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Harvest Festival Reimagined!

Saturday, October 17, 2020 (All day)

Got questions? Our Harvest Festival "Since You Asked" programs address topics ranging from identifying perennials, creating a living wall, making an autumnal centerpiece and growing garlic. Workshops are free with Garden admission, and capacity controls, social distancing and mask requirements will be in place for the safety of all visitors.

Timed admission ticketing required for all. Reserve here!

Workshop schedule (all programs are held outdoors):

10:00 - 11:30
Identifying and Designing with Underutilized Perennials and Ornamental Grasses 
Matt Turnbull, BBG Director of Horticulture
Join Matt for a walkabout tour of the Garden spotlighting ornamental grasses and underutilized perennials with a focus on autumn interest.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Growing a Living Wall
Mark Prescott, CTO, Air8Green, LLC
Many admire BBG's living wall located in the entrance to the Center House. How does it work and what are the benefits? Join us for an overview of the powerful air-cleaning green wall technology that is trending around the world, direct from Mark Prescott, the developer of the technology.

1:30 - 2:30
Create a Halloween Centerpiece
Christine Caccamo, BBG Senior Gardener
Celebrate fall with style — succulent style! Create your own unique Halloween Centerpiece to take home and enjoy using these uncommon, long-lasting plants. 

3:00 - 4:00
Garlic Growing 101
Ron Kujawski, PhD, author, educator and founder, Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association
Learn the basics of growing garlic, including selection, growing conditions, planting and cultivation and curing and storage. Timed perfectly for planting your own garlic bed, each person will go home with some of Ron's favorite picks.

All workshops have limited seating and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Also featured today at Harvest Festival Reimagined:

Throughout the day:
Storywalk in the Meadow featuring Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Autumn-themed scavenger hunt
Local food truck: Patruno's Place; Brewery: Bright Ideas
10-noon and 1:30-3:00: Pop-up Family Activity Table in the outdoor schoolhouse


Dogs, other than registered service animals, are not allowed on property or in the gardens.



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