Spirits of Adventure - Vermouth
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Spirits of Adventure - Vermouth

The world of vermouth is fascinating, delicious, and all the rage these days -- thanks in large part to the numerous herbs and spices used to make them, including sage, basil, thyme, wormwood, coriander, and juniper berries. Sample six (maybe more) of Paul’s favorite vermouths, and learn about the plants used to flavor them. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $15. Registration is required. Class size limited to 30.

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Create & Learn | Art in the Greenhouse - Succulent Love
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Create & Learn | Art in the Greenhouse - Succulent Love

Join us for a very special spring workshop at the Design Table. Local artist Veronica Foster will be hosting an Art in the Greenhouse workshop. While surrounded by the beautiful greenery and florals in our greenhouse, you will be guided step by step to paint your own piece of art. Registration is required.

Veronica is a local artist creating and experimenting in a wide range of mediums. She is currently working on developing a line of tshirts and other trinkets. In between painting and designing you might find her propagating succulents or playing with her daughter, dogs and chickens. Veronica keeps her creative juices flowing by working part time at Pinot's Palette. You can keep up with her latest creations and watch for the release of her line by following her on Instagram @theartistveronica or on Facebook @VeronicaFosterTheArtist.

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An Evening in the Garden - Azaleas
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening in the Garden - Azaleas

In this new seminar series, Paul James takes you on an intimate, informal, and informative tour of azaleas. Following a general discussion, Paul will answer your questions about how to select and care for this trademark shrub of Tulsa. Refreshments will be served. Class is free, but registration is required and limited to 30 guests.

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Create & Learn | Eucalyptus Wreath
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Create & Learn | Eucalyptus Wreath

Join us to learn how to create a modern + stylish wreath incorporating eucalyptus and tillandsias. We love the minimalist vibe of these wreaths and the many ways to style these throughout the house. Designer Alex Franzmann will walk you through step by step to create your own beautiful wreath. Registration is required.

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All About Bugs - Kids Event
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

All About Bugs - Kids Event

Paul James, who’s a kid at heart, shares the fascination he’s had with bugs since he was in kindergarten. Learn where bugs live, what they eat, how they “talk” to each other, and much more in this seminar recommended for kids 4 and up. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Made in the Shade
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Made in the Shade

Shade gardening is a lot easier when you know which plants do best in shade. Duh, right? But the definition of shade varies considerably -- light shade, deep shade, morning shade, dappled light -- and that makes choosing the right plants all the more difficult. Paul James -- a somewhat shady character who loves shade gardening -- will present dozens of plants that do well in all types of shade. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Plant & Learn | Planting from Seeds
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Plant & Learn | Planting from Seeds

Veggies, Herbs, & Flowers! Growing plants from seed is a perfect way to get a jump on your garden. But sometimes it's tricky to know the proper light, harvest time, planting depth, and when to start them. In this workshop we will provide a planting kit and you will pick the seeds of your choice. We will walk you through planting your seeds step by step and teach you how to maintain your garden to make it successful. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex Franzmann. Registration is required.

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All About Bugs - Kids Event
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

All About Bugs - Kids Event

Paul James, who’s a kid at heart, shares the fascination he’s had with bugs since he was in kindergarten. Learn where bugs live, what they eat, how they “talk” to each other, and much more in this seminar recommended for kids 4 and up. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Houseplant Repotting
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Houseplant Repotting

Houseplants are about to begin their active growth phase, which means now is the ideal time to repot them. Bring up to three of your houseplants and we’ll show you how to repot them properly. We’ll provide the potting mix and an initial dose of fertilizer, and we’ll have plenty of pots for purchase.

Registration is not required. Just show up!

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Terrarium Workshop - BYOG
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Terrarium Workshop - BYOG

Terrariums are a beautiful way to bring a garden inside your home. There are a few tips/tricks to know about how to keep yours alive and healthy and in this workshop we will go over those. This workshop cost includes soil, supplies, and knowledge. Bring your own glass vessel or pick one out from our collection. You will be able to pick out the plants of your choice and purchase in class. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex Franzmann. Registration is required.

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Fertilizer Facts & Fantasy
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Fertilizer Facts & Fantasy

Let’s face it -- fertilizers are confusing, what with all the numbers on the bags and the different ingredients on the labels. Adding to the confusion, there are synthetic fertilizers and organic fertilizers, slow-release and fast-release fertilizers, even fertilizers for specific types of plants, from roses to palms to turf grasses. Join Paul James as he navigates you through the maze of fertilizer products on the market today. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Plant & Learn | Indoor Herb Arrangement
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Plant & Learn | Indoor Herb Arrangement

There is nothing quite as nice as the luxury of picking fresh herbs like lavender, rosemary, parsley right in your own home. Join us to create your own garden that can be kept inside your home during the cold months, and outside during the warm months. We will teach you how to maintain your garden to keep it happy and healthy. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex Franzmann. SOLD OUT.

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Vegetable & Herb Gardening 101
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Vegetable & Herb Gardening 101

Join Paul James, The Gardener Guy, as he shares his 40-plus years of experience growing vegetables and herbs, and offers tips and tricks aimed at ensuring your success at growing everything from arugula to zucchini. Although this seminar is aimed at folks new to the world of edible gardening, even old pros will benefit from Paul’s wisdom. SOLD OUT.

