Garden Chat

Garden Chat with Marissa

Tuesdays at 12pm, April-July
Every Other Tuesday at 12pm, August-March


Garden Chat with Marissa, hosts a different garden topic or Q&A session each chat. Marissa Ashbeck, Horticulture & Grounds Manager, will provide you with great information and guidance, while you engage her in questions of your own.   

Chats will be hosted online via Facebook Live (see how below) or at the Gardens. Check individual dates below for details. 

How to watch Facebook Live
At 12pm on Tuesdays visit our Facebook page to be able to watch the event.  Click on the LIVE tab on the left of the page to access the live video at 12pm on Tuesdays.  In the same place you can past Garden Chats too! You don't even have to have your own Facebook account to watch!


11th - Q&A with Marissa (in person at the Gardens, meet at the front gate)
This is your chance to ask Marissa anything Horticulture related. Come with the questions you need answers for, and be ready to walk a bit through the Gardens. 

25th - Kitchen Garden Tour (in person at the Gardens, meet at the potager)
Wander through the kitchen garden with Marissa, go through the benefits of raised bed gardening, optimal soil types, irrigation and vegetable production in the kitchen garden. The veggies will be at their peak, so let's take a peek! 


8th - Fall Planters & Fall Bloomers 
Do you want pumpkin spice and everything nice for fall? It's time to start decorating for fall, and spicing up your containers is a great way to create that warm and fuzzy feeling. Get your mums, kales, and grasses ready! 

22nd - Late Vegetable Harvest 
Don't forget about your squash! Now is the time to harvest the last of your crops from your vegetable gardens. We will be talking about how to properly harvest and store crops through the winter. We all want our freezers and cellars stocked for winter! 

Questions?  Email Elise Schuler at

Marissa Ashbeck, Horticulture & Grounds Manager

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