Gardening Classes & Workshops

See Gardening Classes & Workshops Schedule Below

workshop2 2015Gardening classes and workshops offered by Creek Side Gardens are the perfect opportunity for us to share and learn more about the wonderful world of plants, flowers, gardening and how to manage it all. Growing flowers and plants is a real blend of science and artistic expression. Sometimes we have the feeling for what we want to do, but don’t know how to go about it. Sometimes we have a technical plan but are just not sure how to put it all together in a creative way. Sometimes we don’t even know what we don’t know. These are the times to visit Creek Side Gardens and attend our free weekly gardening classes and gardening workshops. Our Green Team of gardening experts, designers, plants-people and friendly folks are dedicated to helping you put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Held every Saturday morning and covering a wide variety of topics, the Creek Side classes and workshops offer instruction and inspire you to further your plant and gardening capabilities. Green Team members host the classes and cover that day’s topic in an open, informal manner that allows the attendees to ask questions and share their experiences with the instructor and other attendees. This way everybody has an opportunity to learn something new. Even those of us who have been gardening and growing plants for a long time know every day there is always something new to learn. And we learn the best way from one another.

Let us add color to your life. Call 303-933-8493 or contact us online.

We understand everybody has busy lives, busy schedules and it is sometimes difficult to find time to do everything we want to do. But, if you are interested in learning and sharing just a little more about your gardening experiences, take a Saturday morning hour, grab a coffee and come on over to the place where inspiration grows. You’ll find the Creek Side gardening classes and gardening workshops are easy, fun and worth your time. Check out our workshop calendar for what topics are coming up next.

Need inspiration? Call today at 303-933-8493 or contact us online.


2017 Workshop Schedule


  • Superfood Salad Bowl

Saturday April 22nd at 10am

veggie pot2 5-28-14A great time to put out your cool crop veggies, make a salad in a bowl with all great foods for the cool season.  This can be placed outside on your patio table.  Materials include;  container, soil, lettuce blend, spinach, kale and pansies (yes, they are edible). $40.00





  • Perennial Container Garden

Saturday April 29th at 10am

Perennials are perfect for a large container.  We will teach you the basics of perennial care and select plants that will keep blooming all summer.  Materials include; 14” patio container, (5) selected perennials, soil, instruction and handouts. $50.00




Past Workshops 2016

  • Roseapalooza Rose Workshop 

Saturday, May 21st – 10:00am – $35.00 includes rose bush of your choice

roses 5-23-13Join Peggy Williams from the Denver Rose Society for an in-depth, though, interesting and timely presentation about all things rose growing in the Rocky Mountain region.  A huge selection of Creek Side rose bushes will be available in perfect condition for planting in your garden.



  • Thriller, Filler, Spiller Container Garden

Saturday, May 28th – 10:00am – $40.00 fee (pre-registration required).

patio pots 5-12Creek Side Gardens is proud to create patio pots and hanging baskets with our unique recipes.  Sharing this joy and experience with our customers by helping you create your own one-of-a-kind container garden.  Using our tried and true “Thriller, Filler and Spiller’ method, you too can create a Creek Side masterpiece.



  • Italian Sauce Container Garden

Saturday, June 4th – 10:00am – $35.00 fee (pre-registration required).

Italian sauceBring home the taste of Italy by creating an Italian container garden.

Stir together 2 types of tomatoes, bell pepper, oregano, basil plants in your 14″ patio pot.  All your friends and neighbors will be dying to try your home grown sauce.



  • Fairy Garden Workshop

Saturday, June 11th – 10:00am – $15.00 fee (pre-registration required).

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Our most popular workshop at Creek Side Gardens!   Find your inner fairy and create a living garden so your faires can frolic and play.

Workshop includes; 12” plastic bowl, soil, stones, moss, and other ‘doo-dads’.  Creek Side Gardens also has a wonderful fairy garden accessories collection that can be purchased to enhance your fairy garden.  Fairy Garden plants are also available for purchase.


  • Backyard Bird Watching Seminar

Saturday, June 11th – 11:00am – FREE

Bullocks OrielThere are a great many bird species that will visit your backyard this summer with just the right encouragement.  Join expert birder, Chuck Aid from Front Range Birding to learn how to make your property a bird haven by utilizing native plants and specific seed, feeders and nest boxes that will attract the widest variety of native Colorado birds.  Chuck will discuss Hummingbirds, Gold Finches, Blue Jays and all in between.  Don’t forget that pesky squirrel.  Chuck will talk about how to foil his craftiness.  Examples of bird feed, feeders, houses and other essential birding accessories will be on hand for inspection.


Need advice from your community greenhouse? Call 303-933-8493 or contact us online.

