Gardening 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.
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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.
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2017 Workshop Schedule
- Layered Spring Bulb Container Class
Saturday, October 21nd – 10:00am – $45.00 Material Fee
You 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! New colors and varieties selected for 2017!
- Holiday Fairy Garden Class
Saturday, November 11th – 10:00am – $25.00 Material Fee
- Tillandsia Holiday Pine Ornament
Saturday, November 18th – 10:00am – $25.00 material fee
Create 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
Saturday, December 2nd – 3 offerings (10am – 12pm – 2pm)
Sunday, December 3rd – 2 offerings (11am – 1pm)
Saturday, December 9th – 3 offerings (10am – 12pm – 2pm)
Sunday, December 10th – 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 27th – December 1st
Week of December 4th – December 8th
Past 2017 Workshops
- Seed Starting Indoors
Saturday February 25th at 10am
Get 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
Spruce 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
The 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
Jazz 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
Go 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
Time 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
Create 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
- Superfood Salad Bowl
Saturday April 22nd at 10am
A 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 Workshop
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
- Thriller, Spiller, Filler Container Garden Workshop
Saturday May 27th at 10am – $60.00
Annual flowers are the most popular and colorful plants for planting in a container on your porch or patio. You select the plants and colors you would like. We will teach you the basics of annual flower container design just like we do it at Creek Side Gardens. Materials include; 14″ patio container, (10) selected annuals, soil, instruction.
- Salsa Fiesta Container Garden Workshop
Saturday June 3rd at 10am – $40.00
Create your own mix of tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, onion plants in a 14″ container garden. Then harvest later this summer to make a fresh salsa dip to enjoy with chips while relaxing on your patio. Materials include: 14″ patio container, (8) selected herbs and veggies, soil, instruction and salsa recipe.
- Dance of the Fairies
Saturday June 10th at 10am – $35.00
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a new Fairy Garden creation. Materials include: 14″ fairy bowl with soil, single ‘tree’ plant, decorative stones, 2 fairies plus add-ons.
- Build a Bee Hotel & live Bee Hive Tour
Saturday June 17th at 10am – $30.00
Meet at the Creek Side Hives with David Baker from Too Bee or Not too Bee, our local bee hive supply store. David will open up a live bee hive so that you can see how they are put together, where the bees live and make honey. After the tour, we’ll get together to build bee/pollinator hotels for you to take home. Materials include: wooden frame, pine cones, pine needles, tree rings with holes.
- Air Plant Patio Wall Garden
Saturday June 24th at 10am – $35.00
- Fairy Garden Fantasy Workshop
Saturday September 9th at 10am – $25.00 materials fee
- Fall Container Garden Workshop
Saturday September 16th at 10am – $45.00 materials fee
- Herb Garden and Pesto Making Workshop
Saturday September 30th at 10am – $35.00 materials fee
Create 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.
- Pumpkins & Succulents Décor
Saturday, October 14th – 10:00am – $40.00 Materials Fee
Create 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!