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Garden Happenings February 2016


Now through March 13 – Ice-Skating at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. Watch the cool video about it here.

January – March: Popular Winter Lecture Series at Green Spring Gardens. Great topics and speakers. Only $10. Register here

Winter Workshops at the National Arboretum register here.


Feb 27 and March 12: 3-Part Bee Program at Green Spring Gardens.
“Plight of Urban Bees,” “Beginning Beekeeping” and “Solitary Bee Box Workshop.” Info and registration here.  


February 2 – Annual Orchid Show and Auction by the National Capital Orchid Society at Behnke Nurseries.
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February 6: Washington Gardener Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens. 12:30 – 4. Washington Gardener Magazine is co-hosting the 11th annual Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens with lectures, face-to-face seed swap and more. Info and registration here.

MC10February 20 from 9 am to 4. Eco-Savvy Symposium on Wise-Water Gardening.Very popular! Speakers include Greg Tepper, Delaware Botanic Gardens’ Horticulture Director; Lily Whitesell, watershed specialist, NVSWCD; Lauren Wheeler, principal of Natural Resources Design; and Todd Brethauer, science educator. Enroll here.

February 27 to April 17: Orchids in Focus, in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory (joint project with the Smithsonian).

February 18 to October 23: “Flora in the National Parks” opens in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory (joint project with the National Park Service). Art exhibit celebrating 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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February 27: 9th Annual Rooting DC Forum! It’s a FREE, all-day gardening forum providing education about urban food production and consumption. Dozens of workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, and panels discussing youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and more.

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