  • Be a Habitat Hero

Saturday, June 18th – 10:00am – FREE

Habitat HeroWe’ve all dreamed about living on our own private refuge somewhere out there. Why not build your own little beautiful getaway right here at home? One that will provide more than your own satisfaction – it will help establish a welcoming sanctuary in our urban desert of asphalt and concrete. A place where birds, butterflies and hummingbirds can find a haven of natural food and shelter you’ve created for them. Don Ireland, your Habitat Hero Destination Guide, will be at Creek Side Gardens on Saturday June 18 at 10:00am to spread the news of the Habitat Hero program throughout the Audubon Rockies region, the Front Range and beyond.  Learn More.


  • Build a Pollinator Hotel

Saturday, June 18th – 11:00pm – $25.00 fee (pre-registration required).

bee hotelAt Creek Side Gardens we strive to educate our community about the importance of our pollinators, specifically the honey bees. All honey bees will want to check into this hotel and stay for the duration.  Honey bees are a beneficially addition to all of our gardens.  Materials for hotel will vary.



  • Red, White and Blue All American Container Garden Workshop

Saturday, June 25th – 10:00am – $40.00 fee (pre-registration required).

4th of July2 2016Show off your patriotic spirit with a patio pot as it sits on your porch for all to see.  A 14″ container will be created by you with a dazzling red spike, red, white and blue flowers and some added firework flare. Plant material may vary.





  • Fairy Garden Workshop

Saturday, July 9th – 10:00am – $25.00 fee (pre-registration required).

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Our most popular workshop at Creek Side Gardens!   Find your inner fairy and create a living garden so your faires can frolic and play.

Workshop includes; 12” plastic bowl, soil, stones, moss, and other decorations plus 2 fairy garden plants.  Creek Side Gardens also has a wonderful fairy garden accessories collection that can be purchased to enhance your fairy garden.  Fairy Garden plants are also available for purchase.


Succulent Tabletop Garden – Saturday, July 23rd – 10:00am – $40.00 fee (pre-registration required).

succulents 2016Succulent gardens and indoor succulent art pieces are all the rage for 2016.  Be a part of this hot trend and create your own succulent garden.  Workshop includes; decorative container, (5) 2.5” succulents, rock, sand, shells, moss and other items to create your one of a kind succulent garden.  Additional succulents are available for purchase.




Floral PhotographySaturday, July 30th – 10:00am – $15.00 fee

image1 (1)Have you always wanted to take some great flower pictures like a pro?  Creek Side Gardens will have an experienced photographer to teach you the basics of lighting, colors, close-up and more.  Bring a camera or smart phone.








Fairy Garden ClassSaturday, August 6th – 10:00am – $25.00 materials fee

image1 (3)Includes; bowl, soil, (2) 21/2″ Fairy plants, and trinkets.  Other plants and accessories available for sale.   Find your inner fairy and create a wonderful garden for all fairies to live in.   Always a big hit!!





Herb Gardening and Pesto making – Saturday, August 13th – 10:00am – $35.00 materials fee – POSTPONED, no new date selected

herb planterCreate your own culinary herb garden with the herbs of your choice.  You will get a container, soil and (5) 2 1/2″ herb plants.  In addition, get ready to whip up a batch of your own pesto.  Taking our amazing basil plants and preparing them to a fine and tasty spread.






Fairy Garden ClassSaturday, September 10th – 10:00am – $25.00 materials fee

Fairy Gdns 3 gensIncludes; bowl, soil, (2) 21/2″ Fairy plants, and trinkets.  Other plants and accessories available for sale.   Find your inner fairy and create a wonderful garden for all fairies to live in.   Always a big hit!!





Fall Wreath Class – Saturday, September 17th – 10:00am – $45.00 materials fee

fall wreathThe colors are changing and so should your décor.  Come and create an everlasting fall wreath for your home.  Materials include; grapevine wreath, seasonal silk flowers, ribbon and other trinkets.






Tillandsia Décor for the Autumn – Saturday, October 8th – 10:00am – $35.00 material fee

tillandsia-fall-2016Air Plant Décor is trending right now so capture a piece of it.  We will have Tillandsia’s for you to put on cork wood with autumn flair.  Great long lasting living décor.  Materials include; (2) Air plants, Cork, Moss, autumn décor.  Additional air plants are available for purchase.





Pumpkins & Succulents Décor – Saturday, October 15th – 10:00am – $35.00 Materials Fee

2014-09-27-09-50-52Create a living Autumn and Thanksgiving centerpiece.  An uncarved pumpkin with succulents attached will amaze your guests.  Materials include; one Medium size pumpkin, (3) succulents, moss, and autumn add-on’s. Additional pumpkins and succulents are available for purchase.  Sign up early, this class will fill up fast.  Make one for you and one for a friend.  You won’t believe how well the succulents grow on top of the pumpkin!






