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National & International Calendar of Events

Mt. Cuba Center Events
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
302.239.4244, www.mtcubacenter.org

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Events
December 4,5,6,10,11,12, 13 - Garden Tours: Holiday Decor
Get an intimate look at Hillwood's holiday décor with expert Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, as she highlights Hillwood's fabulous Christmas trees. Fee.
Meets in mansion entry hall.
December 19,20,26,27,31 - Garden Tour: Bones of the Winter Garden
Evergreen plants take center stage, deciduous woody plants become architectural, and hardscapes become more important. Winter’s cool light shapes the experience, and we can sense more subtle shades of green and brown. The few flowers in bloom are very special, and the texture of conifer needles and tree bark seem richer in winter sunlight. Meet in Visitor Center Conservatory
December 14, 15 - Russian Winter Festival
Celebrate winter in traditional Russian style! Meet Grandfather Frost, Russia’s Santa Claus, and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden in a fun family play, based on traditional Russian stories, produced by Flying V Theatre. Create and wear your own kokoshnik (lady’s headdress) or Russian gentleman’s winter hat to dress in the style of boyars (old Russian nobles). Join in antics of strolling characters, presented by Happenstance Theater. Enjoy lively music performed by Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble and festive dances performed by Kalinka Dance Ensemble.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/
(202) 686-5807

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Events
December 5 & 7 - Holiday Wreath Workshops
12/5, 5:30-8:30. 12/7, 9-Noon. Make your own unique holiday wreath. We provide a vast variety of greens, berries, cones and other natural ornaments. Your creation will continue to ‘WOW’ visitors well into January and beyond. Fischer Greenhouses. Fee.
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
531 South College Avenue
152 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Events
Mondays, now thru December 23 - Mushroom Walks 1:30-3:30
Enjoy an identification walk and learn mushroom lore with Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu. Free with Gardens admission.
Now thru December 22 - Festival of Lights 5-7
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Take a stroll along twinkling pathways lined with inventive displays. Fee. FREE Festival Parking Shuttle
December 14,21 Mushroom ID for Beginners 10 -3:30
Learn basic taxonomic identifying features that distinguish mushrooms from each other, where and when each unique mushroom species can be found, and myths associated with them. Class size limited!
December 7 & 8 - Mushroom Botanical Art Workshop 10-4
Make “Mushroom Portraits in Watercolor” with world-class botanical illustrator Alexander (Sasha) Viazmensky, on his way home to St. Petersburg, Russia. All levels welcome. This two-day workshop is co-sponsored by Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club and the Gardens.
December 7 - DYI Wreath Workshop 10 or 1
Create a unique wreath with beautiful, natural elements. This workshop is a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home. Registration fee includes fresh greenery, ribbon, and tools for you to create your wreath. Fee.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, California 95437
www.gardenbythesea.org

JC Raulston Arboretum Events
JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

Cape Fear Botanical Garden Events
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910.486.0221, www.capefearbg.org/

American Horticulture Society Events
American Horticulture Society Headquarters at River Farm
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
(703) 768-5700 ext. 138
www.ahsgardening.org

Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden Events
Now thru January 5 - Yuletide at Winterthur
Magnificent holiday tours of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion with breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical 18-room dollhouse mansion filled with nearly 1,000 miniatures and fully decorated for Christmas; and opportunity to shop, dine; display of antique Santas and figures of mischievous Belsnickel, a gift giver from German folklore who is closely related to Ol’ Saint Nick. Live performances of A Christmas Carol performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, in a captivating one-man show. Reservations recommended.
December 11 & 12 - Live Performances: A Christmas Carol
Performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens. During his energetic one-man show, Gerald, actor/producer from Oxford, England, leaps, sobs, laughs, and entertains as he brings A Christmas Carol to life, depicting 26 characters of the classic tale, with only a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage. Copeland lecture hall. Fee.
December 11, 18 - Yuletide Jazz & Wine 5:30-8
In Visitor Center. The Pavilion Restaurant will be open. Sample delicious appetizers from 6-6:30! Bookstore open with 10% discount after 6. Jazz & Wine is included with Yuletide Tour. December 11: The Tony Smith Trio features Wilmington's own Tony Smith on trumpet, Bill Dilks on organ, Alvin Alexander on saxophone, and Wayne Morgan on drums performs array of styles ranging from the blues to swing to bebop to "back to the roots" soul, and holiday music. Complimentary cocktail tastings from Stateside Vodka. December 18: Sharon Sable, vocal artist, creates beautiful soundscapes that are bold, yet understated—appealing to music lovers of all kinds. The quartet also features E. Shawn Qaissaunee on guitar. Together, they create memorable and engaging performances. Complimentary cocktail tastings from Stateside Vodka.
Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, DE 19735
www.winterthur.org, 800.448.3883

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Events
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids
MI 49525 www.meijergardens.org

Garden Conservancy Events
Rain or shine. $10 a garden unless otherwise noted.
Open Days Program
The Garden Conservancy Headquarters
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring, NY
www.gardenconservancy.org
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Stone Foundation Events
44600 Fish Rock Rd.
Gualala, Mendocino County, CA

Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, Maryland 21111
www.ladewgardens.com/
410-557-9570

Lord & Schryver Conservancy Events
Lord & Schryver Conservancy
PO Box 2755
Salem, OR 97308-2755
(503) 838-0527, lordschryverconservancy@gmail.com
www.lordandschryverconservancy.org/

UNESCO World Heritage Site Sengan-en Events
Kagoshima JAPAN
Info: alex.bradshaw@shimadzu-ltd.jp

Hyland Garden Design Events
Hyland Garden Design
1114 SE Clay Street
Portland, OR 97214
518.929.0699 voice/text
bobhylandgardens@gmail.com

Digging Dog Nursery Events
Digging Dog Nursery
31101 Middle Ridge Rd
Albion, CA 95410
707-937-1130
business@diggingdog.com

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