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

Garden Sketching  

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. There’s hardly a season where you can’t find inspiration in a garden. If you’re interested in capturing nature’s beauty with your eyes and hands (as opposed to a digital device) this is a super workshop. Artist Linda Arandas will teach you how to capture your garden in all its glory. She will share many of her favorite art tips including sketching with pen and ink, using watercolor pencils, basic lettering and collage. This is an opportunity for beginners to gain basic sketch skills and more experienced sketchers to learn new techniques. All levels welcome, no prior drawing  experience needed. Plan on a three-hour workshop.

 

Growing Microgreens & Sprouts   

Sunday, June 2, Noon. With the temperature going up, cool season greens in your garden have bolted but you can still grow tasty sprouts and microgreens indoors. Many consider these tiny seedlings to be nature’s own “superfood.” They have been in salads and stir fries for years, but most of us have no idea of the wide variety of tastes and textures that can be harvested all summer. Even better, they pack a powerful nutritional punch. Join local grower Gregory Ware to learn about microgreens and sprouts. You’ll learn safe, clean growing techniques, the best herbs and veggies to use, and tips for how to include them in your everyday diet. Each participant will go home with a tray for microgreens, a jar for sprouts, and plenty of seeds for your first harvest. Plan on a two-hour class.