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15 botanical workshops to register this week, from dwarf pumpkin class to greenhouse yoga | home and garden

Now that fall is here, dig in to learn more about plants, from tiny bonsai to massive woodland.

This week, in Lancaster County, you can make a HuggleCulture bed, start a plant sketchbook, plant a fall container and plant a fall planter, as well as turn a pumpkin into a gnome.

You can also find a bonsai exhibit, take yoga classes in a greenhouse, take a foraging picnic and walk the local plants and join classes to learn about ponds, forest history, and growing berries.

Here are 15 things for plant lovers to try this week of September 26 in the Lancaster County area, including two virtual talks.

We also have a full list of local factory events for the coming weeks.

bonsai gallery in Hershey Gardens. Wed Sep 28 9am-5pm Sat Oct 15 9am-5pm The show from the Susquehanna Bonsai Club will be shown in the House of the Ring. Free with park entry.

Walk in the twilight pool. Wednesday 28th September, 5-7pm This chapter from the Penn State Extension will cover pond plant identification, water testing, pond ecology, and more. At Millport Conservancy, 737 E. Millport Road, Lititz. 10 bucks. Direct subscription.

Remember the Trees: A Historical Trilogy. Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m. In this virtual talk from the Lancaster Conservancy, learn about the history of forests across central Pennsylvania. free. Direct subscription.

Gardening for all seasons: Brambles, raspberries and strawberries. Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-7:45 p.m. In this virtual course from Penn State Extension, learn the basics of tree planting. free. Direct subscription.

back. This site-specific art installation and maze made of fruit trees is open during U-Pick hours at Kauffman Orchards through October. There are also workshops and guided trails.

Yoga in the greenhouse. Saturday October 1, 7:45-9 am Take a yoga class from The Yoga Place in the greenhouse at Esbenshade’s Garden Centers, 546 E. 28th Division Highway, Lititz. $15. Register at 717-626-7007 or online.

Hugelkultur workshop. Saturday October 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn about this gardening technique that incorporates nutrients, moisture retention, and fungi at Horn Farm Center, 4945 Horn Road, Hallam. $35. Direct subscription.

Start a botanical sketchbook. Saturday October 1, 9-11:30 AM This class at Hershey Gardens will focus on starting and maintaining a botanical sketch handbook. $30 for non-members. Direct subscription.

Autumn container workshop. Saturday October 1, 10 AM Make a fall planter at Esbenshade’s Garden Centers locations. $31. Direct subscription.

Bring a friend to the fall planting workshop. Saturday October 1, 11 AM and 2 PM In this chapter of Perfect Pots, learn how to make a fall planter pot. In the greenhouse, 745 Strasbourg Pike, Strasbourg. A $10 deposit is required and will be used for materials. Register at 717-917-8733 or online.

Autumn harvest plants are planted at Barnwood Box Country Workshop. Saturday October 1, 11 a.m. to noon. Make a potpourri at Keene Gardens, 3552 W Newport Road, Intercourse. $40, including materials to make one planter. Direct subscription.

Gnome workshop for decorating pumpkins. Saturday October 1, 11 a.m. to noon. Create a pumpkin gnome at Keene Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $25, includes materials to make one gnome. Direct subscription.

Hunting for food in October. Sunday October 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Take a foraging walk focusing on herbaceous and tree species at Horn Farm Centre, 4945 Horn Road, Hallam. $25. Direct subscription.

Walk in the original botanical gardens. Sunday October 2, 11:30 AM – 1 PM This session is part of the Homefields Farm Farmers’ Almanac series, 150 Letort Road, Millersville. free.

Nature’s Guided Walk: Edible, Medicinal, and Alternative Uses of Plants. Sunday October 2, 1-3 pm Learn how to discover plants used for food, medicine, rope making, and making fires on this tour at Horn Farm Center, 4945 Horn Road, Hallam. $15. Direct subscription.