Events and Classes

Spring Clean Up and Dividing Perennials

Spring Clean Up and Dividing Perennials
Quick Class
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday 6pm

Come on into the retail store for a class on spring clean up. Information on dividing your overgrown perennials will also  be discussed. A few extra steps in Spring can actually save you time later in the season.

Wine Tasting and New Varieties

Wine Tasting and New Varieties
Event
Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday evening 6-8pm

Learn about new plant varieties while sipping some vino from a local Michigan winery. Attendees must be at least 21yrs old and a Wenke Garden Rewards member.  

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Available from 1-5pm

Excess plant material is offered to Kalamazoo County non-profit organizations for use in their community gardens. Your organization must have an approved application on file in order to participate. 

2014 Good Neighbor Days are May 1, May 29, June 19 and October 16 from 1pm-5pm

Learn how to create a container garden

Learn how to create a container garden
Quick Class
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Thursday 6pm

Learn what it takes to create a planter with style! Imagine if your pots and planters always looked fabulous. Your friends would say to one another, "Wow! How does she do it?" There will be an option workshop following the class. Feel free to bring a container from home or purchase one from us. 10% off all pottery for attendees the day of the class.

Create a Miniature Garden - Mothers, Daughters, Friends

Create a Miniature Garden - Mothers, Daughters, Friends
Quick Class
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Thursday 6pm

Bring in mom, your daughter, a friend and have some fun planting a miniature garden. In this workshop you will learn the basics for creating miniature gardens in containers. These same concepts can be used in a garden bed.

Mothers Day Photos

Mothers Day Photos
Event
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11am to 1pm

Adrienne Dennis of Adrienne Dennis Photography and Design will be here offering all Wenke Greenhouse customers a FREE photo! Adrienne Dennis will be donating her time and talent to help create that perfect picture of you and Mom. Instructions on how to download your free picture from her website will be given when picture is taken.  What a great way to show Mom how much you love her!

The ABC's of Roses

The ABC's of Roses
Quick Class
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6pm

Join Larry "the rose guy" to learn what to do to get beautiful rose blossoms all season long. He definitely has a way with roses!

Summer Veggies - Tomatoes, Peppers and the rest

Summer Veggies - Tomatoes, Peppers and the rest
Quick Class
Thursday, May 22, 2014
6pm

This class is a great place to learn all you need to know to grow awesome warm weather vegetables. Pleaty of information will be provided to get you growing.   

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Available from 1-5pm

Excess plant material is offered to Kalamazoo County non-profit organizations for use in their community gardens. 

2014 Good Neighbor Days are May 1, May 29, June 19 and October 16 from 1pm-5pm

Terrarium Planting

Terrarium Planting
Quick Class
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6pm

In this class, you will create a terrarium to take home while learning the basic techniques needed to make additional ones in the future. We will also explore the varieties of plants that thrive in this style garden

It’s time to get your creative juices flowing at our terrarium workshop!  Expert instruction and all the materials – plants, soil, amendments, and glass container – will be provided.

SWMI Iris Society Competition and Show

SWMI Iris Society Competition and Show
Event
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Sat 5/31 Entry and judging 8am - 1pm All entries on display from 1pm until close.

Join us here at the store and check out the beautiful blossoms entered in the iris competition. The public is invited to take part in this contest. If you are interested in competing please bring your entries between 8 and 10am. 

Herb Gardening Class

Herb Gardening Class
Quick Class
Thursday, June 5, 2014
6pm

This class will focus on herbs in the garden. Several herb varieties are perennial here in Michigan. We will also have treats to sample that are made using fresh herbs.

More Fun with Roses

More Fun with Roses
Quick Class
Saturday, June 7, 2014
1pm

Join us to learn more about roses from the SW Michigan Rose Society.  Stay tuned for more info.

Terrarium Planting

Terrarium Planting
Quick Class
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Sat 11am

This workshop is for those who couldn't join us Thursday evening. In this class, you will create a terrarium to take home while learning the basic techniques needed to make additional ones in the future. We will also explore the varieties of plants that thrive in this style garden

It’s time to get your creative juices flowing at our terrarium workshop!  Expert instruction and all the materials – plants, soil, amendments, and glass container – will be provided.

Fathers Day Snacks and Beer tasting

Fathers Day Snacks and Beer tasting
Event
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Sat 11am

Stop by to pick up that gardening gift for Dad. While you're here enjoy a taste of some employee recipes made with our Papa Joe herbs. Better yet bring Dad in so he can enjoy some too!   

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Available from 1-5pm

Excess plant material is offered to Kalamazoo County non-profit organizations for use in their community gardens. Your organization must have an approved application on file in order to participate. 

2014 Good Neighbor Days are May 1, May 29, June 19 and October 16 from 1pm-5pm

Growing Native Plants

Growing Native Plants "Americas Roots in Your Garden"
Quick Class
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6pm

Join us as Steve Keto of the WMU Landscape Dept shares his knowledge of gardening with native plants. There is no better time than the present to learn about using natives in our landscapes. Once established they generally require less water and maintainence than ornamentals. Not only that but native birds and pollinators depend on them for food, shelter and a place to raise their young.

Leaf Casting

Leaf Casting
Quick Class
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Sat 11am

Learn how to create a concrete leaf casting, for decoration at home or in your garden. It's as easy as making mud pies! Be prepared to get messy.

Leaf Casting

Leaf Casting
Quick Class
Thursday, June 26, 2014
6pm

Learn how to create a concrete leaf casting, for decoration at home or in your garden. It's as easy as making mud pies! Be prepared to get messy.

Festival of Flowers and Fragrance

Festival of Flowers and Fragrance
Event
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Times to be determined - Stay tuned for more infomation

Bring your most beautiful roses to Wenke Garden Center on Saturday, August 16th, to put the results of your best efforts up against other roses grown by homeowners in southwest Michigan area to see how your’s “stackup”, and maybe even win a prize!

Come for a little friendly competition, a lot of discussion about what you can do to grow better roses, information on preparation of cut flowers for best effect, and to find out how American Rose Society judges determine which roses are worthy of recognition in an ARS affiliated Rose Show.

You don’t have to be a member to participate. Come, regardless of your experience or knowledge of roses, to join in the fun, and to see and smell the roses!

Tomato Tasting Event

Tomato Tasting Event
Event
Thursday, August 21, 2014
6pm

This is a fun way to sample varieties you may not have tried before. We even let you vote for your favorite.

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, October 16, 2014
1pm - 5pm

Excess plant material is offered to Kalamazoo County non-profit organizations for use in their community gardens. Your organization must have an approved application on file in order to participate.

2014 Good Neighbor Days: May 1, May 29, June 19 and October 16 from 1pm-5pm

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