Layered Spring Bulb Container Class – Saturday, October 22nd – 10:00am – $45.00 Material Fee – REGISTRATION IS FULL

bulb-potYou will plant layers of tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs in a flower pot.  Creek Side will provide the chilling temperatures that the bulbs require in order to bloom the following season.  Then you will return to Creek Side in mid-late February to take your planter home.  Place it in a bright spot inside and watch all the flowers begin to bloom in waves!





Holiday Fairy Garden Class – Saturday, November 12th – 10:00am – $25.00 Material Fee

fairy-garden-bday-2016Most popular class at Creek Side Gardens.  This class will spotlighting on creating a holiday garden for your inner fairy.  Holiday trinkets and accents will be on hand,






Tillandsia Holiday Pine Ornament – Saturday, November 19th – 10:00am – $25.00 material fee

tillandsia-ornamentCreate an original ornament for you, your family or friends.  A round pine disc houses the air plants, moss, berries, or any other holiday trinkets available.  Many more than one to hang on your tree.  Additional supplies and air plants are available for multiple ornaments – different size pricing available.






Holiday Wreath Workshops – $40.00 Material Fee includes fresh greens, metal ring, wire, pine cones, red bow

wreath class 11-30-15Selection of dates and times offered below:

Saturday, December 3rd – 3 offerings (10am – 12pm – 2pm)

Sunday, December 4th – 2 offerings (11am – 1pm)

Saturday, December 10th – 3 offerings (10am – 12pm – 2pm)

Sunday, December 11th – 2 offerings (11am – 1pm)


GROUP WREATH CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE  – this is a great time to gather your family or a group of friends and have your own private class.  Bring appetizers, wine, beer or anything to make your class fun and lively.  All classes must have a minimum of 6 attendees to book.  A maximum of 12 attendees per class.  Each wreath is $40.00 per person.  Classes are available Monday – Friday evenings ONLY.  Dates are as follows.

Week of November 28th – December 2nd (Dec. 1st already booked)

Week of December 5th – December 9th (Dec. 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th already booked)


Past 2017 Workshops

  • Seed Starting Indoors 

Saturday February 25th at 10am

seed starting supplies3Get a jump start on your outdoor garden by starting seeds indoors.  Nothing in early spring compares to the excitement of tiny new seedlings beginning to grow.  Materials include; plastic water collection tray, tray inserts, seed starting soil, plastic dome, assorted seeds of your choice, plant tags.  $15.00.   Seed starting heat mat and coco fiber soil containers available for an extra charge.




  • Houseplant Terrarium

Saturday March 4th at 10am

terrarium5 2017Spruce up your home or office with a fresh and bright living terrarium in a glass container.  Create layers of texture with stones, soil, houseplants, moss and finishing touches.  Materials include; glass container, (3) small houseplants, stones, soil, moss.  $25.00





  • Irish Fairy Garden

Saturday March 11th at 10am

fairy gdn st patricksThe luck of the Irish comes alive with this colorful fairy garden.  You can select from a Leprechaun or gnome to enhance your garden along with Irish plants.  Materials include; green container, soil, (3) fairy garden plants, (1) Leprechaun or gnome, moss, stones.  Additional fairy garden items are available for sale. $40.00




  • Herb Garden and Infused Oils

Saturday March 18th at 10am

herb planterJazz up your culinary creations with fresh herbs from indoor garden.  Create your own unique blend of herbs in your very creation.  In addition, fill a bottle with oil and herbs of your choice, making a great infused oil for cooking.  Materials include; container, soil, (4) herbs, glass bottle, olive oil, herbs for cutting, recipes. $35.00




  • Succulent Metal Wall Art

Saturday March 25th at 10am

suc wall - CopyGo vertical!  Galvanized wall container with a selection of succulents created with your individual flair is sure to be a conversation piece in your house.  Materials include; Zinc Wall Planter, soil, (6) succulents, finishing items (stones, moss, etc.) $60.00








  • Silk Spring Wreath

Saturday April 1st at 10am

image2Time for spring and color!  Recreate this wreath in your own unique flair.  Decorate your home with a one of a kind wreath for spring, Easter, Mother’s and on.   Materials include; grapevine ring, selected silk flowers and instruction. $45.








  • Fairy Garden Fantasy

Saturday April 8th at 10am

fairy-garden-bday-2016Create your own unique fairy garden with colorful plants and doo-dads.  Materials include; container, soil, (2) fairy garden plants, stones, moss. Just in time for Easter, for an additional fee you can add bunnies, fairies and more.   $25.00