DIY Staghorn Fern Mounting
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Staghorn Fern Mounting

Cost: $25, includes all materials

Reservations: Space is limited, email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com today!

Join us in the Atrium to make and take your very own mounted Staghorn Fern! Led by Anna, we’ll be mounting our Staghorn Ferns to wood and covering the tips and tricks to keeping them healthy and happy!

Once complete, take your fern home and decorate a wall with your new houseplant pal! Staghorn Ferns are epiphytic, much like Air Plants, meaning they don’t need soil to grow and thus make gorgeous additions as vertical gardens!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after September 12th cannot be refunded

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SOLD OUT! FREE Fall Bulbs 101
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! FREE Fall Bulbs 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve your seat!

Led by Libbey, our bulb buyer, join us for our Fall Bulbs 101 seminar and learn all about our fall planted, spring blooming bulbs that you won’t want to miss out on!

We’ll be discussing what bulbs the deer aren’t interested in munching on, those you can plant in shade and re-bloomers that will give you a show twice a year! Libbey will also be covering general planting tips, feeding practices plus when and how to separate bulbs to expand your garden!

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FREE Fall & Winter Annuals 101
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Fall & Winter Annuals 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Reserve your seat with Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com

As the weather turns, our selection of fall and winter annuals grow! Snapdragons have already arrived, look out for violas, pansies, primroses, ornamental cabbage and kale, mums and more! Gather around in the Secret Garden, we’ll be covering how and where to plant, feeding, deadheading and other care to keep your garden looking spectacular through winter!

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Japanese Maples 101
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Maples 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve your seat today!

Led by Geoff, our nursery buyer, learn everything there is to know about caring for your Japanese Maple including pruning, feeding and what to do about those summer scorched leaves!

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SOLD OUT! FREE Pumpkulents Show & Tell
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! FREE Pumpkulents Show & Tell

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com for a seat!

Join Shawna on the Custom Container Patio and learn her technique for creating her festive Pumpkulents! She’ll also let you in on her tips for keeping the succulents looking fresh and compact!

Walk away with a new DIY craft for fall, plus we’ll have a few pre-made Pumpkulents available for sale!

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2019 Harvest Festival
Oct
5
to Oct 27

2019 Harvest Festival

Join us for our annual 2019 Harvest Festival! Enjoy our maker's market, live music, farm animals, pumpkins, kids activities and more, every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4:00PM in October! 

Through the entire month of October the nursery is full of pumpkins galore, our farm animals plus games and scarecrows designed and decorated by our staff! This year's Harvest Fest is carnival themed and we couldn't be more excited, getting busy to design and decorate with our favorite games throughout the nursery!

Live Music

Enjoy live music in our Secret Garden from 11-4:00PM every Saturday and Sunday! We’ll have chairs set up for those who’d like to sit and listen though you can enjoy the live music throughout the nursery as you stroll!

Maker’s Market

Stroll through our Maker’s Market located near our farm animals every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4:00PM and meet local vendors creating beautiful pieces of art, tasty snacks and so much more!

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FREE Fall Planting 101
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Fall Planting 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Give Lauren a shout at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve your seat!

Did you know fall is the best time for planting? Come learn from Geoff what kinds of plants are best to get into the ground this fall for more robust growth come spring plus his tips for planting, feeding and overwintering!

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Spooky Terrariums
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Spooky Terrariums

Cost: $50, includes all materials

Reservations: Please contact Lauren to reserve your seat at 925-284-4474 ext. 134

Make and take your very own spooky terrarium in the Atrium! With a choice of a variety of houseplants and succulents to choose from, we'll also be adorning our terrariums with miniature fall decor! Great for kids and adults of all ages!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after October 10th cannot be refunded. The image above and what will be used in the class may differ.

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FREE Bareroot Roses & Fruit Trees 101
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Bareroot Roses & Fruit Trees 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Save your seat today! Email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com

Before ordering bareroot this year, come learn from Victoria what kinds of varieties will perform best in your area and how to care for them. She'll also give you the inside scoop on what newbies shouldn't be overlooked!

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How To: Plant for a Spring Show
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

How To: Plant for a Spring Show

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Save your seat with Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com!

