“Wednesdays in the Arboretum” Series

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 5:13pm -- webmaster
Nannen Arboretum gateway kiosk

Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners in Cattaraugus County will present a free gardening lecture series called “Wednesdays in the Arboretum”.

Every Wednesday evening, beginning July 9 through August 20, 2014 there will be two lectures at the Nannen Arboretum at 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY from 7:00-8:30 PM.  There are informational and exciting programs planned for each evening.  Master Gardeners and other local experts will be conducting the classes.

Participants may plan to come to one or all of the classes.  All are free of charge and will be held in the outdoor classrooms at the arboretum.  In case of rain, classes will be held indoors.

Each week participants will also have the opportunity to take home potted perennials.  For a small donation, participants can increase the variety of plants within their own garden.

Fresh vegetables from the garden will be available upon maturity.  Check out the techniques utilized in the demonstration vegetable garden!


July 9

  • 7:00-7:40PM "Garden of Weedin'" (Weed Identification) with Vicki Bruning, Master Gardener
  • 7:45-8:30PM "Listen to your Weeds" with Barbara Kozlowski, Master Gardener

July 16

  • 7:00-7:40PM "Dividing Perennials" with Tina Szulewski, Master Gardener and Melinda Buckley, Master Gardener
  • 7:45-8:30PM "Spinning Wool into Yarn" with Annie Widger, Spinner Weaver

July 23

  • 7:00-7:40PM "Understanding your Soil and Using compost to improve it" with Lyn Chimera, Master Gardener
  • 7:45-8:30PM "Low Maintenance Turf Care" with Lyn Chimera, Master Gardener

July 30

  • 7:00-7:40PM "Roses - Selecting the Right Rose" with Maggie Smith, Master Gardener
  • 7:45-8:30PM "Creating Fairy Gardens" with Nan Miller, Master Gardener

August 6

  • 7:00-8:30PM "Nature Activities for Kids" Make and Take - Must be accompanied by an adult.
    Create sock critters, propagate new plants, check out "living" soil with magnifying glass, Create a miniature moss garden, Build fairy garden to leave among arboretum trees with Jessie Luke, Master Gardener;Cheri Reed, Master Gardener; Eleanor Eschborn, Master Gardener; Nan Miller, Master Gardener

August 13

  • 7:00-7:40PM "A Taste of Hawk Creek" (Live raptors and some mammals) with Jay Newman, Master Gardener
  • 7:45-8:30PM "Fresh Eggs Daily" (Raising Chickens) with Marilyn Siperek

August 20

  • 7:00-7:40PM "The Basics of Hydrangeas" (Demystifying the Species) with Pat Kerl, Master Gardener
  • 7:45-8:30PM "Ways to Get your Workout in while Gardening" with Jessi Caparco, Master Gardener

Check the entire schedule.  New this year is an evening of activities for children.  Please check the August 6th schedule for a list of these activities.  Many other new and interesting topics and activities have been scheduled for participants. 


The programs are free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Come and enjoy the beauty of the Nannen Arboretum while learning about the many aspects of gardening!


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