|Autumn is beautiful at The Fells. Gardens, woodland trails, vistas, and the peace and serenity of the natural world await exploration. Don't miss the programs and events below! To register or for more information, call 603-763-4789 x3.
Take a Child Outside Week
In cooperation with Take a Child Outside Week, an international program created to help and encourage children discover the natural world, The Fells extends an invitation to “Bring a child, receive one free adult admission.” Be part of this national movement and bring a child to The Fells to experience the beauty of our natural world. All children are free.
Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 26, 9am-4pm
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. Explore the natural beauty of The Fells, and discover five acres of landscaped gardens set amid 84 acres of diverse woodland and fields. More information and tickets at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.
Putting your Garden to Bed
Tuesday, September 29, 1-3pm
Master Gardener Kiki Schneider and Fells Nursery Manager Susan Damon teach you how to divide perennials and put your garden to bed. Meet in the Fells Nursery for this hands-on workshop. Requested donation of $10. Advance registration required. Sponsored by the Sullivan County Master Gardeners in conjunction with the UNH Extension Service for community education.
Fall Foliage: Collecting and Preserving Colorful Autumn Leaves!
Saturday, October 3, 2:30-4pm
This family-friendly program includes a short easy one-hour walk led by a Forest Society naturalist. Learn to identify common deciduous trees at The Fells and how and why leaves change color each fall. Learn tree lore including wood use by people, and food for wildlife. Gather your own collection of leaves and preserve them using wax. Members $5, nonmembers $10. Advance registration required. Co-sponsored by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests.
NARGS Fells Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, October 6, 2pm
Noted Swedish horticulturist and author Peter Korn's tour of the Northeast includes lectures at the New York Botanical Garden, The Fells, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, and Tower Hill. His specialty is natural-looking landscapes, from gardens to natural plant habitats to urban projects. Through his affiliation with the Gothenberg Botanic Garden he has worked for many years with noted botanist Henrik Zutterland.
Eskilsby, his 5-acre private garden east of Gothenburg, Sweden, is open to the public during the summer and includes a nursery with plants for sale. Despite the ever-present cold, wet climate there, he has created distinct bioscapes: deserts, bogs, steppes, and woodland and rock gardens. Unable to resist any alpine, orchid, bulb, tree, cactus, or other plant, he grows thousands of new plants in the garden every year.
Peter's studies in the wild have taken him to Armenia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, and the US. He has recreated their ecologies in his own garden and describes them in Peter Korn's Garden, Giving Plants What They Want (available at $50 during lectures). The wealth of the many photos in this book lies in showing original habitat of plants and then how the plants are accommodated in the garden. His book links the growing conditions of various habitats around the world to the garden and achieves this with style and elegance.
Using photographs from his own garden and from the natural world, Peter's presentation will show us how to grow many alpines that are often considered difficult or even impossible to grow. Peter is as excellent a speaker as he is gardener and will delight and inspire you with his stories. Reserve in advance by emailing Thelma Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no charge for this lecture, but donations to The Fells Chapter, NARGS are appreciated. If you have not already reserved your space, please email email@example.com so that we have a seat for you!
Fungi Foray for Beginners
Sunday, October 11, 1-4pm
Mushroom enthusiasts Jill and George Montgomery, with assistance from the Montshire Mushroom Club, will present an introduction to fungi for beginners followed by a foray amid the rich Fells woodlands and ending with an identification session. Please bring a basket and knife. Members $5, nonmembers $8. Advance registration required by Wednesday, October 7.
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CHRISTMAS AT THE FELLS: SLEIGH BELLS RING HOUSE TOUR AND BOUTIQUE
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