WORKSHOPS

The following workshops and classes are planned for 2019-20 in The Gardens. Classes are subject to change base on class size and availability. Please contact The Gardens to confirm schedule and express your interest in attending, 252.473.3234. Please also check search our calendar for the most up-to-date information.

WORKSHOP/EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

September 2
Fall Container Gardening
10am-Noon
$25 for members. $40 for not-yet members.
Limited to 8 participants.
As the cool weather starts to appear it is time to change out those summer annual container gardens to fall colors. Join us for a discussion on fall annuals and the creation of fall container gardens hosted by The Elizabethan Garden’s Garden Manager.

September 16
Plant a Tree, or Two
10am-Noon
Free for members. $15 for not-yet members.
Limited to 12.
September is a great time to plant trees and woody shrubs. This allows them time to become well established by the time the cold winter winds return. We will be offering a workshop in the proper techniques of soil preparation, and planting of shrubs and trees. Tree and shrub varieties to be announced, join us for this informative hands-on workshop at The Elizabethan Gardens. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

October 5 & 12, 2019 Saturday
Seed Savings Workshop
10am-11:30am
FREE for members. STANDARD admission for non-members.
Discover how and why to save and grow seeds, from oaks to tomatoes. Saving seeds is as old as time and we need to keep viable seed stock more than ever. Learn the best way to choose, clean, and store worthwhile annuals and how to save and propagate seeds from your favorite trees, shrubs, and perennials! For more information, call 252-473-3234.

October 7, 2019
Fall Transition Workshop
10am-Noon
FREE for members. $15 for non-members.
Limited to 12.
October is our fall shoulder month, the perfect time to phase out any remaining summer annuals, and prepare the beds for cooler weather annuals. Join us at the Elizabethan Gardens for a celebration of fall workshop. There will be a discussion of how to phase out spent annuals, soil amendments, and fall annual planting schemes. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

October 14, 2019
Christmas Cactus Workshop
10am-Noon
$20 for members. $35 for not-yet members.
Limited to 12 participants.
Most Christmas cactus are native to Central, and South America. They are long-living plants that are easy to grow, propagate, and flower year after year. Join us for tips on successfully growing and flowering your Christmas cactus. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

November 4, 2019
Winter Transition Workshop
10am-Noon
$15 for members. $30 for not-yet members.
Limited to 12.
November is the best time to clean out and mulch the seasonal beds for the winter. It’s also a great time to add cold weather annuals that will be very welcome during the grey, cold, and windy days of January. Join us at The Elizabethan Gardens for a hands-on
workshop and discussion of winter annuals and their many uses. ADVANCED
REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 TO JOIN US.

November 9, 2019 Saturday
Designing the Four-Season Garden Workshop
10am-Noon
FREE for members. STANDARD admission for non-members. Limited to 12.
For beauty, birds, and butterflies. Now that our gardens are giving way to fall, we can see the need to redesign and reconfigure our landscapes. Come and learn how to dissect the needs of your garden. Whether it needs evergreen color, a late season bloom, or a statue to solidify an unused portion of your landscape, we can help. Bring in a rough drawing, a picture of your garden, or a site plan and we can work towards a cohesive landscape design that brings attention and beauty to your home. ADVANCED
REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 TO JOIN US.

November 11, 2019
Winter Container Gardening Workshop
10am-Noon
Members $25 Not Yet Members $40
Limit 12
Now that the cold air is here, and Christmas is on our minds It’s time to change out those fall plants to the pastel hues of winter annuals. Join us for a discussion of winter annuals and tips on how to create a winter container garden. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 TO JOIN US.

November 23, 2019 Saturday
Dormancy Workshop
10:00-11:30 am
FREE for members. STANDARD admission for non-members.
Limited to 12.
Putting your garden to bed and the best practices of getting ready for winter. We will advise and learn about the ultimate process of preparing for winter. What to cut back, what to leave up, and how to get ahead of the spring rush to wake up our gardens. The more proactive we are about fall preparations & planting the better and easier spring will become. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 TO JOIN US.

December 7, 2019 Saturday
Christmas Cactus Workshop
$20 for members. $35 for not-yet members.
10:00-12:00 pm
Limited to 8.
We are familiar with this winter blooming plant, but their needs are specific and their display is often simple. Let’s build planters that will wow your holiday guests and add a little cheer to your table settings Join us to make a colorful planter! ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 TO JOIN US.

December 2, 2109
Deck the Halls with Christmas Greenery Workshop
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Limited to 12 participants
$15 for members. $30 for not-yet members.
With the holiday season here it’s time to decorate. Join us at the Elizabethan Gardens for a discussion and walk through the gardens identifying plants that are excellent for arrangements. Learn the proper way to cut and keep greenery that will last several weeks indoors. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

December 2, 2019 Monday
Poinsettias Workshop
10am-12pm
Limited to 12 participants
$15 for members. $30 for not-yet members.
Poinsettias are indigenous to Mexico, which are well known for their red and green foliage for Christmas displays. Join us for a discussion on the dos and don’t of Poinsettia culture. Includes a poinsettia plant. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

December 7, 2019
The Art of Centerpieces Workshop
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Limited to 25 participants
$25 for members. $30 for not-yet members.
Decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant centerpiece that is uniquely yours! An Instructor will share with you their skills. The Elizabethan Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Light refreshments will be served. Members: $25, Non-members: $30. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

December 13
The Art of Centerpieces (dinner included) Workshop
5pm-8pm
$39 members. $44 for not-yet members.
Enjoy dinner and create something beautiful at the same time. Come on you deserve a break—enjoy the holidays. Let us cook and you can decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant center- piece that is uniquely yours. Let an instructor share with you their skills in the Art of Centerpieces. The Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25. Members: $39, Non-Members: $44. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

December 16
The Perfect Holiday Wreath Workshop
10am-1pm
$25 for members. $30 for not-yet members.
Limited to 12 participants.
Decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant holiday wreath that is uniquely yours! An Instructor will share with you their skills. The Elizabethan Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Light refreshments will be served. Members: $25, Non-members: $30. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

December 20
The Art of Centerpieces (dinner included) Workshop
5pm-8pm
$39 members. $44 for not-yet members.
Enjoy dinner and create something beautiful at the same time. Come on you deserve a break—enjoy the holidays. Let us cook and you can decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant center- piece that is uniquely yours. Let an instructor share with you their skills in the Art of Centerpieces. The Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25. Members: $39, Non-Members: $44. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

December 21, 2019
Poinsettia Workshop
2:00- 4:00 pm
$20 for members. $35 for not-yet members.
10:00-12:00 pm
Limited to 8.
Plant a holiday container and learn about our North American native (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Poinsettia. We will discuss its place in the holiday and the likes and dislikes of the species. Euphorbia is one of the largest genera of plants worldwide and is a stunner in the homes at this time of year. join us to add a bright and cheery container to your holidays.

December 23, Monday
The Art of Centerpieces (with Dinner) Workshop
5pm-8pm
$39 members. $44 for not-yet members.
Enjoy dinner and create something beautiful at the same time. Come on you deserve a break—enjoy the holidays. Let us cook and you can decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant center- piece that is uniquely yours. Let an instructor share with you their skills in the Art of Centerpieces. The Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25. Members: $39, Non-Members: $44. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

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