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)

Workshop Registrations Signup Online






AUGUST


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.
 

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.

NCAC Gesneriad Society - Open to the Public - Meeting and Discussion

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 10:30 am - at Behnke Nurseries
 

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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