520 Highway 1 West
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

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Garden Center Hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday Hours

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Seminars & Workshops

Planting the Seeds of Education

At Iowa City Landscaping and Garden Center, we want to share our knowledge with you. We offer seminars, workshops ,and special events throughout the year on topics including Container Gardening,  Landscape Design, Integrated Pest Management, Basic Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Edible Landscaping, and much, much more.  Unless noted, all seminars are free and open to the public, although we do encourage you to pre-register.  Costs for hands-on workshops are noted in bold.  Call
(319) 337-8351 or visit the contact us page.

Upcoming Seminars for Late Winter 2018


Saturday February 24th at 2:00pm
Air Plants as Art Workshop

Design your own framed air plant art for your home. Arrange air plants and pieces of bark in the pre-assembled frame to make a unique piece of plant art. Instruction on how to care for air plants will be included. Additional air plants and decor will be available for purchase as well.
Cost: $40.00 (Includes instruction, frame, air plants, moss, bark, and embellishments).


Sunday February 25th at 2:00pm
The Art of Kokedama Workshop

Discover the ancient Japanese art of Kokedama, the practice of suspending the root ball in mud then covering it with moss. The moss balls are a living planter for your favorite specimen plant. It can be hung or mounted in your home for an interesting focal point.
Cost: $30.00 (Includes instruction, one plant, moss, and soil)

Saturday/Sunday March 10th and 11th at 2:00pm             Mount a Staghorn Fern

Mount a staghorn fern on a board to hang on the wall. This technique mimics how they naturally grow on tree trunks while creating a unique statement piece for your home. This hands on workshop is great for all ages. Care instructions will be included.
Cost: $30.00
(Includes instruction, one fern, moss, soil, and mounting materials)

Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 am                Layered Sand Succulent Dish

Create a colorful design with sand in a glass succulent dish. Plant your favorite succulents then layer three different colors of sand around them. This succulent dish will look very trendy in your home or office! Care instructions will be included.
Cost: $25.00 (includes instruction, plants, sand, glass container, and soil)

Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 pm            Jurassic Terrarium

Plant and decorate your own dinosaur planter! Make a lush green environment for your pre-historic creatures to live in. Bring your own glass container or purchase one in the store. This workshop is great for all ages- especially kids!
Cost: $20.00 (includes instruction, soil medium, plants, dinosaurs, and other embellishments)