garden talks, workshops & events

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

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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:

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Friday, March 24, 6 to 8 pmSpring Fling! Spring is here, and we’re celebrating with our annual Spring Fling! Join us for an evening of live music, food trucks, and garden-inspired cocktails. Happy Spring!

March 31 through April 7Guided 7-Day Juice Cleanse with Appleseed Health Foods (hosted by Appleseed Health Foods, with classes held at Rockledge Gardens). Kickstart your lifestyle changes, reset your metabolism and digestive system, or just learn more on your health journey with this well-designed educational and support program. Appleseed does the juicing and provides a thorough 20-item cleansing kit, with group and individual support not found in other programs. Sign up and pay a deposit in advance; Appleseed will get you a pre-cleanse kit and instructions at least a week before the classes begin to make the fast most effective and gentle. This is not a program of deprivation, despite the use of the term “fast”! There are liquids to consume about every two hours, and Appleseed helps participants with techniques to keep blood sugar levels stable and hunger minimized. More info and registration at

Saturday, April 1, 1 to 3 pm. Ikebana: A Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop. Ikebana is artwork created with plants and other natural elements. This beautiful and ancient Japanese art form will encourage your creativity and bring you a new appreciation for combining flowers and greenery you can cut from your yard. Class instructed by Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter 216, Rena Foley, Sensei of Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Class cost is $25 per person and is limited to 20 participants. Your ticket includes flowers, line material, and the container. NOTE: Please bring clippers, a small bowl, and a hand towel. Pre-registration required; sign up 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. 

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.