10 am - 3 pm
Parking Lot at 12th & Lee near the greenhouse.
Celebrate the earth’s reawakening and the exquisitely beautiful erythroniums (native lilies) blooming at Historic Deepwood Estate. Purchase a few native plants for perennials for your own garden, take a guided nature walk, or just come to enjoy a day outside and the special exhibits and informational booths. Children can enjoy a few kid-friendly activities.
Walks begin in front of the greenhouse and go through the Rita Steiner Nature Trail or the native plant gardens.
Garden Walk Schedule:
Guided Nature Trail Walks - 1-1.5 hours per tour - Walks cover the Rita Steiner Nature Trail and are limited to 15 people.
Tours depart Friday & Saturday at: 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm & 2 pm
Native Garden - Brief Garden Walk through the Native Garden area behind the Deepwood Greenhouse
Tours depart Friday & Saturday at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, & 1:30 pm
Schedule of Speakers:
Friday 11-12 Gail Gridler: Landscaping with Native Plants. Gridler discusses the benefits of landscaping w/ native plants and shrubs, basic principles for choosing the best natives for your location and wildlife habitat needs in those areas. Slide show.
Friday 1-2 Chris Brindle: The Birds and The Bees: Attracting and Keeping them in Your Garden. Owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, Chris will illustrate what you can add to your garden to attract, house and keep these caretakers in your garden.
1-2 Carol Horning: Beneficial Insects in the Garden: What are the benefits of insects in the garden? Which insects are best? What do they do? Carol will answer these questions and more as well as provide information on their predators and how to be a “beneficial” host. Slide show.
Erythronium Festival presented by LifeSource Natural Foods
Sign materials donated by Building Materials Bargain Center, Inc.