Classes and Events

Holiday Bow Making
Saturday, November 21st, 2015   10AM to noon

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make holiday bows, now is your chance. Our ribbon representative will be here to show you how. All our holiday ribbon will be 10% off for participants.
Instructor: Cindy Miller, Lion Ribbon
Fee: $10, Please call to reserve a spot: 205-870-7542

Book Signing – Free
Saturday, May 9th, 2015    10am-2pm

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Oak Street Garden Shop is pleased to have Catherine Pittman Smith signing her book, Images of America – Mountain Brook from 10am-2pm. It’s an interesting history of Mountain Brook told in pictures. Copies will be available for purchase for $24 (cash or check please).

Flowers, Containers & Inspiration
Saturday, May 17, 2014     10:30 a.m.

Oak Street Garden Shop’s planters are truly spectacular.  Have you ever wondered how the ladies do it?  Here’s your chance: Saturday morning, May 17th, at 10:30 a.m., come learn the tips and tricks to create your own container gardens. We’ll go over the rules, and then a few ways to break them.  A flower-filled hour will give you ideas and inspiration.
Call 870-7542 to make a reservation.  Free.  Instructor: Ellen Riley

Quick-Pick Veggies
Saturday, March 15, 2014  10:30 a.m.

Spring comes on in a hurry and so do early cool-season vegetables.  Lettuces, kale, spinach, and all manner of radishes are just the beginning.  They all love cool weather and flourish in containers too. It’s super simple and really doesn’t matter if you’re a weathered gardener or brand new to growing your own food.  Because these veggies and herbs grow so quickly, it’s also a great time to introduce kids to the pleasure of harvesting their salads for lunch and dinner. Come join us for the how-to and let’s get started. Please call to reserve a space. 870-7542  Instructor: Ellen Riley

For The 2013 Holidays…Classes To Help You Decorate With Style!
We’re happy to welcome Ellen Riley, former garden editor for Southern Living Magazine, to help us out with some holiday classes, this November and December. If you’re interested in any of these classes, please give us a call as space is limited. All classes will be held on Dyron’s patio next door to the nursery.

Gracious Thanksgiving Centerpieces Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 10 a.m.
Reservation appreciated. 870-7542     Class $5.00 plus materials.

Come enjoy the season’s abundance and fashion a centerpiece rich with texture, color, and personality. Use your own container (or one of ours), or bring a door basket for a gracious welcome. You choose where to place your handiwork and together we will put together an arrangement fit for the celebration. Besides your container, harvest pretty leaves, branches, or fruit & veggies you may want to incorporate.

Merry Mailboxes  Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 10 a.m.
Reservation appreciated.   870-7542   Class $5.00 plus materials.

This class is part hands-on, and part demo.  Whether you’re into a ginormous arrangement or a more traditional look, we show you how to put together the perfect display to suit your home’s style and personality.  Face it – the mailbox is the first look we have of your holiday flair. So, let us show you how to do it up right. Besides, it’s pure fun!  Come home with everything you need, and your own hand-made bow.

Winter Terrariums Dec 10, 2013, 10 a.m.
Reservations appreciated   870-7542   Class $5.00 plus materials

We have our own Southern version of a winter wonderland, but rarely does it involve snow banks, icy ponds, drooping pine trees, and such. Our chance to see a beautiful flower poking out from freshly fallen snow just doesn’t happen here.  But, we can create a tiny world brimming with winter fantasy.  Bring a clear glass container (or choose one of ours), some pretty small branches and twigs if you have them, and let’s play.

Mantles – Magical and Magnificent Thursday, Dec 17, 2013, 10 a.m.
Reservations appreciated.  870-7542   Cost $5.00 plus materials

Next to the tree, a mantle is your room’s natural focal point.  Come learn how to make a seasonal showstopper. Bring a container if you like, and any items you want to incorporate.  And, bring pictures of your mantle! If you don’t have one, don’t stay away!  These ideas apply to a sideboard or foyer table as well. Together, we will create the perfect arrangement for your holidays.

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We hope to offer periodic classes on planting techniques, arrangements, etc. soon and will post information here. In the meantime, here are some great resources!

Great resources at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Great resources at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS
Make a note of events at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that are posted HERE  and of ALL their events posted on the Birmingham 365 calendar HERE as well as their educational and volunteer opportunities listed HERE

MASTER GARDENER
Want to earn the right to be called a Master Gardener?  More information about the program  HERE.

OTHER GARDENING LINKS