Winter Garden Walk; Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walk Join the staff at the Charley Creek Gardens for a refreshing Let’s Move Winter Garden Walk this Friday, February 17th at 10am and Sunday, February 19th at 1pm. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center at 551 N. Miami Street, Wabash, IN, will last about one hour and will be followed by light refreshments.

A Winter Scavenger Hunt is available for the kids to do while the adults are on their walk.

Visitors may park at 518 N. Wabash Street, near the hedge maze. Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation.

The Charley Creek Gardens is an official Let’s Move! Garden. As a Let’s Move! Garden, the Charley Creek Gardens has committed to offering interactive experiences that promote healthy physical activity.

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Let’s Move!!: Winter Garden Walk

Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walk

Join the staff at the Charley Creek Gardens for a refreshing Let’s Move Winter Garden Walk this Friday, February 3rd at 10am and Sunday, February 5th at 1pm. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center  at 551 N. Miami Street, Wabash, IN, will last about one hour and will be followed by light refreshments.  Visitors may park at 518 N. Wabash Street, near the hedge maze.

The next scheduled Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walks are Friday, February 17th and Sunday, February 19th. Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information.

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Winter Garden Walk: Winter Activity

Kelly Smith points out the scaly nature of the bark on a mature wild black cherry tree at the early January Winter Garden Walk.

Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walk
Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st at 10 a.m. – Join Amy Kissel on Friday and Kelly Smith, Director of the Charley Creek Gardens, on Saturday for a Let’s Move! Gardens winter garden walk. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center at 551 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN, will last about one hour and will be followed by light refreshments. Please dress accordingly.
Amy graduated from Purdue with a B.S. in Forestry and is member of our gardening team. She also heads up the Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move Program.
Kelly has a Horticulture Degree from Purdue University. She will act as your guide explaining the winter characteristics of the trees and shrubs that stand out without the foliage, the different types of birds that are active this time of year, and possibly find some animal tracks in the Gardens. There is no charge for this event. Please enjoy a great start to your Friday and Saturday morning.
Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information or weather related questions.

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. The Charley Creek Gardens is an official Let’s Move! Garden. As a Let’s Move! Garden, the Charley Creek Gardens has committed to offering interactive experiences that promote healthy physical activity.

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Charley Creek Gardens: Annual Seed Exchange

Charley Creek Gardens Announces
Fourth Annual Seed Exchange

 

The Charley Creek Gardens Fourth Annual Seed Exchange is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th from 9am to noon.

The Seed Exchange provides an opportunity for gardeners to share seeds that they have collected from their gardens or to acquire a seed they have been looking for. In addition, gardeners can share information with each other.

There are many benefits to participating in a seed exchange: 1.The Exchange saves gardeners from having to order seeds on-line; 2. The quantity can be controlled (not everyone needs an entire packet); 3. The event is free of charge; and 4. Bringing seeds is not a requirement to attend.

The Seed Categories for the event are Herbs, Vegetables, Annuals, Native Plants, and Perennials.  The Charley Creek Gardens already has a limited supply of seeds for each category. 

Guests need to arrive between 9-10am to drop off and have seeds categorized.  At 10am individual seed selection will begin where each person will have the opportunity to select one packet from each category.  The open seed swap will begin after the individual seed selection.  There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served.  Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information.

Don’t have seeds to exchange? Don’t worry, there will be plenty! See you then!

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Let’s Move!: Winter Garden Walk

Saturday, January 7th at 10am – Join Kelly Smith, Director of the Charley Creek Gardens, for a Let’s Move Gardens! winter garden walk. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center walk at 551 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN.. The walk will last about one hour followed by light refreshments.  The weather is expected to be a perfect 40 degrees, so please dress accordingly.

Kelly has a Horticulture Degree from Purdue University.  She will act as your guide explaining the bark characteristics of trees that are not normally seen, the different types of birds that are active this time of year, and the winter characteristics of the trees and shrubs that stand out without the foliage.  There is no charge for this event. Please enjoy a great start to your Saturday morning.

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Yule Time Stroll: A Family Christmas & Holiday Tradition

Are you looking for a new Christmas or Holiday Tradition?  Are you wanting to enjoy a winter garden walk? Visit the Charley Creek Gardens in Wabash, IN this season.

The Charley Creek Gardens’ Yule Time Stroll is entering its third year, and the staff is looking forward to greeting returning visitors and making new friends.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the serenity of the evening gardens that glow with the lighted paths. After the stroll, all are invited inside the Garden Building to enjoy hot chocolate and take a break from the holiday bustle to enjoy a quiet moment with family and friends.

The 2011 Yule Time Stroll is scheduled Friday, December 16th through Sunday, December 25th.

Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 6pm – 8pm and Friday & Saturday, 6pm-9pm.

Whether you are wanting to revisit childhood memories or create a few of your own, make the Charley Creek Gardens’ Yule Time Stroll part of your holiday tradition!

Parking is available at 518 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN

Contact the Gardens for weather related closings:  260-563-1020

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Charley Creek Gardens

The Charley Creek Gardens consist of almost 7 acres of naturalized and formal gardens located in the heart of Wabash, IN.  The gardens are open for self-guided walking tours from dawn to dusk every day of the year.  There are special celebrations throughout the seasons–including a Yule Time Stroll during the Christmas Holiday Season.  The Garfield Wildflower Meadow, a labyrinth, hedge maze, cutting garden and waterfall are all features of this peaceful setting. Take a walk through the gardens, bring you dog (on a leash), enjoy the scenery and breathtaking beauty of nature.

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