Garden Lifestyle Workshops & Classes

There’s always something to learn Wingard’s!

Living Simply Healthy

Saturday, May 14, 10.00 a.m.

healthy living

Are you hungry for change…lost your focus…looking for energy…sick and tired…longing for balance? If you’re ready to be “simply healthy,” this is for you! Learn tips and tools to be healthy for life. Join Kathy Cooper, a holistic health coach, certified from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, to learn how to live a healthy, balanced life.

There is a $30 charge per person for this workshop.

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You can make a fairy garden!

Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m.

fairy garden

Come create your own miniature garden! Be inspired to dream and create miniature landscapes using small-scale plants and accessories. These little scenes create a sense of magic and whimsy, and are essential for attracting those little elusive fairies to your home and garden. Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the home garden. Creating a fairy garden is easier than you think! The most important factor in creating a miniature fairy garden is to believe in the magic of fairies. After that, everything will fall into place naturally. A fairy garden can be any size or shape ranging from sprawling gardens to a tiny flower pot. The main ingredients you need to create a fairy garden? Imagination, creativity and a pinch of time and you’ll have a mesmerizing unique fairy garden before you know it!

There is a $10 charge per person for this workshop, but you will be given a $10 certificate to be spent at Wingard’s on May 15th.

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Bring back the Monarch & Milkweed

Saturday, May 21, 10.00 a.m.

bring back the monarch

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” You don’t need to be Muhammed Ali to learn how to think like a butterfly as you garden to bring back monarch and native milkweed populations to your yard. Find out how to tag migrating monarchs in fall in your backyard waystation. This workshop is being conducted by Dr. Arlene Marturano, garden writer, master gardener, children’s garden expert, science educator and founder of the SC Garden-based Learning Network, who has been tagging migrating monarch butterflies since Monarch Watch started the tracking in 1992. She initiated and directs the Monarch, Milkweed, and Migration Project at the Center for Science Education at USC, in Columbia, with pre- and in-service teachers and their students.

There is a $10 charge per person for this workshop, but you will be given a $10 certificate to be spent at Wingard’s on May 21st.

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Tour of Secluded Gardens

Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m.

dayliliy tour

Secluded Gardens adjoins Wingard’s and is a certified American Hemeroacallis (Daylily) Garden, featuring hundreds of varieties of blooming daylilies, along with many different shade perennials. Come stroll this beautiful garden and get inspired for your own yard, by Gail and Wayne Buff, who are sharing their yard with Wingard’s family of customers!

There is no charge for this workshop.

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Be a Bee

Saturday, June 11, 10.00 a.m.

Be a Bee

Learn how to create a “bee friendly” backyard from Danny Cannon, of Bee Trail Farms, in Lexington, and see our working hive in our Fresh Produce Market. Scientists say that every third bite of food we take is pollenated by a bee. Currently the bee population around the world is in decline, so the more environment we can create for them, the more we help ourselves.

There is a $10 charge per person for this workshop, but you will be given a $10 certificate to be spent at Wingard’s on June 11th.

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The Mystique of Heirloom Tomatoes

Saturday, June 25, 10.00 a.m.

heirloom tomatow

Generally, any family with a gardener, particularly a parent or grandparent, in the family has heard of has grown heirloom tomatoes, whose seeds were dried and replanted year after year. Today, many gardeners are attracted to heirloom tomato plants for the diversity of color, flavor, and plant type. If you’ve never considered an heirloom tomato plant, you might want to join us for this informative workshop, led by Derrick Gunter, who grows heirloom tomatoes for Wingard’s.

There is a $10 charge per person for this workshop, but you will be given a $10 certificate to be spent at Wingard’s on June 11th.

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