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Larry Weaner, FAPLD. Photo: Kim Sokoloff

Featured Upcoming Event on March 5 at 1:00 pm

Living in the Liberated Landscape with Larry Weaner

All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic—and arguably more rewarding—than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how Larry combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

Bio: Larry Weaner, FAPLD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. Profiled in national publications, his design and restoration work spans more than 20 US states and the UK. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award in 2017. In 2021 Larry received the AHS Landscape Design Award and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Award of Distinction.

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Program(s) for starting 06/19/2021

Oct
10
Program

Mushroom Walk

1:00 PM

Join expert Faith Hunt on this annual foray that will introduce you to a spectacular variety of local fungi. This fascinating program concludes with an opportunity to sample…

Audience: Adults, Mushroom Walk

Location: Montshire grounds; meet in the Classroom

Cost: $65 (members), $75 (non-members)

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Oct
14
Program

Science Story Time: Color Mixing

10:30 AM

A favorite for young museums families! We’ll read the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stole Walsh. Then, we’ll make our own rainbow of colors using mixing trays, pipettes, and…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
21
Program

Science Story Time: Sort it Out

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Sort it Out by Barbara Mariconda about a pack rat and his great collection objects to get us ready for our own sorting challenge. Each family will get a…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
28
Program

Science Story Time: Balance

10:30 AM

We’ll read the delightful book Just a Little Bit about friends both large and small on a teeter totter. Young families will then get to practice early math skills as they use…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
01
Program

Experiment, Imagine, Create Virtual Workshop for ages 4-5 with a caregiver

10:00 AM

Each week we will experiment with a different type of force or motion. Then using what we discover to create a fun toy or game for further play.

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $70 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Nov
01
Program

Pinball Wizard Virtual Workshop for ages 9-12

1:00 PM

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $120 (members), $140 (non-members)

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Nov
02
Program

Hanover Garden Club: The Curious Person’s Guide to Earth Repair

1:00 PM

Around the world, people are finding that even the most harsh and damaged environments can be restored. In this talk, Judith D. Schwartz will share what she’s learned from…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Cost: Free

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Nov
03
Program

Amazing Magnets for ages 4-6

10:00 AM

Each week, experiment and use the force of magnets as we examine their attracting and repelling properties. Discover what is magnetic, try fun magnet tricks, and play games with…

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Nov
11
Program

Science Story Time: Leafcutter Ants

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen to learn all about an ant’s life. Afterwards you’ll have a chance to see the museum’s live colony of leafcutter ants as…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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