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garden talks, workshops & events

There’s always something special going on at Rockledge Gardens!

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Unless noted otherwise, all talks and events meet in our Harry and Mary Witte Learning Center. The Farm Market is held in the yellow building.

No pre-registration is required for our garden talks; fees (if any) are indicated in the event listings. Fees for “Make-n-Take” workshops, Little Bugs sessions, and some special events are listed; please note that because we purchase materials for these workshops based on how many people are signed up, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. We can only give refunds (less service fees) if we are notified of cancellation at least 72 hours in advance of the class.

Planning an event? Rockledge Gardens is a stunning venue for weddings, fundraisers, field trips, and more! More information on our private rentals page, or email events@rockledgegardens.com.  

Saturday, October 19, 10am. Little Bugs: Creepy Crawlies. Little Bugs know that not all crawlies are creepy! Come learn about which ones are friendly bugs that visit our garden and take home a plant that will help attract them to your home garden too. Cost is $10 for first child and $8 for any additional siblings, includes all supplies. Register on Eventbrite

Sunday, October 27, 11am-4pm. 23rd Annual Fall Festival. Join us for a SUNDAY FUN-DAY full of food, flowers and fall festivities!
•LIVE MUSIC – Tone Egan from 11am-1pm and Key Change from 1pm-4pm
•TRICK-OR-TREATING – Bring a bag/bucket to collect treats from some of our vendors throughout the gardens.
•SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT – (free!) Find every scarecrow in the gardens and win a packet of seeds!
•KIDS CRAFTS & GAMES – (free!)
•FOOD TRUCKS – Coastal Kitchen Food Truck, The Bearded Chef, Shadrachs Fiery Furnace, EatQual, The Speedy Weenie and Cool Yeti
•FACE-PAINTING – ($5/face)
•PHOTO BOOTH – (free!) JB gallery – Photography by Breena Johnson will offer free digital portraits of your child against a fall garden backdrop!
•KIDS’ COSTUME CONTEST– 1pm, prizes for the Most Creative, Scariest, and Most Transformed!
•PETTING FARM – Interact with the Goats from Hidden Palms Farm ($3)
•HAUNTED HAYRIDE– A hayride to the River with the spooky history of Brevard! All festival hours ($5/person, free for kids under 3-years-old; last ride leaves at 3:30pm)
•BEER & WINE from CHEERS 2 U BAR & DRIVE THRU PACKAGE
•FARMER’S MARKET w/ Fresh-picked North Carolina Apples and more!
•LOCAL VENDORS! – More than 40 local vendors with handmade arts, crafts, and food!

Sunday, November 24, 1pm. Make-n-Take: Grapevine Succulent Tree. Join Leslie Thomas from The Seaside Succulent and learn to create this beautiful holiday succulent art piece! Learn about succulent care while you craft your very own, one-of-a-kind living sculpture! Perfect for your holiday decor! All materials provided. Space is limited to 24 participants, pre-registration required. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.


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Farm Market at The Farm at Rockledge Gardens. Come get fresh, just-picked produce at our Farm Market. Held in the yellow building at the Garden Center, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, with an expanded “Farm and Friends” Market the second Saturday of each month featuring additional food vendors and crafters. Interested in becoming a vendor at Farm & Friends? Please email photos and a description of your handmade/local items to theresa@rockledgegardens.com

Yoga in the Garden with Barb Wallace.  Slow Vinyasa Flow is centered around present, non-judgmental awareness giving the practitioner the the opportunity to explore the use of body and breath as a vehicle to calm and center the mind and explore the inner workings of their own experience. Suitable for all levels. Classes are held Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, and Thursdays at 9:30 am. $10 per class; please bring a mat or large towel.

Little Bugs Club, our gardening club for kids ages 4 to 12. Pre-registration is required; see specific dates for details. Here’s the full fall 2019 season.