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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, January 18, 1pm. Make-n-Take: Living Wall Art. Join Leslie from The Seaside Succulent for a make-n-take workshop that will make the perfect framed living decor! We’ll use a variety preserved moss & other natural elements along with air plants to create a low-maintenance piece of art for your home. Wooden frame is 8″ x 10″ and cost includes all supplies needed. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

Sunday, January 26, 12pm and 2pm. Workshop: Houseplants 101 Beginner houseplant owners, this one is for you! Join KatieJo, one of our greenhouse gurus, for this educational workshop about the basics of indoor gardening. You’ll be able to pick from 3 different houseplants curated specifically for newbie gardeners. You’ll learn all about your new plant, then re-pot it, fertilize it and take it home with helpful tips on how to care for it! Price of workshop includes one small plant, one terracotta pot, and all other supplies needed. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite

Sunday, February 2, 1pm to 2pm. Rain Barrel Workshop You are invited to join the Marine Resources Council (MRC) & Rockledge Gardens to learn the benefits of collecting rain water from your roof, & how to construct your very own water saving rain barrel. Presentation is free and open to the public, attendees must RSVP. Workshop includes introduction to the MRC, a dialogue of how rain barrels can help save the Indian River Lagoon, and a demonstration on how to build a rain barrel. *Rain Barrel Workshop attendees can register to build and take home their very own water saving barrel at the event, for a $55.00 fee. (Fee includes all materials, tools, and assistance needed for rain barrel assembly.) Do your part, help save our lagoon by installing a rain barrel at your house. Sign up now on Eventbrite!

Saturday, February 8, 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!

Saturday, February 15, 1pm. Seminar: Roses! Join our flower expert, Norman, for our annual free seminar on growing roses.  Everything from planting to pruning to fertilizing these popular beauties will be covered in this informative workshop just in time for Florida rose season! RSVP on Eventbrite

Sunday, February 16, 1pm. Make-n-Take: Succulent Wreaths (Heart-shaped or round) Leslie Thomas with The Seaside Succulent is back with another fun make-n-take! Create a beautiful round or heart-shaped planted succulent wreath that would make the perfect gift or living home decor! Includes all supplies needed to create this wreath. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite

Sunday, March 1, 1pm. Seminar: Citrus! This is the perfect time of year to plant a citrus tree! Join Steve, our resident answer man, to learn about planting, maintaining, and keeping citrus trees healthy.  With a special focus on identifying, avoiding and overcoming disease, the seminar will emphasize not only proper cultural practices but also the right products to use to both avoid and deal with disease. RSVP on Eventbrite

Saturday, March 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. YOGA will be taking a holiday break, returning January 7th.

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.