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.


Seminars & Events


Pruning Shrubs and Trees”

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist

    Few gardening chores are approached with more trepidation than pruning. The process is relatively simple and requires some basic knowledge, common sense and the right tools.  Join us to learn a few tricks and understand how and when to prune trees and shrubs correctly by attending our seminar on Saturday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape. This informative talk will be presented by Sonja Lallemand, who will take you through the appropriate steps necessary for you to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees to maintain height, health, and vigor.  This is a topic we find is confusing to many people so if you wonder when is the right time to prune your roses, hydrangeas, crapemyrtle, butterfly bush, pines, maples, etc., come learn the proper time to prune different plants, proper trimming technique, how to make cuts that will heal properly, the correct tools to use for different types of trimming, and much more.  A PowerPoint presentation and informative handouts will be presented as well as a demonstration of proper pruning.  

   Please call Plantscape at 942-4865 to register for this free seminar or email us at as class size is limited.  Join us for this educational seminar and learn the right way to make your trees and shrubs attractive and healthy














“Attracting and Raising Purple Martins”

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m.  
Presented by Steve Gartside

     Local purple martin expert Steve Gartside from Tamaroa, Illinois, will present “Attracting and Raising Purple Martins” on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape.   Anyone wishing to attract purple martins or those with existing houses will learn valuable information such as migration, types of houses, how to attract purple martins, problems with predators, feeding habits, nest checking and support of the babies to fledgling.  Steve is a devoted birder with in-depth knowledge gained from over 20 years’ experience in attracting and raising purple martins. He currently cares for 250 pairs of purple martins in 14 houses. A slide presentation will be shown as he discusses his secrets for attracting this unique bird and shares his knowledge as a purple martin landlord.  Learn how you can also be a good landlord by joining us for this very informative seminar.  

    Call 942-4865 to register for this free seminar or email us at  so we will know how many people to expect.  Those attending may register to win free purple martin accessories to be given away after the seminar!