Seminars & Events

For your added knowledge and enjoyment, Plantscape offers FREE seminars and special events throughout the year. Presentations are made here at Plantscape in our seminar building located behind the garden center building.

The seminar building is also available for meetings at no charge. Contact us to arrange date and time.


“Growing Fruits in Your Own  Backyard”

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.

Presented by

Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist




  Learn how to grow fresh ripened fruit in your own backyard by attending a free seminar here at Plantscape on Saturday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. Sonja Lallemand, horticulturist, whose specialty is growing fruits, will take you through the appropriate steps necessary for you to create your own backyard fruit orchard.  She will present cultural information on small fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, kiwi, figs and grapes. Proper planting, spacing, fertilizing, insect and disease management, pollination, pruning, and harvesting of fruits will be presented.  Now is a great time to plant all the new fruits we offer, so learn from a professional how to plant and care for your favorites.  Fresh picked fruit adds great health benefits to your life, and growing your own is fun, educational, and good for your mind and body.  

   Seating is limited so please register for this free seminar by calling 618-942-4865 or emailing so we will know how many people to expect.  Join us for this interesting and informational seminar just in time for spring planting. Participants can sign up to win a free plant after the seminar!


Barn Quilt Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.

Presented by Jeff Kurtz

     Learn to create a Barn Quilt painting in one afternoon. Jeff Kurtz of Carterville will conduct a workshop here at Plantscape on March 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Participants choose a design of their own prior to the workshop from a suggested list on his website or you can submit a design of your choice for approval. All designs will be ready to paint and are created on aluminum suitable for hanging outdoors. Designs are kept simple so you are ensured to finish in the allotted time.  Everyone takes home a finished Barn Quilt painting! Cost of materials is $50 for 16” x 16” and $75 for 24” x 24”. Seating is limited to 10 participants so call or come in to preregister and pay.




Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Karen Frailey

of the

Shawnee Chapter, Illinois Audubon Society

     Karen Frailey, a member of the local Shawnee chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society, will present the program “Bluebirds” on Saturday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape. Find out how to encourage bluebirds to nest in your yard by attending this educational seminar. She will discuss how to establish nesting sites for bluebirds by providing bluebird boxes or establishing a bluebird trail, their habitat, migration, nesting behavior, food and feeders they prefer, and important facts about this beautiful bird.  A power point presentation will be presented, handouts will be provided, and a question-and-answer session will be available.   

    Seating is limited so call 942-4865 or email to preregister so we will know how many people to expect. Those attending can register at the seminar to win a FREE bluebird product after the seminar!