Hello Fellow Gardeners!

If you're quick about it there are some gift certificates left on the Like It Buy It offer with the Vancouver Sun to get $100 gift certificates at Phoenix for 35% off! But only until 9pm on April 6th. They're going fast so hop to it! Details below.

Speaking of hopping, don't miss our Great Easter Plant Hunt where we'll have thousands of dollars in prizes plus our 2017 Workshops and the Early Bird Discount of 10% ending this Friday, or the $2 per plant savings on Mighty Matos and other grafted edibles.

There are lots of deals to be had this week so take advantage!

Cheers,
Gary and the Phoenicians

The Great Easter Plant Hunt
An Easter "egg" hunt for gardeners

Easter Sunday April 16th, 2017
10 am SHARP!

Thousands of dollars in prizes to be won!
Mark your Calendars!

Gotta Have Citrus!

Great Hardy Citrus (& Friends) Pre-Order

Five types of hardy citrus including the 'Owari' satsuma plus Meyer Lemons, Grapefruit, Limes, Kumquats, Grapefruit and more!

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Save $2 Per Mighty Mato, Mighty Veggie, and Mighty Melon!

Save $2 per plant when you pre-order in advance online.

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Workshops and Classes at the Nursery in 2017

Get Confident. Have Fun. Make Life Beautiful.

Welcome to our 2017 workshops and one of the most exciting line-ups we've ever offered! We will be offering one of the largest workshop schedules in our region with 39 different workshops and seminars including our FREE Gardening 101 Series designed for beginner and intermediate gardeners plus lots of exciting hands on projects. Join us to fill in your knowledge and create beautiful things.

SPECIAL 10% OFF EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
UNTIL FRIDAY APRIL 7th, 2017!
Use the Promo Code: LEARN2017.
Available for online registrations only.

Online Registration: We use online registration so you can book workshops 24 hours a day seven days a week. Registration is through two of the most trusted names on the internet: Constant Contact and Paypal. Both use secure servers so you can feel safe paying online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. They will simply process your Visa or MC on our behalf. If you wish to register by other methods please call the nursery at 604-270-4133 or visit us in person.
REGISTER NOW

Our workshops are grouped thematically into series to keep them organized and help you make your selections.

GARDENING 101 SERIES - Our FREE series is designed for beginner and intermediate gardeners with a wide range of topics to develop your gardening knowledge and build your confidence in the garden.
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES- This series focuses on all the amazing things you can grow in and eat from your garden.
CONTAINER SERIES
- We've got the hottest container ideas for you with workshops that will help you achieve cool installations to grace your patio and garden.

Full Workshop Details and Descriptions
Instructor Biographies
Booking Workshops

Full Workshop Details and Descriptions

February

CONTAINER SERIES | Hellebore Containers to Die For | Kate | Sat Feb. 25th at the Hellebore Hurrah!, 1-3pm | $14 | This fun, hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels will teach you how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers for the early spring season centred around the Lenten rose. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous container. Instructor: Kate Herring

 

April

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Pruning for Dummies | Patricia | Sat April 8, 10am-11pm | FREE* | We all feel confused when it comes to pruning. No longer! Join Patricia the Priestess of the Pruners for this free pruning primer. She’ll discuss the art and science of pruning and answer your most common pruning questions with discussion and demonstrations on a wide variety of woody species.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Foundations of a Healthy Garden | Kate | Sun April 9, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Success in the garden is easy to achieve when you pay attention to the fundamentals. Kate will discuss taking care of your soil with mulching, fertilizing and composting, general plant maintenance to encourage plant health, earth-friendly techniques for insect, disease and weed control and the concept of right plant, right place.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Best Plants for Spring Colour and Fragrance | Kate | Sat April 15, 10-11am | FREE* | Frequently success in the garden comes down to choosing the best-performing plants. This session will focus on the best plants for your spring garden to add colour and fragrance for years to come. For a full year of top plants sign up for Summer session and our Fall and Winter session.
   

