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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, November 16, 10am. Little Bugs Club: Cornucopia. The best part of November for many is Thanksgiving! Many of the dishes we enjoy owe their tastiness to the herbs that spice them up! Create your own herb garden in a fall-themed planter that is sure to be the centerpiece of your feast! Little Bugs Club is a kids gardening activity on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Cost is $10 for the first child and $8 for each additional sibling. Pre-registration is required, reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

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.

Saturday, November 30, 6pm to 9pm. Lights, Wine & Cheese! Join us for an evening of magically lit festive fun! Sip wine (two glasses are included in admission fee), cider or hot cocoa as you listen to live music and munch cheese and crackers or yummy eats from the food truck! Bring blankets or chairs to watch classic holidays movies on the lawn, enjoy roasting s’mores by our fire pit or take a stroll around the gardens covered in twinkle lights. We’ll be open for an extra three hours so this is a great time to pick out your poinsettias and Christmas trees, or choose some holiday gifts from our Farmer’s Market. This year we’ll be a Marine Toys for Tots Foundation drop off location, so please feel free to bring NEW, unwrapped toys that you would like to donate. A portion of the proceeds from this ticketed event will be donated to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Tickets are $5 for children (12 & under) and $10 for adults if purchased online in advance, tickets will be $10 for children (12 & under) and $20 for adults at the door on the day of the event Reserve your spot on Eventbrite

Sunday, December 1, 12pm and 2pm. Make-n-take: Holiday Wreath Workshop. It’s time to deck the halls and bust out the holiday decorations! Join Susan for this fun workshop and make a festive wreath for your home. Use REAL trimmings from Christmas trees to create a decorative wreath and top it off with some jolly accessories. Cost is $40 per person and includes all supplies. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite

Sunday, December 8, 12pm to 3pm. Santa in the Gardens! Come tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get some sweet picture with him! We’ll have festive music playing, holiday treats and fun crafts for the whole family to enjoy. RSVP on Eventbrite.  

Saturday, December 14, 10am to 3pm. Farm and Friends market! Join us for this monthly extended version of our Farmers Market! With live music, additional market vendors and food, you’re bound to have a great day! 

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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, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 4pm, 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 events@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.