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UDBG's adult education program offers lectures, one-day and multisession clases in horticulture, landscape design, entomology, and related fields. As a visitor destination, UDBG also offers informal educational opportunities, including guided and self-guided tours.

Seasonal Events Winter 2018

Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat; please email botanicgardens@udel.edu or phone 302-831-2531. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716. All events are held in Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted. Prepayment only required where stated. Cancellation Policy: UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program if necessary. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series begins. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to class.



Winter Garden: A Succession of Color and Fragrance with Charles Cresson

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, & 31, 6:30-8:30 pm

UDBG Friends Members: $95/series or $35/class; Nonmembers: $125/series or $45/class

Why not garden deliberately for the winter season? Bring together a succession of winter flowers for color and fragrance, including snowdrops, winter aconites, adonis, witch hazel, viburnum, mahonia, camellias and more, to create a dynamic scene against a background of evergreens, colored stems, bark and berries. Stage this theater of winter flowers where you can readily enjoy the changing cast of characters while utilizing microclimates to increase their performance. Let winter entertain you rather than TV or the internet!

Join lecturer, author, consultant, and gardener extraordinaire Charles Cresson, for this series as he illustrates how to readily adapt these concepts to your home garden and select the best plants. Charles studied horticulture in America and England, worked for the Royal Horticultural Society and has worked in many of our local public gardens. His garden, Hedgleigh Spring, includes areas specifically designed for winter bloom. He is the award-winning author of three books, Charles Cresson on the American Flower Garden,Ornamental Trees and Rock Gardening. In 2001, Cresson was awarded the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Certificate of Merit.

Wednesday, January 17: The Basics: Learn what plants flower in winter, how they do it, and where to grow them in your garden;

Wednesday: January 24: Choosing the best winter flowering trees and shrubs;

Wednesday, January 31: Choosing the best winter flowering perennials and bulbs.

Registration and pre-payment required. Minimum 25. In the event of snow, classes will be held Thursday evening.

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