GARDENING 101 SERIES | The Urban Oasis: Strategies to Create Your Gorgeous Balcony or Small Space Garden | Kate | Sun April 16, 2-3pm | FREE* | Do you have a small outdoor space that you want to turn into your sanctuary from the busy urban world? With some strategic planning to maximize the use of your space, some creative design ideas to make your space beautiful and a selection of the best multi-season interest plants including plants for privacy, you can have the get-away of your dreams.

   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Clematis and Vines for All Seasons | Belinda | Sat April 22, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Belinda will introduce you to all kinds of great vines for colour and fragrance all season long. She’ll talk about the huge variety of different clematis and how to care for them as well as other vines like honeysuckle, jasmine, deciduous and evergreen climbing hydrangea, passionflowers, kiwis and more.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Fragrance for Garden & Patio | Belinda | Sat April 22, 1-2pm | FREE* | There are many dimensions to a beautiful garden. The most important is the visual dimension. But after that the thing that can really take a garden to the next level is working with the olfactory dimension. Belinda is our Queen of Fragrance. She will introduce you to all of her favourites for delicious scent all year long for garden and patio.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Master the Basics of Perennials | Jo | Sun April 23, 10-11am | FREE* | If you’re a beginner who is keen to get gardening or an intermediate gardener who wants to fill in your knowledge, this workshop will be a great confidence builder. We’ll cover all the basics to guarantee your success including basic botany, the “right plant, right place” mantra including considerations for soil type and moisture, light and hardiness, and how to select, plant and care for your perennials through the year. We’ll also introduce you to some of the major groups of tried and true perennials and discuss how to use them in the garden. You’ll be well on your way to confidently achieve the gardening success you’ve always dreamed of!
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Master the Basics of Shrubs and Small Trees for Beauty and Privacy | Jo | Sun April 23, 12-1pm | FREE* | Shrubs, small trees and bamboo are integral parts of the garden. If you’re a beginner who is keen to get gardening or an intermediate gardener who wants to fill in your knowledge about these useful plants, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover all the basics to guarantee your success. We will present the best shrubs, small trees and bamboos for city gardens and patios, emphasize multi-season interest, and highlight the best plants for different times of year plus the best strategies for using these woody plants for privacy. We’ll also discuss their selection, planting and ongoing care. With a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands on learning you’ll be well on your way to achieving the gardening success you’ve always dreamed of!
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Perennial Hanging Baskets | Kate | Sat April 29, 10am-12pm | $20 (Includes basket) | Take perennials into the unknown and plant them in hanging baskets. You’ll learn about perennials that are suitable for growing in hanging baskets in both sun and shade and then you’ll get a chance to plant up your own to take home with you! Perennials in hanging baskets will often perform for many years. When they outgrow their space you can plant them in the garden. You'll save tons of money versus annual hanging baskets. Cost includes potting mix, moss, and a wire hanging basket.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Safe Gardening with Cats and Dogs | Eve and Gary | Sat April 29, 1-2pm | FREE* | Dogs and cats love a good romp in the garden and to connect with plants and greenery. Generally speaking, the yard is a very safe place for pets but there are a few considerations to keep your furry friends safe related to training, plant choice, and monitoring your pets as they interact with the outdoors.
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Kokedama: Japanese String Gardens | Kate | Sun April 30, 10am-12pm | $20 | Kokedama is the Japanese art of bundling the roots of a plant into an ornamental mossy ball, wrapping it with string, and hanging it up for decoration in the house, patio or garden. These intriguing botanical spheres can transform an area with beauty and whimsy. Kate will discuss perennials and shrubs that are suitable for Japanese string gardens as well as how to care for them. Then you'll select your own plants and make up your own! The plants you choose to use are not included. All other materials are included in the price of the workshop.
   
Beautiful Simplified Gardens: Create a Lower Maintenance Yard | Jo | Sun April 30th, 2-4pm | $14 | Do you want the beauty and serenity of a garden but need to keep the care and maintenance of this space at a manageable level? This workshop will introduce you to strategies for creating a lower maintenance garden and patio through the careful and strategic selection of easy-care perennials, shrubs and groundcovers that deliver multiple seasons of interest. Jo will discuss how to renovate existing areas to simplify their care and create beautiful new spaces that won’t take up all of your valuable leisure time.

