Gardening Unplugged!

Free Garden Chat Series 

During each day of our Open Nursery & Garden Days, we offer a free garden chat as part of our educational outreach, "Gardening Unplugged". These are 15-20 minute discussions walking through the gardens, focusing on seasonally prominent topics, plants and garden design ideas. Join Tony and our expert horticultural staff as we explore all that nature has to offer. View our previous Gardening Unplugged videos on our YouTube page.
Meet at the Welcome Tent near the parking lot to join us!
Summer 2024 - Agave Festival
  • Friday, July 12 @ 10:00am: Logan’s Favorite Summer Bloomers (Logan Clark)
  • Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00am: Create Your Own Tropical Oasis (Bill Reynolds)
  • Saturday, July 13 @ 11:00am: Co-evolution of Humans and Agaves (Logan Clark)
  • Sunday, July 14 @ 10:00am: Selby’s Select Perennials (Aaron Selby)
  • Sunday, July 14 @ 11:00am: Agaves 101 (Tony Avent)
  • Friday, July 19 @ 10:00am: Summer Blooming Natives (Doug Ruhren)
  • Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00am: Making the Most of Wet Soils (Doug Ruhren)
  • Saturday, July 20 @ 11:00am: Growing Container Agaves (Kevin Stephens)
  • Sunday, July 21 @ 10:00am: Co-evolution of Humans and Agaves (Logan Clark)
  • Sunday, July 21 @ 11:00am: How to Garden in the Shade (Tony Avent)
Spring 2024 - Spring Garden Party
  • Friday, May 3 @ 10 am - Fronds in Shady Places (Zac Hill)
  • Friday, May 3 @ 2 pm - Baptisias: Redneck Lupines (Tony Avent)
  • Saturday, May 4 @ 10 am - Logan's Spring Bloomers (Logan Clark)
  • Saturday, May 4 @ 2 pm - Carnivorous Plants (Kevin Stephens)
  • Sunday, May 5 @ 10 am - Living Mulch (Doug Ruhren)
  • Sunday, May 5 @ 2pm - Container Gardening (Chris Hardison)
  • Friday, May 10 @ 10 am - Sunny Bloomers (Doug Ruhren)
  • Friday, May 10 @ 2 pm - Friend or Foe in the Garden (Bill Reynolds)
  • Saturday, May 11 @ 10 am - Success with Cuttings (Aaron Selby)
  • Saturday, May 11 @ 2 pm - Doug's Spring Bloomers (Doug Ruhren)
  • Sunday, May 12 @ 10 am - Hardy Garden Aroids (Logan Clark)
  • Sunday, May 12 @ 2pm - Hosta-palooza (Tony Avent)

Winter 2024 - Winter Rose Festival

  • Friday, February 23 @ 10 am – Trees for the Winter Garden (Tony Avent)
  • Friday, February 23 @ 2 pm – Dormant Woody Propagation (Aaron Selby)
  • Saturday, February 24 @ 10 am – Cyclamen for Winter Foliage (Kevin Stephens)
  • Saturday, February 24 @ 2 pm – Hellebores: Winter Roses (Tony Avent)
  • Sunday, February 25 @ 10 am - Doug's Bloomers (Doug Ruhren)
  • Sunday, February 25 @ 2 pm – Architectural Plants (Doug Ruhren)
  • Friday, March 1 @ 10 am – Dividing Perennials in Winter (Aaron Selby)
  • Friday, March 1 @ 2 pm – Southeast Native Trilliums (Zac Hill)
  • Saturday, March 2 @ 10 am – Logan's Bloomers (Logan Clark)
  • Saturday, March 2 @ 2 pm – Hellebores: Winter Roses (Doug Ruhren)
  • Sunday, March 3 @ 10 am - Palms and Cycads (Bill Reynolds)
  • Sunday, March 3 @ 2 pm – Fragrant Winter Flowers (Logan Clark)