Spring Garden Planning Series (Full Series)

Wednesday March 6

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Level: Beginner
Sign up for all five classes and receive $10 off registration! ($95 members | $125 nonmembers)

PLANNING YOUR RAIN GARDEN | Sara Madden
Wed., March 6 (Snow date: Tues., March 12) | 7 – 9 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Rainwater can be a blessing and a curse. When it falls too heavily, we can experience localized flooding and overburden our storm water system, creating environmental issues. Well-designed rain gardens help to hold and infiltrate storm water into the ground, and add a beautiful element to your home landscape. Learn about siting, designing and constructing rain gardens from a designer who has overseen rain garden projects across our region.

PLANNING YOUR HERB GARDEN | Andrea Jackson
Tues., April 2 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

When considering starting an herb garden, it can be hard to know where to begin. Demystify the process, learn about site selection and preparation, and discover how to select herbs that will suit your needs. Along the way, pick up life-enhancing tips about how to use the herbs you have planted. Beware — once you have decided to plant an herb garden, you will be hooked for life!

PLANNING YOUR RAISED BED VEGETABLE GARDEN | Mike Bechtel
Mon., April 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Botany Hall and the Rooftop Edible Garden

Raised beds offer a number of advantages over in-ground gardens. Explore the range of materials you can use to build and fill raised beds, learn strategies for getting the most yield, and discover accessories that can be added to beds to help extend the season and ward off pests. Also, take an inspiration-gathering guided tour of Phipps’ raised bed vegetable garden.

PLANNING YOUR MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN | Jessica Graves, Una Biologicals
Thurs., April 18 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Join Una Biologicals to learn about planning a medicinal herb garden, including identifying which plants are best for you, as well as simple garden design and plant care.

PLANNING YOUR BIRD AND POLLINATOR GARDEN | Ryan Gott
Wed., April 24 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Botany Hall and the Discovery Garden

Gardens can benefit creatures beyond just humans. Plants provide resources to our native birds, pollinating insects and other animals. This course will introduce the benefits of wildlife gardening for both animals and humans and discuss some of the native perennial plants that can be used to attract and support birds and pollinators. The class will include a walk at Phipps to see some of these plants in person.

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