Free Garden Workshops

Get planting inspiration and fresh ideas at our free spring gardening workshops. Our on-going educational programming encourages you to get out and grow.
Free admission but registration is required.

Dividing Perennials

Saturday April 15 – 10:00am (full)

In this outdoor workshop, Lorraine Roberts
(co-owner of Plant Paradise) will demonstrate “hands on” the many different techniques for dividing perennials.

Long-Blooming Perennials

Saturday April 22 – 10:00am (full)
Saturday April 22 – 1:00pm (full) 

In this colourful PowerPoint presentation Lorraine Roberts will highlight some of the best long-blooming perennials that will create the foundation for creating a garden of continuous bloom.

Sensational Shade Perennials

Saturday April 29 – 10:00am (full)
Saturday April 29 – 1:00pm

With years of trialing & growing shade perennials in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise we can recommend the real winners so that it saves you time, money and transforms your garden into a beautiful oasis.

Living Wall Gardening

 Saturday May 6 – 10:00am & 1:00pm 
Saturday May 20 - 1:00pm 

Learn the steps to create your very own indoor/outdoor living wall planter. Ornamental or edible gardening is possible with the new wall containers we have available this year. Get creative, pick your own plants…the possibilities are endless to start growing vertically. Lorraine shows you how easy it is.

Spectacular Plant Combinations 

Saturday May 13 – 10:00am 
Saturday May 13 – 1:00pm 

In this very popular PowerPoint presentation, Lorraine Roberts will demonstrate how to create beautiful perennial combinations from an artist’s perspective. To inspire you, she will be highlighting techniques and photos from her new book, Spectacular Plant Combinations for the Perennial Garden.

Pollinator Garden

 Saturday May 20 – 10:00am 

The ‘buzz word’ in gardening these days is pollinator plants. Bees, butterflies and beneficial insects – learn how to choose plants that will feed them and keep them coming back for more.

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