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.

September

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.  (Other fairy classes Oct. 25, Nov. 8 & Dec. 13)

boots Plant Your Treasured Junk Competition
Entries accepted– Saturday, September 27th – Anytime from 10am-2pm
Contest voting runs through October 13th

Enter our competition on September 27th and you could win big!  Stop in at your convenience from 10am-2pm on Saturday September 27th and bring with you your found or unusual container (no flower pots) to plant with plants purchased at our garden center that day.  Use your imagination and plant your favorite found treasure – your grandmother’s antique jewelry box, a broken toilet or an old shoe!

We’ll snap a photo when you’re done and put it on Facebook as well as on a poster in our store and let customers vote for their favorites until after our Fall Festival in October.  Photo ‘likes’ on Facebook will count as votes – so encourage your friends to vote for you!  In store voting will be limited to one vote per customer per day.  Votes will be calculated and winners announced on Monday October 13th.

Get creative and plant up your treasures with colorful fall blooming plants, evergreen perennials, succulents or wherever your imagination takes you! We are so excited to see your entries!

Please pre-register today so we can prepare! Registration fee is $10 to cover up to 8 qts of soil.  Additional soil charges will apply for larger containers requiring additional soil.

houseplant-wateringFall Houseplant Care
Saturday, September 27th – 2pm

Join us to learn about general care for houseplants and tropicals including transitioning them indoors this season.  Don’t worry about winter coming – you can still enjoy your tropical getaway indoors through the cold season! Class requires $10 registration fee.  Participants will receive a free 4” houseplant to take home. Register today to save your place.

Fall leaves reducedAdding Fall Color to the Landscape
Saturday, September 27th – 3pm

Autumn is a wonderful season!  While many spring and summer blooms have faded there are many excellent trees, shrubs and perennials to add color to your landscape in addition to fall mums and pansies. We’ll discuss interesting fall blooms, evergreen perennials and identify trees and shrubs with fabulous fall color and interest.  Leave with a handout to assist you in painting a new autumnal pallet in your landscape.  Class is FREE but please register in advance to save your space.

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.

Croton mixed into a Fall Container GardenFall Festival – EVENT
October 11th

Join us for a fun day to celebrate the season!  Special savings, register-to-win prizes, kids activities and more!  Punkin’ chunk for savings by shooting miniature pumpkins at targets to win a percentage off your purchase!

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.

DSC06884Halloween Fairy Garden Workshop
October 25th – 1pm

Join us to make a miniature Halloween or zombie 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.

November

Holiday Open HouseHoliday Open House – EVENT
November 2nd

Join us and get in the holiday spirit for our annual holiday open house! Enjoy special sales, desserts and more as you shop our decorated trees, decor and gifts.

DSC06739Fairy Garden Workshop
November 8th – 1pm

Join us to make a wondrous miniature 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.

DSC00009reducedSucculent Table Centerpiece
November 8th – 3pm

Succulent gardens are the hottest thing right now in gardening and home decor!  A succulent garden makes a stunning, and dramatic addition to any table for the holidays or any day.  As low maintenance plants requiring little care, they will continue to impress well beyond the upcoming holidays with very little upkeep.  Join us to learn about succulents and how to assemble an impressive and modern centerpiece for your table!  Fee is $10 and includes instruction, design assistance and specialty planting medium.  Plant will be selected and purchased during class.  Bring your own container or purchase one while you are here.  Register today – space is limited.

December

Winter Fairy Gardening Workshop
December 13th – 1pm

Join us to make a wondrous winter 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.