National Calendar of Events
Select Fridays - After Hours and Beer Garden 5:30–8
Enjoy music, beer garden, variety of food selections, and other offerings that enhance our gardens, galleries. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase. Admission is Pay What You Wish. Call 800.448.3883 for info or to reserve.
September 8 - Outdoor music event
Clenny Run comes alive with sounds of Naked Blue, who draw from the Americana tradition and are firmly grounded with a pop sensibility. The performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, are a mainstay on folk/pop scene with award winning vocals and guitar work.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19735
www.winterthur.org 800-448-3883, 302.888.4600
November 1 thru 23 - 58th Annual Chrysanthemum Festival at World Heritage Site
At Sengan-en Gardens, UNESCO World Heritage Site, see over 15,000 chrysanthemums in bloom with dramatic active Volcano in backdrop. Themed displays, chrysanthemum bonsai, "tairin-giku" featuring hundreds of flowers grown from a single stalk; Mannequins of famous historical figures wearing kimono made entirely of flowers; Taiko drumming, a matchlock rifle display, and a traditional archery competition
Home of powerful Shimadzu clan for 350+ years, the 12-acre gardens are known for the use of borrowed scenery - incorporating the amazing view of the smouldering Sakurajima into foreground of garden.
Sengan-en Gardens and Shoko Shuseikan Museum
Kagoshima City, Japan 892-0871
University of Delaware Botanic Garden Events
September 18 - Plant Sale: The Sequel 5-6
Stop on by the UD Botanic Gardens
ALL plants minimum of 10% off. SELECT PLANTS up to 50% off. Location: Inside stockade fence area across from Fischer Greenhouse along Roger Martin Lane.
October 16 - Lecture: Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques 7
Jenny Rose Carey, Dir. of PA Horticultural Society's Meadowbrooks Farm, talks about delights, benefits of shade gardening. Images from her recent book, Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniquest for Your Shady Garden (Timber Press), show some favorite plants and their benefits. Also, tips and techniques specific to shade gardening. Fee.
University of Delaware Botanic Garden
Newark, DE 19716
302 831-0153, http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/
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