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Kingwood Center

2014 Classes and Entertainment

Fairy Gardens

Fairy gardens are still one of the most popular types of container gardens using lots of interesting plants and accessories. If you would like to learn how to create a fairy garden for yourself or to give as a Mother's Day gift, join Doug Schuster, Kingwood's Greenhouse Manager, and he will show you the art of Fairy Gardening.  Participants may choose to make a small or large garden.

Saturday, May 10, Choose 10 to 11:30 a.m. OR 1 to 2:30 p.m.  -  Exhibit Hall

Small - $30, members & volunteers $27  -  Large - $55, members & volunteers $49

 

 ALICE IN WONDERLAND

The Hampstead Stage Company has been bringing books to life all across the United States for 30 years.  On their second visit to Kingwood Center two very skilled actors will present the classic tale of a young girl whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of characters.

This performance promises to be a delight for the whole family.

Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m.  -  Courtyard  -  6 p.m.  -  $2 per person

 

Floral Design using Unusual Containers

Join Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich, a Garden Clubs of Ohio Judge, for a demonstration and workshop on using unusual and interesting containers in floral design.  Students will create their own design to take home.

Friday, June 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  -  Meeting Hall $25 fee, members & volunteers $22 Succulent Wreath

Learn how to create a beautiful succulent wreath to hang on your patio or use on your outdoor table as a centerpiece.

Join Bill Collins to discover how to make and take care of one of these unique succulent gems.

Saturday, June 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  -  Meeting Hall  -  $25 fee, members & volunteers $22

 

Hosta

Hostas are widely grown, shade tolerant herbaceous perennials for the garden.  They are grown mainly for their beautiful foliage and come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes and textures.  Join Doug Beilstein, past President of the American Hosta Society, for a look at these great plants and a tour of his nearby home garden.

Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon  -  Kingwood Hall  -  $15 fee, members & volunteers $13

 

Dividing Daylilies

Join Bill Collins, Kingwood's Head Gardener, to learn how to lift and divide daylilies.  Students will go home with several divisions of Kingwood daylilies.

Saturday, August 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  -  Meeting Hall & Grounds  -  $15 fee, members & volunteers $13

 

Dried Flower Centerpiece

Create a beautiful fall dried flower centerpiece using a wide assortment of dried flowers and foliages from the Kingwood gardens.  Join Bill Collins, Kingwood's Head Gardener, for this creative design workshop.

Saturday, September 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  -  Meeting Hall  -  $25 fee, members & volunteers $22

 

Holiday Table Centerpiece

Join Bill Collins to create a festive holiday table centerpiece to take home and decorate your house or give as a gift. Thursday, December 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  -  Kingwood Hall  -  $25 fee, members & volunteers $22

 

Children's Holiday Design

Bill Collins will show how to create a holiday design to take home and add Christmas cheer to your house.  Carol Au will present holiday stories for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, December 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  -  Kingwood Hall  -  $12 fee, members & volunteers $10

Programs

 Fairy Gardens

Fairy Gardens are still one of the most popular types of container gardens using lots of interesting plants and accessories.  If you would like to learn how to create a fairy garden for yourself or to give as a Mother's Day gift, join Doug Schuster, Kingwood's Greenhouse Manager, and he will show you the art of Fairy Gardening.  Participants may choose to make a small or large garden.  Saturday, May 10.  Choose 10 to 11:30 OR 1 to 2:30 in the Exhibit Hall.  Small--$30, members and volunteers $27  --  Large--$55, members and volunteers $49

HAMPSTEAD STAGE COMPANY presents Lewis Carroll's immortal classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND.  The Hampstead Stage Company has been bringing books to life all across the United States for 30 years.  On their second visit to Kingwood Center two very skilled actors will present the classic tale of a young girl whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of characters.  This performance promises to be a delight for the whole family.  Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the Courtyard.  $2 per person

Floral Design Using Unusual Containers

Join Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich, a Garden Clubs of Ohio Judge, for a demonstration and workshop on using unusual and interesting containers in floral design.  Students will create thier own design to take home.  Friday, June 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall.  $25 fee, members and volunteers $22

