Summer activities offered at Fernwood
Published 8:35 am Monday, July 13, 2015
The following events and activities will be offered at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Call (269) 695-6491 or visit www.fernwoodbotanical.org for more information and to confirm status of classes.
Garden volunteer opportunities
9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays
Have fun and make new friends while helping Fernwood maintain its garden collections. On Saturday mornings, guests can join Fernwood’s horticulture staff for coffee and grounds with a relaxing cup of coffee on the Café decks, followed by a few hours of light garden work.
And on Wednesday, anyone can join the Wine and Weed Wednesday volunteers for an hour or so of light work, followed by time to enjoy good company and a local vintage on the Café decks.
For more information about becoming a Fernwood volunteer, call (269) 695-6491, or just stop in.
12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays
Practice the fundamentals of yoga at Fernwood with instructors Deirdre Guthrie, Greta Hurst, and Krista Kotlarz, on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer. Class will be held in the garden, weather permitting. Walk-ins are welcome. Cost is $10 or $8 for members.
Family Summer Free Day Thursday
Everyone can enjoy free admission to Fernwood on July 16 for a special Family Summer Free Day. Admission includes Fernwood’s popular Railway Garden, Nature Adventure Garden, Sculpture Fernwood, Take Five, and much more.
Fernwood’s Day Camps
Openings remain in Fernwood’s Summer Nature and Art Camps. Register in advance at fernwoodbotanical.org, or call (269) 695-6491.
5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 24
Fernwood Friday is an annual outdoor concert in partnership with WVPE Public Radio.
As part of the WVPE Summer Concert Series, Fernwood welcomes Kris Brownlee, rising contemporary jazz saxophonist and Megawave recording artist. Known for his smooth notes and instrumental versatility, Brownlee fuses vintage talent with accented grooves and contemporary soulful arrangements.
The event will take place on Fernwood’s Green on Friday, July 24. Food by Chef Tim, beer and wine are available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends. Fernwood and WVPE members are admitted free. Cost is $5 for all others.