CORALVILLE– Forever Green Garden Center will host an Open House from April 13 through April 15 at 125 Forevergreen Road in Coralville. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday noon until 5 p.m. The spring open house is a fun family event with lots of free activities for all ages, including seminars, sales and door prizes. Explore greenhouses with over 10,000 flowers and vegetables. Kids can plant flowers, enjoy a coloring contest and explore nature items at an art exploration table. Pet and feed baby calves, lambs, chicks and other farm animals. Feeding times for the animals will be posted on Forever Green’s Facebook page. All activities are free and intended to offer a chance for people with any level of experience to learn more about enjoying the time in their yard and gardens.
Because seating is limited, seminar participants must register in advance. Seminars include:
• Creative container gardens– Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. Learn to plant and grow fabulous container gardens.
• Exciting plants and ideas 2012– Saturday April 14, 11 a.m. Hear about fun trends in landscaping and gardening.
• Get your kids into the garden– Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. For adults who want to engage their children in the outdoors.
• Create Natural Playgrounds with “Nature Explore”– Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. Activities blend art with nature, encouraging exploration in your own back yard. Presentation by Backyard Abundance.
• Vegetable gardening 101– Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m. Learn simple steps to plan your garden; tips for when, where and how to plant. Designed for beginning gardeners.