Classes & More

Mother’s Day Build A Hypertufa Planter
Sunday,May 13th, 2018 , 1:00-3:00 Cost: $45.00, materials included

Mothers, daughters, and sons join us here at Fernwood Nursery for a class on designing and constructing your own hypertufa vessel. Hypertufa is a lightweight medium often used in molding pots, troughs, and planters. Learn the basic ingredients for a hypertufa mix and about the various forms that can be used to create unique and natural looking outdoor planters.
Come build your own, then take it home for planting!
Tea and freshly baked scones will be served.
Class limit 12 and preregistration required. Please call us at (207) 589-4726 or email us at You may also contact us here.

Come Learn Some Dirty Words At Fernwood Nursery
Join us at Fernwood Nursery on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 to talk about what’s in your dirt! Green sand, blood meal, and mycorrhiza are just a few of the ”dirty” words you’ll hear when we talk about soil here at Fernwood! We’ll discuss soil structure, the essential components for soil health and plant growth, and how to amend your own garden plots using organic materials that are easily sourced. Find out which animal manures do what, learn about the important minerals in your soil, and discover the benefits of green manures,. Interested in making your own potting soil? We’ll talk about this as well and…. you’ll go home with a sample bag of our own homemade potting mix (along with the recipe)!
In addition to a lively discussion about dirt, freshly baked scones and tea will be served.
Here at Fernwood, we are famous for saying “ if you want to grow good plants, grow good soil” so come join us for an informative afternoon of soil talk!
Class size is limited to 10. Please call ahead (207)589-4726 or email us to sign up at Class cost is $30.00 Pre-payment is required.

Cypripediums: The Life Of Ladyslippers, Unlock The Mystery
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 $30:00 Pre-registration required, space limited

Cypripedium kentuckiensis

Spend an afternoon here at Fernwood learning about the growing, propagating, and care of those coveted and elusive ladyslippers. Unlock a bit of their mystery, enjoy tea and scones in the studio, and view the many ladyslippers that grace the gardens here at Fernwood. Potted Cypripediums available for sale as well! Email or call (207)589-4726

Sheep, Wool, And Scones!
Felting Workshop, Sunday, June 24th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pre-registration required, class size limited, $30.00 materials included.

Visit Fernwood Nursery where it’s not all about the plants! It’s also about a lovely flock of Bluefaced Leicester sheep, a delightful studio space, and an afternoon of learning the basic techniques of wet felting wool. Meet the flock, enjoy freshly baked scones, and get your hands wet with wool. Learn about the history of felt, the process of felting, and the many ways to use it. For more information, email us at or call (207)589-4726

Herbal Tea Making Class, Sunday, July 1st, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00. Please pre-register, class size limited. Class cost $60.00
Join us for an informative class on making your own tea from herbs that are gathered and grown. Learn to select, grow, harvest, and dry your own herbs, craft your own herbal tea to take home with you, and receive a selection of 3 potted herbs for your own garden. Learn the difference between an infusion and a decoction. Discover the health and medicinal benefits of some common herbs. Come and tap into your inner alchemist and make some delicious brew to take home! Tea and Lavender scones will be served, too!

10 comments on “Classes & More

  1. Would love to come to one or more of your classes/talks. I’m working mondays though, for the most part. I’ll have to play hooky. Plus, it’s a drive for me, but one well worth it to see and experience your place.
    Will you host any on weekends?

    • Hello Irene,
      We are just now working on our list of spring classes, aside from the native plant walk. I am sure we will be hosting some classes on the weekends. I know for sure we will be offering a hyper tufa class in June and quite possibly on the weekend. It should show in the next post. Also, if you call ahead and are interested in something specific, we can often arrange for small groups and a class or talk/and tea. First, will summer actually get here? ugh….it’s been a long one! Thank you for reading the blog and saying hello.

  2. looking for hosta Tom Schmid do you have it? Haven’t made my annual trek yet this year, but still intend to. Thanks
    Sharon Farrington
    Kingston NH/Vassalboro,ME

    • Hi Sharon,
      We don’t have Tom Schmid, but this is very similar to Regal Supreme, which we do have. Hope your gardening season is going well and thank you for checking in. Perhaps we will see you before the end of the season……fast approaching, as summer flies by us!

    • Thank you, kristine….it was great spending the day with so many lovely and enthusiastic gardeners! We loved it! Now if only this weird, cold, and snowy weather would move along….

  3. Hi Denise,
    So glad I made it to the planter class today, so much fun to create my own style vessel. I also had an excuse to shop for plants, and that I did. My favorite place!!

    Thanks again

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