• The Perennial Garden in July, at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer will lead a presentation on perennial botany and identification and explain how it can be used to better care for, identify, and maintain a healthy garden. The talk will be followed by a short walk in the perennial beds at Merryspring, now in full bloom. Admission to the Outdoor Summer Talk series is $5 for the general public, free for Merryspring members. No need to register.


  • Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day Series Continues, with the newly created terraced gardens at the home of Elsa Mead, 40 Bayview Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 10 public gardens in Belfast, tended by members of the club, will also be featured that day. A printed map with locations of the public gardens will be available at the Mead garden and guests are encouraged to explore them all that day or in the future. A $5 donation is requested to sustain club operations.


  • Two-Part Mushroom Workshop with Expert Greg Marley, see color photos and learn the basics of wild mushrooming via Zoom on Friday, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Then take a mushroom walk at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden on Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are invited to bring fresh examples of mushrooms from their own locale to identify. No mushrooming experience is needed. Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching about mushrooms for over 45 years. This program is part of the Weekend Workshop series. The cost is $60 for one person, $75 for couples: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.