2017 Evening Garden Seminars

Rotary Botanical Gardens 2017 Evening Garden Seminar Series
$5 for non-members, $3 for RBG Friends members, no registration required.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “The Bugs You Love to Hate” by Phillip J. Pellitteri, Distinguished Faculty Emeritus of the UW-Madison Entomology Department.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m. : “Selecting a Tree for your Home Landscape” by Ethan Lee, City of Janesville Parks & Forestry Coordinator.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “Introduction to Pruning Shrubs and Trees” by Mike Maddox, State Director of the Wisconsin Master Gardener program and ISA Certified Arborist.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “Japanese Garden Design” by Tim Gruner, Garden Curator of Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “Lawn Care Basics for the Wisconsin Homeowner” by Dr. Paul Koch, UW-Madison Plant Pathologist

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “The Ups and Downs of Wisconsin Weather” by Steve Ackerman and Jon Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison atmospheric scientists.

Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.: “Favorite Perennials for the Late Summer and Fall Garden” by Nancy Nedveck, co-owner of the Flower Factory nursery in Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “All About Monarchs – Their Life and Their Migration” by Emily and Larry Scheunemann, retired Janesville educators.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “Over-Wintering Tropical Plants and Favorite Houseplants” by Patty Bailey, retail manager of Oak Village Garden Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “Unique Conifers Make a Garden Special” by Rich Eyre, owner of Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, IL.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: “Plant Selection for Four-Season Garden Interest” by Mark Dwyer, Horticulture Director of Rotary Botanical Gardens.

For more information please call (608)314-8411 or email education@rotarygardens.org.