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New Entrance Preparations

Storybook Fairies Class

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Eagle Scout Project

Coloring Pages


Saturday, March 31
10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 1
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

J. Holocomb Photography will be at Hatcher Garden to photograph your children with the Easter Bunny. Photos will be printed and ready to take home within minutes. Cash and cards are accepted. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve. See below for prices:

one 4x6 - $7.00       one 5x7 - $10.00       one 8x10 - $15.00
Package - one 8x10, two 4x6 - $25.00

Monday, April 2nd
9:00a.m. - 12 Noon

Looking for fun activity for your four to eight year-old child(ren) during Spring Break? How about story time and a nature walk at Hatcher Garden! Led by one of our board members and her daughter, children will learn about Hatcher Garden's woodland preserve, search for good fairy hiding places, and discover what items can be gathered to make fairy crowns and bracelets. The class includes a photo shoot wearing the newly made costumes, a healthy fairy snack picnic and a sensory scavenger hunt. For more information and to sign up for this class, click here.

New Entrance Preparations

Preparations for construction of the new expanded garden entrance have begun with the digging up of the hellebores and hostas located at the current entrance. These plants will be moved to other parts of the garden. The hellebores were moved to the letter "H" post on the trail which the Eagle Scouts had built (see below) and erected in January (the second "H" in Hatcher). These beautiful plants were originally part of the roadside beautification project. They are flourishing in their new location!

Here are a couple other events to look forward to in 2018:

Spring Plant Sale


The week of
April 16 - 21

Fall Plant Sale


The week of
October 1 - 6

Fall for Hatcher
Gourmet Garden Party
and Auction


Tuesday, October 9

Pumpkin Path
Thursday, October 25


Santa in the Garden
Saturday, December 1

Thank You for participating in

We appreciate all our patrons who participated by purchasing hand decorated valentines in honor or in remembrance of a loved one. We would also like to thank the girls at The Anchor House for creating the beautiful valentines for this event.

On Saturday January 27th, the Converse College Valkyries Softball Team volunteered to help remove one of the large trees that was downed from October's storms (see below). They helped Hatcher Garden Manager Dan Shook move the toppled tree from the Turtle Pond in order to cut into smaller pieces.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Boy Scout Troop 2 gave to HG......
On the first Saturday of the new year, Boy Scout Troop 2 braved the frigid below freezing temperatures to perform an Eagle Scout Project. They stained posts and boards, painted letters and dug holes for the posts. The signs were assembled and installed along the paved paths of Hatcher Garden. They spell out "Hatcher Garden." Plants that share the same first letter of the signs will be planted at the base of the posts later this year. Can you spot them all? They start with the letter "H" which can be found in the perennial gardens and follow the paved paths. The signs continue through the Garden of Hope & Healing and on to the new Mary Black Foundation Trail, then onto the Thomas W. Bartram Trail and back onto the regular paved path.

Can you find them all? Some are close to the paved path, others are not.

Available Now!
The 2017 Hatcher Garden Note Cards

Perched on a branch near the Pavilion in the Garden of Hope & Healing, a female cardinal is the star of this year's Hatcher Garden Christmas card. Overcast, snow flurries softly fall to add a fresh layer to the ground. These cards are blank inside for personal messages from thank you notes or correspondence. Christmas cards are still available for purchase and Giclee prints are avaiable upon request. Come by the office and pick up yours or order online by clicking here!


NBC News recently had a story on ecotherapy, where a doctor prescribed taking a walk in nature instead of pills to deal with some cases of anxiety and depression. Ecotherapy combines nature walks with therapy sessions and simple exercises. Patients are instructed to focus on three key elements:
   - The sounds of chirping birds
   - The visuals of trees and leaves
   - The sound of streams or rivers
Hatcher Garden has all these things! Come take a walk in Hatcher Garden especailly in these stressful holidays! To see more information on the NBC News story, click here.

Hatcher Garden Coloring Pages

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is now offering coloring pages for you to download and color. They are fun to color and and provide some fun facts as well. Currently there are eight pages with more to be added over the next couple months. Click here to access the page to download the pages as well as see pictures as a reference. Pages are also available at the Jess Taylor Pavilion.



Week of March 19 - 23

Monday - Friday - Preparations of construction of the new garden entrance

9:00 am. - 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meet Dan and Peggy at the pavilion, beside the parking lot, to find out what needs to be done. No experience necessary. Dan will always have plenty for us to do. We do a wide range of tasks including propagating, planting, mulching,and weeding. Become one of the Hearts of Hatcher!

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS with the veteran Hatcher Volunteers (Hearts of Hatcher)
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Many of our "veteran" volunteers originally gathered on Thursdays to work in the garden. Some have over 10 years experience! Now a group of our veterans come on Tuesdays as well. Come join in the work and fellowship with the great folks who help to make the Garden grow!

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