Special Events, Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations & Classes

July - December 2014

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


Weekends in October visit our children's Fall Fun Area with activities for Children 10 and under.



2014 Orchid Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic with Carol Allen

Carol is a teacher at heart (and in life) and wants to help you understand how to best care for your special plants. Carols advice is always FREE. Just bring in the plants you are concerned about. She will tell you how to resolve problems, and, for a minimal fee, she will expertly re-pot them, showing you how.



Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dates.........
  • November 8 & 9
  • December 6 & 7

Fall Bonsai Classes w/ Ducky Hong
NEW Beginning classes starting!

Bonsai 101- Beginner Basics
Cost: $120/person, plus plant & pot (additional materials provided)

In English: Saturdays, November 1 & 8, 1:30 to 4:30
In Korean: Saturdays, November 15 and 22, 1:30 to 4:30

Visit Shop.Behnkes.com for information and to sign up. Classes will not be offered again until Spring 2015.

Saturday, October 25th
FREE Talk - Attractive Winter Interest Shrubs & Trees to Add to Your Landscape - w/Christopher Lewis

11 am & again at 2 pm

Discover a showcase of easy-care shrubs and trees that are particularly attractive in autumn and winter.

Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th
Halloween Hunt - Wear your favorite costume! - For children 10 yrs and younger

2 pm each day

Help Wanda the Good Witch find her Halloween treasure before the ghosts and goblins get it! Each participating child will go home with a goodie bag. The top 3 collectors each day will also receive a special prize. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Potomac Rose Society Meeting - Open to the Public
w/ Special Guest Speakers Gary Rankin and Monica Valentovic
Growing Roses the Organic Way

Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 2 pm

If you like roses, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Gary and Monica are husband and wife Ph.Ds, who are Professors at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Their research area is toxicology, so they are uniquely qualified to discuss the dangers and benefits of fertilizers and pesticides. Over the years, Gary and Monica?s rose garden has expanded from about 25 to currently around 300 rose bushes. Both are Master Consulting Rosarians and past Presidents of the Huntington Rose Society.

Saturday, November 1st And Sunday, November 2nd
FREE Talk - Your Edible Garden: Winterizing your vegetable garden - w/ Carol Allen

10 am & again at 1 pm each day

Join Carol as she offers timely tips each month and explains how you could get the most from your edible garden. All questions are welcomed.

Saturday, November 8th
Behnke's 7th Annual Fall Craft Show

9 am to 3 pm

Visit with crafters and artisans while discovering new and unique treasures. This will be our 7th year for the Craft Show. Each year we get many new crafters along with some of our past favorites. Find something special for gift giving or a treat for yourself.

Plus.....
  • Toys for Tots
  • Raffle to benefit the young adults of Prince George's County Police Dept. Explorers Post 600
  • Food
If you are a crafter, artisan, or vendor of unique items and would like to participate, email Stephanie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or download an application here

WORKSHOP- Make a Fall Porch Pot
with Carol Allen


Cost $40
Time: 10 am & again at 1 pm
Date: Saturday, November 15

Create a festive porch pot using branches & other cuttings

WORKSHOP - Make a Fall Door Swag with Carol Allen

Cost: $35
Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 11:30 am & again at 2:30 pm

Create a door swag w/ a fall flair and also learn how to make a bow.
Saturday, November 22
Behnke's Christmas Open House
  • Light Refreshments & Holiday Music
  • Paint a Poinsettia - 11 am to 3 pm
  • Visit with Santa - 11 am to 2 pm - Stop by and visit with Santa. Mom and Dad this is a good photo op, so remember the camera!
  • Children's Wonderland - Fun Area With games, activities, and a drawing area for children 10 and under.
  • Elf Storytime - at 12noon and 4 pm
  • Greens Fest - Visit our Greens Tent and watch as our busy elves assemble centerpieces and wreaths for the holidays. They will be happy to show you how it's done!
SPECIAL DEMOS IN THE CENTER GREENHOUSE:
  • 11 am - How to Assemble a Boxwood Tree
  • 12:30 pm - Creating a Porch Pot
  • 2 pm - Embellishing A Wreath w/ Holiday Spirit
6 pm Special Lighting of the Nursery
Enjoy some seasonal music and join us for hot cocoa and a cookie while we bring the day to a close with the Lighting of the Nursery.


Saturday, November 29
Small Business Saturday


December 1st thru December 24th

Custom Bows & Wreaths Plus! *

Stop by the bow & wreath counter in our Christmas shop to have a custom bow or wreath made just for you OR ask for a demonstration. Our experts would love to give you a quick basic bow lesson or share their knowledge of wreath embelishment. Just Ask!

* The Custom Bow and Wreath Counter has limited hours of operation. Please call for hours of operation if you would like to speak to a bow/wreath maker. Orders to be picked up later may be taken anytime by Christmas Shop personnel.


WEEKENDS thru December 21st
  • Visit with Santa - 11 am to 2 pm - Stop by and visit with Santa. Mom and Dad this is a good photo op, so remember the camera!
  • Children's Wonderland - Fun Area With games, activities, and a drawing area for children 10 and under.
  • Elf Storytime at 12noon and 4 pm
GREENS FEST:

Visit our Greens Tent and watch as our busy elves assemble centerpieces and wreaths for the holidays.They will be happy to show you how it's done!

SPECIAL DEMOS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS:
  • 11 am - How to Assemble a Boxwood Tree
  • 12:30 pm - Creating a Porch Pot
  • 2 pm - Embellishing A Wreath w/Holiday Spirit

Behnkes 2015 Event Calender is being worked on now!
We are planning lots of great talks and demonstrations throughout the 2015 year with even more activities for children.
After another great Garden Party this year we have already picked the date for next year. Mark your calendars for June 6, 2015!

 

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