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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.  

Thursday, August 15, 6pm. Make-n-take: Macrame Succulent Wall Art. Join Sue from Set Adrift and Leslie from the Seaside Succulent for this fun make-n-take class! If you love macrame and plants, this is the perfect event for you! Create this beautiful wall art from driftwood, succulents, macrame and repurposed denim. Sue will be teaching a step-by-step on macrame piece, followed by Leslie who will be leading the succulent mounting on the driftwood and then we’ll be putting it all together to make this beautiful living wall decor! Plus, this evening make-n-take is BYOB! The cost is $50 and includes all supplies needed. Register on Eventbrite

Saturday, August 17, 10am. Turf Alternatives with Native Plants Seminar. Join Brendan from Change of Greenery for a free seminar all about using native plants as turf alternatives! Come learn how these Sunshine State plants can help with mitigating your lawn’s impact on the lagoon through sustainable landscape techniques. RSVP on Eventbrite

Friday, August 30, 6:30pm. Make-n-take: Succulent Terrariums. If you missed out on the first one, it’s time for round 2! Leslie Thomas from The Seaside Succulent is back with an evening succulent terrarium make-n-take. Plus, this class is BYOB! So, feel free to bring your own light refreshments and get ready for a fun night making your very own succulent terrarium! Space is limited. The cost is $35 and includes all materials. Register on Eventbrite

Saturday, August 31, 10am. Top Ten Fruiting Plants for Brevard. Curious about the best fruiting plants for the Space Coast? Join Josh Speece from Creationscapes for a free informational seminar about the top ten fruiting plants that thrive in Brevard County. Learn how to incorporate these plants into your landscape for a delicious, sustainable way to grow your own food. RSVP on Eventbrite

Sunday, September 8, 11am. Make-n-take: Floral Bouquet Arrangements. Want to snag some helpful tips on how to beautifully arrange cut florals from a local pro? Join Afton from Fern and Curl Designs for this fun make-n-take class to learn all about how she creates her stunning bouquets and floral arrangements! Space is limited. The cost is $40 and includes all materials. Register on Eventbrite

Saturday, September 14, 10am-3pm. The Farm and Friends! Join us for our monthly expanded farmer’s market! On the second Saturday of each month in addition to our weekly produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, jams, jellies and other delights we invite artisans and craftsmen from around the county to share their unique handmade items with you!

Sunday, September 21,10am. Make-n-take: Succulent Centerpieces. Leslie Thomas from The Seaside Succulent is back with another succulent make-n-take, but this time it’s centerpieces! Create your very own living centerpiece in a rustic wooden box (4″x12″) that will fit perfectly on your dining room table, office desk or anywhere else that you want a pop of greenery! The cost is $55 and includes all materials. Register 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

Macramé with Set Adrift. If you have an interest in learning the crafts of macramé or crochet, or how to create a dreamcatcher or “tree of life,”  join Susan Schmidt of Set Adrift in the Market building on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to noon and/or 12:30 pm to 2 pm. Cost is $15 per session and includes basic supplies, with additional supplies available for purchase. Email setadrift321@gmail.com to schedule a lesson.

Yoga in the Garden with Barb Wallace. This flowing Vinyasa style class promotes and enhances balance, flexibility, strength, agility, relaxation, and clarity of mind. Suitable for students of all levels; modifications will be shown for beginners. Classes are held Mondays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 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 spring 2019 season.