Events Calendar

Thursday, April 27 2023

April 27, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Alyx Christenson, and Annalesa Albright--for a volunteer work day on the grounds. The Lynden Sculpture Garden is transforming its natural habitats and formal landscapes into sustainable and diverse ecosystems that highlight the natural beauty inherent in them. The Lynden's goal is to steward healthy habitats for an array of native plants and wildlife while adding a vibrant mosaic of color and texture to this sculptural landscape through every season.

With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, the Lynden provides many volunteer and learning opportunities, from removing invasive species to planting new trees and plugs, weeding, pruning, collecting, and spreading seeds. If you or someone you know has a few hours or are looking for regular, ongoing volunteer work that keeps you outside, you are welcome to join us. With a small land staff, volunteer help is essential to the evolution and restoration of the Lynden grounds.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them)! Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.


April 27, 10 am-12 pm
In April, help us control invasive garlic mustard within the forested ravine. Learn about invasive species control and leave with a handful of garlic mustard and a recipe for Garlic Mustard Pesto as a thank you for your time.

May 25, 10 am-12 pm
In May, we are back in the ravine to control garlic mustard and the now-blooming dame’s rocket. As we move through the season, we will be tracking different species of plants as they pop up around the grounds. Catching these plants at the correct time will help prevent them from seeding and spreading next year. While we may not want dame’s rocket in our landscapes, the leaves are edible; some compare them to a "sweeter arugula" (also known as rocket) or spinach.

June 29, 10 am-12 pm
In June, we're on the lookout for white sweet clover in Lynden's prairies and savannas. This clover tends to outgrow ecologically significant species, shading out the sun-loving plants we are working to cultivate in these microhabitats. While sweet clover is not so desirable in the landscape, it can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable or dried and used for vanilla flavoring in sweets and tea.

July 27, 10 am-12 pm
August 31, 10 am-12 pm
September 28, 10 am-12 pm
October 28, 10 am-12 pm
November 16, 10 am-12 pm

April 27, 2023 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session.
Registration: Registration is closed.

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