 

May

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Pruning Maples for Dummies at May Maple Mania | Patricia | Sat May 6, 10-11am | FREE* | To prune or not to prune and, if you do, how do you do it? Join our resident pruning guru, Patricia, for a hands on chat and demonstration on what to do when you stand in front of your Japanese maple and channel your inner zen master with a set of secateurs in hand.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES/PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Citrus & Other Subtropical Fruit for Coastal Gardens & Patios | Larry | Sat May 6, 12-1pm | FREE* | Did you know that you can grow citrus outside in Vancouver AND harvest fruit to eat??? Join our resident expert on everything subtropical, unusual and edible for local gardens. From hardy olives to hardy citrus, goji berries to honey berries to Asian peppers, kiwis to pomegranates plus figs, bananas, kumquats and much more, Larry will fill you in on the exciting world of rare and unusual shrubs that will inspire you and your taste buds and impress cocktail party guests.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES/PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Grow Your Own Tea | Gary | Sat May 6, 2-3pm | FREE* | Did you know you can grow your own tea plants right here in coastal BC? Camellia sinensis, where all tea comes from, is a beautiful, hardy, evergreen shrub that grows well in our gardens. Learn the basics about how to grow your own tea plants in the garden or in containers and how to harvest and cure your tea leaves to make your own tea.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Xeriscape Gardening: Drought Tolerant Plants and Water-Saving Techniques | Jo | Sun May 7, 11am-12pm | FREE* | With climate change, our summers are supposed to get warmer and drier. We've already seen some really hot, dry summers in recent years with water restrictions. What does that mean for your garden? Jo will introduce you to all kinds of perennials and shrubs that will thrive in hot, dry conditions as well as water-saving gardening techniques.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | The World of Maples | Doug Justice, Associate Director, UBC Botanical Garden | Sun May 7, 1-2pm | FREE* | The Japanese maples commonly available to the gardening community, while lovely, poorly represent the astounding diversity and breathtaking beauty of this most useful group of small trees. Doug is an expert on maples. At this workshop he will wax poetic about the beauty and diversity of Japanese and related maples and then get practical and talk about growing them in the garden and containers. 
   

CONTAINER SERIES | Succulent Containers & Centrepieces to Die For | Kate | Sun May 7, 3-5pm | $14 | Learn about the wide range of succulents available to you and how to combine them to make smashing plant combinations. Then plant them up into an amazing container to adorn your patio or as a centrepiece for your patio table.

Please bring your own pot if you have one in mind. Otherwise we will have some options on hand.

   

CONTAINER SERIES/PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Edible Containers to Die For: Ornamental Displays that Taste Great | Kate | Sat May 13, 10am-12pm | $14 | This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners who want to grow edibles in containers that are beautiful and productive all at the same time. After some discussion of different edibles and some practical and design instruction, each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous edible container.

Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with enough space for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials. We will have a range of options available if you don't have your own pot. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix but not the plants you use.

   
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Cocktail Gardening: Mix Drinks with Ingredients from Your Garden | David Wolowidnyk, Botanist Restaurant with Gary | Sat May 13, 2-4pm | $14 | Join award-winning bartender and mixologist David Wolowidnyk formerly of West and CinCin Restaurants and now with the exciting new restaurant Botanist. David will teach you how to make cocktails and libations with ingredients from your own garden. In 2012 David won the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in Morocco. This guy knows how to mix a drink! Step up to David’s bar where he’ll show you how to muddle, mix, infuse, shake and stir your way to fancy and intriguing drinks for a relaxing night at home, a dinner party or a wild soiree in the garden all while telling you stories as only a bartender can. As you sample David’s creations Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis will present the different edibles used in the cocktail and discuss how to grow them in your garden. This is one workshop that you won’t want to miss!
   

CONTAINER SERIES | Containers to Die For: Learn the Secrets to Fabulous Pots Then Make Your Own | Kate | Sun May 14, 10am-12pm | $14 | This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels who are interested in learning how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous container. Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with enough space for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials. If you do not have a container we will have various options available for you at the workshop. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix but not the plants you use.

Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with enough space for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials. We will have a range of options available if you don't have your own pot. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix but not the plants you use.

