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.

May

Fairy Garden Workshop
Sat., May 16 10am

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.

Gardening for Newcomers
Sat., May 16th 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.  If this date doesn’t fit your schedule we have another session scheduled for April 22nd.

Air Plants & Driftwood: Make & Take Workshop
Sat., May 16th 11am

Tillandsia, or air plants, are fun, funky and easy care plants!  In this hands-on workshop Christian will teach you all about air plant care while you create a one of a kind piece of driftwood to decorate your home- one of our favorite air plant projects!  Participants will receive driftwood, mounting supplies, select plants, and moss to create their piece to take home.  Class fee: $25.00. Register to save your space – online here, or in store or over the phone.

Fairy Garden Workshop
Wed., May 20 1pm

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 birdfeeder 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.

Disappearing Fountain Installation Demo
Sat., May 30th 10:00am

Tired of the “everyday” in your backyard?  Add a sense of whimsy or serenity with a water feature!  Come see how easy it is to install and maintain a disappearing fountain.  This is one of the easiest water gardens to install as well as one of the most inexpensive.  Installation is almost as simple as digging a hole and placing it in!  We’ll fill you in on the finer points so you can add a wonderful and relaxing water feature to your garden with ease.  Cost is free but please register online or in-store to save your space.

June


July

Session 4: Baby it’s HOT outside!
July 11th 10am
In this birding class we will discuss water needs for the birds and different water features you can add to your gardens.  We’ll also talk how beneficial fruit and veggie scraps from the kitchen can be to the birds! Workshop fee is $10/person.  Each individual will receive a small piece of pond liner and instructions for creating a small “watering hole” for birds, butterflies, toads and other small animals.  We will end the session as always with a sharing from our journals. Register online here.

October

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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