Lectures & Events

The White Flower Farm Store & Display Gardens are open for the season.

Each year, White Flower Farm hosts a series of guided garden tours, talks, activities, and other special events featuring staff members and notable guests. You'll have fun learning, talking with White Flower Farm staff, strolling our display gardens, shopping from a special selection of plants, garden tools, and gifts, and visiting scenic northwestern Connecticut. All talks are held rain or shine at our retail store on Route 63 in Morris, CT. Registration requests and fees are noted below.

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., rain or shine Flower Press & Design Workshop
<strong>Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., rain or shine</strong> Flower Press & Design Workshop

Join artist and life-long gardener Marguerite Alpert of The Flowered Press for a two-hour workshop on pressed flowers, dried flowers, and the creation of art with Mother Nature's paints. The first hour is devoted to using a flower press. The second hour focuses on using dried flowers to create original works of art. Participants will create their own plant art and receive flowers and a flower press to take home. All supplies provided. Registration required. Fee: $85. Limited to 15 participants.

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$85.00
Saturday, May 18 - 9:30 a.m., rain or shine 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 18 - 9:30 a.m., rain or shine</strong> 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event

Celebrating the 9th anniversary of our most popular event, we invite you to bring your mom or a favorite relative or friend to the farm to have fun creating your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will walk the greenhouses with you to create a custom design. Our staff members then pot up your selected plants while you wait. You’ll go home with a creation that will bring beauty and color to your porch or patio for a full season. Registration required. Fee: $65 per person, includes 1 pot, 5 annuals, soil, and labor. (Please note: Sessions are limited to 30 people per hour with participants engaged with staff members a few at a time.) Don’t delay, this event always sells out!

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$65.00
Saturday, May 18 - 10:30 a.m., rain or shine 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 18 - 10:30 a.m., rain or shine</strong> 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event

Celebrating the 9th anniversary of our most popular event, we invite you to bring your mom or a favorite relative or friend to the farm to have fun creating your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will walk the greenhouses with you to create a custom design. Our staff members then pot up your selected plants while you wait. You’ll go home with a creation that will bring beauty and color to your porch or patio for a full season. Registration required. Fee: $65 per person, includes 1 pot, 5 annuals, soil, and labor. (Please note: Sessions are limited to 30 people per hour with participants engaged with staff members a few at a time.) Don’t delay, this event always sells out!

Register
$65.00
Saturday, May 18 - 11:30 a.m., rain or shine 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 18 - 11:30 a.m., rain or shine</strong> 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event

Celebrating the 9th anniversary of our most popular event, we invite you to bring your mom or a favorite relative or friend to the farm to have fun creating your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will walk the greenhouses with you to create a custom design. Our staff members then pot up your selected plants while you wait. You’ll go home with a creation that will bring beauty and color to your porch or patio for a full season. Registration required. Fee: $65 per person, includes 1 pot, 5 annuals, soil, and labor. (Please note: Sessions are limited to 30 people per hour with participants engaged with staff members a few at a time.) Don’t delay, this event always sells out!

Register
$65.00
Saturday, May 18 - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 18 - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine</strong> 9th Annual Make & Take Potting Event

Celebrating the 9th anniversary of our most popular event, we invite you to bring your mom or a favorite relative or friend to the farm to have fun creating your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will walk the greenhouses with you to create a custom design. Our staff members then pot up your selected plants while you wait. You’ll go home with a creation that will bring beauty and color to your porch or patio for a full season. Registration required. Fee: $65 per person, includes 1 pot, 5 annuals, soil, and labor. (Please note: Sessions are limited to 30 people per hour with participants engaged with staff members a few at a time.) Don’t delay, this event always sells out!

Register
$65.00
Saturday, May 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., rain or shine Memorial Day Celebration
<strong>Saturday, May 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., rain or shine</strong> Memorial Day Celebration

Start your holiday weekend off with a visit to the farm for complimentary refreshments and family fun. Kids will enjoy face painting and playing cornhole. Other activities include a children’s scavenger hunt with prizes. (Just ask a staff member for a list of clues.) Guided tours of the display gardens are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. No fee or registration required. Veterans and active service members receive 10% off all purchases.

Saturday, June 8 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine Guided Garden Tour & Vegetarian Wrap Bagged Lunch
<strong>Saturday, June 8 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine</strong> Guided Garden Tour & Vegetarian Wrap Bagged Lunch

Start by eating a delicious lunch prepared by a local deli as you enjoy a casual talk with store manager and plantsman Tom Bodnar. Next, it’s off on a guided walking tour of White Flower Farm’s beautiful Rose Garden, White Garden, and Lloyd Border. Questions are always welcome. Bring your camera or cell phone to snap photos. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Registration required. Fee: $25 per person, includes bagged lunch plus 1 annual plant of your choosing. Menu choice: Vegetarian Wrap (with mozzarella, sliced tomato, avocado, red onion, and homemade walnut pesto). Beverage, chips, and cookies included. Attendees receive 20% OFF all in-stock Roses.

