Horticulture Workshops

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Exotic plants grow easily in South Florida, but local gardening presents its own unique set of challenges. Pinecrest Gardens is committed to providing support to the community with gardening tips from the experts. Lectures and workshops offer information on how to keep landscapes healthy and vibrant.

All workshops are open to the public.
Each topic is season-specific, such that attendees can implement the skills immediately.

Time:            10:30 a.m.
Location:     Hibiscus Room (Unless Otherwise Specified)
Fee:               Please see individual class listing.

Pre-registration required, Limit 12 people per workshop: Register online or call 305.669.6990



$20.00 for each class

February 13th
Pinecrest Gardens Ecosystem and Garden Tour: Join us on a staff led tour as we uncover the incredible history of Pinecrest Gardens while exploring the exotic plants and coastal Cypress habitat that make this property so unique. Learn about our collections, and design: get an insider’s view on how our landscape is constantly maintained and improved. Fee: $20

March 11th
Storm Recovery and Garden Revival Tour: South Florida can be both a brutal and rewarding place for gardens. Join us as we discuss the good, the bad and the gardening opportunities in the wake of storms in South Florida. Learn how to prepare your garden before the storm, and how to approach the event as an opportunity for garden improvement. Fee: $20



$30.00 for each class

Please Note: Although not required, it is highly recommended that students take both courses in the series.

April 9th
Orchid Care and Fertilization: This class will teach you how to keep your orchid happy and thriving throughout the year. Learn specifics on when and how to fertilize your orchid as well as basic care instructions. We will look at various orchid genera to give you a practical introduction to orchid care. Take an orchid home to apply what you learn! Fee: $30

May 14th
Orchid Mounting and Re-Potting: Orchids are fun, since many are easy to care for. With more than one way to grow an orchid, our staff specialist will demonstrate how we keep them thriving. In this hands-on class, students will work with the orchid provided in the first class to learn how to display living orchids. Mounting materials will be provided. The class will include a brief, orchid-focused Garden walk. Fee: $30

** Orchids are not included- Please bring your orchid from the first class of the series, or a small one from home**



$30.00 and $10.00

Jun 11th
Succulents for Garden and Home: Succulent plants have adapted to some of the most challenging environments on Earth. This class will explore their dazzling forms and survival strategies! Learn hands on and pot a succulent to take home after learning what species will succeed in rainy South Florida. You will also learn what plants do well indoors, and how succulent gardening can be environmentally friendly. If time permits, tour the redesigned succulent gardens. Plant, pot, and correct potting mix provided.  Fee $30

July 9th
Hand Tools for Gardeners: Proper tools contribute to gardening pleasure, rather than gardening problems. Learn how to choose the right tool for the job and how to select quality tools. Proper tool use and maintenance will be demonstrated. Learn how hand tools can make gardeners and their gardens look good! This class will be taught both indoors and outdoors, please come dressed appropriately. Fee: $10