Whether you are planting a garden for the first time or you want to learn some new gardening techniques, Wading River Nursery and Garden Supply now offers onsite gardening classes to all of our customers.
Our classes are taught by our knowledgeable staff and each class provides useful and practical information ranging from plant and garden care to using natural materials to create artistic designs! Our gardening classes are a great place to increase your plant knowledge, improve your skills or create a beautiful and natural horticultural design!
Sign up for one of our unique classes today!
Winterizing the GardenSaturday, Sept 24, 2016
Put your garden to bed with confidence. Learn what to prune, how to mulch for winter, and how to prepare for the long Northeast winter ahead. Please feel free to bring questions.
Houseplants 101November 2016 & February 2017
Unearth the mystery of houseplants. Impress everyone you know with newfound skill as an indoor gardener. Find success and fun bringing green life indoors all year round.
Wreath MakingDecember 2016
Come to our festive workshop, and build a custom wreath with a great variety of materials. We provide instruction and advice on design and construction throughout the workshop. Get tips on how to keep your wreath lasting long throughout the cold season.
TerrariumsJanuary 2017 and late June 2017
Create your own Woodland or Desert Terrarium. Learn all about these miniature gardens, and take your custom one home! These make great gifts for friends and family. Bring nature's grandeur indoors with these unique gifts!
Garden Design BasicsMarch 2017
Learn the foundations for design your dream garden. We will teach you to work your specific conditions and personal wants for a garden that plants and people will love. Create your private sanctuary or a stunning space for show. We will guide you through planning, plant selection, and a simple sketch of your future space. Great for beginners! Experienced? Come for an exchange of ideas!
Intro to PerennialsDecember 2016
Long-living, reliable and low maintenance. Perennials are the best way to as long-term beauty and interest to your land with little effort. We will demonstrate general care and discuss plantings. Discover how to best use perennials for garden success year after year.
Herbs & EdiblesEarly May 2017
Maximize your garden with beautiful plants that you can eat! Find out about planting and caring for vegetables, herbs, fruiting shrubs, and more. An edible garden can be lush and low-maintenance! Don’t be intimidated by growing food anymore!
Creating a Habitat GardenLate May 2017
Bring songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies to your home. Build a space that helps your flowering plants. Foster a healthier and more beautiful home for yourself and your community with our Habitat Garden Workshop. Help repair the local ecology with a vibrant, lush garden.
Secrets of Shade GardensEarly June 2017
Discover shade loving plants and companions. Shade can be difficult if you aren’t introduced to the right plants. But it doesn’t have to be! Come and learn about the benefits and versatility of shade. Your shady spot will soon be your favorite garden.
Moss GardeningEarly July 2017
Walkable, soft, beautiful and self-maintaining. Make majestic moss magic in your home! Gardening with moss is easy, beneficial, and affordable (especially compared to lawns!). Grow moss and join a lawn revolution.
Compost 101: Creating & ApplyingLate July 2017
Is compost gross? No, it’s amazing! The healthiest organic fertilizer and soil enricher you can get is already provided by your own garden. Learn what to add, how to mix, and when to apply compost. When you discover all that it does, you will always want to compost!
KokedamaEarly August 2017
Create living sculptures that are easy and fun to build. Kokedamas replace traditional plant containers with living moss; these moss balls are an art form as old as bonsai itself. Choose from many favorite indoor plants to build your custom creation around.