Yule Time Stroll scheduled December 14th-December 25th

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Charley Creek Gardens invites you to enjoy the serenity of the evening gardens as they glow with "simple" holiday lighting during the fifth annual 'Yule Time Stroll".  Guests are encouraged to leisurely stroll through the gardens and enjoy the simplicity and quiet that the Gardens offer. After the stroll, all are invited inside the Garden Building to enjoy hot chocolate and take a break from the holiday bustle.

The 2013 Yule Time Stroll is scheduled from Saturday, December 14th – Wednesday, December 25th, 6-9 PM each evening.

Whether you are wanting to revisit childhood memories or create a few of your own, make the Charley Creek Gardens' Yule Time Stroll part of your holiday tradition.

Parking is available at 518 N. Wabash Street.

Contact the Gardens for weather related closings, 260-563-1020.

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Forage for Fall Decor

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

fall decorJoin us for our last Lunch and Learn at the Gardens talk this year!

Whether it is a wreath or a centerpiece, almost everything you need to decorate this fall can be found when you forage through your landscape. Seed heads, grass plumes, colorful twigs, evergreen branches and berries all bring color and texture to your project. Join Kelly on October 16 for a demonstration on how to work these natural pieces into your fall decorating.

 

 Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Environmentally Friendly Lawn Practices

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

lawn alternativeJoin us September 18 to learn about alternatives for your lawn.

Whether you are concerned about the chemicals you are putting on your lawn to keep it looking like a golf course, or you are just plain tired of pushing a mower, we have ideas that can help. There are several attractive alternatives to grass that require less chemicals, time and energy to maintain. Spend your lunch time with us and walk away empowered to make an environmentally friendly change in your own yard.

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Common Invasive Plants

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Join Kelly August 21 for an overview of common invasive plants.

Introduced with good intentions, some plants have outlived their usefulness and are negatively impacting our gardens and yards! Join us for a look at good plants gone bad and why we need to play a role in their control. Learn how to identify several invasive plants and tips for controlling or removing them.

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Daffodils

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Daffodils, Narcissus, Jonquils. What's the difference?

Did you know that all daffodils are narcissus, but not all daffodils are jonquils? Yet a jonquil is a narcissus and a daffodil. What?? Join Kelly July 17 as she cuts through the mystery of this spring-blooming plant's title. Oh, and why are we doing this in July instead of April? So that after the mystery is solved, you'll have what you need just in time to purchase bulbs for planting this fall! 

 

 Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Hydrangeas

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join Kelly over lunch June 12 and learn the ins and outs of growing hydrangeas.

One of the most popular flowering shrubs in Indiana, hydrangeas can be as frustrating as they are beautiful. With as many varieties as there are, it can become overwhelming to decide which type best fits your garden or landscape. Join Kelly as she reviews the different types of hydrangeas and helps make it easier to decide which variety would work best for you.

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Bird Eggs

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Join us May 15 and discover the beauty and design of bird eggs.

Spring welcomes an abundance of bird activity. Birds begin building their nests for their young who will arrive soon. Inside their nests hide some of the most beautiful creations in nature. Bird eggs come in many shapes and sizes, colors and patterns. Join Amy as she explores the splendor and design of bird eggs.

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Micro Greens

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Join us April 17 for a fascinating look at micro greens!

Would you like to pack more nutritional punch to soups, salads and more? Think small with micro greens! Introduce yourself to this exciting gardening concept that can be productive in a matter of a couple weeks. Learn which plants can be grown for micro greens, how to start them, when to harvest and more.

 

 

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center. 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Plants in Motion

Monday, March 4th, 2013

plants motionPlaying March 13 "Plants in Motion"

Did you know plants are always moving in response to internal and external stimuli? Many of these movements are rarely visible to the unaided eye, but can be seen through time lapse video. Flowers, stems and leaves are always in motion. Come discover what causes these plant movements and the reasons for them. Bring your lunch (and some popcorn if you'd like!) and watch plants in motion with us.

 

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. For parties of 6 or more, please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street.

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens–Pruning

Monday, January 28th, 2013

pruning techniquesJoin Kelly February 6 from 12:15 until 12:45 to learn basic pruning techniques.

Pruning can be an intimidating gardening practice. If you prune at the wrong time, you might cut off an entire season worth of flower buds! Knowing when your plants flower is one of the keys to successful pruning. Bring your lunch and leave with great pruning tips just in time for the upcoming season!

 

Lunch and Learn at the Gardens is a series of garden related talks held at the Education and Resource Center, 551 N. Miami Street. They take place once a month on a Wednesday, from February to October. The talks will begin at 12:15 and will end by 12:45. Bring your own lunch. There is no charge. Please call 260-563-1020 to make a reservation. Main parking is at 518 N. Wabash Street. There will be limited parking behing the Education and Resource Center.

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