Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat; please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 302-831-2531. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716. All events are held in Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to lecture or class.
UDBG Friends Members, Nonmembers, Students: Free
UDBG Director Dr. John Frett and Horticulturist, photographer, and former Longwood Graduate Program Director Bob Lyons will lead an informative jaunt through the Herbaceous Garden, Color Trials and the Lepidoptera Trail to discuss colorful, intersting, and unusual plants that look great in mid-summer.
UDBG Friends Members: $85 Nonmembers: $95
Before the advent of synthetic dyes, many native and exotic plants were used as a source of color for fabric. Join textile artist and horticulturist Jeanne Frett for this hands-on class as we gather and process leaves of Japanese indigo from the garden to produce glorious shades of blue. Cochineal (red) and Osage orange (yellow) will also be available to round out the palette. Partipants will dye three silk scarves to tak home. All materials and an instructional notebook will be provided. Please wear old clothes, bring a notebook, and a bag lunch. MAXIMUM of 15 participants. MEET IN FISCHER GREENHOUSE