WBG Programs/Activities Updated March 22



March 31, 2012

10:00-11:30 am. Barb Dunbar, York County Master Gardener and certified Master Naturalist, will help children and adults learn about heirloom vegetables. Participants will plant heirloom vegetable seeds in the raised beds in the Therapy Garden, and take seeds home to make their own heirloom garden. The event is free, open to the public, and no registration is required. Contact Barb Dunbar, twotac@cox.net, 880-8875 for more information.



April 21, 2012

Williamsburg Botanical Garden in Freedom Park, 10:00-11:30 am. A program for children on identifying birds will be presented by Jane Frigo, local bird enthusiast and retired pre-school teacher. Mrs. Frigo will help children learn to identify the birds they will see in their own backyards by using color and sound. Children will also make their own bird feeder to take home. The program is free and open to the public, but online registration is required at www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org.

Contact Barb Dunbar 880-8875, twotac@cox.net for more information.



April 21, 2012

An adult walk and talk will be held in the Interpretive Center at Freedom Park 10:00-11:30 am. Shirley Devan, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist and Williamsburg Bird Club President will lead a fact-filled workshop about the habits of the bluebird family season by season and how several local groups are monitoring bluebird trails in our area. After the talk, Shirley will lead a walk through the Williamsburg Botanical Garden and the Freedom Park area to view the visiting birds. This program is for adults 18 or older.

There is no cost, but registration is required at www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org.

Contact Shirley Devan at 757-813-1322 for more information.


April 28, 2012

From 9-noon at the new Interpretive Center in Freedom Park, a spring plant sale is planned, sponsored by The Williamsburg Botanical Garden, James City County Williamsburg Master Gardeners and the local chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The botanical garden will offer potted daffodils, tulips, irises and perennials for sale, while other plants, shrubs and trees can be purchased from the JCCW Master Gardeners and native plants from the Virginia Native Plant Society. The sale will be held rain or shine.