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CALLOWAY'S AND CORNELIUS NURSERY ANNOUNCE ANNUAL GARDENING SERIES FOR CHILDREN
FORT WORTH, Texas – Jan. 21, 2011 – Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery will host educational gardening events at all of its locations for children ages 5-10 throughout the year.
Starting on Sunday, Feb. 13, children accompanied by a parent are encouraged to visit any Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery garden center and participate in a free potting station to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A similar event will take place on Mother’s Day – May 8th.
In the summer, the Callie’s Kids Summer Series will return on the third Wednesday of June, July and August. The activities are meant to teach children the importance of recycling and provide some outdoor gardening fun. Each event will last about an hour; from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the O2 Planting for the Future Station at all Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery locations. This is the third year that the garden center has offered these types of activities during the summer. In the fall, all families are encouraged to visit the nursery to participate in the Fall Harvest Festival. During this all-day event, children can participate in gardening activities, enjoy free popcorn and a free pie pumpkin for decorating.
All events are free and available while supplies last. Due to increasing demand, parents and guardians are encouraged to pre-register for the summer events at mytexasgarden.com. Large groups should contact the Calloway’s corporate office. More information can be found at or mytexasgarden.com.
“At Calloway’s, we really do love kids! We’re very excited to have these little gardeners in the nursery so they can learn about nature, recycling and, of course, planting,” Kimberly Bird, Vice President of Retail Marketing said.
The Callie’s Kids schedule is as follows. Visit www.calloways.com to learn more.
Feb. 13: Plant Some Love - Valentine's Day Planting - All Locations - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 8: Blooms for Mom - Mother's Day Planting - All Locations - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 15: Beautiful Butterflies - All Locations - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
July 20: Tissue Tulips - All Locations - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
August 17: Tin Can Tomato Planting - All Locations - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
October 1: Fall Harvest Festival - All Locations - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering expert advice from Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; store environments that are educational and easy to shop; weekly gardening clinics that serve both novice and expert gardeners; displays and instructions to aid gardeners with design and color development in their yards; and a product selection of the best plant varieties available. For more information, visit www.calloways.com.