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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.  

GARDENING CLASSES AND EVENTS:

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are postponing public events for the next eight weeks, with the exception of the Blood Drive scheduled for Sunday, April 5th. We have been in contact with OneBlood, and the need for donations is more urgent than ever. OneBlood is prepared to collect donations safely, as always. Empty Bowls will take on a different form, see details below.

Sunday, April 5th, 11am – 4pm. OneBlood “Big Red Bus” blood drive. Give the gift of blood, and receive a free gift in return from OneBlood and free 4″ red annual and a coupon! This event is still on, blood donations are now more important than ever and OneBlood has all the resources to accept donation safely.

Sunday, April 19, 5pm. Empty Bowls Fundraiser to Fight Hunger. The Central Brevard Sharing Center needs your support now more than ever, this event will no longer take place in person, however, we encourage you to purchase tickets to continue support The Sharing Center in their work to support the most vulnerable in our community. You will receive a handmade bowl in return for your donation and they will be available for pick-up at Rockledge Gardens the entire week of the 19th. Please stay tuned for a virtual silent auction, in lieu of the planned raffle. All proceeds benefit the Central Brevard Sharing Center. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.


THE FARMER’S MARKET CLASSES:

Sunday, May 17th, 12-2:30 pm. Learn to make Pasta Caramelle. Caramelle are candy shaped pasta that can be filled with any variety of savoury ingredients. These pasta forms are often served on special occasions, so we are going to jazz them up a little and have some fun! The most important component to this class is that we all have fun learning and that you gain an appreciation of working in the kitchen together, which is a large part of Italian culture. When all the pasta making is done, we will gather around the table and enjoy sampling our creations! 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, 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 quarterly gardening club for kids ages 4 to 12, starting in March 2020. Pre-registration is required. 

Little Bugs Self-Guided Learning Tour is an interactive adventure with nature! Donwload a map and learning station guide here, stop by the info kiosk to borrow an “exploration kit” and you’re on your way! Schools or groups larger than six must register in advance here.