$20 for a Three-Hour Gardening Class at Garden Happy! ($40 Value)

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In private 10-acre garden that houses thousands of plants, green thumb Ellen Ashley teaches natural methods to help plants flourish

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$20 for a Three-Hour Gardening Class ($40 Value)

During the class, titled The Essentials: All About Soil & Pruning, students learn soil basics, including how to create new planting beds, and the proper way to prune plants. Instructors keep sessions small and personable, limiting class sizes to 15 people. Classes will be held on February 24, February 27, March 2, and March 3.

The course materials and itinerary include the following:

  • Garden tour with plant identification
  • Take-home handouts covering topics from deer-proofing to planting schedules
  • Garden tools for in-class work
  • Recommended sources for continuing education and supplies
  • Tips for landscaping design
  • Discounted priced on pass-along plants

Garden Happy!

For 20 years, Ellen Ashley has pursued and shared her passion for gardening by tending and teaching in her own 10-acre paradise, which houses thousands of plants in nine types of gardens. Ashley's interest in flora ignited when she was a youngster in rural Virginia, where she watched her father grow vegetables and fruit trees while her mother raised flowers and tutored wood nymphs. After retiring from a career in technical sales, Ashley dedicated herself full time to her planting passion, both at home and in the community. Her decade of activity with the Guilford Horticultural Society has included lecturing on subjects such as butterfly gardens, seed saving, and herbs.