This is a part-time job, taking responsibility for all operations on the seven-acre site.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Kids and parents are invited to Woodlands Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday to hear stories and take a walk in the woods.
If you want to get your kids outside to enjoy the fall weather this weekend, think about Woodlands Garden at 932 Scott Blvd. in Decatur. The free event will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Ruby Bock, manager of the garden, tells about it. Please join us on Saturday morning for a seasonally inspired storytime and craft experience. Mia Manekofsky, children's librarian at the downtown Decatur location, will be here to read two stories. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we'll hear "I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie" by Alison Jackson, and we'll have our own lady who gets stuffed with food. There are plenty of yellow (and red and orange and gold) leaves here at Woodlands this week, so the other book, "The Little Yellow Leaf" by Carin Berger, …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Camellia-related events are planned for March 23 and 31.
Ruby Bock of Woodlands Garden, the seven-acre forest sanctuary off Scott Boulevard in Decatur, sent these beautiful photos of camellias. In case you've never visited Woodlands, two programs are scheduled for this month. Patty Bonner writes that winter at Woodlands Garden provides "a quiet peace and pleasant vistas that can’t be seen in summer." Visible from the street are Japanese magnolias, apricot trees and early-blooming quince and forsythia, but the greatest interest is to be found in the “Camellia Patch.” Wandering among these 123 blossoming trees is an experience not to be missed. You may recognize some of the 67 identified varieties, or you may be able to help name some of the 30 plants that are still unidentified. Even if you know …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The garden is open from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Winter is a busy time at Woodlands Garden, a seven acres of forest sanctuary in urbanized Decatur. Though the weather is often cold there's plenty of activity -- if you take time to look. You can enjoy the monthly Sunday in the Garden from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 29, and see for yourself. As garden manager Ruby Bock says in an email, You're likely to see camellias blooming in red, white and pink; papery brown leaves on the beech trees, rattling in the wind; daffodil foliage poking through the leaf litter; pink and white blooms on the hellebores. Bock also says Mid-Week Gardeners kicks off the year Feb. 28 with an inside workshop with Jerry Kinnane, long-time Woodlands volunteer, on tool sharpening and care. It starts at 10 a.m. with …