Garden Tool Sharpening - FREE
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Garden Tool Sharpening - FREE

A sharp edge on your tools will make gardening easier! Is it difficult for you to sharpen your garden tools or perhaps you don’t know how or why you should even bother? Bring up to two or three shovels, axes, mattocks or hoes to the nursery for a FREE sharpening while you wait. Sorry, but we won’t be able to sharpen pruners or loppers.

Houseplant Lovers Workshop
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Houseplant Lovers Workshop

The simple addition of houseplants to a room can instantly improve the aesthetics, while also improving air quality. Growing and caring for houseplants can be easy if you choose the right plant and know how to care for it. Join Lilly and Elizabeth as they share their favorite, easiest-to-grow houseplants, how to care for them and how to avoid common mistakes. Let us help you make your house a home with beautiful, healthy houseplants!

This is a FREE workshop!

Captivating Carnivorous Plants!
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Captivating Carnivorous Plants!

Did you know that the Florida panhandle is a world- renowned hot spot for carnivorous plant species? Jimmy Whitehead, owner of North Florida Carnivorous Plants Nursery, will introduce you to these unique and fascinating native plants and share how easy they are to grow. We sell a variety of his plants, including pitcher plants, sundews and Venus flytraps. Sign up for our weekly email.

This is a FREE workshop!

Butterflies Like it Hot! With Donna Legare
Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Butterflies Like it Hot! With Donna Legare

It may be hot, but it is not too late to get going on a butterfly garden that will provide color for the rest of the summer and fall, as well as colorful butterflies and hummingbirds. Donna will also teach you how to entice mother butterflies to lay their eggs in your garden so you can watch the caterpillars transform into butterflies. This workshop will include a tour of the Native Nurseries butterfly garden.

This is a FREE workshop!

Birds of Summer with Jody Walthall
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Birds of Summer with Jody Walthall

Jody will cover a variety of topics related to the feeding and nesting habits of birds that frequent our yards in summer. He will discuss hummingbirds, how to outfox squirrels, nesting birds, birdbaths, planting for birds and the seasonal rhythms of bird appearances in our yards.

This is a FREE workshop!

Forage a Meal from your own Backyard
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Forage a Meal from your own Backyard

Medicinal and edible native plants are all around us! Join St. Marks’ Ranger, Scott Davis, as he shares his knowledge in a one-hour presentation followed by a walking tour of the nursery grounds to scout common edible and medicinal plants.

There is a $3.00 fee and class size is limited; please call 386-8882 to register.

Fabulous Fall Tomatoes
Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Fabulous Fall Tomatoes

We have a short window in August for planting if you’d like to enjoy homegrown tomatoes before the first frost. Lilly Anderson-Messec will discuss tomato varieties and planting methods. Planting a fall tomato crop is always a gamble, but the payoffs are delicious!

There is a $5.00 fee and class size is limited; please call 386-8882 to register.

Miraculous Monarchs
Aug
12
10:00 am10:00

Miraculous Monarchs

As the monarch population continues its alarming decline, we are in a great location here in the panhandle to positively impact its survival and to observe and enjoy this magical species. St. Marks Ranger, Scott Davis, will discuss the unique biology, life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly and the native North Florida milkweeds it relies upon. He will also discuss the best native wildflowers you can plant in your yard to support monarchs and how you can get involved to help save this remarkable species.

There is a $3.00 fee and class size is limited; please call 386-8882 to register.

Houseplant Lovers
Aug
17
12:00 pm12:00

Houseplant Lovers

The simple addition of houseplants to a room can instantly improve the aesthetics, while also improving air quality. Growing and caring for houseplants can be easy if you choose the right plant and know how to care for it. Join Liz as she shares her favorite, easiest-to-grow houseplants, how to care for them and how to avoid common mistakes. Let us help you make your house a home with beautiful, healthy houseplants!

This is a FREE workshop!

Organic Vegetable Gardening: The Fall Season for Beginners!
Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Organic Vegetable Gardening: The Fall Season for Beginners!

With a focus on environmental and organic practices in the fall and winter garden, our vegetable gardening guru Lilly Anderson-Messec will cover soil preparation, watering, fertilization, pest control and when and what to plant. The workshop will conclude with a demonstration in our vegetable garden next door to the nursery. Fall is the ideal season to start for beginner vegetable gardeners or experienced gardeners new to Tallahassee because there are fewer pest, disease, heat and mosquito problems to battle!

There is a $3.00 fee and class size is limited; please call 386-8882 to register!


MAKE YOUR YARD FLORIDA FRIENDLY: Sustainable Solutions for Yards & Gardens
May
20
10:00 am10:00

MAKE YOUR YARD FLORIDA FRIENDLY: Sustainable Solutions for Yards & Gardens

Your yard matters! Manage it to help protect Florida’s environment by using the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Mark Tancig, our new Horticulture Agent for the UF/IFAS-Leon County Extension, will share his goals for the program and then guide you through the steps you can take to create a more sustainable yard using the FloridaFriendly principles. 

This is a FREE workshop.

SAVING MONARCHS WITH NATIVE MILKWEED!
May
13
10:00 am10:00

SAVING MONARCHS WITH NATIVE MILKWEED!

Is the milkweed in your yard helping or hurting monarchs? Join St. Marks Ranger, Scott Davis, and Lilly Anderson-Messec of Native Nurseries, as they discuss the problems plaguing the monarch butterfly and why NATIVE milkweeds are so important. They will also go over many species native to our area, what varieties are available and how to grow them in your yard. Everyone attending will receive a native milkweed seedling grown at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. 

