There’s always something special going on at Rockledge Gardens!
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.
Saturday, June 23, 10 am. Adopt-a-Mangrove Workshop with Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores Program and Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Indian River Lagoon Shoreline Restoration Project. Guests will learn about the importance of mangroves, “Living Shorelines”, and the Indian River Lagoon! Participants will learn what they can do to help this amazing ecosystem and have the opportunity to take home mangrove seedlings to “foster” (with plant care tips). They will need to be fostered until they are large enough to handle Lagoon conditions successfully, which takes a minimum of one to two years. Once returned to Restore Our Shores, the plants will be used in shoreline restoration along the Indian River Lagoon providing habitat for native wildlife, improving Lagoon water quality, and protecting our shorelines from erosion. RSVP at Eventbrite.
Saturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 3. Annual One-Fourth Sale! It’s our biggest store-wide sale, and it only happens once a year! Celebrate the birth of our nation with our annual summer blowout, the One-Fourth Sale! Take one-fourth (25%) off ALL in-stock plants! Every plant in the store is 25% and since the July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, our sale will be four days instead of three; you get Saturday through Tuesday to shop! We will be closed on July 4th.
Sunday, July 8 and Sunday, July 15. Two-part seminar—BATS! Bat Belfrys’ two-part bat seminar is back by popular demand. If you missed it last year, now is your chance to learn all about these fascinating creatures. Did you know bats are beneficial for your garden and can naturally control mosquitoes in your yard? Join Shari Clark of Bat Befrys and the Florida Bat Conservancy for this free two-part seminar on the benefits of bats and how to attract them to your garden!
Saturday, July 14, 10 am. Houseplants! Our greenhouse guru Robbin Ward is an experienced interiorscape artist (whose portfolio includes work for major resorts in the Orlando area) with more than 25 years experience using indoor plants. This free informational seminar will cover choosing the right plant for the right place and purpose, care of interior plants, and staging and integration, as well as the benefits of plants inside the home. No need to sign up, just come on down!
Saturday, July 21. Mango Madness! It’s mango season—time to celebrate!
Sunday, July 22, 1 pm. Make-n-Take: Heart-Shaped Succulent Wreath. Leslie Thomas with The Seaside Succulent is back with another fun make-n-take! Create a beautiful heart-shaped planted succulent wreath! Cost is $70 and includes all materials. Space is limited to 24 participants. Pre-registration is required; register online at Eventbrite.
Saturday, July 28. All about Herbs with Phyllis Smith. Join certified herbalist Phyllis Smith for two unique classes about using herbs in your everyday life.
July 30 through August 3, 8 am to 11:30 am. Little Bugs Club Summer Gardening Camp! Join us for our first-ever Little Bugs Club Summer Gardening Camp all about our best six-legged friends, pollinators! This fun half-day, one-week camp for kids ages 4 to 12 will used a S.T.E.A.M.-based curriculum led by entomologist and horticulturalist Amanda Rose Newton. Each day will have a specific theme, and everything for the day (games, snack, lessons, and crafts) will correspond to the theme. Each day will include a healthy theme-based snack and end with a water activity to cool down! On the last day, parents are invited to join us for a Pollinator Feast, while campers show off what they’ve been learning! Cost is $150 for the first camper and $130 for each additional sibling. Fee includes all project materials and morning snack. More information and registration on Eventbrite.
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, Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm (summer hours) 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Monday–Friday 8 am–6 pm
Saturday 9 am–6 pm
Sunday 11 am–4 pm
Farm Market summer hours
Saturday 10 am–3 pm
(in the Garden Center yellow building)
Rockledge Gardens is a “dog-friendly” garden center. Your dog is always welcome — on a leash, of course!
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