Upcoming Events

Classes & Workshops will be available at a later date

SummerWinds Nursery is pleased to offer classes on a variety of gardening topics. To learn more or to register, please scroll down to find your desired location and listings.

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Embracing California Natives in Your Garden Class

Learn how to incorporate California native plants into your landscape.

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minute

Location: Campbell

Cost: Free

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California's native flora is not only beautiful but also uniquely adapted to the local climate, making them a perfect choice for sustainable and resilient gardens. In this class, you will learn how to incorporate California native plants into your landscape, celebrating their beauty, ecological value, and cultural significance.

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Bee A Winner - Pollinator Gardens

with Guest Speaker: Morovia's Katie Tamony

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Campbell

Cost: FREE

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June is National Pollinator Month. Learn how to create an abundant garden and attract all kinds of pollinators—bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more—this season. Katie Tamony from Monrovia Nursery will present new plants, easy design combinations, and ideas and planting plans for your containers and landscapes.

About our Guest Speaker:

Katie Tamony - Monrovia Nursery

Katie is the former Editor-in-Chief of Sunset Magazine. She first joined Monrovia in 2014 to create a new consumer marketing strategy and is focused on helping homeowners achieve beautiful landscapes that fit their style.

Favorite pollinator plants? Monrovia Agastache and Echinacea of all kinds. “Love the happy color and texture these plants give the garden, and of course, the pollinators can’t get enough.”

Plus, enter today to win a free pollinator plant as part of Monrovia’s Bee a Winner giveaway!

Reserve your spot today and become a champion for pollinators in spaces big or small!

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Lush and Lovely Shade Gardens

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Campbell

Cost: FREE

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Join us at SummerWinds Nursery in Campbell on June 23 at 10:00 a.m. for our Shade Gardening class! Discover the beauty and diversity of plants and shrubs that thrive in shady gardens in the Bay Area of California.

In this class, we will explore:

  • A variety of shade-loving plants and shrubs perfect for your garden
  • Tips on pairing plants to create a harmonious and thriving garden space
  • Best practices for caring for your shade garden to ensure healthy, vibrant growth

Whether you're looking to revitalize a shaded corner of your garden or create a lush, shaded oasis, this class will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need. Reserve your spot today and learn how to make the most of your shade garden!

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All About Bees in The Garden

Come learn all about bees, why they matter, and what we can do to create safe and appealing spaces for them in our own backyards!

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Time: 10:30 AM PST

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: Cupertino

Cost: FREE

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Did you know that there are 1600 species of bee native to California, and over 20,000 species worldwide? Or that many species of bee are solitary, rather than social, making them unable to process toxins and insecticides out of the pollen and nectar that they collect? Bees are responsible for pollinating a third of the world’s food crops and can be diverse and abundant even in urban settings – in this FREE Class, come learn from our very own bee expert, Ken who will share his knowledge of bees, why they matter, and what we can do to create safe and appealing spaces for them in our own backyards!

Plus, enter to win a free pollinator plant as part of Monrovia’s Bee a Winner giveaway.

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Creating Stunning Summer Container Gardens

Learn plant selection, design principles, and techniques. Transform your outdoor spaces!

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: Cupertino

Cost: Free

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Join us for an exciting class on creating stunning container gardens tailored specifically for the Bay Area's unique climate and lighting conditions. Whether you have a shaded balcony or a sunny patio, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration to create thriving container gardens that will enhance your outdoor spaces.

 

In this class, our experienced horticulturists will guide you through the process of selecting and combining plants that excel this summer, ensuring that you have a successful and visually appealing container garden. We will focus on plant varieties that are well-suited to the Bay Area's climate.

 

During the class, you will learn how to select the right container and material, choosing appropriate potting soil, and implementing proper watering and drainage techniques.

You will also gain insights into plant characteristics, growth habits, and maintenance requirements.

 

By the end of the class, you will leave with a wealth of knowledge on plant selection, container gardening techniques, and design principles specific to shade or sun environments. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gardener, this class will inspire you to transform your outdoor spaces with beautiful, thriving container gardens that will bring joy throughout the seasons.

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Gardening with Medicinal Herbs

with Guest Speakers: Lisa-Marie Maryott and  Emily Gogol, PhD.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Dublin

Cost: FREE

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Get ready for practical advice on growing medicinal herbs in your garden! There are many helpful, and often beautiful, plants known as medicinal herbs that you can grow at home. Join our experts, Lisa-Marie Maryott (Herb Society of America) and Emily Gogol (Grow It From Home) for this free hour long workshop. Lisa-Marie and Emily will cover:

  • Starting a backyard or patio medicinal herb garden
  • Sourcing annual and perennial medicinal herbs (seeds, plants, cuttings)
  • Plant care and maintenance before harvest
  • Practical advice on drying and storing your herbs

This workshop will cover many medicinal herbs that might be known to you (mint, lavender, chamomile) and some that may be new (Cannabis, St. John’s wort, Echinacea). Lisa-Marie and Emily are here to answer your questions on gardening these helpful plants at home. Whether you have a large backyard, or are growing on a patio, we are here to help you get your questions answered and get started gardening!