   
GARDENING 101 SERIES/PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Success with Tomatoes | Gary | Sun May 14, 1-2pm | FREE* | Tomatoes are the most beloved of all garden edibles because no tomato tastes better than one grown in your own garden. Come have all your tomato questions answered such as modern vs. heirlooms, grafted vs ungrafted, the best cultivars for our climate, and how to successfully grow tons of delicious tomatoes in pots and the garden.
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Succulent Installations: Chicks and Chicken Wire | Kate | Sat May 20, 10am-12pm | $14 | Are you ready to get really creative with succulents? This workshop will have you creating your own "container" or "planting pillow" out of chicken wire. It could be a hanging cone or a free form shape to place on your stairs or along a wall or on a tree or any shape you can imagine. Then you'll get to plant your "planter" up with your choice of cool succulents. Before you come, think about where you'd like to install your succulent installation and, if you can, take a picture of and measure the spot and bring those details with you.

 
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Success with Succulents | Gary | Sun May 20, 1-2pm | FREE* | Gary, the head Phoenician, has hundreds of succulents in his personal collection and is the guy to chat with about caring for your own succulents. This session will focus on borderline hardy and non-hardy succulents including Echeveria, Agave, Dyckia, Kalanchoe, Senecio, Euphorbia, and more. Gary will introduce these different types of succulents and chat about caring for these beautiful plants throughout the year.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Save the Pollinators!: Support Bees, Butterflies, & Hummingbirds | Jo | Sun May 21, 12-1pm | FREE* | In this workshop you'll learn about how to attract butterflies, honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects into your garden and how to support them once they're there with food plants and habitat to keep them well fed and sheltered.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Architectural Plants for Drama, Drama, Drama | Jo | Sun May 21, 12-1pm | FREE* | This is the “go big or go home” workshop. Dramatic architectural plants are integral to the garden and containers. They act as focal points to draw your eye into the garden providing exclamation points of foliage and flower. Jo will introduce you to everything big and dramatic in the world of perennials and shrubs. Your garden will never be the same once you’ve included the big, bold forms of architectural plants.
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Make Your Own Hypertufa Container or Trough | Kate | Sun May 28, 10am-12pm (Make container) & Sun June 11, 10-11am (Optional plant up)  | $45 | You've heard of container gardening. How about making your own container? This class will teach you how to make your own hypertufa container or trough. Now that's a sense of accomplishment to be enjoyed for years to come. Because hypertufa containers need time to dry and cure, you'll leave your container with us after the workshop then return to pick it up later. If you can make it two weeks later on June 11th Kate will lead you in a workshop to plant up your new container with treasures from the nursery.

 

June

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Best Plants for Summer Colour | Kate | Sun June 4, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Do you want to know what the best performing perennials are for spring and summer? Kate will introduce you to a selection of top plant performers for West Coast gardens that provide great seasonal interest. She will also provide seasonal maintenance tips. This course could be the most important step you take to transform your garden from ordinary to extraordinary! For a full year of top plants sign up for Spring session and our Fall and Winter session.

 

Fall and Winter Workshops

September

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Best Plants for Fall & Winter | Kate | Sun Sept 10, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Do you want to know what the best performing perennials are for fall and winter? Kate will introduce you to a selection of top plant performers for West Coast gardens that provide great seasonal interest. She will also provide seasonal maintenance tips. This course could be the most important step you take to transform your garden from ordinary to extraordinary! For a full year of top plants sign up for our other Spring and Summer sessions.

   

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Jewels of the Spring Garden: Discover the World of Bulbs | Jo | Sun Sept 17, 11am-12pm | FREE* | By fall you might be ready for a rest from the garden but do yourself one little favour before winter comes: plant some bulbs. You’ll be glad you did come spring. In this workshop you’ll meet a diverse range of spring-blooming bulbs for the garden and containers including many uncommon but exciting possibilities. You will also receive instruction on designing with bulbs and planting them in layers for knock out displays in containers or small spaces.

   

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Best Plants for Fall Colour | Jo | Sun Sept 24, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Do you have a colourful fall garden? Or does it just turn to grey and yellow mush once the rains start? There are numerous perennials, shrubs and small trees that provide great fall foliage and flower colour. Include just a few of these plants in strategic locations in the garden and you could have a fall garden to remember and look forward to!

