Gardening with the Masters

Have you always wanted a garden that your neighbors are envious of? Are you looking to improve your carbon footprint? Do you want to stay healthy by living off the earth? This series is made just for you! Join us in the Winnipesaukee Room at The Carriage House to learn the fine art of keeping your garden alive and thriving. We have teamed up with the New Hampshire Master Gardeners to bring you a series of five instructional garden presentations just in time for the start of the gardening season. Attend one class, or all five, and get your gardens in tip-top shape this year!

Starting Plants from Seeds
Wednesday April 12th, 6:00pm

We welcome Shirley Splaine, a Belknap Master Gardener, to discuss the best ways to start plants from seeds. She will share her hints and tips to make your growing season a successful one!

Composting 101
Wednesday April 19th, 6:00pm

Have you always wanted to have a compost pile but don’t know how to get it started? Master Gardener Dean Anson will teach you everything you need to know about composting. Let’s work together to turn our food waste into gold for our gardens!

Managing Pests in the Garden, the Organic Way
Wednesday April 26th, 6:00pm

Pests are a natural occurrence in gardens, but you don’t want them getting fat off your tomatoes! We welcome Master Gardener Jackie Hamblet to teach us how to protect our plants without using harsh chemicals.

Vegetable Gardening 101
Wednesday May 3rd, 6:00pm

Master Gardener Susan Porier joins us to talk about the essentials of growing our own veggies. We will learn together, develop a new hobby, and reap the benefits by enjoying our beautiful home grown vegetables!

Raised Bed Gardens
Wednesday May 10th, 6:00pm

Don’t have great soil? Try growing your garden in a raised bed! Master Gardener, Kim Espinosa will show us how to create and maintain a great garden in a raised bed.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $10 per person, per class OR $8 per person per class for Friends of the Castle. Not a member yet, click here to Become a Member today, and receive discounts to special programs such as this one! We are also offering a Series Pass for $40 per person ($32 for Friends of the Castle) so you can attend all five classes for the price of four!

You can purchase tickets online in advance, or at the door the day of the event. When purchasing tickets online, please select the class(es) you’d like to attend OR select a Series Pass.

If you are a member and you would like to purchase a ticket in advance, please contact our Programs Coordinator Stephanie at 603-476-5410 or email us.

All ticket sales are final; there are no refunds or exchanges. This event is held indoors, rain or shine.

Directions and Parking

All guests are reminded to use Ossipee Park Road for entry. Park in our main parking lot and walk to The Carriage House. This event will take place on the second floor of the Carriage House. We have accessible parking located outside of The Carriage House.