Gardening Workshop: The Edible Herbs and Soft Fruits of the Belle Grove Garden

 The Edible Herbs and Soft Fruits of the Belle Grove Garden

Presenter Paula Brownlee

Sunday, July 9, 2 to 4 p.m.

Attendees will have a quick tour of some of the plants in the Belle Grove Teaching Garden, which will be followed by a presentation on growing them well in your own garden or containers. Students will plant herb seeds and propagate some cuttings to take home in small pots.  Methods of preserving some of these herbs for winter use will be the concluding topic of this session. If space allows, we will also accept walk-in registration for $30.

Registration fee is $25.

Deadline to register is Friday, June 30.


The Barn Series of Gardening Lectures & Workshops for the Shenandoah Valley Gardener

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners and Belle Grove Plantation have teamed up to host a series of monthly lectures & workshops from April to October 2017.  The lecture topics will focus on home gardening and using what can be grown at home. The knowledgeable instructors are members of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association (NSVMGA).  Each monthly session will include a lecture followed by a workshop where students will put to use some new found ideas.  Attendees will go home with creations that range from garden art, starter gardens, samples of herb and tomato dips, lavender craft, and Williamsburg style holiday decorations.  Most class fees will be $25, though some classes will have an additional fee to cover the cost of materials for the workshops. Sign up for any four classes and attend the other classes at no additional charge, except for application supply fees.

The entire series includes:

Sunday, April 30 Kids Garden Art             
Sunday, May 28, Special Gardens for Small Spaces           
Sunday, June 18, Sauces Dips and Pico de Gallo       
Sunday, July 9, The Edible Herbs and Soft Fruit of the Belle Grove Garden
Sunday, August 6, Air Plants – Those Tillandsia
Sunday, September 10, Lavender – Crafting and Growing
Sunday, October 22, Williamsburg Holiday Display