Seasonal Plant Events & Gardening Workshops

Here’s how it works: Register online, in the store or by phone to reserve your spot; classes fill quickly. All workshop materials are included in the class cost, unless otherwise stated. Prepayment is required when registering; debit and credit cards are accepted. Click the link on the workshop or call 602-279-9510 to register.

Cancellation policy: No refunds or store credits will be issued if you can’t attend a class. Instructors work in advance to prepare materials  and they are paid whether or not you attend. No exceptions. You are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know in advance.

Free Parking & Light Rail

  • There is plenty of free public parking west of Southwest Gardener at 400 and 444 West Camelback Rd. Additional free public parking across Camelback to the south.
  • Don’t want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Southwest Gardener.

Plant sales and workshops are at our shop at The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. 602.279.9510.

Click on the SIGN UP NOW  link on any individual workshop to register. Don’t delay because they fill quickly. All class materials are included in price, unless otherwise stated. This list is chronological.

Cancellation policy: No refunds or store credits will be issued if you can’t attend a class. Instructors work in advance to prepare materials  and they are paid whether or not you attend. No exceptions. You are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know in advance. 

Gardening Workshops & Plant Sales

Vegetable & Herb Plant Sale

Sunday, March 17, Noon to 3 pm. Not a week goes by that a customer doesn’t tell us of the success they’ve had with Gregory Ware’s locally grown organic plants. This is a super time to slip some plants into the soil that will thrive this season. Gregory will be at Southwest Gardener with a selection of plants that grow now.  As many of you know Gregory’s plants are grown outside here in Phoenix so they are particularly well adapted to our climate. He always brings a few surprises.

This will be a busy Sunday so please feel free to park in the lots across 3rd Avenue or in the light rail lot across Camelback (where there is shade and a light-controlled crosswalk).

 

 

Warm Weather Edible Gardening

Sunday, April 7, Noon.  As the days grow longer, the temperatures start to rise but gardening in our desert climate doesn’t need to be a challenge. Local grower Gregory Ware will be here to teach you to grow and care for a warm season garden. He will help you select appropriate vegetables and herbs for the season. You’ll learn about soil health, watering guidelines and tips for maximizing the growing season.

 

 

Warm Weather Veggie & Herb Plant Sale 

Sunday, April 14, Noon to 3 pm. Not a week goes by that a customer doesn’t tell us what good luck they’ve had with Gregory Ware’s locally grown organic plants. This is a super time to slip some plants into the soil that will thrive in the warm months. Gregory will be at Southwest Gardener with organic, hearty vegetables. Come and pick up a selection of plants that will carry your garden well into the summer months. We will post a list of plant varieties you’ll find at this sale the week before it happens.

 

Artful Garden Journaling  

Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Garden journaling is a pretty and practical way to keep track of gardening endeavors while allowing space for your thoughts about nature. You can keep track of gardening successes, wishes, and challenges. Or sketch birds and list your favorite flowers.  Explore the expressive world of art journaling with mixed-media artist Linda Arandas. Linda will share samples of her own journals, many of which have been featured in national magazines. She will share her favorite techniques, tools, supplies, and tips for creating your own journal pages. With Linda’s encouragement, you will begin to explore the garden of your own creativity. Feel free to bring your own journal if you already have one but it is not necessary. Journal pages will be provided that can be inserted into a journal at your convenience. Plan on a three-hour class.