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Plant Shopping Secrets

By June 3, 2019

Plant Shopping Secrets

Wed, Jun 19 - 2019, 6:30 pm

Cost: $15/person

Seats: 20 seats available

Skill Level: Beginner

Grisamore Farms Garden Center

749 Cowan Rd, Locke, NY 13092

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Join us for the second of a 3-part garden series where you can learn some basic gardening skills that will help you tackle your own home gardening projects.

Event Details

Ever wonder how professional designers always have the best looking plants? Are you an impulse shopper that brings home the prettiest plant in the greenhouse but then you don’t know how to take care of it? If you said yes to any of these questions – this is a great workshop for you!

In this workshop we will focus on topics such as:
– Reading Plant Tags
– Understanding how Garden Centers are organized
– When is the best time to shop?
– How to pick the healthiest plants
– Shopping Secrets

6:30 – 7:15 – Lecture
7:15 – 8:00 – Open Shopping in Greenhouse/Garden Center

Garden Designer & Horticulturalist – Leigh McGonagle – will be teaching the workshop. She will be available while you shop to answer questions and help advise you on how to get started!

What to Expect

What’s Included: Knowledgeable Instructor, Open Garden Center Shopping

What to Bring: BYOB, Camera, Comfortable Shoes

Other Considerations

Grisamores usually closes at 7pm, so you will have exclusive access to the greenhouse while there are no other customers. This event is BYOB – neither the venue or host assume any liability with beverages that are consumed. Please drink responsibly.

About the Instructor


Leigh McGonagle is the owner of Poplar Point Studio – a local fine gardening company that focuses on garden design, installation and maintenance. Her favorite thing about gardening is the satisfaction of creating beautiful living art (and the instant gratification of cleaning up garden areas!).  She has been in the industry for over 10 years and loves sharing her knowledge of plants & problem solving in the garden.

She spends her free time reading, taking pictures of flowers, performing with local music gigs and traveling.

click HERE for more courses by this instructor.