Note These Upcoming Summer Gardening Classes

Orchid growing classes at Selby, butterfly gardening at Twin Lakes Park and more.

By Ilene Denton June 11, 2018

This summer brings classes for people seeking to sharpen their skills in growing orchids, building butterfly gardens and identifying the difference between good and bad bugs. Fees vary; visit each organization’s website for complete details.

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs

June 19, 10 a.m.-noon

UF/IFAS Extension of Sarasota County presents a workshop on differentiating between good and bad bugs in your garden, and how to use integrated pest management to produce a better crop. At Twin Lakes Park.

Native Coastal Plants

June 22, 10 a.m.-noon

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum presents this hands-on workshop on native coastal plants. Each participant receives a free plant. At the Florida Maritime Museum. 

Potting and Mounting Orchids 

July 19, 11 a.m., Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

A course in bringing new life to your orchids by repotting, with director of glass house collections Angel Lara. 

Growing Orchids in Southwest Florida

Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

A primer on growing native orchids with Monroe Kokin; a guided tour of the Tropical Conservatory’s many orchids is included.

Attracting Butterflies and More to Your Florida-Friendly Landscape

Sept. 12, 2-3:30 p.m.

UF/IFAS Extension of Sarasota County presents a workshop on what types of plants are best for attracting butterflies, birds and bees. At Twin Lakes Park Green Building.

Filed under
Show Comments