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



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........
  • December 6 & 7

Behnke's Christmas Open House
Saturday, November 22

  • 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

SPECIAL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS IN THE CENTER GREENHOUSE:

Make a Holiday Centerpiece
($35 includes materials)
10:00 am

Make a Christmas Porch Pot
($45 includes materials)
11:30 am


Make a Christmas "Della Robbia" Wreath
($40 includes materials)
1:30 pm

Make a Christmas Boxwood Tree
($30 includes materials)
3:00 pm


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.


Potomac Rose Society Meeting - Open to the Public
w/ Special Guest Speaker Master Gardener Diana Klassy
'Growing Roses in Containers'

Date: Sunday, November 23
Time: 2 pm

You don't need a lot of space to grow beautiful roses. Master Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener Diana Klassy will explain how she uses containers to grow beautiful show-winning roses. Diana will discuss planting, fertilizing, watering and keeping container grown roses healthy. She has won many awards at the local, district and national levels with roses grown in containers. Diana is an accredited rose show judge and has been not only the outstanding judge of the year but also the outstanding consulting rosarian of the year for the ARS Colonial District. She is also very adept at 'discovering roses' and will explain what this means. This will be a most interesting and informative seminar- don't miss it!

Saturday, November 29
Small Business Saturday

Check out Behnke's Weekly Email on Thursday, November 20 for OUR Small Business Specials Throughout the Week of November 24 thru 30


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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