Workshops, Classes & Seminars

We offer a variety of free,  informative seminars plus great make-and-take workshops throughout the year.  Below is a list of our current schedule.  We love sharing our knowledge and teaching others how to garden! Space is limited and classes will fill up quickly so register today to save your place!  You may register online with pay-pal by clicking the link in each description, in store, or by calling us at (919) 878-8877.  Want a private workshop?  We offer weekday container garden and fairy garden workshops for groups of 6 or more.

September

Gardening for Newcomers
September 12th 10am
Are you new here or just confused?  This area is a melting pot of transplants from other parts of the U.S.  The Piedmont region of NC is unique.  Let us share our expert advice on soil preparation, plant selection and planting methods for gardening in zone 7b.  Whether you are new to the area or new to gardening, this class is for you! The class is free but registration is required. Class is free! Register today to save your space.

Planting for Beneficials
September 19th 10am
In this exciting workshop learn what plants to add to your garden for attracting beneficial insects.  Beneficials include pollinators and insects to help control pests.  Fall planting is ideal so plants will be established before spring and ready to attract new friends to your garden or landscape.  Attract the good bugs and they’ll help maintain your garden for you!  Registration fee is just $5 and participants will receive some free seeds to take home. Register online here.

Orchids are Easy!
September 19th – 10am

Love orchids, but afraid to take one home? Maybe you received an orchid as a gift and now want to make sure you take care of it properly? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn basic orchid care from the experts and we’ll show you how easy it is!  Space is Limited! Class instruction is just $5!  Register online or over the phone today.

Fall Fairy Gardening
September 19th – 1pm

Join us to make a miniature fall garden.  These miniature gardens, complete with small plants, walkways, and trinkets are a delightful addition to the garden. With endless design possibilities all you need is a big imagination. Included in the class are the following materials at no charge:  container, metro-mix premium soil, fertilizer, sand and gravel for your walkways, moss, miniature pumpkin, and one birdhouse/ or bird feeder and one birdbath/ or garden tools. ($30.00 retail value). Plants and furniture will need to be selected and purchased on day of class.  Participants receive 10% off additional fairy gardening pieces and plants during the class. Class fees: Adult fee is $25.  For an adult and child both making a fairy garden the fee is $25 per adult, $10 per child (limit of 1 child per adult to allow for adequate assistance).  If adult does not want to make their own garden, the fee is $25 per child (adult supervision still required). Register quickly; these classes fill up fast!

Advanced Orchid Care
September 26th – 10am

Are you interested in growing your own orchid, getting it to re-bloom and controlling pests and disease? Learn advanced orchid care from the experts. Registration fee is $5.00. Space is limited – reserve your space today by registering online or in-store. Register online here.

October

Backyard Birding Session 5: Save the Garden for the Birds!
October 3rd – 10am
As we clean up our gardens for the year, there is a lot we can save for the birds!  We’ll talk about what to get rid of and what to keep as well as how to clean our nesting boxes and what to provide for our birds to last them through the winter. Fee is $10/person.  Each participant will get a special treat to take home for the birds. Register in advance.  Online registration is here.

Fall Fairy Gardening
October 3rd – 1pm

Join us to make a miniature fall garden.  These miniature gardens, complete with small plants, walkways, and trinkets are a delightful addition to the garden. With endless design possibilities all you need is a big imagination. Included in the class are the following materials at no charge:  container, metro-mix premium soil, fertilizer, sand and gravel for your walkways, moss, miniature pumpkin, and one birdhouse/ or bird feeder and one birdbath/ or garden tools. ($30.00 retail value). Plants and furniture will need to be selected and purchased on day of class.  Participants receive 10% off additional fairy gardening pieces and plants during the class. Class fees: Adult fee is $25.  For an adult and child both making a fairy garden the fee is $25 per adult, $10 per child (limit of 1 child per adult to allow for adequate assistance).  If adult does not want to make their own garden, the fee is $25 per child (adult supervision still required). Register quickly; these classes fill up fast!

Orchids are Easy!
October 10th – 10am – During our Fall Open House!

Love orchids, but afraid to take one home? Maybe you received an orchid as a gift and now want to make sure you take care of it properly? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn basic orchid care from the experts and we’ll show you how easy it is!  Space is Limited! Class instruction is just $5!  Register online or over the phone today.

The Lawn of Your Dreams!
October 10th – 1pm – During our Fall Open House
Have you had problems growing fescue in the past?  Let us help you grow a beautiful fescue lawn 12 months out of the year.  Join us for a discussion starting with soil and weeds and including seeding, fertilization and care.  Let your fescue lawn be the envy of your neighborhood!  Cost is FREE but please register in advance.

Advanced Orchid Care
October 24th – 10am

Are you interested in growing your own orchid, getting it to re-bloom and controlling pests and disease? Learn advanced orchid care from the experts. Registration fee is $5.00. Space is limited – reserve your space today by registering online or in-store. Register here.

November

Success with Succulents
November 7th – 10am
Succulent gardens are a big trend in gardening and home decor! Join us to learn about succulent care and design while we help you create a fun, modern, dish garden! Fee is $10 and includes instruction, design assistance and specialty planting medium. Plants will be selected and purchased during class.  Come prepared to purchase a container or bring your favorite from home.  Register online here.

Fall Fairy Gardening
November 7th – 1pm
Join us to make a miniature fall garden.  These miniature gardens, complete with small plants, walkways, and trinkets are a delightful addition to the garden. With endless design possibilities all you need is a big imagination. Included in the class are the following materials at no charge:  container, metro-mix premium soil, fertilizer, sand and gravel for your walkways, moss, miniature pumpkin, and one birdhouse/ or bird feeder and one birdbath/ or garden tools. ($30.00 retail value). Plants and furniture will need to be selected and purchased on day of class.  Participants receive 10% off additional fairy gardening pieces and plants during the class. Class fees: Adult fee is $25.  For an adult and child both making a fairy garden the fee is $25 per adult, $10 per child (limit of 1 child per adult to allow for adequate assistance).  If adult does not want to make their own garden, the fee is $25 per child (adult supervision still required). Register quickly; these classes fill up fast!

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