Events and Things to Do

2014 Plant Sale Catalog

Plan your garden now.  The 2014 Plant Sale Catalog is here! Just click the link below.   Plant Sale hours are 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Friday May 2 for members only, Saturday, May 3 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and new this year, Sunday, May 4 from noon – 3:00 pm.

See you at the Plant Sale!

25th Anniversary Plant Sale

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Think Spring!

Spring is almost here.  To provide some guidance, here are a few articles to review while waiting (and waiting more this year) for gardening season to begin:


More Insects in the garden 2 of 4 (2)

If you build it they will come 3 of 4 (2)

Companion Planting 1 of 4 (2)

Exploration Station

The Exploration Station is now open on Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 as well as  every Saturday morning from 10:00 – noon plus many school holidays.  Here docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms.

There are new topics every month.  The April topic is “What Shape Is Your Leaf In?“ Why are leaves shaped the way they are, why are some round and other full of prickles?  We will look at leaves and see how the environment affects their shapes.

Exploration Station

Toddler Exploration Time

The program is offered once a month on the third Friday of each month from September – November and January – May from 10:30 – 11:15.

The special interactive time for you and your toddler will open up the natural world as you explore together the wonders of nature at the Conservatory.  Interact during guided activities, facilitated by FOPCON docents and highlight a different topic each month.  Come ready to have fun and learn about nature with you toddler.  Space is limited to 15 children and their caregivers for each event.

The topic for April 18th t  is ”What Shape is Your Leaf?”