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Garden Tour Series

Join the Zoo’s horticulturists for our Garden Tour Series. Each tour is guided by a Zoo horticulture staff member who will discuss different gardening topics, including: growing tips, best watering practices and much more. Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or gardening greenhorn, there will be something to learn and apply to at-home gardening projects.

Garden Workshop Series

Join us for a hands-on specialty themed take-home workshop! During each event, a Zoo horticulturist will advise on creation and maintenance of your unique item. Workshops include all necessary materials, a light brunch and specialty (alcoholic and non) drinks.

Tours and Workshops

Tours

Stop and Smell the Roses
Sat, July 11 & Tue, July 21, 2020
Meet at the Ziem’s Conservatory 15 minutes prior to starting time
$10 for members/$15 for non-members

Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Broadway Parking lot.

Visit the Sarah A. Coley Rose garden at its summertime peak! This tour will focus on sustainability in the Rose garden. Learn about ecologically-friendly cultural practices to keep your roses vigorous and blooming all season long! We will also look at the Rose garden as a whole system, discussing companion planting, best annuals and roses for pollinators, sustainable plant health care, irrigation and pruning throughout the seasons.

Limited to 15 guests per tour. Due to the limited space, no rainchecks or refunds.

July 11 9:30 – 11 a.m.

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July 21 10:30 a.m. – noon

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Flowering Perennial Care Garden Tour
Tue, August 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. – noon
Meet at the Ziem’s Conservatory 15 minutes prior to starting time
$10 for members/$15 for non-members

Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Broadway Parking lot.

Want your garden to be in bloom all season long? Let our horticulturists walk you through the best perennials to plant that provide color and texture in your landscape from thaw to frost. Learn how to properly deadhead, prune, divide and care for an array of perennials.

Limited to 30 guests per tour. Due to the limited space, no rainchecks or refunds.

Discovering Native Plants Garden Tour
Tue, September 22, 2020
10:30 a.m. – noon
Meet at the Ziem’s Conservatory 15 minutes prior to starting time
$10 for members/$15 for non-members

Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Broadway Parking lot.

Planting natives has been the movement lately, come see how they can be incorporated into your landscape to stand the test of time. Learn about the benefits of planting natives, or nativars, in your garden along with how to care for and select the proper plant.

Limited to 30 guests per tour. Due to the limited space, no rainchecks or refunds.

Workshops

Tiered Succulent Garden Workshop

Sat, April 25, 2020 - Cancelled
10 a.m. (Doors open at 9:45 a.m.)
Carson Family Education Center at the Zoo
$60 for members/$65 for non-members

Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.It’s time for another round of botany and bubbly at our take-home Tiered Succulent Garden Workshop! Succulents are low maintenance plants that store water in their leaves...meaning less remembering to water them. Succulent planters make beautiful centerpieces, brighten windowsills during the dull winter months and can then be moved to grace the patio in the summer. Our horticulture staff will provide all the materials and guidance needed to create a professional yet personalized planter. To fuel your creativity, a light brunch of pastries, mimosas, coffee and more will be served! No experience necessary, just bring your friends and imagination and leave with your own super easy succulent planter! Event is kid-friendly.

Limited to 25 guests per day. Light refreshments -alcoholic and non- will be provided.
Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.

Tasty Tropical Container Workshop

Sat, May 2, 2020 - Cancelled
10 a.m. (Doors open at 9:45 a.m.)
Ziems Conservatory at the Zoo
$60 for members/$65 for non-members

Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.Create a beautiful glazed ceramic container full of edible fruits that can be grown in your home and transferred outdoors in the summer. Learn about growing edible fruits and how to utilize the benefits of these tropical plants. Our horticulture staff will provide all the materials and guidance needed to create a professional yet personalized planter. To fuel your creativity, a light brunch of pastries, mimosas, coffee and more will be served. No experience necessary, just bring your friends and imagination and leave with your own palatable planter! Event is kid-friendly.

Limited to 15 guests. Light refreshments -alcoholic and non- will be provided.
Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.

Healthy Houseplant Workshop

Sun, April 5, 2020 - CANCELLED
11 a.m. (Doors open at 10:45 a.m.)
Ziems Conservatory at the Zoo
$55 for members/$60 for non-members

Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Broadway parking lot.

Indoor plants are proven to improve/refresh air quality and increase humidity in your home, along with promoting good health and sharpening mental focus. Let our horticulture staff help you improve the health of your home and humans by creating a custom houseplant arrangement in a decorative glazed ceramic planter. To fuel your creativity, we will be serving a light brunch of pastries and refreshments. No experience necessary, just bring your friends and imagination and leave with your own easy-to-care-for planter with saucer! Event is kid-friendly.

Limited to 10 guests.
Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.

Summer Showoff Workshop & Tour
Sat, May 30, 2020
9 a.m. (Gates open at 8:45 a.m.)
Ziems Conservatory at the Zoo
$60 for members/$65 for non-members
Complimentary admission to the Zoo and parking in the Broadway parking lot.Take a tour of all our summer flowering annual displays and then create a beautiful annual container of your own! Our horticulture staff will provide all the materials and guidance needed to create a delightful display in a glazed ceramic planter. No experience necessary, just bring your friends and imagination and leave with your own amazing annual planter! Event is kid-friendly.Limited to 32 guests. Light refreshments will be provided.
Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.Register Online

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