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
Purple Martin Seminar:
“Attracting and Raising
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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 24, 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 150 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
“Introduction to Beekeeping”
Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The Southern Illinois Beekeeping Association
Members of the Southern Illinois Beekeeping Association will be at Plantscape
Nursery on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to present seminars on
the basics of beekeeping in our region. The seminar will include a discussion about
beekeeping basics and protecting and supporting pollinators. A question and answer
session and a display of beekeeping equipment will also be included. In addition,
Leedle's Houme Bees based in Mulkeytown will have beekeeping equipment for sale on
site. Those who wish to order beekeeping equipment can contact the Leedles at email@example.com
or (618) 724-2786 for delivery at the seminar.
Please call Plantscape at 942-4865 to register for one of these free seminars
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as class size is limited. We hope you will
join us for this interesting and informative presentation and learn the tips from
experienced local beekeepers.
April Seminar: “Square Foot Gardening”
Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Master Gardeners Herb Klickner
and George Turner
Please join us for a Master Gardener presentation on Square Foot Gardening for spring
planting on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. here at Plantscape Nursery.
U of I Extension Master Gardeners Herb Klickner and George Turner presented a seminar
on square foot gardening last fall and will return to Plantscape to share their years
of square foot gardening experience with a focus on spring and summer gardens. Learn
how to construct a raised bed square foot garden, how to make your own healthy soil,
how to make efficient/productive use of limited space, plants and activities for
the spring and summer seasons and what you can grow using the square foot gardening
Pre-register by calling 942-4865 or email us at email@example.com so we
can reserve a seat for you for this free presentation. Learn how to grow fresh vegetables
for good health and enjoyment in an easy and efficient way. Join us!
Special Event Workshop: “Stretching Exercises for Gardeners”
Presented by Ann Wheeler Saturday April 28, 10 – 11 a.m.
Join us here at Plantscape for a free special event when Ann Wheeler, a licensed
massage therapist, physical therapy assistant with a degree in athletic training,
and gardener for over 20 years, will present stretching exercises to help relax those
"gardener's woes” such as aching backs, necks, elbows, arms, wrists, and hamstrings.
These stretches will help you feel better after working in the garden and help keep
you moving in the less-active seasons. Help your body transition to gardening activities
this spring. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and prepare to feel good!
Free Chocolates will be served! Register to win a FREE massage!
Please call 942-4865 or email us to reserve a space as seating is limited.