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 Registrations Signup Online

Download a PDF copy of our June – August 2017 Events Flyer

Behnke Nurseries Events

The Summer of Our Youth
The gardening community at Behnke’s

Gardeners never grow old, we just change with the seasons. And so goes life here at the nursery. Every month the flowers change over, new fruit/vegetable plants arrive, and truckloads of new plants are sorted and temporarily housed in our care before they find their forever homes. Missing a month of new plants is like missing scenes in a movie. Colorful & exotic summer flowers will soon give way to fall blooms and berries; then evergreen boughs will cover our tables and scent the air. We don’t grow older over time, we just embrace more seasons!

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ORCHID CLINIC
July 22, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
July 23, 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.

COMING TO BEHNKES
Monday July 24
9:00 am – 10:30 am
AND
Monday August 14
9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Carolina Peach Truck: ROAD TRIP 2017

Don’t miss the farm-to-street peach experience from CAROLINA with peaches by the crate from our “Tastier Peach State”! Enjoy fresh, sweet peaches that are picked at the farm and brought directly to you at Behnke’s. But don’t miss the truck! It’s only here for a short time.

  • Peaches are sold by the box – share with friends & family.
  • Regular peaches are $49/box. A whole box of regular peaches weighs approximately 25lbs. and contains 65-80 peaches depending on their size.
  • Organic peaches are $59/box. A whole box of organic peaches weighs approximately 18lbs. and contains 48-56 peaches depending on their size.

EVENT
July 29, 8:00 am – 12 noon
OR until the truck is full
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FREE Paper Shredding Day sponsored by Revere Bank to benefit the Beltsville Lions Club

Dispose of your unwanted personal documents safely and securely! This event is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted for the Beltsville Lions Club. All money raised by the Lions is given back to the community. In addition, the Lions will be selling refreshments and raffle tickets.

FREE TALK
registration requested

July 29, 2:00 pm

The Best Local Gardens to Visit in the Washington/Baltimore Areaw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Day-tripping to gardens is always a treat, and you can get some wonderful ideas to incorporate in your own landscape. As a horticulturist, Carol has visited many of the public gardens in our area and now she’s ready to give you her top picks!

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WORKSHOP
registration required

August 5,  2:00 – 4:00 pm

Beginner Hands-On Bonsai Class w/ Jennifer Park

Fee: $65 – all 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
August 5, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
August 6, 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.

FREE TALK
registration requested

August 12, 2:00 pm

Extending the Vegetable Garden Through the Fall w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Yes, there are vegetables after tomatoes. Join Carol as she digs into the world of the fall garden: what to plant, when to plant & harvest and how to keep some crops going into the winter.

COMING TO BEHNKES
Monday August 14
9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Carolina Peach Truck: ROAD TRIP 2017

Don’t miss the farm-to-street peach experience from CAROLINA with peaches by the crate from our “Tastier Peach State”! Enjoy fresh, sweet peaches that are picked at the farm and brought directly to you at Behnke’s. But don’t miss the truck! It’s only here for a short time.

  • Peaches are sold by the box – share with friends & family.
  • Regular peaches are $49/box. A whole box of regular peaches weighs approximately 25lbs. and contains 65-80 peaches depending on their size.
  • Organic peaches are $59/box. A whole box of organic peaches weighs approximately 18lbs. and contains 48-56 peaches depending on their size.

ORCHID CLINIC
August 19, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
August 20, 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.

FREE TALK
registration requested

August 26, 2:00 pm

Lawn Care: Keeping It Green and Healthyw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Tall fescue lawns are not naturally occurring, native plantings. For the best results, they do need a little help from people. Some choose to use a lawn company, but, with the right program, you can have a beautiful green lawn the DIY way for less money. Carol will show you how to garden smart and have a healthy, green lawn.

FREE TALK
registration requested

September 23, 1:30 pm

Vita Sackville-West – Garden Guru and Inspirationw/ Jim Dronenburg, ex-long time Behnke perennial employee

Join Jim as he introduces you to Vita Sackville-West, a prolific novelist and poet, who is remembered now for her garden writing, and for turning Sissinghurst Castle from a ruin and a trash dump to the most visited garden in England. The things she espoused and put into practice are as valid for us now as they were for her then.