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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.

To register please visit the Hanover Garden Club.

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Program(s) for starting 08/07/2021

Nov
18
Program

Science Story Time: Float Your Boat

10:30 AM

Build, test, and sink your own boat as we learn about balance and weight (along with the silly antics of some cute critters) in Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat?

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
02
Program

Science Story Time: Shape of Things

10:30 AM

Explore how shapes, from rectangles to circles, can be transformed into endless combinations in Dayle Ann Dodds’ book The Shape of Things. We’ll practice combining and…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
06
Program

Space Craft: Virtual Workshop for ages 6-8

10:00 AM

Become an artistic astronaut! Explore outer space through crafting constellations, making moons, and painting planets. Discover where science and art meet.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $90 (members), $105 (non-members)

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Dec
06
Program

Artful Insects Virtual Workshop for ages 9-12

1:00 PM

Learn about the intricate beauty, anatomy, and adaptations of insects during this three week series as we meet the museum’s live insect collection up close on your screen,…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $90 (members), $105 (non-members)

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Dec
09
Program

Science Story Time: Wind Play

10:30 AM

Together, we’ll read the book The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Afterward, you can build your own contraption to test in the museum’s wind tube.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
16
Program

Science Story Time: Electricity

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Blackout by John Rocco, followed by some fun experimentation with batteries and circuits to make lights turn on and motors run.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
30
Program

Science Story Time: Seedy Science

10:30 AM

Examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the book A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
04
Program

Hanover Garden Club: Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

1:00 PM

Matt Mattus takes us on a journey through the ever-evolving world of vegetable gardening, touching on the fascinating but often unknown history of some vegetables, the latest…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Jan
06
Program

Science Story Time: Bubbles

10:30 AM

Explore the exhibition Bubbles: Science in Soap and join us as we read the silly book The Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin. You’ll then have a chance to build your own bubble…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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