Free Gardening Presentations

Day Trippin

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia


Looking for new places to visit? The program will includes information on public gardens, historic landscapes, arboretums and more within easy driving distance of Howard County.


Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

Linden Hall

4765 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City


Learn about the how, when, and why of pruning ornamental trees and shrubs. This entertaining program includes techniques and tools used in pruning presented through lecture and demonstration.

Butterfly Gardening

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The Hawthorn Center

6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia


This presentation will present the basics of attracting butterflies to your garden. How to use some basic principles to transform your garden into an ornamental butterfly habitat, and the types of local butterflies that may visit your garden will be included.

Birds in the Garden Children’s Program

Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Owen Brown Community Center

6800 Cradlerock Way


Learn the local Howard County birds you typically see in your backyard. Why are they there? What do they do? How are they different from one another? How do you identify them?

Deer Prevention Techniques

Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.


8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia


This first segment of the presentation discusses the techniques the government have tried to control deer population growth. The second part addresses what plants deer do and do not like, so you can avoid planting a deer buffet.

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