Smart Gardening Workshops

This year’s online workshop series is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet! Garden experts from the U.S. and Canada will share live presentations full of their ideas, best practices and inspiration on a variety of gardening topics. Attendance at all workshops is FREE, and you may register for as many as you wish, or all of them!

Get access to Horticulture’s live and on-demand smart gardening workshops below and view the gardening tips and techniques from each workshop in the comfort of your own home or office, any time you want.

Each workshop in about an hour long. Just click the link below each workshop you’d like to view and follow the on-screen prompts to register for the workshop(s) of your choice!

Seating for all live workshops is limited to 1,000 people. Registration does not guarantee you’ll get in, so sign in early the day of the event. If you cannot attend live, you will be able to watch a recording of the event and receive special discounts as long as you have registered here in advance of the live date.

Free Upcoming Smart Gardening Workshops:

Grow Organic: Making the Transition
Presenter: Jessica Walliser
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

attracting beneficial bugsGrowing a beautiful and productive garden without chemicals isn’t difficult, but it does require a shift in attitude and a dose of patience. In this workshop, Jessica Walliser will share with attendees a new understanding of the ease and convenience of organic practices.  Sharing information about lessons learned in her own garden as well as the gardens of forty of her former clients, this lecture de-mystifies organics and guides gardeners through the transition process step-by-step.  From soil management and cultural practices, to pest control and dealing with “the junkie issue”, this talk is meant to present attendees with a deeper understanding of organic practices and offer plenty of tips for ensuring a successful garden.


JUST ADDED: Urban Farming: Rooted In The City
Presenter: Nicholas Staddon
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)
Sponsored by Monrovia

monrovia logo“Give me a bit of ground the size of a postage stamp, and I will give you an Urban Farm.” For years edible gardening seemed like a trend, but now we view it as a true cultural shift. Edibles are being used in the garden and on the patio in containers as never before. Never mind if your area is small or large—this workshop will offer great tips that you can use in your own Urban Farm. And it’s not just about the edibles; you’ll get a firsthand look at the companion plants that provide much needed nectar and cover for essential pollinators. The speaker is Nicholas Staddon, Director of the New Plants Team at Monrovia.

Taming Wildflowers: a Celebration of All Things Wildflower
Presenter: Miriam Goldberger
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Join Miriam Goldberger as she discusses her life’s passion: wildflowers. Uncover the truth behind wildflower myths, learn to grow your own from seed, and even which are edible additions to salads, teas, and other dishes. Finally, Miriam will take you on a pollinator’s journey, explaining why wildflowers are a necessary addition to your garden for the survival of our native wildlife partners.



JUST ADDED: Heaven Scent
Presenter: Nicholas Staddon
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)
Sponsored by Monrovia

monrovia logoNicholas Staddon, a lifelong plantsman, will take you on a journey of some of his favorite plants that will delight the nose. Fragrance is a key element in any collection of plants; it lulls the senses and draws you in. Nothing is more fun than being in the garden when, from somewhere, you get a whiff of a delightful scent. This workshop will help you create those moments in your own garden. Nicholas, the Director of Monrovia’s New Plants Team, will also provide a quick update on the latest trip of Plant Explorer Dan Hinkley, who is just back from Vietnam and northern Myanmar.


View our on-demand Smart Gardening Workshops on page 2.