Workshops, Classes & Seminars

We offer a variety of 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.


DSC04602Gardening for Newcomers
Saturday October 1st 10:00am

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.

Mini OrchidsOrchids are Easy!
Saturday October 8th 9:00am- 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 today to save your space!

bryce-hydrangea_medBeautiful Bushes: Super Shrubs for the Landscape
Presented by Bryce Lane
Saturday October 8th 10:00am – During our Fall Open House

With all the talk about herbaceous plants for the garden, what happened to the woodies? What makes a shrub a great plant for the garden? What does it mean to be time tested and what’s all the fuss about new plants. Come hear about a collection of my favorite shrubs, both new and established, and why they should be in every garden. Register here.

Beginner’s Bonsai
Saturday October 15th 10:00am

Learn the basics of bonsai care! In this workshop, we’ll cover the 5 basic bonsai forms, the types of tools needed to create your own bonsai, how to cut bonsai, and the theory behind bonsai presentation. The class is $50 and each class participant will receive one pre-bonsai tree, a pot, clippers and cleaning solution to create their own bonsai in the class. Register today – spots are limited so each participant can receive individual attention during the workshop. Advanced classes will be available in spring.

Established PondPond Shutdown & Winterization
Saturday October 15th 11:00am

Let us go over the basics of pond shutdown for the end of the season and the proper way to winterize your pond. We’ll cover plant maintenance, fish feeding guidelines and common maintenance of equipment. Please register here.


Phalaenopsis Orchid 9Advanced Orchid Care
Saturday October 22nd 9:00am

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.

SUCCULENTSSucculent Container Workshop
Saturday October 22nd 10:00am

Succulent gardens are a tremendous trend in gardening and home decor! Join us to learn about succulent care and design while we help you create a modern, tropical, dish garden! Fee is $20 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. Advanced registration required.

DSC00139Fairy Gardening Workshop
Saturday October 22nd 1:00pm

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, 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!  Click here for online registration or call us today.


20150630_120458Check back soon for our upcoming classes and workshops!



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