$5 Fee Includes a Native Milkweed Seedling; Class size limited - Registration required.

LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPES FOR SHADE
May
6
10:00 am10:00

LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPES FOR SHADE

Is your landscape declining due to shade? Why not redesign your shady spots and transform them into lush fern beds and cool garden nooks? We have many native wildflowers, trees and shrubs that perform well and even bloom in the shade. One of Native Nurseries landscape designers, Jody Walthall, will go over these plants as well as designing, planting and maintaining a shady garden.

This is a FREE workshop! No registration required.

Innovative Herbal Creations
Apr
27
10:00 am10:00

Innovative Herbal Creations

Harness the flavor of garden fresh herbs with Native Nurseries’ own kitchen wizard, Elizabeth Georges. Learn how to infuse aromatic herbs into culinary pastes, salts, butters, vinegars, honey and more. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about the health benefits of common herbs and how to use them. There will be demonstrations, recipes and sampling. Participants will also make and take home a jar of herbal infused salts.

$15 fee for supplies and sampling; Class size limited - Registration required

HUMMINGBIRD HOMECOMING
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

HUMMINGBIRD HOMECOMING

Ruby-throated hummingbirds return from Central America around mid-March. Jody Walthall of Native Nurseries will explore the fascinating natural history of hummingbirds and teach you how to attract them to your yard.

This is a FREE workshop!

HERBS: From Garden to Table
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

HERBS: From Garden to Table

Join herbal mavens, Lilly Anderson-Messec and Elizabeth Georges, to learn how to grow and enjoy herbs. They will discuss how to use some of their favorite herbs in cooking and how to incorporate them into your landscape. We’ll have lots of fun and a couple herbal treats to sample!

$5 fee - Class size limited - Registration required

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Mar
9
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening

If you’re new to vegetable gardening, new to Tallahassee or just want a refresher course, then this is the class for you! Lilly Anderson-Messec, vegetable gardening guru at Native Nurseries, will go over the basics of organic vegetable gardening - preparing a bed, soil building and amendments, as well as what to plant and when to plant it. After the one hour presentation, this workshop will conclude with a demonstration outside in our vegetable garden. 

$3 fee - Class size limited - Registration required

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening

If you’re new to vegetable gardening, new to Tallahassee or just want a refresher course, then this is the class for you! Lilly Anderson-Messec, vegetable gardening guru at Native Nurseries, will go over the basics of organic vegetable gardening - preparing a bed, soil building and amendments, as well as what to plant and when to plant it. After the one hour presentation, this workshop will conclude with a demonstration outside in our vegetable garden. 

$3 fee - Class size limited - Registration required

CREATE A RAIN GARDEN
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

CREATE A RAIN GARDEN

Courtney Schoen, from TAPP (Think About Personal Pollution) will discuss how rain gardens filter and break down many pollutants, improving the quality of lakes, rivers, streams and springs nearby. The City of Tallahassee provides a limited number of $175 rain garden grants to city residents interested in creating a rain garden. Courtney will go over the basics of building a rain garden and information about the grant process. Lilly will discuss the most adaptable plants for different rain gardens. This is a free workshop!

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn how to identify the birds you are seeing in your yard and in the field as well. Jim Cox, Director of the Stoddard Bird Lab at Tall Timbers, is a biologist studying Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Brown-headed Nuthatches, Bachman’s Sparrow and other songbirds. He is a wonderful teacher! 

$3.00 fee; proceeds will benefit research at the Stoddard Bird Lab at Tall Timbers. Class size limited; registration required.

PARENT/CHILD BIRD HOUSE BUILD
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

PARENT/CHILD BIRD HOUSE BUILD

 

We will start inside with a short slide presentation about birds that depend on natural cavities in trees and nest boxes. Then we will teach the children, with your help, how to build a chickadee or bluebird house. Siblings may work together. Don’t forget to bring a hammer!

$15.00 plus tax for the pre-cut cedar nest box kit; please call to register – class size limited.

ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING & INVASIVE REMOVAL IN McCORD PARK
Jan
28
9:00 am09:00

ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING & INVASIVE REMOVAL IN McCORD PARK

It’s hard to imagine Tallahassee without all our beautiful trees. In addition to providing beauty and shade, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil and support wildlife. Arbor Day is January 20th, but if you’d like to take part in a community tree planting and invasive removal, join Donna and Jody and the Betton Hills Neighborhood Association at McCord Park at 9am. They’re meeting at the Armistead entrance to the park. If you’re thinking about planting some trees in your own yard, we’ve got bare root seedlings for $2.99 to 3.99 each.

WELCOMING WINTER HUMMINGBIRDS
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

WELCOMING WINTER HUMMINGBIRDS

Tallahassee’s own Fred Dietrich, a master bird bander, has been banding winter hummingbirds for many years. He will show slides and discuss winter hummingbirds as well as our springtime visitor - the ruby-throated hummingbird. Call the nursery if you have a winter hummingbird so Fred can arrange to band it.

$3 fee-Class size limited Registration required; proceeds will benefit hummingbird research.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS w/ ST. FRANCIS WILDLIFE & TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM
Jan
14
Jan 15

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS w/ ST. FRANCIS WILDLIFE & TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM

Bring the children and visit anytime between 2 and 4pm for a close-up encounter with hawks, owls and other wildlife. Native Nurseries’ resident rat snake, Checkers, will also make an appearance. Hot cider will be served.

Annual Birdseed Benefit for the Tallahassee Museum. Purchase bird seed during the week of January 13th-19th and a portion of the sale goes towards supporting the Tallahassee Museum.