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Forest Bathing

04.16.21 at 9:30 AM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive Boylston
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Members $36 / Non-members $50 per session

Forest Bathing This program will be held in the gardens. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions. Select Days April-August 9:30AM-12:30PM *Pre-Registration Required Max Participants: 10 Instructor: Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide Apr 16, Apr 25, May 2, May 14 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Members $36 / non-members $50 per session Relax and refresh through mindfulness practices, sensory awareness, and nature. Nadine is an award winning author, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and founder/director of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting based in Massachusetts. She is also a trainer, mentor and advisor for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). Nadine's training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin-Yoku, "Forest Bathing," walks and the body of scientific knowledge demonstrating the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer us through her own personal wellness journey. Also an artist, she facilitates Expressive Arts classes at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, often incorporating elements of forest therapy throughout. She works with a wide variety of populations including the corporate business world, wellness professionals, people affected by cancer, students, special needs and seniors. Nadine is available for consulting, private or group forest bathing half-day and full-day workshops, and speaking engagements.

Nature

Seasonal Pruning Workshops

04.17.21 at 10:30 AM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive Boylston
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$30 members / $40 non-members per session

Seasonal Pruning Workshops This class will be held outdoors in the gardens (During cooler seasons an inside space will be available) Max Participation: 10 people Apr 17 10:30 am to 12:00 pm May 23 Jul 17 Nov 20 10:30 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm $30 members / $40 non-members per session Instructor: Reed Pugh Throughout the year it is important to prune different plants. This series of workshops will focus on the essentials of when and how to prune those plants. We will use selected shrubs and trees at Tower Hill to discuss and practice our pruning skills. Each workshop will cover making proper cuts, different forms of pruning and most importantly pruning plants at the correct time. We will focus on plants that can be pruned at that specific time to improve their health, vitality, and flowering. You will visit several plants and learn about how we would prune depending upon desired objectives. On select plants we will practice making some actual cuts. These workshops will be specific to plant Genus that are commonly grown in gardens in New England and will provide you with a clear understanding of why it is important to prune plants at the correct time of year. The timing of each class is at the beginning of the pruning window so you will have time to go home and work with what you have learned. There are 5 workshops throughout the year. Signup for one or all five.

Nature

Spring Flowering Bulbs and Ephemerals Walk & Talk

04.25.21 at 2:00 PM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive Boylston
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$10 members / $20 non-members

Spring Flowering Bulbs and Ephemerals Walk & Talk This program will be held outdoors in the gardens. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions. Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:00-3:00 PM $10 members / $20 non-members Max Participants: 15 Instructor: Dawn Davies Join Horticulturalist Dawn Davies on a walk around Tower Hill as she guides you through the beauty of the gardens. Experience the spring flowering bulbs and ephemerals in a whole new way. Dawn Davies is the Horticulture Manager at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. She began her horticulture career in 1989 at Tarnow Nursery and Garden Center as an assistant manager. She also attended the Longwood Garden Professional Gardener Training program. Following that, she owned and operated her own garden maintenance business for 2 years before beginning at Tower Hill in 1999 as a gardener. In 2002, she was promoted to Outdoor Horticulturist with a focus on the Vegetable and Systematic Gardens. Single class scheduled on 4/25/2021 at 2:00PM

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The Portable Potted Herb Garden

04.28.21 at 10:30 AM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive Boylston
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$75 members / $90 non-members

The Portable Potted Herb Garden This program will be held indoors in one of our well-ventilated classrooms. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM $75 members / $90 non-members Instructor: Betsy Williams Grow your own culinary herbs, available for sniping from May to November. Nothing enhances meals like the taste of fresh herbs! Create an herb garden that can be moved from place to place to take full advantage of available sunlight. Plant 6 classic culinary herbs in a 14? container to grow on a sunny porch, patio or doorstep. Please bring an apron and flower scissors to class. Instructor Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A lifelong gardener, herb grower and cook, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral, gardening and cooking skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks and demonstrations. Her gardens, floral work and retail shop have been featured in many books, national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The American Gardener, Victoria, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living Gardner, Colonial Homes, the Herb Companion, and Traditional Homes." Single class scheduled on 4/28/2021 at 10:30AM

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Chair Yoga Session 2

05.11.21 at 11:00 AM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive Boylston
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Members $45 / nonmembers $60 for the four week ses

Chair Yoga This program will be held indoors in one of our well-ventilated classrooms. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions. Session 1 (4 Weeks): Tuesdays April 6-27 | 11AM-12PM Session 2 (4 Weeks): Tuesdays May 11-June 1 | 11AM-12PM Max Participants: 10 (No Walk-Ins) Members $45 / non-members $60 four week session Instructor: Rebecca Reber In this class you will stretch, twist and lengthen your body through a series of easy to follow repetitive movements. Rebecca will combine this with inhales and exhales as we work to get the most out of every movement. There are some standing exercises using the chair as a prop and for our balance. The hour session will end in a relaxing seated Savasana. This class is for beginners to more experienced yogis as any type of movement is wonderful. Come and have fun while enjoying the benefits of movement. The chair will be provided for you. Registration is for all four classes during the session. Required for the class: Yoga blocks and a strap (Supply your own) Rebecca Reber has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years. Inspired by her 93 year old mother, she now specializes in seated chair yoga which for the past three years has lovingly spreads throughout the Metrowest area. She is RYT 200 Certified (Registered Yoga Teacher).

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