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Virtual Earth Day Event

This year, Earth Day focuses on restoring our Earth. Learn about Hillwood’s conservation efforts including pollinator gardens, a new native garden with a bio-retention pond, worm composting, and energy improvements, with Jessica Bonilla, Director of Horticulture.

To see how else Hillwood is celebrating Earth Day, families may enjoy our virtual Miniature Garden Workshop, Hillwood's first-ever gardening workshop especially for families.

CONNECTING WITH ZOOM

This virtual tour is presented live via Zoom. The tour begins at 1:30 p.m. and an online "waiting room" opens at 1 p.m. Questions can be submitted via the chat feature. Please note that this workshop will be recorded.

Registered participants will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Jessica Bonilla (she/her) is the director of horticulture at Hillwood. She joined Hillwood as a gardener in 2009, grew into a head gardener position in 2014 and became director in July of 2020. She leads the staff responsible for garden upkeep, greenhouse production, orchid care and floral arrangements. With over twenty years of experience, she has worked in commercial landscaping, private estate gardening, and ran her own landscaping business. She has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Contracting from Penn State.

  • Hillwood's azaleas and armillary sphere, with overlayed text reading Earth Day
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik