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

Classic Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, December 16, Noon. Why wait for Santa? Give yourself the gift of flowers this Christmas. Along with those flowers, you’ll also receive lots of information about flower care and floral design from Tina Nestor of Create Yours, LLC. Tina is a Certified Master Florist with more than 25 years of design experience. She’ll start the festivities with the scents of natural pine and a great selection of hardy holiday-appropriate flowers, and then walk you through all the steps needed to complete your own fresh flower arrangement that includes candles and holiday accents .Everyone always tells us they can’t arrange flowers, but after each of Tina’s workshops they are confident and amazed at their talents. Give this a try – it’s fun! Your arrangement will be a notable bit of holiday cheer in your home – or a jolly gift for someone else. Plan on a two-hour workshop.

When Life Gives Your Lemons… Head To The Kitchen!

Sunday, January 20, Noon. It’s that wonderful season when we are blessed with an abundance of home-grown lemons. If you’re looking for new, creative uses for your bounty, you’ll love this workshop. Hobbyist cook and professional grower Gregory Ware will teach you how to make two lip-smacking good lemon delicacies – limoncello and preserved lemons  – while he offers a primer on lemon tree care. There are several ways to make these goodies and Gregory will go over the differences. Class will be capped off with a tasting of Gregory’s limoncello (the same recipe that was served at our holiday open house!) along with a slice of his rich limoncello cake. Each participant will go home with recipes for using up surplus lemons along with a nice 8-ounce bottle of limoncello.