garden talks, workshops & events

There’s always something special going on at Rockledge Gardens!

Harry and Mary Witte Learning Center
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Unless noted otherwise, all talks and events meet in our new Harry and Mary Witte Learning Center. The Farm Market is held in the yellow building.

No pre-registration is required for our garden talks; fees (if any) are indicated in the event listings. Fees for “Make-n-Take” workshops, Little Bugs sessions, and some special events are listed; please note that because we purchase materials for these workshops based on how many people are signed up, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. We can only give refunds (less service fees) if we are notified of cancellation at least 72 hours in advance of the class.

Planning an event? Rockledge Gardens is a stunning venue for weddings, fundraisers, field trips, and more! More information on our private rentals page, or email

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Friday, February 23, 6 to 8 pm. Fashion in the Gardens: A pop-up shop event! Join Rosa Marina Boutique for spring fashions in the Gardens! Enjoy a relaxing evening in the garden with complimentary wine and cheese while you scope out the latest fashion trends from Brevard’s newest fashion boutique. You won’t want to miss this unique pop-up shop experience! So bring your friends and come join Rosa Marina for a fun, fashionable night in the garden. Claim your free ticket at Eventbrite.

Sunday, February 25, 1 pm. Foodscaping with Brie Arthur. We are thrilled to welcome Brie Arthur, author of The Foodscape Revolution, to Florida for this very special free talk! As a professional garden industry communicator, Brie is leading the national suburban Foodscape movement, a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production. Hear her revolutionary ideas and be inspired by her enthusiasm (caution—it’s contagious!). Please note: due to the limited number of chairs, we cannot take any more RSVPs for this event, but it is free and open to the public. Although our chairs will be reserved for those who RSVP’d, you are more than welcome to attend; there will be standing room, or you can bring your own chair.

Saturday, March 10, 10 am and 2 pm. Water Gardening with David Benefield. Join David Benefield from Aquascape for a guided tour of our seven new water features! He’ll show you how to add the beautiful sights and sounds of water to your garden with Aquascape fountains, waterfalls, and ponds. From do-it-yourself kits to custom built water features, water gardening can be easy and fun!

Friday, March 16, 6 to 8 pm. Spring Fling! Spring has sprung, and that’s a cause for celebration! Join us for garden-inspired cocktails, food trucks (including Udo’s Doener Booth and EatQual Vegan Street Food), live music, raffle prizes, our annual sidewalk chalk art contest, and spring plants galore! Admission is free and includes one complimentary garden cocktail; cash bar with beer and wine from Cheers 2 U if you’re still thirsty. Sip, stroll, shop and celebrate spring! RSVP at Eventbrite.

Saturday, March 17, 10 am. Little Bugs Club: A (Green) Letter Day! Cotton wool and seeds, the first letter of your name. What is this? Could it be some kind of garden game? No, it’s a different way to plant some tiny seeds that quickly will grow into a tasty and healthy treat. Then it’s off to work in the gardens, to compost and refresh. A new season of herbs and veggies … we’ll plan the very best! Little Bugs Club is our gardening club for kids ages 4 to 12. Cost is $10 for the first child and $8 for each additional sibling and includes all materials. Sign up online at  Eventbrite. 

Sunday, March 18, 1 pm and 3 pm. Make-n-Take: Birdcage Succulent Planter. Leslie from The Seaside Succulent is back with a new fun succulent make-n-take! Create a beautiful birdcage planter. Each planter is 8” high and will include 10 succulents. Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at Eventbrite. 


Farm Market at The Farm at Rockledge Gardens. Come get fresh, just-picked produce at our Farm Market. Held in the yellow building at the Garden Center, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, with an expanded “Farm and Friends” Market the second Saturday of each month featuring additional food vendors and crafters. Interested in becoming a vendor at Farm & Friends? Please email photos and a description of your handmade/local items to

Macramé with Set Adrift. If you have an interest in learning the crafts of macramé or crochet, or how to create a dreamcatcher or “tree of life,”  join Susan Schmidt of Set Adrift in the Market building on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to noon and/or 12:30 pm to 2 pm. Cost is $10 per session and includes basic supplies, with additional supplies available for purchase. Email to schedule a lesson.

Yoga in the Garden with Barb Wallace. This flowing Vinyasa style class promotes and enhances balance, flexibility, strength, agility, relaxation, and clarity of mind. Suitable for students of all levels; modifications will be shown for beginners. Classes are held Mondays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, and Thursdays at 9:30 am. $10 per class; please bring a mat or large towel.

Little Bugs Club, our gardening club for kids ages 4 to 12. Pre-registration is required; see specific dates for details. See the Fall 2017 Little Bugs schedule.