Garden Party: Springtime Soup and Garden Dialogues

Saturday, May 5, 8 am-2 pm

The Garden Party returns! Sponsored and produced by Wellfield Botanic Gardens and the Four Winds Garden Club, the day features continental breakfast, an exciting lineup of gardening and sustainability topic presentations, a delicious catered lunch, and guided tours of Wellfield Botanic Gardens in its Spring Splendor. 
Continental breakfast, snacks, beverages, and a catered luncheon from Mario’s Catering are included in the price of this fun, educational event. Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Education credit hours ARE available!

Four Winds Garden Club LogoOur program lineup
8-8:45 am: Check in and Opening Reception (coffee/refreshments)

8:45 am: “Welcome” – Eric Garton, Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director
9-10 am: Session #1: Eric Amt, Sandy Amt, and Annette Webb
ompost Tea, Kitchen Compost, and Worm Castings
10-10:45 am: Session #2: Melissa Kinsey, Environmental Educator, Wellfield Botanic Gardens
-Wildflower Prairie Burn
10:45-11 am: BREAK – Relaxation exercises 
11 am-12 pm: Session #3: Josh Steffen, Horticulture and Facilities Manager, Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Perma-what? A Discussion in Permaculture for the Gardener
12-1 pm: Session #4 and Lunch: Eric Garton, Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director
-Sex in Our Garden
1-2 pm: Session #5: Josh Steffen, Horticulture and Facilities Manager and Eric Garton, Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director provide a 
Walking Tour of Wellfield including…

  • Behind the scenes tour of our new construction projects including the Children’s Garden, a gift from the Rex and Alice A. Martin Foundation and our Japanese-style Island Garden under construction, a gift from Don and Jurate Krabill.
  • Seasonal installations, plantings, and botanical highlights
  • Sustainability practices
  • What does the future hold for Wellfield Botanic Gardens? – A look into our Master Plan

2 pm: Wrapup, thank you. Closing comments.

Until close – – you’re welcome to enjoy the Garden on your own

  • Our Garden Party Lunch: Enjoy assorted mini-croissant sandwiches, Lynda’s Fruit Salad, broccoli salad, fresh pie or Lemon Sunburst Cake, and tea/water/soft drinks. AND as a special treat, enjoy Four Winds Garden Club’s famous SPRINGTIME SOUP to accompany your meal. 

Member Adult: $25
Adult: $32

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