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

Lettuce Bowl Garden

Sunday October 27, Noon. This is a class that fills up every season! Gregory Ware will teach you the best practices for growing fresh and tasty greens in a container you can keep right outside the kitchen door. You’ll learn planting and harvesting techniques that will ensure you enjoy three months of salads from just one planting. In this workshop you will plant and take home a generous mix of lettuces that will grow into a bounty of healthy meals. Fill your patio or balcony with pretty greens! This is a two-hour class.

Bulbs For The Holidays

Sunday, November 3, Noon .A showy pot of festive bulbs makes a great gift and a pretty addition to your holiday décor. Our favorite gardener (and elf-in-training) Gregory Ware will show you how easy it is to plant and grow bulbs for spectacular indoor containers. Gregory will demonstrate the best planting and care techniques. You’ll learn how to coax beautiful blooms from Amaryllis, Paperwhites, Grape Hyacinth and Ranunculus.  Then you’ll plant a six-inch pot of Paperwhites to take home, and Gregory will have additional bulbs to purchase so you can pot up more at home and have blooms for the holidays. This is a two-hour class.

 

Flower, Herb & Veggie Plant Sale

Sunday, November 10, Noon to 3 p.m. There is still time to plant cool-season herbs, flowers and vegetables. Grower Gregory Ware will be here with a full assortment of goodies to fill your gardens. Gregory raises his plants outside so they are used to our climate. You’ll find fall color pots that will bloom through the end of the year, a good variety of herbs, some vegetables that love colder weather along with a few surprises. Watch your emails as we get closer to the event for a link to all the goodies you’ll find.