Ideal for a beginner or intermediate gardener, our spring workshops are designed to help you improve your gardening knowledge. Come armed with questions and learn from our experts.
All workshops are at 10am unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change. Download our current workshop schedule here:
Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting your own plants from seed is fun, easy, and a great way to stretch your garden budget. Kick off the 2017 growing season with our in depth seed starting demonstration. Learn how to start annual flowers, herbs, and vegetables, the best way to care for your seeds as they grow and many more tips and techniques for successful growing.
Do you want to create a jungle oasis in your home or bring life to your office? We can help! Expert interior horticulturalist Micah Belyea will identify the right plants for your space and teach you how to care for them. No matter your light conditions, we will find a plant that works for you.
This botanical boot camp is designed especially for beginner gardeners. We will take the intimidation out of gardening by teaching you the basics. Learn how to determine your soil type, improve your soil, determine your sun exposure, choose the right plants and water efficiently.
Soil, Compost and Mulch
A successful garden is in the soil. Learn what differentiates soil, compost, and mulch. Do you need to replace your garden soil this year? How much mulch is enough? Expert gardener Cameron Bonsey from Coast of Maine organic products will be here to answer all your questions.
Grow Your Own Herbs
Everyone loves an herb garden near the kitchen! Learn how to grow your own culinary and medicinal herbs at home. We will cover growing requirements, choosing a successful combination of plants, harvesting techniques and post harvest storage.
Backyard Berry Patch & Orchard
Have you always wanted a fruit oasis in your own backyard? Or do you have an existing fruit tree and don’t know how to care for it? Learn different fruit growing methods, site selection, soil preparation, plant care and pruning. Fruit expert John Neri from Green City Growers will be here to answer all your questions!
Urban Vegetable Growing
Do you want a vegetable garden but don’t have the space? Learn the basics of vegetable gardening in small spaces with seasoned farmer Robyn Burns, Program Director at CitySprouts. Robyn will discuss container gardens, plant supports, succession planting, and techniques for getting the most out of your urban garden space.
Whether you’re just getting started or need to add color to an existing garden, this workshop will help you plan the garden of your dreams. Learn how to use garden design principles as tools to create a space that works for you. Landscape designer Sophie Bignet from Pemberton Farms Garden Services will be here to inspire and answer your questions!
What’s better than a freshly picked tomato from your own garden? This workshop will help you choose the variety of tomatoes that will work best for you, demonstrate how to plant them and teach you what you need to know to help them thrive.
Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
Pollinators play an essential role in ensuring productive harvests and are becoming increasingly rare. Learn how to attract pollinators such as honeybees and hummingbirds to your garden during this workshop. We will cover everything you can do to create an ideal habitat for these beautiful and necessary pollinators.
Spring Container Gardening
It’s time to spruce up those window boxes and planters! Join us to learn how to create the most striking containers on your block. We will cover choosing the right container, soil and plant selection and seasonal design. Bring your own container or choose from our beautiful pottery.
Learn how to add curb appeal to your home with essential lawn maintenance tips. We will cover what to plant, how to care for your new or existing lawn, weed control and more. Lawn care can be intimidating, but we will show you how easy growing a beautiful lawn can be!
Are you looking to bring life to your shade garden? This workshop will help you design a beautiful garden using shade tolerant annuals and perennials. You will learn reliable shade garden plants, how to provide texture and flow and even how to incorporate color into your shade garden. Bring your
questions and challenges for our design team!
Ensuring consistent color in your garden can be a challenge. This workshop features dependable, low maintenance perennials and flowering shrubs that will guarantee beautiful color in your garden all summer long. Expert gardener Steve Herbert from our perennial supplier, The Plant Group, will be here to share his favorite summer blooming plants, gardening tips, and techniques for lasting color. The Plant Group is the largest supplier of perennials in New England, growing over 1500 varieties for 31 years. If there is any perennial you have questions about, Steve can help!
This workshop will tackle the obstacles you face while gardening. We will cover pests, diseases, soil deficiencies and other garden problems. Come with questions and photos of your problems and we will help find a solution!