With many plants, getting them into the ground in fall helps get them established and thus results in more robust growth come spring! Join us in our FREE seminar and learn from Shawna what perennials you’ll want to get into the ground now for a gorgeous spring show!

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FREE Houseplant 101: Winter Care
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Houseplant 101: Winter Care

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com today!

Winter weather brings many changes to houseplant care, come learn how to keep your plant pals healthy and happy while the heaters are blowing and vacations are booked this winter season in this FREE class in the Atrium!

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FREE Blooming Houseplants 101
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Blooming Houseplants 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Give Lauren a shout to reserve your seat at lauren@orchardnursery.com

Join us in the Atrium and learn how to care for your blooming houseplants - everything from Anthuriums, Peace Lillies, African Violets, Orchids, Bromeliads to even our seasonal indoor color such as Poinsettias and Amaryllis! We’ll be discussing general care, how to feed, when to repot and how to prolong those blooms to keep your indoor oasis just that!

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SOLD OUT! FREE Winter Veggies 101
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! FREE Winter Veggies 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Give Lauren a shout at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve your spot!

Kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens – oh my! Join us on the second Saturday in September for Winter Veggies 101 and come learn what fall and winter veggies are not to be missed this season!

Meet us in the Secret Garden where we’ll be talking about our favorites for slicing, dicing, stews, stir-fries, herbal remedies and more! Plus tips on how to supplement your fall harvest and keep those ‘maters coming!

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FREE Orchid Repotting Demo
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us in the Atrium for our FREE Orchid Repotting Demo! Led by Anna, learn how to properly repot your orchid plus tips for fertilizing, pruning and more!

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FREE Orchid Repotting Demo
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us in the Atrium for our FREE Orchid Repotting Demo! Led by Anna, learn how to properly repot your orchid plus tips for fertilizing, pruning and more!

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DIY Herb Container Garden
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Herb Container Garden

Cost: $55, includes all materials

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 today!

Join us for our summer Herb Container Garden led by Shawna! Held on our Custom Container Patio, come create your very own herb container garden, the perfect complement to your summer cook-outs and BBQs!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after August 3rd cannot be refunded. The pot in the image above and what will be used in the class may differ.

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FREE Houseplants 101: Summer Care
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Houseplants 101: Summer Care

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, to RSVP email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com today!

For our summer edition of Houseplants 101 we will be covering seasonal care! It’s summer - meaning the placement of your plant, watering, fertilizing and its overall care may change. Join us in the Atrium and learn what you should be doing to help your plant thrive!

We’ll also be talking about our favorite indoor plants including air purifying, low-maintenance and low light varieties. This class is great for beginners and those looking to gain a bit more knowledge! Bring you houseplant questions and walk away with the knowledge to keep your leafy pals healthy and happy!

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FREE Orchid Repotting Demo
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us in the Atrium for our FREE Orchid Repotting Demo! Led by Anna, learn how to properly repot your orchid plus tips for fertilizing, pruning and more!

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SOLD OUT! DIY Kids’ Succulent Garden!
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! DIY Kids’ Succulent Garden!

Cost: $25, includes all materials

Reservations: Space is limited, to RSVP email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com or call her at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 today!

School’s out for summer which means more time spent outdoors in the garden! Join us in the Atrium to make your very own succulent container garden and learn all about our favorite drought tolerant and easy care plants! Great for kids aged 4 and up.

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Pop-Up Bach
May
16
4:00 PM16:00

Pop-Up Bach

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Not required, come on down!

We’ve partnered with Gold Coast Chamber Players to bring you Pop Up Bach in the nursery on Thursday, May 16th from 4 - 5:00PM! Join us as violist Rachel Stokol serenades the nursery with her music! Gold Coast Chamber Players - a musical experience in unexpected locations!

 Note that the seasonal finale of Pop Up Bach will take place in Lafayette on Saturday, May 18th. Learn more about the Gold Coast Chamber Players here.