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Waging War on Weeds
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Waging War on Weeds

They’re the bane of every gardener. Weeds, that is. And keeping them at bay with or without chemicals can be a challenge. Join Paul James as he shares his 40-odd years of experience in dealing with weeds, discusses when and how to use herbicides, and explains why the idea of a weed-free lawn and garden is not only myth, but a mistake as well. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Plant & Learn | Propagating Plants
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Plant & Learn | Propagating Plants

One of our favorite things about caring for a plant is propagating it. It is easy to do and such a satisfying experience. Join us as we show you how to create more plant babies from houseplants you already own. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex Franzmann. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Q&A with PJ
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Q&A with PJ

Sure, you can always use The Google to get answers to your gardening questions, but where's the fun in that? Instead, join our own Google Guy of Gardening, Paul James, for a 90-minute Q&A. Get answers to your most vexing gardening questions so that you can begin the 2019 season with confidence. This seminar (as well as Paul's bad jokes and schtick) is free, but registration is required.

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Tropicana Extravaganza!
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Tropicana Extravaganza!

Join us Saturday, January 26, for the official kick off our first-ever Tropicana Extravaganza!, a month-long event featuring unique and hard-to-find tropical plants, plus free seminars, new furniture, pottery, and home decor and much, much more. Prepare to be inspired!

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Preview Party: Tropicana Extravaganza!
Jan
25
5:00 PM17:00

Preview Party: Tropicana Extravaganza!

Please join us Friday, January 25th from 5 to 7 p.m., as we kick off our first-ever Tropicana Extravaganza! with a party just for Great Gardeners. We’ll be transforming the entire front of our store to create a “jungle” atmosphere with new shipments of tropical plants, including specimen-sized and hard-to-find selections. We’ll also feature new furniture, new pottery, and new home décor.

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Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
Jan
4
to Jan 5

Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

This free, non-judged quilt show highlights Tulsa’s modern and traditional quilters and their works of art. The featured artist this year is Ann Olson of Ann’s Quilt N’ Stuff. Ann is well known in the Tulsa area for her award-winning freehand quilting skills on everything from table runners to king-size masterpieces. On the fiber art end of things, the show will feature Sparrow Fine Nesting as a featured vendor. This handmade textiles company offers handspun yarns, woven wall tapestry and weaving and macramé workshops and kits.

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Holiday Arrangement | Centerpiece
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Arrangement | Centerpiece

Get in the holiday spirit with a holiday planting! In this workshop, you will learn how to plant a gorgeous holiday arrangement that would be perfect as a centerpiece on your holiday table, or kitchen island. Designer Emily Brammeier will also give you all the info you need to keep your arrangement healthy and happy. Registration is required.

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Plant & Learn | Indoor Herbs for Winter: Rosemary
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Plant & Learn | Indoor Herbs for Winter: Rosemary

Fancy yourself a cook? Join us for an indoor herbs workshop and plant your own rosemary arrangement that you can later use to season your holiday meals. You will also leave with the knowledge of how to care for your other herbs indoors through the winter. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex Franzmann. Registration is required.

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Great Gardener Family Weekend
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Great Gardener Family Weekend

Bring the entire family to Southwood and get in the holiday spirit. We’ll have activities for the kids and plenty of snacks and drinks. The Christmas train will be here on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and none other than Santa Claus himself will be on hand Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required.

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Holiday Arrangement | Porch Pot
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Arrangement | Porch Pot

Great your holiday guests with a beautiful holiday arrangement! In this workshop, you will learn how to plant a festive arrangement for your porch. Designer Emily Brammeier will also give you all the info you need to keep your arrangement healthy and happy through the winter season. Registration is required.

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Pilea | Plant, Propagate, & Share
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Pilea | Plant, Propagate, & Share

Pilea, the plant we are all obsessed with. It makes our hearts jump with its green pancake-shaped leaves. It is a Pinterest fave and is frequently featured in Scandinavian interiors. In this workshop you will plant your own arrangement and we will show you how to propagate your plant to share with a friend. Registration is required.

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Holiday Arrangement | Christmas Cactus Kokedama
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Arrangement | Christmas Cactus Kokedama

Kokedama translates to “moss ball”. It is a Japanese art that has become more and more popular the last few years, and we sure LOVE it! In this workshop you will create two of your very own kokedamas to take home and display or hang in your house. You will also leave with the knowledge of how to create more on our own if you become addicted. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex. Registration is required.

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Plant & Learn | Lemon Cypress
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Plant & Learn | Lemon Cypress

Lemon cypress is known by the lemon scent its branches emit when you touch them or crush their foliage. We think they are quite wonderful to keep in the kitchen for a natural air freshener. In this workshop we will discuss how to care for your lemon cypress so it lives happily. This workshop will be led by our plant aficionado Alex. Registration is required.

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Moss Madness | Massive Moss Wall
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Moss Madness | Massive Moss Wall

So. Darn. Cool. That’s the best way to describe these massive moss walls that truly are living art. And you can hang them vertically or horizontally. Let Designer Alex Franzmann show you how to create one of these beauties to hang in your home year ‘round or on a shady wall of the patio throughout the summer months. Registration is required.

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Pumpkin Carving with John Points
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Pumpkin Carving with John Points

More than just a great pumpkin carver, John Points is an entertainer and all ‘round nice guy who loves helping kids (and adults who are kids at heart) create memorable works of pumpkin art. All materials are provided, but class size is limited to 30. Registration required. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

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