Classes

Please register in advance. Some classes require deposit.

All participants receive a 10% discount on purchases that day.

Private Classes Available
PARKING-If it is in high season, and the weather is nice, please be prepared to park down back behind the barn--Thank You!

Terrarium Gardening

Saturday February 23rd, 1 pm
Itching to garden in the depths of winter? You’ll choose from an assortment of tiny plants, moss, rocks, and accessories to build a miniature garden in glass to brighten your day. You’ll learn how to plant and care for this easy terrarium. Everything is included. $35


Super Succulents!

Saturday March 2nd, 1pm
Learn about the care of succulents including different types, how to plant them, taking cuttings, and then make a beautiful succulent hanging garden to take home. $40


Printing with Botanicals

March 21st Thursday, 6:30 pm
Work with lush botanicals and ink to create beautiful prints. No experience necessary. Taught by Carol Margreither Mainardi , a professional artist and Sole Proprietor of By The C Press. Printmaking is her first love. Carol offers individual and group instruction in the areas of bookbinding, printmaking, and decorative papers. She currently teaches at Princeton University, RiverWinds Gallery Beacon NY, Montclair University, and Art Factory White Mills PA. Her Clients include; Simon & Schuster, New York Botanical Garden, Sony, and lovers of fine art and books in the metropolitan area. In addition Carol is involved with professional conservation and restoration of books, artwork on paper, museum quality housing of artifacts, and gallery displays. She is currently a chairperson of the Guild of BookWorkers New York Chapter. $25 Deposit Required


Saving Your Own Seeds

March 23rd Saturday, 10:30 am
Allison Hosford, farmer extraordinaire, will talk about planning which varieties of vegetables to choose for your garden this year, so you can save the seeds for 2020! Basic seed starting tips will be covered. Seeds and seed starting supplies will be on sale for class attendees. Free


Growing and Using Medicinal Herbs

March 23rd Saturday, 1pm
Are you thinking about growing some herbs this year? Join local herbalist, Morrie Shafer, as she shares the knowledge from her own backyard herb garden. Morrie will discuss growing tips, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, and will lead the class in making an herbal vinegar for students to take home. $15 Morrie Shafer is an herbalist, writer, historian, and holistic health coach living in West Milford, NJ. She has studied at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and the School of Herbal Therapeutics. Her business is Herbal Arts Apothecary Http://herbalartsapothecary.com which was created to share the knowledge of botanical remedies, and to encourage simpler, more sustainable ways of living.


Get Your Home Ready to Sell!

March 28th Thursday, 7 pm
Please join Jennifer Ellis, broker of Home Sweet Home Enterprises - Real Estate New Jersey - to discuss what you can do now to make your move easier and get top dollar for your home. Jennifer is an expert in helping you get your home ready to go on the market and crafting a top notch marketing plan to get your home listed and sold. Jennifer has been successfully listing and selling homes in northern New Jersey for 17 years. Free


Laying Out Your Vegetable Garden for Success

March 30th Saturday, 10:30 am
Local Farmer Allison Hosford shares her years of experience in this fun part of vegetable gardening. Get ready to plan, pick out your plants, learn about crop rotation, companion planting and more. Come with questions! Free


Planting Shrubs & Trees--including Soil Preparation, Watering, Mulching & Fertilizing,

April 6th Saturday, 11 am
DIY landscaping. Many of us want to know how to properly plant and care for a tree or shrub so it has the best chance of survival. Learn how with Brad MacKenn, licensed landscape architect and planting specialist in this 1 hour class. Free.


Using Coast of Maine Products in your Vegetable & Perennial Gardens

Monday April 15th, 6:30 pm
Gardener & Cook Anita Dafonte is returning once again to talk about using Coast of Maine products in your garden. We LOVE these products! Penobscot Blend Compost & Peat, Lobster Compost, Earth Worm Castings, Potting Soils and more. She will talk about how to build rich organic soil with these amendments, making a perfect bed for your vegetables, annuals, perennials and shrubs. She will also share her preferred fertilizers, harvesting tips and recipes. Plus, she will again share her tips on how she saves her garden from wildlife foraging. This class is Free, but please register ahead if you can. Anita works for Coast of Maine Organic Products and is a graduate of the Maine Compost School. Anita lives and gardens on three acres in Connecticut and frequently speaks on vegetable gardening and creating simple and delicious meals from the garden.


Living Wreath

April 24th Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Spend an evening creating your own beautiful living wreath, using annuals, perennials and moss. With regular watering, these stunning wreaths should last you until frost! $85 Deposit Required


Tips for a More Successful Vegetable Garden

June 8th, Saturday 10 am
With Allison Hosford of Two Pond Farm. After 40 years of growing vegetables organically, and constantly learning new tricks, Allison will be here to share some of her favorite techniques with us. Free, but please register ahead if you can.


