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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 two-hour 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.

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Tours and Workshops


Come Grow With Us

Come Grow with Us

Sunday, January 13 1:00-2:30
Tuesday, March 19 10:30-12:00

Cost: $15 - Members receive a $5 discount
Come Grow with Us – A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our greenhouse facility; home to a unique variety of plants suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Get a sneak peek at what we have planned for our summer annual displays and take home some tips on how to start and grow healthy annuals, vegetables and indoor foliage plants.
Limited to 15 guests. 
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Air Plant Sculpture Workshop

Air Plant Sculpture Workshop

Saturday, March 9th
10:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $45 - Members receive a $5 discount
Carson Family Education Center at the Zoo
(Complimentary parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.) Don’t have a green thumb but into stylish sculptural plants? Then this Air Plant (Tillandsia) workshop is perfect for you! These cool, low maintenance, small blooming plants that don’t need soil to grow and can live almost anywhere, making them great for your home. Each guest will be given the guidance from our horticulture staff to make an Air Plant display with several varieties of Tillandsia to take home. All materials will be provided, just bring your friends, have some fun and enjoy a light brunch and your choice of regular or accessorized-with-alcohol coffee and hot chocolate. Don’t miss out on this make and take Air Plant workshop!
Limited to 30 guests. Light refreshments, alcoholic and non, will be provided. Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.
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