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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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.

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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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Mar 31 Sat ,2018 - Mar 31 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Advanced Container Designs

The right container with the right plants can bring a space in the landscape from so-so to stunning. Lisa Lain, owner of Watters Garden Center, has been creating container designs for decades.  Her 3-step program puts the floral style back into your garden.  The class is free to onlookers, but the first 12 students to sign up can create their own design with Lisa’s professional guidance for a $35 fee (pots provided).  Come ready to get your hands dirty and your containers beautified!

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Apr 7 Sat ,2018 - Apr 7 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Drip Irrigation Design and Installation

April is time to get that irrigation system back up and running. Learn the benefits of drip irrigation, new technologies, and how to set a system up or add a plant to it.  With the right irrigation, you can save water and have healthier plants all at the same time.  Don’t know how to install and run an irrigation clock? We’ll teach you! Watters’ irrigation parts bins will be full in preparation for this class.  Come early and bring a lawn chair; over 100 students attended this class last time it was offered.

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Apr 14 Sat ,2018 - Apr 14 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Planting Advice that Works

Ready to start your garden, but just want a little extra help? This class will take an in-depth look at how to be successful when planting your personal paradise. We’ll discuss techniques for brighter, more beautiful gardens, and how to keep them healthy. Learn how to troubleshoot and combat problems like poor soil conditions, pests, and diseases that can frustrate any gardener from a master to a novice. Bring your notepad!

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Apr 21 Sat ,2018 - Apr 21 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Go Native and Low, Low Maintenance

Go native! Native plants add unique appeal to our arid climate landscapes while giving gardeners a break with their low maintenance habits. Learn which Arizona and southwestern native plants are best for your garden, along with a host of other LOW, LOW water use plants that once established require little to no water and even less care.  No other nursery has so many native and low care plants in the region with a horticulturist to help you plant it right. This class coincides with our annual native plant sale.

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Apr 28 Sat ,2018 - Apr 28 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Growing Your Own Groceries – Ladybug Release Weekend

This fun-filled class has everything edible for the garden this spring! We’ll cover the best heirloom varieties to local favorites, and highlight soil preparation, best foods, and care.  It’s the start of planting season, and this class arms participants with advice to prepare the garden for a great harvest of fresh veggies and herbs. The nursery is loaded with hundreds of non-GMO vegetable starts and organic herbs this weekend.  Let’s get ready to plant!

After the class, our Annual Ladybug Release is a fun event for young and old alike.

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