Adult Workshops

Shangri La’s Adult Workshops are designed for adult life-long learners. Workshops are hosted by Shangri La Gardens’ professional staff and cover a wide variety of topics from gardening, natural history, wildlife and conservation to health and wellness, and more. Workshops are always highly engaging and interactive, with most of them including a hands-on learning experience.

Upcoming Workshops

** This workshop is currently FULL**

Join us on a creative journey to explore all about succulents! In this program you’ll become familiar with this low-maintenance favorite. Shangri La Gardens Director of Horticulture, Jennifer Buckner, will share her secrets about succulent growth and propagation, so that you can develop the confidence to provide “green-thumb” style care. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to create your very own succulent arrangement to take home. Containers, soil, plants, and supplies are all included in the workshop fee.

Don’t Toss It, Plant It! Did you know… when you buy fruits and veggies at the store, you’re also taking home free plants?! Don’t let those kitchen scraps go to waste! Re-plant them into your very own Kitchen Scrap Garden. A pineapple top? Some green pepper seeds? Yes, let’s plant them! Production Greenhouse Manager, Cheryl Farmer, along with the distinguished Production Greenhouse Team will share their knowledge of how different produce scraps can be grown anew. Together we’ll discover ways to give your would-be-waste a new life. Participants will have a hands-on planting experience, and take a few plants home too! Containers, soil, plants, and supplies are all included with the workshop fee. Registration begins February 15, 2022.

Join us for a hands-on experience to discover all about a famous miniature garden, the terrarium! We will turn back time to explore the history of this popular indoor garden as we investigate how terrariums were invented, as well as how they evolved in to the modern enclosed ecosystem we know and love today. Production Greenhouse Manager, Cheryl Farmer, along with Lead Horticulturist, Deb Wiles, will share their knowledge of terrariums. Then, taking inspiration from the team, participants will have the opportunity to create their own terrariums to take home. Care instructions will be provided to help each new terrarium thrive! Containers, soil, plants, and supplies are all included with the workshop fee. Registration begins March 15, 2022.