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Children’s Gardening Class at Orange County Arboretum

Jun 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Special Children’s Gardening Class at Orange County Arboretum
Youngsters Invited to Learn How to Plant a Fairy Garden

If you know a youngster with a love for gardening, fairies, or just playing in the dirt, be sure to sign him or her up for a special children’s gardening class at the Orange County Arboretum. The Friends of the Orange County Arboretum will be hosting “How to Plant a Fairy Garden” from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16 at the Arboretum’s Kosuga Greenhouse. The program is ideally suited for children ages 5 to 10 years of age.

Volunteers from the Friends organization will assist class participants with creating a whimsical container garden with small plants and flowers. “These miniature landscapes, complete with tiny paths and seating areas, are sure to enchant children and attract plenty of garden fairies,” said Richard Rose, Orange County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. “This program is a great way to introduce youngsters to the joys of gardening.”

Fairy Garden

A completed fairy garden from last year’s class at the Orange County Arboretum

All materials will be supplied and children will take their creations with them. The cost is $10 per child and space is limited so advanced registration is required. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 615-3828.

The Orange County Arboretum is located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park and is most easily accessed from the Grove Street entrance off State Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549. The gardens are open daily, free of charge, from dawn until dusk. Arboretum access is through the motion activated front gate.

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