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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 liz@rockledgegardens.com

Sunday, December 9, 12 to 3 pm. Santa in the Gardens! Santa will be visiting the gardens! Come tell him just what you want for Christmas and take some sweet pictures with Kris Kringle in the gardens!

Saturday, December 15, 10 am. Little Bugs Club: Garden Gallery. There are amazing materials for creating art in every garden! Create a gallery for the learning garden and make a masterpiece to take home! Little Bugs Club is our gardening workshop for kids 4 to 12. Register online at Eventbrite.

Sunday, December 16, 4 to 7 pm. Holiday Farm-to-Table. Join us for a holiday celebration featuring a taste of Rockledge Gardens’ farmer’s market! Market vendors will prepare a tasting menu of their holiday favorites for you to eat while enjoying the warm glow of our fire pit and a holiday hayride! Space is limited, reservations required, menu below, limited vegetarian options available! Tickets at Eventbrite

  • Blackend Shrimp on Homemade Cracker & Tex Mex Pimento Cheese on Biscuits (prepared by Salter Path Spices)
  • Farm Fresh Deviled and Pickled Eggs (prepared by Bolding Farms)
  • Swiss Raclette (melted cheese dish prepared by Barbara’s Swiss Treats)
  • Stuffed Mushrooms (prepared by Pasta Nostra)
  • Zuppa Tuscona Soup (prepared by Funky Chicken Farm)
  • Goat Cheese and Cranberry Salad (prepared by Hidden Palms Farms with lettuces from The Farm at Rockledge Gardens)
  • Lavendar Shortbread Cookies with Homemade Jam (prepared by Red Velvet Creative with Jam from Kristin’s Kitchen)
  • Beverages: Hot Cocoa and Apple Cider

Sunday, January 6, 1 pm. Make-n-Take: Indoor Container Gardens. It’s January! Time to focus on indoor plants. Dry winter(ish) weather can be a little uncomfortable indoors but plants are natural humidifiers! Join Susan to create a beautiful indoor container garden! Class includes all materials, container, soil, and three four-inch greenhouse plants! Register online at Eventbrite.

Sunday, January 13, 1 pm. Make-n-Take: Terrariums. Join Leslie Stoy of Alluring Miniature Gardens to make your own gorgeour terrarium to take home! Leslie will teach you the principles of design and care for minature gardens as you create your own! Class includes all materials. Register online at Eventbrite

Sunday, January 20, 1 pm. Winter Veggie Gardening. Although we don’t get much of a winter here in Florida, from a edible gardening perspective it’s good to understand the unique set of challenges brought on by cooler weather. Join Josh for a free, informative workshop all about winter vegetable gardening! RSVP at Eventbrite

Sunday, January 27, 1 pm. Citrus! This is the perfect time of year to plant a citrus tree!  Join Steve, our resident answer man, for a free, informative seminar where you’ll learn about planting, maintaining, and keeping citrus trees healthy.  With 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 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 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 $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. Here’s the full fall 2018 season.