Events and Classes

Wenke Greenhouses Production Tour

Wenke Greenhouses Production Tour
Event
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10am at 30th St Location

Join us for a free tour of our 18-acre production greenhouse. See how we sow and germinate the seeds, transplant into pots and baskets and grow the beautiful plants you see at our retail store. The walking tour takes about an hour and it’s all indoors so no need to worry about the weather. Families, gardeners, husbands and all interested people are welcome to join us. The production greenhouse is located at 2525 North 30th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. We're close to Echo Valley and Robert Morris Park. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes as this walking tour is on cement floors.

Worm Composting

Worm Composting
Quick Class
Saturday, April 11, 2015
2pm

Interested in learning more about composting? This is the class for you! Dane Terrill of Flowerfield Enterprises will teach us how to set up and maintain a worm composting system.

Plant Your Own Container Garden

Plant Your Own Container Garden
Workshops
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Noon

Join us to get a jump on Spring and be the envy of your neighborhood. We will work with you to create your very own masterpiece. Bring in a favorite container or patio pot. We will also have pots available for purchase. We will care for your creation here at the retail store until the 5/3/15 pick up date. Fees for this workshop will be determined by size and amount of plant material used.

Space is limited so make reservations early!

Plant Your Own Container Garden

Plant Your Own Container Garden
Workshops
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6pm

Join us to get a jump on Spring and be the envy of your neighborhood. We will work with you to create your very own masterpiece. Bring in a favorite container or patio pot. We will also have pots available for purchase. We will care for your creation here at the retail store until the 5/3/15 pick up date. Fees for this workshop will be determined by size and amount of plant material used.

This class if FULL!

Plant Your Own Container Garden

Plant Your Own Container Garden
Workshops
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Noon

Join us to get a jump on Spring and be the envy of your neighborhood. We will work with you to create your very own masterpiece. Bring in a favorite container or patio pot. We will also have pots available for purchase. We will care for your creation here at the retail store until the 5/3/15 pick up date. Fees for this workshop will be determined by size and amount of plant material used.

Space is limited so make reservations early!

Spring is for Vegetables

Spring is for Vegetables
Quick Class
Thursday, April 23, 2015
6-7 pm

Why wait for summer to start harvesting your own healthy and organic produce? This class will teach you what's possible to grow and pick in early spring. 

Come join us and learn about the types of vegetables that love the cool weather of spring in Michigan.

Wine Tasting and New Varieties

Wine Tasting and New Varieties
Event
Friday, April 24, 2015
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, April 30, 2015
Available from 2-5pm

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. 

Click here for an application.

2015 Good Neighbor Days are April 30, May 28, June 18 and October 15 from 2pm-5pm

Spring Clean Up and Dividing Perennials

Spring Clean Up and Dividing Perennials
Quick Class
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6-7pm

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.

Create a Miniature Garden - Mothers, Daughters, Friends

Create a Miniature Garden - Mothers, Daughters, Friends
Workshops
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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 a miniature/fairy garden. These same concepts can be used in a garden bed. This is a great way to introduce gardening to children.

Mothers Day Photos

Mothers Day Photos
Event
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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!

Growing Herbs for teas, tea sampling, medicinal etc.

Growing Herbs for teas, tea sampling, medicinal etc.
Quick Class
Thursday, May 14, 2015
6-7pm

The ABC's of Roses

The ABC's of Roses
Quick Class
Thursday, May 21, 2015
6-7 pm

We all love roses.....and they are easier than ever to care for. Join us to learn more about these garden beauties!

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Available from 2-5pm

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. 

Click here for an application.

2015 Good Neighbor Days are April 30, May 28, June 18 and October 15 from 2pm-5pm

Summer Veggies -Tomatoes, Peppers and the Rest

Summer Veggies -Tomatoes, Peppers and the Rest
Quick Class
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6-7pm

Join us for great information on how to grow your own warm weather vegetables. Nothing beats picking and eating tomatoes, peppers, squash and more in the time it takes to walk from your garden.

SWMI Iris Society Competition and Show

SWMI Iris Society Competition and Show
Event
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Entries and judging from 8am to 1pm Entries displayed from 1pm to 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.  If you've got questions this is a great opportunity to find out the best way to grow irises.

Gardening in the Shade - Life beyond Hostas

Gardening in the Shade - Life beyond Hostas
Quick Class
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Thursday 6-7pm

Drew Edwards will share a wealth of knowledge with us as he speaks about a variety of plants for the shade garden.

Bee Friendly Gardens

Bee Friendly Gardens
Quick Class
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Saturday 11am

You can make a big difference just by creating a bee-friendly space in your garden. (And it's not hard — bees are easy to please!)

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Available from 2-5pm

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. 

Click here for an application.

2015 Good Neighbor Days are April 30, May 28, June 18 and October 15 from 2pm-5pm

Pest Control - Identifying and Remedies

Pest Control - Identifying and Remedies
Quick Class
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Thurs 6-7pm

Gordon, one of our growers from Wenke's 30th St growing facility, will be here to share his knowledge with us.  Not only will we learn to identify the critters, we will learn what products to use on them.

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Available from 2-5pm

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. 

Click here for an application.

2015 Good Neighbor Days are April 30, May 28, June 18 and October 15 from 2pm-5pm

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