 About Our Guest Speakers

Lisa-Marie Maryott serves on the Board of the Herb Society of America (West District Delegate) and is a clinical Western herbalist, holistic practitioner, and educator. Lisa-Marie owns Healing Leaves Herbal & Holistic Wellness, where she helps clients develop wellness strategies to feel healthier, happier, and more vibrant. She has taught both herbalism certification courses and public workshops around the San Francisco Bay Area and is a member of the American Herbalists Guild.

 Emily Gogol, PhD. is nationally known for her work in the Cannabis industry, leading the team at Infinite Tree, which develops and produces new Cannabis varieties. Emily is passionate about developing the next generation of plants to make both commercial farmers and gardeners successful. In 2020 Emily launched Grow It From Home, which provides Cannabis plants to backyard gardeners across the U.S. and promotes education, access and equity. This work has recently been featured in the LA Times. Previously, Emily worked in San Francisco achieving her PhD in Biomedical Science from UCSF while engaging in community work. Emily is a recognized leader by the State of California, having created three community organizations and two public parks from the ground up. She lives in the Applegate Valley, OR where she is always trying to carve out time away from work to garden on her 23-acre organic certified farm.

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Creating A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Dublin

Cost: FREE

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June is Pollinator Month, so what better time to create a beautiful garden that attracts and supports the many beneficials in our area? We will guide you through the best plants to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, and provide tips on creating a thriving habitat in your own backyard.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this class is perfect for anyone interested in making a positive impact on the environment. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and ask questions directly to our knowledgeable speakers.

Plus, enter today to win a free pollinator plant as part of Monrovia’s Bee a Winner giveaway!

Reserve your spot today and become a champion for pollinators in spaces big or small!

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Embracing California Natives in Your Garden Class

Learn how to incorporate California native plants into your landscape.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minute

Location: Novato

Cost: Free

Register Now

California's native flora is not only beautiful but also uniquely adapted to the local climate, making them a perfect choice for sustainable and resilient gardens. In this class, you will learn how to incorporate California native plants into your landscape, celebrating their beauty, ecological value, and cultural significance.

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Creating A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Novato

Cost: FREE

Register Now

June is Pollinator Month, so what better time to create a beautiful garden that attracts and supports the many beneficials in our area? We will guide you through the best plants to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, and provide tips on creating a thriving habitat in your own backyard.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this class is perfect for anyone interested in making a positive impact on the environment. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and ask questions directly to our knowledgeable speakers.

Plus, enter today to win a free pollinator plant as part of Monrovia’s Bee a Winner giveaway!

Reserve your spot today and become a champion for pollinators in spaces big or small!

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Lush and Lovely Shade Gardens

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Novato

Cost: FREE

Register Now

Join us at SummerWinds Nursery in Novato on June 22 at 10:00 a.m. for our Shade Gardening class! Discover the beauty and diversity of plants and shrubs that thrive in shady gardens in the Bay Area of California.

In this class, we will explore:

  • A variety of shade-loving plants and shrubs perfect for your garden
  • Tips on pairing plants to create a harmonious and thriving garden space
  • Best practices for caring for your shade garden to ensure healthy, vibrant growth

Whether you're looking to revitalize a shaded corner of your garden or create a lush, shaded oasis, this class will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need. Reserve your spot today and learn how to make the most of your shade garden!

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Embracing California Natives in Your Garden Class

Learn how to incorporate California native plants into your landscape.

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minute

Location: Palo Alto

Cost: Free

Register Now

California's native flora is not only beautiful but also uniquely adapted to the local climate, making them a perfect choice for sustainable and resilient gardens. In this class, you will learn how to incorporate California native plants into your landscape, celebrating their beauty, ecological value, and cultural significance.

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Bee A Winner - Pollinator Gardens

with Guest Speaker: Morovia's Rafael Barajas

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Palo Alto

Cost: FREE

Register Now

June is National Pollinator Month. Learn how to create an abundant garden and attract all kinds of pollinators—bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more—this season. Rafael Barajas from Monrovia Nursery will present new plants, easy design combinations, and ideas and planting plans for your containers and landscapes.

About our Guest Speaker:

Rafael Barajas - Monrovia Nursery

Rafael grew up in the garden business—his mom owns a garden center in Riverside, California. He has worked with Monrovia as a sales representative since 2017 and has been serving customers in the Bay Area for the past 5 years.

Favorite pollinator plants? The Monrovia Fiesta™ Lantana series. “The colors are amazing, and because the plants are sterile, they really throw their energy into more blooms.”

Plus, enter today to win a free pollinator plant as part of Monrovia’s Bee a Winner giveaway!

Reserve your spot today and become a champion for pollinators in spaces big or small!

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Veggie and Herb Gardening During The Summer

Learn to Grow and Care for Your Own Veggies & Herbs

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024

Time: 10:30 AM PST

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: Palo Alto

Cost: FREE

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Ready to start a new or perhaps add to your edible garden? In this class, we will review: planting from starts, plant selection, timing, placement, the importance of soil health and preparation, pest management, companion plants, succession planting, fertilizing, watering and more—all so you can enjoy the tastiest and healthiest veggies and herbs!

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