Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park Reintroduces Education Workshops

Following a long hiatus due to COVID 19,  the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park plans a series of educational workshops in the Gardens which will offer River Regions residents a variety of useful and entertaining sessions. The first workshop, Pruning Your Garden, will be offered Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 10:00 AM in the Wisdom Woods Outdoor Classroom. Registration is not required for this session.

Karen Weber, member of the Capitol City Master Gardeners Association, will present the workshop. Karen, a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture, has experience as head gardener for Jack Niklaus in northern Palm Beach County. After moving to Montgomery, she became gardener for the Wynton Blount estate and later for the Alabama Shakespeare Garden located at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Workshop participants will receive instruction in the proper ways to prune a variety of shrubs and trees. They will also learn which tools and techniques work best. Weather permitting, they will also have time to practice the skills presented in the workshop.  In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be moved to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens greenhouse, and a later time will be scheduled for allowing participants the opportunity to practice their skills in the Gardens.

Additional workshops planned for the remainder of the year include Container Gardening, Daylilies, Herbs, Bulb Planting, a host of additional activities for National Public Gardening Week in May, and several special programs which will be announced at a later date. Specific information on these workshops will be made available in the coming weeks.

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