Education Series: What When and Where to Plant Fall Bulbs
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series: What When and Where to Plant Fall Bulbs

Our professional staff will discuss what, when, and where to plant Fall bulbs. You will learn how easy it is to have that gorgeous Spring pop of color in your garden or planters!

Our education session starts at 11 am

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Education Series: Perennials for Pollinators and Butterfly Release
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series: Perennials for Pollinators and Butterfly Release

Join us to learn which plants best attract bees, butterflies and other important insects with us Saturday, June 22nd during our pollinators plant class. We will have butterfly release following the education session.

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Summer Color Container Workshop
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Color Container Workshop

Join us for our "Summer Color Container" workshop! We will be making a colorful container of mixed annuals that you can enjoy all summer long. This is part 1 of 3. Join us for future workshops to learn how to change it out for the different seasons.

Bring your own container or choose from our selection of pottery. You have the opportunity to choose from our selection of annuals. The cost of the Workshop starts at $15 and goes up depending on your product mix.

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Education Series: Beetles & Bagworms-How to protect your plants
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series: Beetles & Bagworms-How to protect your plants

Bagworms and Japanese Beetles are the biggest insect-related threats to this region’s trees during the summer months. Join us for our weekly Education Series at 11am and learn what to look for and how to treat.!

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How to Plant an Annual Combo Planter
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

How to Plant an Annual Combo Planter

Summer is the perfect time to think about planting an annual combo pot.  Containers of lush, verdant greenery with interweaving blooms can liven up your front porch, patio, or anywhere you’d like to add a little pop of color.

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Education Series: Top 5 Annuals for Sun & Shade
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series: Top 5 Annuals for Sun & Shade

It is time again to begin planning for what annuals we would like to include in our planters. Some of this year’s plants to consider are Begonias, Lantana, Coleus, Euphoria, and Supertunia.

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Mother's Day Kid's Make & Take
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Kid's Make & Take

Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive present that the moms in your life will not just cherish, but enjoy every day?  Then create this bright and fun Mother’s Day gift, with the help of little hands!

All supplies & instruction are provided with reservation, $8 per person.

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Education Series :  Cooking With Herbs
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series : Cooking With Herbs

What better way to enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes than with fresh herbs? Herbs can quickly be grown in your garden or picked up at your local grocery store. We will discuss what the best herbs for grilling and what methods to use for cooking.

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Education Series :  Rabbit Resistant Plants
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series : Rabbit Resistant Plants

What do Bugs Bunny, Peter Cottontail, and Thumper have in common? They are cute as can be on the Big Screen; but, when in our gardens they can wreak havoc. There are many rabbit resistant plants, as well as organic and non-organic means to deter them.

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Kokedama, where Botany and Art Collide
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Kokedama, where Botany and Art Collide

'Koke' means moss and 'dama' ball. 

Join us for this make and take workshop. This Japanese garden method transforms the plant into a sculptured piece of art. All supplies & instruction are provided with reservation, $22.50 per person.

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Education Series :  Tool Care & Sharpening
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Education Series : Tool Care & Sharpening

Join us for our weekly Education Series at 11am!

Spring is a great time for cleaning and sharpening your tools. You probably have most of the items you need to clean the tools in your home already. If not, we will point you in the right direction.

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Rock Painting Make & Take
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Rock Painting Make & Take

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Join us for our March make & take event! We will be making this fun cacti pot that you won't feel "stuck" with! All supplies & instruction are provided with reservation, $10 per person.


Dunlap, Springfield & Mahomet locations

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Couples Terrarium Workshop
Feb
9
4:00 PM16:00

Couples Terrarium Workshop

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the experience seeker in your life? 
How about attending a class together?

Come to the Garden Center and join us for our popular Couples Terrarium workshop.

We provide: planter, supplies, & hands on instruction for you & your partner.

Make your own terrarium or work together & make one to share.
Learn tips and tricks to mini-scaping your own little green world! 

Complimentary refreshments, wine & chocolate.

Class limited to 10 couples.
Price: $50/Couple
*Price includes all basic terrarium supplies.
*Purchase is nonrefundable.

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