Since 1987, the Gold Coast Chamber Players have been leading the way as one of the nation’s first chamber music collectives. Performing first in Victorian mansions in the heart of the Alameda Gold Coast, GCCP continues to create this same intimacy in larger venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Winner of the Arts and Culture Award for Contra Costa County and Best East Bay Chamber Group, GCCP provides vibrant concert experiences with ongoing series in both Lafayette and Piedmont. Dedicated to education, GCCP cultivates engaging classroom experiences in public schools throughout Contra Costa County. 

Gold Coast Chamber Players is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing vibrant, thematic programming and community access to leading chamber musicians from around the world. 

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SOLD OUT! Spring Container Gardening Demo
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Spring Container Gardening Demo

Cost: FREE!
Reservations: Space is limited, to RSVP please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com

Led by Shawna, head of our Custom Container Department, join us for this FREE demonstration on container gardening! You’ll walk away with tips on planting and learn a few of Shawna’s favorite flowers and foliage to spruce up your porch and patio containers just in time for spring!

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FREE Orchid Repotting Demo
Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this demo on orchid repotting led by Allison and Anna and become a repotting master! They'll be covering the general rules when it comes to repotting, fertilizing and more! 

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FREE Houseplants 101
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Houseplants 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, to RSVP email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com today!

Join us for this FREE lecture on houseplants in the Atrium! Learn about our favorite indoor plants including air purifying, low-maintenance and low light varieties. Bring you houseplant questions and walk away with the knowledge to keep your leafy pals healthy and happy!

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SOLD OUT! FREE Orchid Repotting Demo
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! FREE Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this demo on orchid repotting led by Allison and Anna and become a repotting master! They'll be covering the general rules when it comes to repotting, fertilizing and more! 

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SOLD OUT! Valentine's Day Terrarium Workshop
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Valentine's Day Terrarium Workshop

Cost: $45, includes all materials - 6” round glass terrarium, plants and rose quartz heart.

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 today!

Join us for our Valentine Terrarium workshop in the Atrium! Scheduled just 5 days before Valentine’s Day, come create your very own living terrarium complete with a gorgeous rose quartz heart stone that makes the perfect V-Day gift for your boo, or you!

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SOLD OUT! DIY Terrarium Workshop
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! DIY Terrarium Workshop

This workshop is SOLD OUT!

Join Allison and Anna in the Atrium and create your very own terrarium! Bring your creativity and we’ll teach you how to keep your miniature world lush and green! 

Cost: $40, includes all materials

Reservations: Space is limited, to RSVP call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 today!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after January 17th cannot be refunded.

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FREE Conifers 101
Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Conifers 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com to RSVP today!

Brighten up your garden all year round! Join us in the Atrium for this free lecture on Conifers led by Luke. Conifers are an essential ingredient to a well-rounded garden, (plus generally deer resistant and drought tolerant too!) come learn how to add them to your landscape!

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SOLD OUT! Winter Pruning Demo: Rose & Fruit Tree Combo
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Winter Pruning Demo: Rose & Fruit Tree Combo

This Demo is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our newsletter to find out about more upcoming classes.

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email her at lauren@orchardnursery.com to make your reservation today.

Join us for a demonstration on winter pruning of both fruit trees and roses led by Shawna! Learn her tips and technique for giving your roses and fruit trees a healthy prune for a burst of spring growth! Reservations are required as seating is limited; no seats will be available at the door.

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SOLD OUT! Winter Pruning Demo: Fruit Trees
Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Winter Pruning Demo: Fruit Trees

This Demo is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our newsletter to find out about more upcoming classes.

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email her at lauren@orchardnursery.com to make your reservation today.

Join us for a demonstration on winter pruning of fruit trees led by Shawna! Learn her tips and technique for giving your fruit trees a healthy prune for a burst of spring growth! Reservations are required as seating is limited; no seats will be available at the door.

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SOLD OUT! Winter Pruning Demo: Roses
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Winter Pruning Demo: Roses

This Demo is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our newsletter to find out about more upcoming classes.

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email her at lauren@orchardnursery.com to make your reservation today.

Join us for a demonstration on winter pruning of roses led by Shawna! Learn her tips and technique for giving your roses a healthy prune for a burst of spring growth! Reservations are required as seating is limited; no seats will be available at the door. 

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SOLD OUT! FREE Houseplants 101
Jan
10
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! FREE Houseplants 101

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, to RSVP email Lauren at lauren@orchardnursery.com today!

