Gardening Workshops



Click here to register online through the Parks and Recreation registration site. Remember to have your course code(s) handy!
Green Gardening Workshop Mini-Series
Join us this year for a series of monthly gardening workshops, each designed to follow key seasonal tasks to help you keep your garden healthy, beautiful and water-wise. Scheduled on the second Saturday of the month, our gardening workshops consist of two separate 2-hour courses starting at 8:30am and ending at 1pm.

All workshops are taught by regional gardening experts knowledgable in composting, garden design, plant health and water efficiency. Choose one or two classes each month and receive a discount based on the number of classes you attend.
Gardening classes: $6 Roseville residents | $8 non-residents
Two classes on the same day: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents 


Call us at 916.746.1550 to register for the Green Gardening Workshops.
Please register in advance for all gardening workshops. Due to class size limitations, we can not guarantee day-of registrations.


Replacing Water-Hungry Lawns — Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall is the ideal season to redesign your yard and replace old water-thirsty lawns with a water-efficient landscape. Follow Roseville’s Cash for Grass Program steps to improve your yard.

Course

Time

Code

Price

Mulch Mania
Learn the benefits of using mulch in your landscape — help reduce water use, discourage weeds and keep your plants healthy in the summer heat. We will cover the what, where, when and how of mulching basics. In addition, learn the advantages of sheet mulching to naturally recycle your unwanted lawn and/or to improve the soil in beds and borders.

8:30am - 10:30am

68369

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

From Dreary Lawns to Year-Round Color
Learn about Roseville’s popular Cash for Grass Program and the steps to take for having year-round color and creating a beautiful, water-efficient landscape for your home.

11am - 1pm

68370

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Winter Beauty for Your Garden — Saturday, November 8, 2014

Falling leaves magically become compost, colorful plants brighten an otherwise gloomy day and your irrigation system is ready to rest for winter.

Course

Time

Code

Price

Beginning Composting
Take advantage of autumn leaves to create compost, a free natural amendment, to improve your garden. Learn basics including bin ideas, equipment and materials that can be used to get started. Designed for those new to composting, ask questions and get advice about your compost pile. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

68373

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Color and Water for the Winter Garden
Learn about some of the beautiful winter-blooming plants ideal for our climate. Find out how to winterize your irrigation system.

11am - 1pm

68374

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Healthy Plants and Trees from the Ground Up — Saturday, January 10, 2015

In the garden, plants and trees are stirring. Learn how to amend soils and prune ornamental and fruit trees to yield bountiful harvests and beautiful landscapes to enjoy this summer.

Course

Time

Code

Price

Advanced Composting
This course is designed for the experienced composter. We will cover topics such as “hot composting,” the carbon/nitrogen ratio and harvesting techniques. This course will also include vermicomposting (composting with worms) and brewing vermicompost tea for your garden. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

68382

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Pruning and Tree Health
Learn how to properly prune fruit and ornamental trees and have the opportunity to ask a tree expert for advice in selecting trees, growing healthy trees and appropriately watering trees.

11am - 1pm

68383

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Green Gardening at Home 10-Week Series: $55 Roseville residents | $65 non-res.


Green Gardening at Home Series — Thursdays (10), January 15 - March 19, 2015

Course

Time

Code

Price

Join us one Thursday night a week for 10 weeks to gain a wealth of information through presentations by Master Gardeners, landscape professionals and other experts who can help you learn to save money, be water efficient and sustain a healthy landscape.

Learn to improve your existing soil, what kind of edible, native, and climate-appropriate plants to install, and ways to design and maintain your water-efficient landscape, ensuring that it looks beautiful for many years to come.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

68380

$55 Roseville residents
$65 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Choosing UC Arboretum All-Star Plants — Saturday, March 14, 2015

All plants are not created equal! Learn how to choose UC Arboretum All-Star Plants that will provide years of beauty — even in our hot climate.

Course

Time

Code

Price

Beginning Composting
Take advantage of autumn leaves to create compost, a free natural amendment, to improve your garden. Learn basics including bin ideas, equipment and materials that can be used to get started. Designed for those new to composting, ask questions and get advice about your compost pile. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

68387

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

UC Arboretum All-Star Plants
Meet the UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars — a unique selection of over 100 plants that thrive in our soils and climate. Learn to arrange your plants by their water (hydrozone) and sun needs, and adjust your irrigation system to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful.

11am - 1pm

68390

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Spring Tune-Up — Saturday, April 11, 2015

The sun is shining and gardens are growing. Prepare for the hot days ahead and you can keep your plants happy and healthy all summer long.

Course

Time

Code

Price

Advanced Composting
This course is designed for the experienced composter. We will cover topics such as “hot composting,” the carbon/nitrogen ratio and harvesting techniques. This course will also include vermicomposting (composting with worms) and brewing vermicompost tea for your garden. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

68389

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Get a Jump on Irrigation
Learn how to tune up your irrigation system and be ready for the irrigation season. Learn to fix leaks, repair broken sprinklers, change out damaged spray heads and more. Bring your irrigation questions to this hands-on workshop, designed to help you get your yard in shape for the summer.

11am - 1pm

68393

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents