 21, 2:00 pm

Easy Wreath Making and Porch Pot Basics: Decorating in a Dayw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Carol will go over the basics of making wreaths and porch pots that you can use to create beautiful fall and winter displays. Many of the plants she uses may already be in your backyard or you may discover ones you’ll want to add.

ORCHID CLINIC
October 28, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
October 29, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic 2017 w/ Carol Allen

Questions about orchids? Visit with The Orchid Lady, Carol Allen. If you have questions about a specific orchid, bring it in, and let her take a look. If you need your orchid repotted, for a fee, she will take care of that, also, and show you how.

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BONSAI HANDS ON
registration required
November 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginner Hands-On Bonsai Class – w/ Jennifer Park

Fee: $65all materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance, learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to transplant, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class

ORCHID CLINIC
November 11, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
November 12, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic 2017 w/ Carol Allen

Questions about orchids? Visit with The Orchid Lady, Carol Allen. If you have questions about a specific orchid, bring it in, and let her take a look. If you need your orchid repotted, for a fee, she will take care of that, also, and show you how.

WORKSHOP
registration required
November 25 – 10:30 am – 12 noon

Decorate Your Very Own Fresh Green Christmas Wreathw/ Carol Allen

Fee: $50 – all wreath materials (not tools) provided.
Student is responsible for bringing tools: needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, hand pruners and scissors to class.

For this fee each student will receive:

  • 1 fresh green 20 inch fir wreath
  • 3½ yards of ribbon for a bow
  • assorted fresh greens, picks and cones for decoration
  • wire for assembly

EVENT
November 25

Behnke Christmas Open House

Wander through Behnke’s Christmas Shop and discover many delightful ornaments and gifts. Explore our greenhouses full of specialty and traditional poinsettias, colorful Christmas cactus, bright cyclamen, and beautiful orchids. Visit our fresh greens area full of the scents of Christmas with firs, boxwoods, hollies, pines and cedars, plus berries and cones. And enjoy a few extras during the day….

  • Light Refreshments 11 am to 4 pm
  • Madrigal group, Camerata Musica 12:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Harp Music by Jim Dronenburg 10 am to 12 noon
  • Christmas Workshop
  • Guest Crafters and MORE
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BONSAI HANDS ON
registration required
December 2, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginner Hands-On Bonsai Class – w/ Jennifer Park

Fee: $65all materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance, learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to transplant, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class

ORCHID CLINIC
December 9, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
December 10, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic 2017 w/ Carol Allen

Questions about orchids? Visit with The Orchid Lady, Carol Allen. If you have questions about a specific orchid, bring it in, and let her take a look. If you need your orchid repotted, for a fee, she will take care of that, also, and show you how.