Deer Control

June 1st Saturday, 10 am
Deer Resistant Plant Sale today! No one could imagine that in the span of 100 years, the white-tailed deer population in the mid-Atlantic would go from wholly non-existent to nearly uncontainable. Unfortunately, the current over-population has led to dramatic changes to our local ecosystem, with possible long-term consequences. Meanwhile, New Jersey homeowners feel helpless to save the aesthetics and value of their gardens and landscapes. Join R.J. Curcio, Staff Ecologist at New Jersey Deer Control for a look at the tumultuous relationship between the white-tailed deer population and New Jersey homeowners – and what you can do to protect both your garden and investment! For more about New Jersey Deer Control, visit njdeercontrol.com Free, but please register ahead if you can


Tips for a More Successful Vegetable Garden

June 8th Saturday, 10 am
With Allison Hosford of Two Pond Farm. After 40 years of growing vegetables organically, and constantly learning new tricks, Allison will be here to share some of her favorite techniques with us. The class includes dealing with the many pests that a garden has to deal with in the summer months.
Free

Introduction to Bonsai

June 8th Saturday, 2pm
Join amateur bonsai hobbyist Dan Bergin for a class on basic Bonsai Care. This is a fascinating class! We will have Bonsais and starter plants to sell. Free


A Mystical Evening in the Garden

Wednesday, June 12th 6-10 pm
Come join local Metaphysical Practitioners for a magical evening in our gardens surrounded by fragrant flowers, plants, & our lovely gift shop for readings, healings & more. This will be a fun & light-hearted evening open to everyone. More details and the list of practitioners will follow, and we will start taking appointments in May. Individual practitioners will have a fee. You may come just to enjoy the evening without an appointment too! .


June 17th – 23rd. It’s Pollinator Week! Get ready for the week and learn about the native plants and food sources for butterflies and other pollinator insects on Saturday June 15th. Native Plants will be on Sale this day!

Why Native Plants ?
Saturday June 15th 11 am
Whether you are concerned about the decreasing pollinator population, or you just interested in cultivating your own native garden, this talk will offer all kinds of resources for you to do just that. Come have all your native plant questions answered and find out how to give back by planting natives in your garden. Talk given by Emily Kennedy of Prides Corner Farm, our source of American Beauty Native shrubs and trees. Free


Getting to Know Butterflies

Saturday, June 15th 2 pm
We need to preserve and help restore areas in our own gardens for these beautiful pollinators. You will learn about our local butterflies so you can include plants in your garden that they need for food. This workshop will include building a butterfly cage, and information on food plants for the caterpillars and nectaring plants for the adult butterfly. Go home with an appropriate plant too! With educator Carol Gurney. $15


Miniature Gardening

Saturday, June 22nd 11 am
Create a tiny, realistic living world using miniature plants, moss, stones and maybe an accessory or two. You’ll be gardening on small scale—growing plants in a different way, but using good garden design principles and miniature plants that will stay mini. $45


2018 (LAST YEAR'S) Classes Below--New classes and dates to come soon!

Fall Weekend

October 20th & 21st
Chainsaw Carving, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, Sales, Coat Collection & more


Halloween Mystical Night

October 25th, Thursday 6-9pm
Enjoy a night of Halloween fun. Join mediums and mystics during this time of the ‘thinning of the veil’ between the world of the living and the world beyond… Whether you celebrate Halloween, Samhain, Dio de los Meurtos, (The Day of the Dead), All Saint’s Day, or All Souls’s Day, come join us and maybe get a reading, or just enjoy the atmosphere. For more information, please call the garden center, or sign up for our newsletters!


Pumpkin/Succulent Centerpiece

October 27th Saturday, 10:30-11:30am
Create a beautiful fall centerpiece that will last for many weeks, from a pumpkin and live succulents. It requires no care and will look gorgeous on your thanksgiving table! Bring a glue gun (and glue) if you have them. $26 Deposit required


Bob Ross Painting Class

October 27th, Saturday, 2 -4 pm
Yes, really! Remember Bob Ross? Come and enjoy the joy of painting in this 2 hour oil painting class. No prior experience necessary. You will be surprised how wonderful your work is, and when you leave you can take home your beautifully completed canvas and proudly display it in your home. $48 Pre-registration with deposit required


Make your own Inspirational Signs

November 3, Saturday, 2-4 pm
Actually, make TWO signs! One as a gift, and one for you! These beautiful signs are painted on reclaimed wood. Local artist DeAnna Clark walks you through the process of prepping and lettering, and you will take both home at the end of class.$40 Pre-registration with deposit required


Bow Making for Wreaths

November 10th, Saturday 11:30-12
Learn how to make gorgeous wreath and swag bows with weatherproof wired ribbon. Go home with at least one bow. $12


Holiday Open House

After Hours Preview Event 6-8 pm Thursday November 15th/ Regular Event Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 16th, 17th, & 18th.



Making a Holiday Wreath

November 10th, Saturday 1 pm & 3:30 pm
November 13th, Tuesday 6:30pm
November 19th, Monday 1pm
November 23rd, Friday 11 am
December 3rd, Monday 6:30 pm
Build a gorgeous wreath from scratch made from balsam, cedar, arborvitae and other mixed evergreens. Bring pruners if you have them. $30. Deposit required. Call to book private classes early!


Making Holiday Porch Pots

November 23rd Friday 2 pm / November 26th, Monday 6:30 pm
Create lush and festive holiday container arrangements for your front door or a similar area. These are large and appropriate to drop into your permanent planters. Basic materials provided, decorations extra. 2-3’ tall. $32. Deposit required


Holiday Centerpieces

December 15th, Saturday 11am
Create your own evergreen centerpiece for Christmas Dinner or holiday parties with fresh evergreens, flowers, pine cones and more. $28 Deposit Required