 

   

CONTAINER SERIES | Terrariums to Bring the Outdoors In | Kate | Sun Sept 24, 1-3pm | $20 | It's time to bring back terrariums! These miniature gardens inside glass vessels are perfect decorations for inside the house year round. We'll have a variety of succulents, ferns, air plants, venus fly traps, and sundews for you to combine with coloured mosses, stones, and glass pebbles. The rest is up to you! Kate will instruct you on the ins and outs of designing and caring for the miniature gardens inside your terrariums. Then you'll get to do up your own! This workshop includes your soil, stones, and decorative glass but does not include the container or the plants you'll include. We'll have lots of containers and plants on hand to choose from.

 

 

October

CONTAINER SERIES | Winter Containers to Die For: Learn the Secrets of Fabulous Pots Then Make Your Own | Kate | Sun Oct 1, 10am-12pm | $14 | This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels who are interested in learning how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers that will provide months of winter interest and an antidote against the dark, cold days of the year. You'll get to plant up and take home your own fabulous container.

Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with enough space for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials. We will have a range of options available if you don't have your own pot. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix but not the plants you use.

 

December

THE CHRISTMAS HURRAH! | Christmas Rose Centerpiece Workshop | Kate | Fri Dec 1, 1-3pm | $75 (Includes hellebore.) | Here's another way to bring a hellebore inside for Christmas cheer - as a centrepiece for your Christmas table. You'll create a beautiful ring of winter foliage centred with a beautiful hellebore that you can plant in your garden in winter or spring. You can also use this centrepiece as a decoration for an outdoor table where it will bloom for months, often well into April!

Registration includes all materials and greenery plus a hellebore. You may also bring greenery or twigs from your own garden to use in your wreath.

   

THE CHRISTMAS HURRAH! | Christmas Rose Wreath Making Workshop | Kate | Sat Dec 2, 10am-12pm | $60 | Decorate your home for the holiday season with your very own Christmas Rose wreath! Kate will teach you how to design and build a festive, florist-quality wreath with unique greenery and dried pods and cones. She will then teach you to incorporate Christmas roses into your wreath keeping it colourful & dynamic!

Our popular wreath-making workshop is a great chance to spend quality time with friends and family while accomplishing a great project to lift your spirits through the short days of winter.

Registration includes all materials such as wreath frame and greenery. You may also bring greenery or twigs from your own garden to use in your wreath.

   

THE CHRISTMAS HURRAH! | Christmas Rose Bird's Nest Wreath Making Workshop | Kate | Sat Dec 2, 1-3pm | $75 (Includes hellebore.) | This class for advanced wreath-makers or ambitious beginners takes what we normally do in the our original wreath making workshop and builds on it with more creativity including nesting a potted hellebore within your wreath that looks like an adorable birds nest with white birds (hellebore flowers) peaking out.

Registration includes all materials such as wreath frame and greenery plus a hellebore. You may also bring greenery or twigs from your own garden to use in your wreath.

   

THE CHRISTMAS HURRAH! | Christmas Picture Frame Wreaths | Kate | Sun Dec 3, 10am-12pm | $60 (Includes frame. All frames will be different and may not resemble the one pictured.) | Christmas time is about memories. Picture frames are about holding and celebrating memories. We'll combine this idea of the picture frame with the techniques of wreath making to make a beautiful and unique Christmas decoration for your garden or home for the holiday season. |

   

THE CHRISTMAS HURRAH! | Christmas Rose Outdoor Container Workshop | Kate | Sun Dec 3, 1-3pm | $20 | Wow your Christmas guests as soon as they arrive at your front door or enliven your patio with a fantastic outdoor winter container centred with a glistening Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and other great perennials and shrubs that offer winter interest. Kate will lead you in the design, planting and final decoration of your planter with winter twigs and greens.

