Gardening Seminars

Free Winter 2019 Garden-Related Seminars

All seminars are free and taught by Horticulturist Misty Kuceris at Burke Nursery & Garden Centre; 9401 Burke Rd, Burke, VA 22015. We ask that you pre-register since seating is limited. You can either pre-register by calling the store at 703-323-1188 or emailing Misty at


Seminar Information What You’ll Learn
Backyard Birds: Create a Wildlife Habitat

Saturday, February 2, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Many birds live in your yard year-round. They rarely migrate. Learn about:

·         The most common birds found in your backyard throughout the year;

·         Their feeding and nesting habits;

·         What trees, shrubs, and other plants attract birds to your yard; and

·         How to create your wildlife habitat.

House Plants: Bringing the Outdoors In

Saturday, February 9, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Create a better environment for your home. Learn about:

·         The health benefits to houseplants;

·         Choosing the right plants for your home;

·         Caring for houseplants;

·         Fertilizing and repotting houseplants; and

·         The right pot and potting mix.

Lawn Care: Improve Curb Appeal 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Get the best techniques for creating a fabulous lawn. Learn about:

·         The difference between rejuvenating your lawn or starting over;

·         Applying the best soil amendments and fertilizer;

·         Ridding your lawn of those pesky weeds; and

·         Growing and maintaining a beautiful lawn.

Spring Garden Maintenance: Time to Prepare

Saturday, February 23, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am

With Spring approaching you want the best gardens for your flowers, vegetables, and other plants you want to grow. Learn about:

·         Assessing your gardens;

·         Utilizing the right soil amendments;

·         Pruning – when and the best garden tools to use; and

·         Best mulch to use for specific gardens.