Free Garden Workshops

As advocates and educators of sustainable, organic gardening methods we enjoy sharing our knowledge by providing free gardening workshops. It is our hope that our gardening wisdom will help gardeners be a part of the positive change that makes a difference in our environment.

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

The workshops take place on Saturday mornings at 10:00am sharp and run for about 45 minutes in our heated indoor facility. The Powerpoint presentations are full of lush, colourful photography and lots of gardening information. Free admission but registration is required.  See below.

Many workshop to choose from:

  • Plant a Pollinator Garden
  • Spectacular Plant Combinations
  • Long-blooming Perennials
  • Sensational Shade Perennials
  • Dividing Perennials
  • Create a Cut Flower Garden

Garden Workshops for 2019

Daylily - Dividing Perennials at our free garden workshops at Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Dividing Perennials

Saturday May 4, 2019 – 10:00am

Over time most perennials will require dividing to rejuvenate them and replenish the soil. Dividing perennials is important to ensure that they will continue to thrive for many years.  In this fun outdoor workshop, Lorraine Roberts will demonstrate various techniques to successfully divide perennials.


Yellow Swallow Tail Butterfly on Perennial Salvia

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Saturday May 11, 2019 – 10:00am

Creating a pollinator garden adds to the many benefits of gardening. Not only do they add beauty to your garden they are essential in the pollination of everything you grow. In this Powerpoint presentation you will learn the best plants to attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects.

Continuous bloom at Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Spectacular Plant Combinations

Saturday May 18, 2019 – 10:00am

In this very popular PowerPoint presentation, Lorraine 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 book, Spectacular Plant Combinations for the Perennial Garden.


Long-blooming Perennials

Saturday May 25 -10:00am

In this colourful Powerpoint presentation, Lorraine Roberts, author of the book, A Recipe for Continuous Bloom, will highlight some of the best long-blooming perennials to create a garden of continuous bloom.


Sensational Shade perennials workshop at Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Sensational Shade Perennials

Saturday June 1, 2019 – 10:00am

From years of growing, planting and trialing perennials in our botanical gardens we can recommend some of the best plant performers for shade. Save time and money with our expert knowledge.


Cut Flower Garden

Create a Cut Flower Garden

Saturday June 8, 2019 – 10:00am

Grow a garden to harvest your own fresh flower bouquets all season long. Lorraine Roberts (co-owner of Plant Paradise Country Gardens) will demonstrate how easy it is with the right plant choices.


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