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$25.00
Saturday, June 8 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine Guided Garden Tour & Turkey Wrap Bagged Lunch
<strong>Saturday, June 8 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine</strong> Guided Garden Tour & Turkey Wrap Bagged Lunch

Start by eating a delicious lunch prepared by a local deli as you enjoy a casual talk with store manager and plantsman Tom Bodnar. Next, it’s off on a guided walking tour of White Flower Farm's beautiful Rose Garden, White Garden, and Lloyd Border. Questions are always welcome. Bring your camera or cell phone to snap photos. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Registration required. Fee: $25 per person, includes bagged lunch plus 1 annual plant of your choosing. Menu choice: Turkey Wrap (with cheese, avocado, lettuce, and homemade cranberry pesto). Beverage, chips, and cookies included. Attendees receive 20% OFF all in-stock Roses.

Register
$25.00
Saturday, June 15 - 10:00 a.m., rain or shine Pollinator Days
<strong>Saturday, June 15 - 10:00 a.m., rain or shine</strong> Pollinator Days

Learn about best practices and plants to attract pollinators to your home landscape. Assemble for an informal talk with members of our garden staff then enjoy a quick tour of our display gardens with special emphasis on plant combinations. No fee or registration required. Kids are invited to build a decorative butterfly house and decorate it with nature stickers and colorful paint pens. Kits are $10 each and available all day while supplies last. Attendees receive 20% OFF all in-stock Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia).

Saturday, June 22 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., rain or shine Tea With Tuberous Begonias
<strong>Saturday, June 22 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., rain or shine</strong> Tea With Tuberous Begonias

Enjoy a cup or two of cold iced tea and light refreshments as White Flower Farm's head gardener Cheryl Whalen gives a brief talk on the history and care of England’s prized Blackmore & Langdon Tuberous Begonias. White Flower Farm is the exclusive US purveyor of these remarkable plants. Tour our Begonia House at the height of the blossoming season, revel in the sight of these luminous, intensely colorful blooms, take photos, and, if you like, purchase one to take home. Registration required. Fee: $10. Attendees receive 10% OFF B&L Tuberous Begonias.

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$10.00
Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine Guided Garden Tour & Turkey Wrap Bagged Lunch
<strong>Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine</strong> Guided Garden Tour & Turkey Wrap Bagged Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by a local deli as White Flower Farm store manager and plantsman Tom Bodnar gives a casual talk about the splendors of the late summer garden and strategies for planting spring-blooming bulbs. Next, step outside for a guided tour of our 20' x 240' Lloyd Border in all its seasonal glory. Registration required. Fee: $25 per person. Menu choice: Turkey Wrap (with cheese, avocado, lettuce, and homemade cranberry pesto). Beverage, chips, and cookies included. Attendees receive 10% OFF all in-stock bulbs for fall planting.

Register
$25.00
Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine Guided Garden Tour & Vegetarian Wrap Bagged Lunch
<strong>Saturday, September 14 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine</strong> Guided Garden Tour & Vegetarian Wrap Bagged Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by a local deli as White Flower Farm store manager and plantsman Tom Bodnar gives a casual talk about the splendors of the late summer garden and strategies for planting spring-blooming bulbs. Next, step outside for a guided tour of our 20' x 240' Lloyd Border in all its seasonal glory. Registration required. Fee: $25 per person. Menu choice: Vegetarian Wrap (with mozzarella, sliced tomato, avocado, red onion, and homemade walnut pesto). Beverage, chips, and cookies included. Attendees receive 10% OFF all in-stock bulbs for fall planting.

Register
$25.00
Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., rain or shine Repot Houseplants
<strong>Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., rain or shine</strong> Repot Houseplants

Bring your pot-bound houseplants and repot them in fresh containers you supply or new ones you purchase at the store. Soil and expert assistance provided. Registration required. Fee: $10. Attendees receive 10% OFF houseplants and cachepots.

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$10.00
Saturday, October 5, rain or shine Autumn Fun Days + Free Bulb-Planting Workshop
<strong>Saturday, October 5, rain or shine</strong> Autumn Fun Days + Free Bulb-Planting Workshop

Our bulb-planting workshop starts at 10:00 a.m.

Registration required for the bulb-planting workshop. No fee.

Gardeners or budding green thumbs are invited to purchase spring-flowering bulbs and plant them in a container of their own or one that is purchased at the store. Soil will be provided free of charge. Take your pot home and keep it cool until spring or we’ll store it for you in our coolers for pickup in late winter.

Bring the whole family for a fun filled day!

Come join the fun as we celebrate autumn at the farm! Families with kids can enjoy a host of free activities including a scavenger hunt, painting pumpkins, and complimentary cider and donuts.

No fee or registration required for below events:

  • Free Refreshments, Scavenger Hunt & Pumpkin Painting, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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