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

 

Grow Beautiful Orchids

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. Are you are ready to make the move from orchid admirer to orchid grower? Good, because experts Julie Rathbun and Wilella Stimmell will be here from the Orchid Society of Arizona to share their knowledge of orchids and assist you in planting a beautiful Phalaenopsis. Better known as Moth Orchid, it is by far the most popular and best suited for home growing out of 20,000 orchid varieties. Plants, pot and planting medium are included in this class. You will need to bring a pie pan (preferably glass, which can often be found in thrift stores.) Wilella and Julie with teach you the care and watering of your orchid, guidelines for repotting and how the needs or your orchid plant differ from that of traditional houseplants.  We must warn you, though, it’s possible you may become addicted to these beautiful plants. This is a one and one-half hour class. SIGN UP NOW.

 

Learn To Grow, Harvest Microgreens & Sprouts

Sunday, June 3, Noon. Microgreens and sprouts are nature’s own super food.  The use of these incredibly nutritious greens in salads and stir fries is prolific, but many of us have no idea of the wide variety of tastes and textures that can be grown and harvested inside all summer.  Gregory Ware will teach you safe, healthy techniques for growing microgreens and sprouts, including the best herb and veggie seeds to use. You’ll also learn how to easily add them to your every day diet.  Each participant will go home with a tray for microgreens, a jar for sprouts and plenty of seeds for your first harvest. This is a two-hour class. SIGN UP NOW.

 

Hotter Than Hades Plant Sale

Sunday June 10, Noon to 3 p.m. Temperatures are soaring but there are still some tasty herbs and vegetables along with flowers that you can plant and care for through the summer. These heat lovers might need some shade cloth, but they will fill your garden with joy and life during Arizona’s extreme summer. Gregory will be here with his wonderful vegetables and herbs that have been selected for their ability to handle heat. Stop by and check on his selection of plants that will carry your garden through the summer months.