Community Learning

Orchid Horticulture offers many community learning events, workshops, clubs and information for people of all ages and levels of experience in horticulture. All that is needed is a healthy desire to grow! Everyone is welcome and some classes count towards your Master Gardener certification.

Classes are of different lengths and levels of knowledge, from fun and informative (class length is 2-3 hours, usually offered in evenings or weekends) to more intensive weekend workshops!

Everyone can grow!

GARDENING CLASSES

Prairie Master Gardeners - For the Love of Gardening!

The Prairie Master Gardeners group is the premier gardening class in Saskatoon. The Prairie Master Gardeners group is open to all people who simply love gardening. This gardening class in Saskatoon is comprised of local experts that you can be a part of! This is your opportunity to be part of an expert group who share knowledge and skills to grow in many ways.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

The following events and Workshops are being planned for the near future. Keep checking back as what is offered is always growing.

For additional info please contact us at (306) 931-4769 or email us at info@orchidhort.com

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com

Guaranteed admittance only with full payment.
Tickets are non-refundable.
All courses will be delivered at AOL Saskatoon campus at 1202A Quebec Ave Saskatoon SK S7K 1V2

FUN & INFORMATIVE CLASSES
Class length is 2-3 hours, usually offered in evenings or weekends.

Trees & Shrubs for the Prairies

Trees & Shrubs add to the beauty of our landscape. Meet the trees and shrubs which thrive in our climate and learn about what you can do to ensure healthy and long-lived woodies in your landscape.

Cost: $57.75 per person (taxes incl.)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl.)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

March 4th 7 – 9pm

 

Growing Fruit in Saskatchewan

It is possible to grow a wide variety of fruits in Saskatchewan. Learn about how to grow both old and new types and varieties so you can be a successful fruit grower for your home or your business.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 7 – 10am to Noon

 

Vegetable Gardening

Learn the basics of growing your own vegetables and enjoy eating quality tasty food! Learn which vegetables do well in our climate and meet some new varieties and cultivars.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 7 – 1pm to 3pm

 

Hobby Greenhouses

Extend the gardening season by learning the basics of growing in a controlled environment. Both conventional and low-input structures will be covered.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 11 – 7 to 9pm

 

Soils

Good gardening begins with the soil. Learn to know the soil in which you garden, the components of a healthy soil, and how to garden in a way which strengthens the soil.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 14th – 10am to Noon

 

How a plant functions

This class is about how plants grow. Learn about how plants are structured and  how they reproduce.  Understand why minerals, air and light work together for healthy plant growth, as well as the role the environment plays.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 14th – 1 to 3pm

 

Propagation

This class deals with the various methods of reproducing plants. Learn the basics of sexual and asexual propagation and how we, as gardeners, can apply these principles to our growing methods.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 18 – 7 to 9pm

 

Seed Starting & Gardening on the Prairies (good for newcomers to Canada too!)

Learn how to successfully garden and grow food on the prairies! Participants will learn how to start seeds and will plant a variety of seeds to take home so come spring you are ready to grow!

Cost: Includes hands-on materials (seeds, media, containers) for starting your own seeds you will take home
$99.75 per person (taxes incl)
$89.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 21st 10am – 3pm (lunch break from Noon to 1pm)

 

Share your Knowledge

Learn how to diagnose plant problems and quiz our experts on how to deal with your specific challenges in your home and garden.

Cost: $58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

March 25th 7 – 9pm

 

Container Gardening

Learn how to successfully grow all kinds of things in containers – from vegetables to ornamentals and more!

Cost:
$58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 31- 7 to 9pm

 

Pruning

Learn the basics of how, when and why your prune with hands-on experience after learning the basics skills and knowledge. Please bring secateurs if you have them and dress for the weather!

Cost:
$58.75 per person (taxes incl)
$47.25 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)
Lunch break from Noon to 1pm

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: April 25 – 10am to 3pm (Lunch break from Noon to 1pm)

FLORAL DESIGN

Level I

An introductory workshop that gives participants the basic concepts of floral design. During the class you will design two floral pieces to take home.

Cost:Containers and fresh floral materials are included in the cost.
$262.50 (taxes incl.)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: March 28- 10am to 3pm (Lunch break from Noon to 1pm)

 

Level II

Advance your skills with exciting new ideas in design. Practice these skills in creating 4 designs to take home while also learning how to do basic body flowers.

Cost: All fresh floral materials are included in the cost.
$682.50 (taxes incl.)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: April 18 & 19 – 10am to 3pm (Lunch break from Noon to 1pm)
Participants should bring their design tools.

 

Level III

Take your design skills one more level up and create more complex floral pieces. Work with more unique materials and do four spectacular pieces to take home along with learning some basic moribana techniques.

Cost: All fresh floral materials are included in the cost.
$892.50 (taxes incl.)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: TBA – following Level II

Participants should bring their design tools.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Learn how to plan your landscape to be easy to maintain, economical to build and extraordinarily unique, beautiful and suiting your needs. Participants will attend three sessions with some time in between classes to allow for work done outside of the classroom.

Cost: $313.95 per person (taxes incl)
$303.45 for registered PMG members (taxes incl)

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.

Date: Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 pm – April 1, 8, and 22

Registration ends ten days prior to event date. Reserve your spot by e-transfer for full ticket price to info@orchidhort.com
Tickets are non-refundable.