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 date of the seminar below, 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.

August

Pond Maintenance & Winterizing your Pond
August 30th – 10am
Learn about pond maintenance with a focus on winter prep!  We will also talk about spring and summer care as well as the basics of planning and setup.  Water gardening can have the reputation of being a chore but if steps are taken early on and you keep on on maintenance – owning a garden pond can be easy and rewarding!  Cost is free but please register online or in-store to save your space.

September

Disappearing Fountain Installation Demonstration
September 6th – 10am 
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 simplest and cost effective of all water features, 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.

Phalaenopsis Orchid 9Orchids are Easy!
September 6th – 9am
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 in-store today.

Gardening-for-HomeGardening for Newcomers
September 13th – 3pm
Are you new to the area or just confused?  This area is a melting pot of transplants from other parts of the U.S.  We will give you the expert advice on soil preparation, plant selection and planting methods for successful gardening in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.  Whether you are new to the area or new to gardening this is for you!  Class is free but please register in advance to save your space- online or in-store.

orchid_21Advanced Orchid Care
September 20th – 9am
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.

Gardening Class - How to Fairy GardenMiniature Fall Garden Workshop
September 20th – 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 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.

October

Phalaenopsis Orchid 2Orchids are Easy!
October 4th – 9am
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 in-store today.

N&O Online Orchid 2Advanced Orchid Care
October 18th – 9am
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.