Classes

Watters holds Garden Classes every Saturday at 9:30 AM in the morning FREE to our gardening friends.
Each session will last approximately 1 hour.

Classes in recent weeks have been very well attended, you might want to bring a chair or come early to be sure you get a seating.

If you can’t join us in person, each Class is Livestreamed on our Watters Garden Center Facebook Page. Like the Page to be notified when we “go live” or check back to watch at your convenience.

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Jan 20 Sat ,2018 - Jan 20 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Best and Most Beautiful Houseplants

We believe plants make people happier, and not just outside our homes, but inside, too! Houseplants brighten our homes and our lives, and even clean the air we breathe, but not all are created equal when growing in an arid climate like ours. You’ll have a list of the top houseplants best grown indoors and how to care for them. Learn best practices for watering, light placement, and how to treat and prevent pests and diseases that can affect your indoor garden.

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Jan 27 Sat ,2018 - Jan 27 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Wildflowers: Ready, set, grow!

Late winter is the ideal window to start wildflower seed outdoors, but you can’t just chuck them in the landscape and expect success.  We share all the local tips that ensure these bloomers blossom beautifully.  You’ll know the best seed, soils, food, and techniques that bring on the color this spring. Come early, this class can be standing room only.

Free

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Feb 3 Sat ,2018 - Feb 3 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Advanced Landscape Pruning for Garden Success

Timing is critical for the plants in your yard that need pruning. We’ll share timely techniques for our mountain climate that are sure to make the yard happy, bloom better and reduce disease this spring.  Guest instructor and arborist Grant Tibbetts from Jonny’s Tree & Landscaping shares his knowledge about our local trees to help yours thrive, be more healthy, and look great!

Free

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Feb 10 Sat ,2018 - Feb 10 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Controlling Gophers and Other Annoying Animals

If you let these pests gain a foothold in the garden, they’re nearly impossible to clear out. Gophers, rabbits, deer, javelina, and packrats can wreak havoc on our gardens and destroy all our hard work in mere seconds. Learn all the secrets to keeping these bothersome beasts at bay using both natural and man-made methods, and which plants are less appealing to their appetites. This free class fills up early so bring a cup of coffee, a notepad and get ready to fight back!

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Feb 17 Sat ,2018 - Feb 17 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Gardening for Newcomers

New to northern Arizona or just new to gardening? This class is Gardening 101 for everyone hoping to turn a brown thumb green. Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success from soil preparation and planting to watering and fertilizing. This is an information-packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year.  The first 10 students to bring $10 and a soil sample receives a pH soil test done on-site with advice on how to improve the garden.  You’ll know exactly what to do this year to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood!

Free

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Feb 24 Sat ,2018 - Feb 24 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Fruit Trees from Planting to Pruning

Learn the insider’s tips from the pros who know varieties, planting techniques, food, and more. We cover local success stories and best practices for healthy, happy fruit trees that produce your best harvest ever! Guest instructor and arborist Grant Tibbett from Jonny’s Tree & Landscaping will be on hand to explain when and how to prune your trees to stimulate stronger, more vigorous growth and have a higher fruit yield.   Dress for the weather and bring garden shoes, there is a working demonstration that includes a walk-through of the garden center after the class.

Free

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Mar 3 Sat ,2018 - Mar 3 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Raptors at the Garden Center

With razor-sharp hooked beaks, powerful grasping talons, and wingspans that can be more than 5 feet, Arizona’s birds of prey are magnificent to watch and essential to our native environment. Special guest instructors will be Anne and Paul Schell, founders of Arizona’s Raptor Experience. They focus on the benefits of attracting raptors and wildlife, such as natural pest control, energy, water, soil conservation and how they can complement a backyard environment. We will be flying large eagles and falcons through the greenhouses here at Watters, so bring the grandkids and your camera. There will be excellent photo opportunities!  Free to the public, but we will be asking for a free-will donation to support more of ARE’s educational programs.

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Mar 10 Sat ,2018 - Mar 10 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Fragrant and Vibrant Mountain Roses

We believe in roses that smell like a rose! Roses add so much life to any garden with their timeless beauty and intoxicating scents. Not only will you know which are the most fragrant, but you’ll have all the insider tips on how to keep your roses and disease and pest free while keeping them blooming all season long. Bring your notepads and questions for Watters’ Garden Experts.

Free

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Mar 17 Sat ,2018 - Mar 17 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Spring Open House

Our Saturday Garden Class will be part of a weekend-long event including our plant experts and special guest speakers.

Learn about the newest plants and then select your favorites from a huge selection of seasonal favorites.

Free

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Mar 24 Sat ,2018 - Mar 24 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Trees of Spring

Spectacular blooming trees are the talk of the town every spring in northern Arizona!  You will be an expert on the best ornamental bloomers for our mountain climate. Learn which trees are fast-growing, give the best shade,  and are the most low maintenance varieties. Watters’ garden experts will give you the scoop on all their local favorites, and how you can pick the best trees to fit your space and your style in your home landscape.

Free

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