classes + special events
classes + special events
There’s always something special going on at Rockledge Gardens!
All year long!
2022 Boozy Botanical Book Club
Join our Botany-lovers Book Club for 2022!
We’re so excited to share our love of books and botany with you in the gardens!
Led by our very own horticulturist, Amanda Rose Boozy Botanicals Book Club is a chance to get together with other plant loving bookworms and learn more about the endlessly fascinating Plant Kingdom! The 2022 season includes four nonfiction reads that investigate horticultural history, famous people in botany, or anything mind blowing about plants. Meetings will be held once per quarter on Sundays at 2PM.
March 27 – A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger
June 26– Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History by Bill Laws
September 25 – The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
December 18 – Thus Spoke the Plant by Monica Gagliano (December’s meeting will include a White Elephant book gift exchange! Please bring a wrapped copy of a book you’d love to share.)
Every book is available at our favorite local bookstore in the heart of Cocoa Village, Hello Again Books! Meetings are free to attend but RSVP is required. This will be an indoor/outdoor event located in The Riley Room and adjoining Beer Garden. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited and will not be available at the door.
Follow the discussion and get each book’s companion cocktail (or mocktail) recipes on bookclubs!
Upcoming meeting: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben on Sunday, September 25th at 2PM.
Every Wednesday from 4PM to 7PM
Wine Down Wednesday
Sip, shop, + socialize in the Gardens every Wednesday during the Summer!
Beat the Summer heat by joining us Wednesday evenings from 4PM to 7PM for Wine Down Wednesday! Extended hours, plants, booze, and workshops/classes/food trucks on select dates! Free to attend and open to all ages.
Our next Wine Down Wednesday workshop is a Make-n-Take: Butterfly Container Garden Workshop on Wednesday, June 29th! RSVP is required. Click the button below to RSVP and for additional information.
Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30PM
Make-n-Take: Butterfly Container Garden
Make and take a home for the butterflies in your garden!
Join our Annuals & Perennials expert, Susan, to create a beautiful container garden that will be a veritable feast for butterflies! Pick your plant from a selection of butterfly favorites, pot it up and take your garden home to attract these winged beauties to your yard or apartment balcony! Cost includes all materials such as 12″ pot, soil, host plants, nectar plants, etc.
**Come early and grab a drink! A selection of local craft beers, natural wines, coffee, kombucha, and more will be available for purchase in our Farmers Market! You are welcome to bring drinks from our Farmers Market into this workshop to enjoy. Our Farmers Market will have snacks, produce, fresh bread, additional drinks, and more available for purchase before and after this event for you to continue enjoying your evening in the Gardens!
Every Wednesday from July 6th to August 24th, 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Yoga in the Gardens
Join us for yoga in the Gardens!
Join us for our new Yoga in the Gardens eight-week summer series! Every Wednesday from 5:30PM to 6:30PM we’ll be joining certified yoga instructor, Danielle Guy, for vinyasa style yoga.
Each class combines a variety of traditional yoga poses to increase your strength, flexibility, and posture. Movements are linked together in a flowing series to create a state of harmony and balance.
Classes will take place in our peaceful air-conditioned indoor space, The Riley Room, that overlooks the gorgeous gardens. RSVP for however many sessions you wish, or all 8 weeks! Classes begin Wednesday, July 6th and end Wednesday, August 24th. Tickets are $15 per class.
**Come early and grab a drink! A selection of local craft beers, natural wines, coffee, kombucha, and more will be available for purchase in our Farmers Market! You are welcome to bring drinks from our Farmers Market into this event to enjoy.
Saturday, July 9th at 1PM
Make-n-Take: Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Join Leslie for a succulent make-n-take!
Leslie with The Seaside Succulent is back again for another make-n-take!
During our time together we’ll be potting a variety of succulents into a 9″ in diameter terrarium. This make-n-take is the largest yet with the most variety of succulents we’ve seen by far! Additionally, Leslie will share all of her expert tips for caring for your low maintenance, succulent creations.
Fee includes all materials needed.
*Come early and grab a drink! A selection of local craft beers, natural wines, coffee, kombucha, and more will be available for purchase in our Farmers Market! You are welcome to bring drinks and food from our Farmers Market into this workshop to enjoy. Our Farmers Market will have snacks, produce, fresh bread, additional drinks, and more available for purchase before and after this event for you to continue enjoying your day in the gardens!
Wednesday, July 20th at 5:30PM
Little Bugs Club: An Evening of Crafts
Join us at Rockledge Gardens for an evening kids event! We’ll be doing some fun crafts that will decorate our new kids playground!
Visited our newly designed Little Bugs Club garden yet? Want to get involved, leave your mark, and help decorate the beautiful playground?
Join us in the Gardens on Wednesday, July 20th at 5:30 pm for an evening of crafts! To celebrate the reopening of the Little Bugs Club garden, we will be decorating and painting flowers and butterflies that will be used to create a beautiful display along the fence line. Stop by the Gardens from 5:30 – 6:30pm to decorate your own wooden cutout and sign it with your name so that you’ll be able to find it again when you visit the Gardens in the future. It should be a lot of fun!
Tickets cost $5 and include all materials. This event is recommended for kids ages 4-12.
Unless noted otherwise, all talks and events meet in our Harry and Mary Witte Learning Center.
fees, registration + refunds
- fees (if any) are indicated in the event listings
- fees for “Make-n-Take” workshops, Little Bugs sessions, and some special events are listed;
- pre-registration and pre-payment are required for Make-n-Take workshops, Little Bugs sessions, and some special events where listed;
- we can only give refunds (less service fees) if we are notified of cancellation at least 72 hours in advance of the class.