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garden talks, workshops & events

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

Harry and Mary Witte Learning Center
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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 liz@rockledgegardens.com

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Sunday, April 29, 1 pm. Make-n-Take: Butterfly Container Garden. Join entomologist and horticulturalist Amanda Rose Newton, to create a beautiful container garden that will be a veritable feast for butterflies! Cost is $30 and includes all materials. Tickets at Eventbrite

Sunday, May 6, 1 pm. Lagoon-friendly Fertilizing & Rain Barrel Workshop. Join Dr. Leesa Souto for a presentation on the effects of fertilizer on the Indian River Lagoon, and the local ordinances in effect to protect the Lagoon. After learning how you can help the Lagoon through your fertilizing practices, stay for the Rain Barrel Workshop with the Marine Resources Counci! Learn the benefits of collecting rain water, the positive impact that collecting rain water has on the Lagoon, and how to construct your own rain barrel. With the purchase of the “build your own barrel” ticket, you will receive the materials necessary to create a rain barrel and assistance in building your own. Register online

Saturday, May 12, 12 pm. Make-n-Take: Planted Succulent Wreath. Succulents are HOT! We’re seeing them everywhere, and it’s no wonder—they are beautiful and easy to care for, and they require very little water. Leslie Thomas of The Seaside Succulent is back to show you how to make your own gorgeous 12-inch living succulent wreath (a perfect gift for Mom or maybe an activity to do with her!). As a succulent enthusiast and science teacher, Leslie’s passion is to educate and inspire others to create unique works of art with these beautiful, water-wise plants. Cost is $70 (plus Eventbrite ticketing fee) and includes all materials: plants, soil, moss, pre-made wired wreath frame for planting, and hands-on instruction. Space is limited to 24 participants, and pre-registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite

Friday, May 11, 6 to 8 pm. Celebrate Moms in the Garden. Join us for a celebration of Mothers! Bring your Mom to the Gardens to unwind with a glass of wine or beer while she chooses flowers to plant on her special weekend! AND every mom who visits us during Mother’s Day weekend will receive a free four-inch annual as our special gift in appreciation of all that moms do.

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20. Rockledge Gardens 4th Annual Fairy Garden Festival! It’s that time of year again! Fairies will be visiting the Gardens! Festival hours are 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 3 pm Sunday. Activities include:

  • Fairy Garden Scavenger Hunt ALL DAY BOTH DAYS! Find every hidden fairy garden at Rockledge Gardens and win a 4-inch plant to take home!
  • Meet & Greet with Tinkerbell! Noon to 3 pm both days
  • Face-painting! Noon to 3 pm both days ($5 per face)
  • Fairy Photo Booth. Get a FREE digital photo of your children dressed in their fairy best from Lady Blue Photography by Nerissa Johnson
  • Fairy/Adventure Garden Make-n-Take for Kids! Make a miniature home for tiny fairies or a diorama for dinosaurs! You are limited only by your imagination. $12 in advance online or $15 at the door, includes colorful plastic container, soil, plants, and decorative rock. Show up anytime during festival hours to make your garden. Purchase early bird tickets on Eventbrite
  • Fairy Garden Workshop for Grown-ups. 10 am Saturday, 1 pm Sunday. $30 includes 3 figurines, 3 plants, moss, rocks, soil, and 6” ceramic container. Space is limited, pre-registration required! Register online at Eventbrite

Friday, May 25, 6 to 8 pm. Fashion in the Gardens: A pop-up shop event! Rosa Marina Boutique is back with more fresh spring fashions in the Gardens! Enjoy a relaxing evening in the garden with complimentary wine and cheese while you scope out the latest fashion trends from Brevard’s newest fashion boutique. You won’t want to miss this unique pop-up shop experience! So bring your friends and come join Rosa Marina for a fun, fashionable night in the garden. Claim your free ticket at 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 sami@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 $10 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.