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Ornamental Herbs Class and Tour

By Laura Spear at Beidleman Environmental Center and ForestEdge Gardens

Thursday, June 22, 7-9 p.m.: An exploration of the sensual beauty of herbs as ornamental plants in the garden. Includes slide of the plants growing in borders at ForestEdge, and a discussion of their cultural needs, prominent features and importance as havens for bees and butterflies.

Saturday, July 22: A guided tour of Laura's 3-acre garden with an emphasis on the ornamental herbs

Fee: $15 for either class or tour; $25 for both.

Call 578-7088 for details or to make a reservation


Open Garden 2000

ForestEdge will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday, July 15 - 16; and August 5 - 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To receive an invitation, call 535-7457 and leave a message.

Private tours are available for groups who want more personal attention and more detailed information about the gardens. The cost is $150 for groups of up to 25. Call 495-9175 to schedule an appointment.


Garden Design Consultation

Laura offers personal, on-site analysis, advice on garden layout, soil-improvement and plant selection for home gardeners. The charge is $55 for a one-hour consultation. Call 495-9175 to schedule an appointment.


WoodWorks at ForestEdge

To commission or purchase a custom-designed garden structure by Tim Spear, call 495-9175 to set up an appointment. `

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