Join us for this FREE lecture on houseplants in the Atrium! Learn about our favorite indoor plants including air purifying, low-maintenance and low light varieties. Bring you houseplant questions and walk away with the knowledge to keep your leafy pals healthy and happy!

 

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Lamorinda 4-H Bake Sale!
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Lamorinda 4-H Bake Sale!

This weekend we'll be hosting the Lamorinda 4-H's Bake Sale, a fundraiser for the victims of the Camp Fire.

Join us in the nursery both Saturday and Sunday from 10-2:00PM and pick up a sweet homemade goodie and in turn, help those in need during the holiday season!

We hope to see you there!

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Bakeshop Californica Pie Pop-Up
Nov
21
11:00 AM11:00

Bakeshop Californica Pie Pop-Up

You might remember Bakeshop Californica from our Harvest Festival - homemade pretzels, apple hand pies, delicious cookies…well they’re back and just in time for Thanksgiving!

We’ll be hosting their Pie Pop-Up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in our nursery gazebo. Stop by between 11:00-2PM and pick up one of their delicious freshly made pies, scones, sourdough bagels & breads, cranberry sauce and more off their Thanksgiving menu!

Place your pre-order here before Sunday, November 18th. If you want to take your chances come early - they are liable to sell out!

If you aren’t familiar with Bakeshop Californica, they are a local Community Supported Bakery, makes delicious handmade pastries, sourdough bagels and breads. They use organic ingredients and feature seasonal produce from local farms. Visit www.bakeshopca.com for more info.

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Holiday Open House
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Holiday Open House

Join us for the grand opening of the Holiday Shop! Stop in Friday thru Sunday and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies while you shop! Don't forget to stop into The Lazy K to see their spectacular Christmas and holiday displays!

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SOLD OUT! Container Planting with Bulbs
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Container Planting with Bulbs

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 
 

Cost: $45, includes 13" terracotta pot, annuals, bulbs, soil and everything needed for your container to thrive!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

You get planting and we'll take care of the mess! Join Shawna in the Atrium (formerly the Florist) for this hands-on workshop and walk away with a beautiful container spilling with fall flowers and spring bulbs just waiting to bloom - a container you'll enjoy all winter long! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after October 25th cannot be refunded.

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SOLD OUT! Water-Wise 101
Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Water-Wise 101

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this talk led by Shawna on how to get water-wise! Learn our tips on how to water your plants right - thoroughly and deeply for healthy growth all year round, including how much to water. Find out a few of Shawna's favorite low-water and drought-tolerant plants too! Bring your questions and let's get water-wise! 

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Primp Your Pumpkin DIY Workshop
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Primp Your Pumpkin DIY Workshop

Cost: $60, includes all materials

Reservations: Space is limited, call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve your spot!

Led by Jan in the Atrium, join us for this hands-on workshop with the most gorgeous takeaway – a primped pumpkin! We’ll be choosing pumpkins from the nursery and adorning them with ribbon and everlasting botanicals for a show stopping fall centerpiece perfect for this month’s festivities and your Thanksgiving feast!

Here’s a few gorgeous examples Jan whipped up for us…they definitely make amazing hostess gifts!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after October 19th cannot be refunded.

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SOLD OUT! T-Rex Terrariums
Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

SOLD OUT! T-Rex Terrariums

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 

Cost: $40, includes all materials.

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

The perfect after-school activity for kids and adults alike! Design and create your very own terrarium featuring carnivorous plants and…dinosaurs! And unicorns! (We've invited all pre-historic and mystical beings!)

We'll teach you how to care for your terrariums including tips on watering and lighting to help keep it thriving! Come get creative and leave the mess to us! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after October 18th cannot be refunded.

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SOLD OUT! Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers® - Container Gardening for Fall
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers® - Container Gardening for Fall

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Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Master Shawna's quintessential Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers® technique for all your fall containers in this free demonstration! We'll be talking Shawna's favorite fall flowers and colors and how to care for them leading into our colder months. Speaking of colder, please note that if it's raining this day we'll be having our demonstration in the Atrium (formally the Florist)! 

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