Special Events, Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations & Classes


There's always something happening at Behnke's!

To register for a workshop or talk, call our store, or click on the links below
Beltsville: 301-937-1100

Free Talks Sign Up Form (pre-registration requested)

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JULY


Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic - w/ Carol Allen, Orchid Specialist

Date: Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Carol’s advice is always FREE. Bring in the plant(s) you are concerned about. She will tell you how to resolve problems, and, for a fee, she will expertly repot them, showing you how.

Summer Evening Talks: Walk & Talk — Deer Resistant Landscape Plants for Shady Areas
w/ Christopher Lewis, Behnke Horticulturist, CPH, Master Gardener

Date: Saturday, July 11, 3:30 pm

(Please wear comfortable shoes. If it is sunny you may need a hat or sunglasses.)
 
 

NCAC Gesneriad Society - Open to the Public
 
TOPIC: “The REAL Violets of Africa - All about Species African Violets”

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:30 am

Not Your Grandmother’s Hydrangeas! - w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, ISA certified arborist

Date: Saturday, July 18, 11am
Date: Sunday, July 19, 11am

The new ever blooming hydrangeas are the mainstay of the summer shade garden. There are new colors and new looks to liven up an older landscape or to jazz up a new one.
 

Summer Evening Talks: Walk & Talk — Groundcover Plants for Sun and Shade - w/ Christopher Lewis, Behnke Horticulturist, CPH, Master Gardener

Date: Saturday, July 18, 3:30 pm

(Please wear comfortable shoes. If it is sunny you may need a hat or sunglasses.)

FREE Community Shredding Day - proudly sponsored by Revere Bank at Behnke Nurseries

Date: Saturday, July 25, 8 am to 12noon

Dispose of your unwanted personal documents safely & 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. Don’t miss — The Beltsville Lions Club will be here selling refreshments & raffle tickets!

Gardening Basics: Pest Control — From Insects to Weeds - w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, ISA certified Arborist

Date: Saturday, July 25, 11 am
Date: Sunday, June 26, 11 am

It's not too late to get a handle on those dang weeds and insects! Bio-controls will be discussed to keep pest populations at a minimum and ways to entice beneficial insects will be explored.

Summer Evening Talks: Walk & Talk — Crape Myrtles - w/ Christopher Lewis, Behnke Horticulturist, CPH, Master Gardener

Date: Saturday, July 25, 3:30 pm

(Please wear comfortable shoes. If it is sunny you may need a hat or sunglasses.)

Back to School Month - School Supply Drive

Date: Between July31 & August 16,

Drop off school supplies (see list of supplies on at www.behnkes.com or in store) to share with the community. We are working in conjunction with Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Cedar Lane to fill backpacks for students.




AUGUST


Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday August 1st - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, 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.  (Materials provided)

Your Edible Garden: Harvesting, Storing and a New Seed Season - w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, ISA certified arborist

Date: Saturday, August 1, 11am
Date: Sunday, August 2, 11am

So you planted too much? Not really! Let's take a look at knowing when to harvest for peak nutrition and taste and explore some techniques to preserve what you have grown. As a side benefit - consider saving some of your own seed for next year. Learn what you can save and how to keep it viable.

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic - w/ Carol Allen, Orchid Specialist

Date: Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Carol’s advice is always FREE. Bring in the plant(s) you are concerned about. She will tell you how to resolve problems, and, for a fee, she will expertly repot them, showing you how.

Cannin’ and Jammin’ - w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, ISA certified arborist

Date: Saturday, August 15, 11am
Date: Sunday, August 16, 11am

Plant too many tomatoes? Too many peppers? Nah! Insuring a steady supply of catsup, salsa, spaghetti sauce is easy with just some basic canning skills. Feeling sweet? Much of summer's produce can be made into sweet preserves, yummy fruit sauces or spicy chutney!

Gardening Basics: Lawn Care — START NOW! - w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, ISA certified Arborist

Date: Saturday, August 22, 11 am
Date: Sunday, August 23, 11 am

Don't let this year go by without sprucing up the lawn. Preparation begins in August! Learn the easy step-by-step method to have a greener, more eco-friendly, and healthy lawn.

Flowers for the Fall: Add a Fresh Face to the Garden - w/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, ISA certified Arborist

Date: Saturday, August 29, 11 am
Date: Sunday, August 30, 11 am

Spring is not the only time to enjoy a lush floral display in the garden! The cooler temperatures of fall bring out some really outstanding blooms and nicer gardening weather. Finish the growing season with a bang with some of these exceptional plants.




SEPTEMBER



Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday September 5th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, 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.  (Materials provided)


Gardener's Night Out September 18



OCTOBER


Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday October 3rd - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, 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.  (Materials provided)


Children's Fall Play area October 3 thru 31

National Capital Orchid Society (NCOS) Fall Show & Sale Oct. 10, 11, & 12

Halloween Hunt (ages 10 and younger) October 24 & 25



NOVEMBER


Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday November 7th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, 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.  (Materials provided)


Children's Christmas Play area November 21 thru December 24

Christmas Open House November 21



DECEMBER


Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday December 5th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, 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.  (Materials provided)


Children's Christmas Play area November 21 thru December 24


 

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