Succulent Wreath

Learn how to create a beautiful succulent wreath to hang on your patio or use on your outdoor table as a centerpiece.  Join Bill Collins to discover how to make and take care of one of these unique succulent gems.  Saturday, June 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall.  $25 fee, members and volunteers $22

Hosta

Hostas are widely grown, shade tolerant herbaceous perennials for the garden.  They are grown mainly for their beautiful foliage and come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes and textures.  Join Doug Beilstein, past President of the American Hosta Society, for a look at these great plants and a tour of his nearby home garden.  Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Kingwood Hall.  $15 fee, members and volunteers $13

Dividing Daylilies

Join Bill Collins, Kingwood's Head Gardener, to learn how to lift and divide daylilies.  Students will go home with several divisions of Kingwood daylilies.  Saturday, August 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Meeting Hall and on the Grounds.  $15 fee, members and volunteers $22

Dried Flower Centerpiece

Create a beautiful fall dried flower centerpiece using a wide assortment of dried flowers and foliages from the Kingwood gardens.  Join Bill Collins, Kingwood's Head Gardener, for this creative design workshop.  Saturday, September 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Meeting Hall.  $25 fee, members and volunteers $22

Holiday Table Centerpiece

Join Bill Collins to create a festive holiday table centerpiece to take home and decorate your house or give as a gift.  Thursday, December 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Kingwood Hall.  $25 fee, members and volunteers $22

Children's Holiday Design

Bill Collins will show how to create a holiday design to take home and add Christmas cheer to your house.  Carol Au will present holiday stories for everyone to enjoy.  Saturday, December 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Kingwood Hall.  $12 fee, members and volunteers $10


When registering by mail please make checks payable to Kingwood Center.

Register by phone by calling 419-522-0211, Ext. 107.

Download a Registration Form

All fees must be paid in advance. Participants may cancel no later than three days prior to the class to have fees returned. A $3 administrative fee will be deducted from fees returned. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled and fees returned. All materials are included unless otherwise stated. Non Kingwood members receive free admission to Kingwood Center with class registration except for the June 10th performance of Alice in Wonderland.

Speaker's Bureau

Many of Kingwood's professional staff offer programs on a wide range of gardening topics.  They can all be reached at Kingwood at 419-522-0211

  • plantChuck Gleaves is the Director of Kingwood Center and has a wide range of gardening interests including photography so his programs are well illustrated.  He particularly likes to speak about his experience with developing his own gardens where he has experimented with a wide range of gardening techniques and habitats.  He is also happy to talk about Kingwood Center, garden history, best plant selections, learning the "medium" of gardening, edible landscapes, gardening with native plants, and many more potential topics.  Call him with some ideas about potential gardening topics and he will probably be able to accommodate.  See his blog at www.lifestylegarden.blogspot.com.
  • Bill Collins is the Head Gardener at Kingwood Center and also manages some of the educational programs, shows, newsletter, and a wide assortment of gardening programs. Call about his long list of specific programs he offers under the following topics: Kingwood Center, landscape design, perennials, annuals, trees & shrubs, herbs, edible flowers, house plants, floral design, public & private gardens.
  • Glenna Sheaffer has been a gardener at Kingwood since 1989.  She is responsible for the perennial, woodland and herb gardens.  She has designed displays and topiaries; she gives lectures, tours and workshops, and arranges fresh and dried flowers.  Some specific titles of programs she is prepared to offer are: Garden Design (Perennial, Herb or Shade), Colonial Herbs (a power point program), Dividing Perennials, Wildflowers, Perennials A-Z.  Horticultural topics she can address include:  Arranging with Herbs, Drying Flowers for Arranging, Low Maintenance Gardening, Extending the Garden into Fall and Winter, and Getting Ready for Spring.

Library

library fireplaceKingwood Center has a great horticultural library. We have over 8,000 volumes of old and new, obscure and famous, specialized and general books on gardening and gardening related topics. It is open by appointment to members or researchers. Call 419-522-0211 ext. 108 for more information.