Classes, Workshops & Events!

At SummerWinds Nursery, we offer four great platforms for group learning:

 

Learn ‘n Grow Classes

These FREE, informative classes—on a wide variety of topics—help give you the tools you need to make all of your gardening endeavors a success! Classes range from 30 to 60 minutes in duration and are generally delivered by a SummerWinds Trusted Garden Advisor.

Plus, receive a coupon for 10% Off Your Entire Purchase, valid only on the day you attend one of our Learn 'n Grow Classes.

 

Make ‘n Take Workshops

These hands-on workshops are available for a nominal fee. Work one-on-one with the instructor to perfect your creation! The price of the workshop includes materials specified within the workshop description. Attend a workshop with friends or family and explore your creative side!

Plus, receive a coupon for 10% Off Your Entire Purchase, valid only on the day you attend one of our Make 'n Take Workshops.

Private Workshops

Available for groups of six (6) or more at our Tatum Blvd. location in Phoenix. The following Private Workshops are available for scheduling on weekdays:

  • Container Gardening
  • Miniature Gardens

Contact our Tatum Blvd. store in Phoenix for availability, details and fees.

Rental of our Community Room

Located within our Tatum Blvd. location in Phoenix. The Community Room is open to the public for reservations and offers Wi-Fi, a 52” television for presentations, and a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere for the next get together of your book club, garden club, etc.

For details and pricing, see our Tatum Blvd. Community Room Rental Policy & Agreement.

Children's Classes & Workshops: Please note that all children attending a class or workshop must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class/workshop.

Create a Moonlight Garden

A FREE 30-45 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

Create a Moonlight Garden

Moonlight gardens begin at dusk since that’s the time of day when the texture and form of foliage with white and silver tones will contrast with, and show up well against, companion plants. In this FREE Learn ‘n Grow Class, learn which plants take on a whole new personality in the evening – from night bloomers that offer incredible scents, fantastic plants that absorb light all day to literally glow for you at night, to lighting, pottery and other elements you can use to create your own enchanted moonlight garden.

Attendees will receive a coupon for 10% off regular price merchandise purchases on the day of the class.

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Why You Want a Ryegrass Winter Lawn & How to Grow One!

A FREE 30-45 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

Why You Want a Ryegrass Winter Lawn

In this FREE Learn 'n Grow class, we'll discuss why you want a ryegrass winter lawn and how best to grow and care for a lush winter lawn that can be enjoyed during our cooler Valley temperatures!

Attendees will receive a coupon for 10% off regular price merchandise purchases on the day of the class.

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Iris Class with Sun Country Iris Society

A FREE 60 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

Sun Country Iris Society's Iris Class

Join Sun Country Iris Society, as they provide an introduction to the many types of irises that grow in the Valley... You'll learn how to amend your soil, and how to maintain and care for your irises. We'll look at award-winning irises and discuss how to choose the best performers for your garden. Includes time for Q&A. Plus, you'll have an opportunity to purchase iris rhizomes in-store!

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Create a Conversation Starter Succulent Dish

A FREE 30-45 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

Create a Conversation Starter Succulent Dish

Succulents offer a wide array of textures and colors and can be easily incorporated in numerous home styles and designs. In this FREE Learn‘n Grow class, learn how to create a Succulent Dish Conversation Piece. We'll show you which elements are best to incorporate in containers and how to care for them.

Attendees will receive a coupon for 10% off regular price merchandise purchases on the day of the class.

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Iris Class with Sun Country Iris Society

A FREE 60 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

Sun Country Iris Society's Iris Class

Join Sun Country Iris Society, as they provide an introduction to the many types of irises that grow in the Valley... You'll learn how to amend your soil, and how to maintain and care for your irises. We'll look at award-winning irises and discuss how to choose the best performers for your garden. Includes time for Q&A. Plus, you'll have an opportunity to purchase iris rhizomes in-store!

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

How to Attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Other Beneficial Pollinators to Your Garden

A FREE 45 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

How to Attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Other Beneficial Pollinators to Your Garden

In this FREE Learn 'n Grow class, we'll review a wide variety of plants that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden!

Attendees will receive a coupon for 10% off regular price merchandise purchases on the day of the class.

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Iris Class with Sun Country Iris Society

A FREE 60 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

Sun Country Iris Society Iris Class

Join Sun Country Iris Society, as they provide an introduction to the many types of irises that grow in the Valley... You'll learn how to amend your soil, and how to maintain and care for your irises. We'll look at award-winning irises and discuss how to choose the best performers for your garden. Includes time for Q&A. Plus, you'll have an opportunity to purchase iris rhizomes in-store!

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

How to Incorporate Edible Plants & Trees Into Your Landscape

A FREE 30-45 min. Learn 'n Grow Class

How to Incorporate Edible Plants & Trees Into Your Landscape

Why waste your resources and efforts on something you can't eat? In this Learn 'n Grow class, we'll introduce you to different plants that can be both beautiful and edible.

Attendees will receive a coupon for 10% off regular price merchandise purchases on the day of the class.

Space is limited – reserve your spot today!


Coming Soon

Stay tuned for information and registration for the following classes and workshops:

  • 10/26 & 10/27: Air Plant Terrarium - Make 'n Take Workshop
  • 11/2 & 11/3: Super Succulent Arrangements - Make 'n Take Workshop

A Community of Gardeners

Community Classes & Events

From time to time, our community rooms have been reserved for regularly-scheduled use by an outside organization we've partnered with.

The following events are brought to you by the organizations listed below, are free, and are open to the public. SummerWinds Nursery's customers are welcome to attend.

For meeting times and locations, click on the names of the organizations below to learn more.

The Phoenix Bonsai Society
Phoenix Bonsai Society

The Phoenix Bonsai society will host the following classes at the SummerWinds locations listed:

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The Scottsdale Bonsai Society
Bonsai Tree

The Scottsdale & Greater Eastern Valley Bonsai Society of Arizona is happy to welcome new members:

  • Saturday, 9/7/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Phoenix. Topic(s): Start of a 10 part series "Aspects Of Bonsai Design." Part 1: Trunk line & Direction. Part 2: Silhouette
  • Saturday, 9/21/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Mesa. Topic(s): Schefflera Workshop. Trees imported from Hawaii
  • Saturday, 10/5/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery PhoenixTopic(s): Aspects of Bonsai Design. Part 3 - Broom Style and Part 4 - Visual Weight (Mass)
  • Saturday, 10/19/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Mesa. Topic(s): Herb - Rosemary as Miniature Bonsai
  • Saturday, 11/2/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Phoenix. Topic(s): Aspects of Bonsai Design Parts 5 & 6 - Focal Point (center of interest)
  • Saturday, 11/9/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Mesa. Topic(s): Juniper (shimpaku, nana, San Jose, Prostrata)
  • Saturday, 12/7/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Phoenix. Topic(s): Aspects of Bonsai Design Parts 7 & 8. Forrest Plantings & Literati Style
  • Saturday, 12/21/19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at SummerWinds Nursery Mesa. Topic(s): Japanese Black Pine
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The Sun Country Iris Society
Sun Country Iris Society

The Sun Country Iris Society 2019 Iris Rhizome Sales will take place at the following SummerWinds Nursery locations directly inside our store (not in our classroom).  Please note that the sales may end early if sold out:

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