 

 

Online Registration: We use online registration so you can book workshops 24 hours a day seven days a week. Registration is through two of the most trusted names on the internet: Constant Contact and Paypal. Both use secure servers so you can feel safe paying online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. They will simply process your Visa or MC on our behalf. If you wish to register by other methods please call the nursery at 604-270-4133 or visit us in person.
REGISTER NOW

 

Instructor Biographies

Belinda Cardoso is an experienced and eclectic gardener who grows plants from the “normal to the sublime.” She has an encyclopedic gardening knowledge and has worked at Phoenix Perennials for many years where she has proven herself to be an expert on fragrant plants and vines among many other things. In her workshops she is greatly appreciated for her quiet nature and vast knowledge. When she's working in retail she has a knack for finding the exact plants you can't live without. Beware! She's dangerous!

Patricia Foreman loves Japanese maples, dwarf conifers and other unique shrubs which has lead to a passion for the art of pruning (or maybe a passion for pruning led her to these plants!). She is the retail manager at Phoenix Perennials.

Kate Herring is a multi-talented woman with a love for perennials and design. Kate holds a Certificate in Garden Design from UBC and is a Master Gardener. In addition to her roles in retail sales and workshop instruction at Phoenix, Kate is also one of our in-house designers for our In-Nursery Design Service. Kate is an incredibly crafty person -- watch for more and more of her creations at the nursery and for new workshops in the coming years.

Larry Hudson has a love of subtropicals especially if they produce something you can eat. He is an expert on all manner of cool and interesting edibles. Larry is also the facilities and mail order manager at Phoenix Perennials.

Gary Lewis is the owner of Phoenix Perennials and a passionate plantsman. He began botanizing his local fields and forests at the age of four, began collecting houseplants at the age of 10 and began gardening at the age of 15. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Botany (Plant Ecolgoy). On his 28th birthday he took over the reigns at Phoenix Perennials and is having a great time! In 2012 he was nominated for Communicator of the Year by the BC Landscape and Nursery Association. In the same year Phoenix Perennials won the "Growing Gardeners" category in the Chrysler Garden Centre of the Year Awards recognizing our dynamic work in presenting workshops, special events, online content and other educational opportunities to excite the gardening public.

Jo Turner (Dip. Landscape Hort., Capilano College), is a Vancouver horticulturalist/gardener who has been associated with Phoenix on a part-time basis for several years. She also does design, consulting and maintenance in private gardens independently. Over the past few years Jo has offered workshops for adults and children at Phoenix on a variety of horticultural topics. Currently serving on the board of the Alpine Garden Club, she continues to be fascinated with garden design and history, garden writing and of course, plants and those who love them...

David Wolowidnyk -- Praised for his chemist-like precision, inventive twists and intriguing libations, award-winning mixologist David Wolowidnyk has amassed over two decades of professional service experience from leading bars and restaurants throughout Vancouver and the Grand Cayman Islands. He has been the Bar Manager at West and CinCin Restaurants in Vancouver and is now at the new restaurant Botanist. Energized by the challenge of exceeding the expectations of both his colleagues and guests, Wolowidnyk takes pleasure from seeing guests leave with memorable experiences. Among many other awards, David has won “Best Mixologist in Canada” at the National Grey Goose “Arbiter of Cool” Competition in 2007 and the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in Morocco in 2012.

 

Booking Workshops

Spaces are limited. Please book in advance. Workshops cannot run without a minimum of 5 people so please book early and bring your friends.

Online Registration: We use online registration so you can book workshops 24 hours a day seven days a week. Registration is through two of the most trusted names on the internet: Constant Contact and Paypal. Both use secure servers so you can feel safe paying online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. They will simply process your Visa or MC on our behalf. If you wish to register by other methods please call the nursery at 604-270-4133 or visit us in person.

The free Gardening 101 workshops require an $8 registration fee that is returned as an $8 credit to be used at the nursery the day of your workshop.

Each workshop requires a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 15-25 depending on the workshop. If the minimum is not met we may not be able to run the workshop in which case we will contact you a few days before the scheduled date of the workshop and give you a credit towards another class, a credit at the nursery, or a refund. To ensure your favourite workshops go ahead please tell all your friends and bring them along. You'll have more fun that way too. Workshops are a great way to spend time with family and friends.

If you are unable to attend a workshop you have already signed up for please give us 3 days notice. We would be happy to give you a credit towards another class or a credit at the nursery. We cannot offer credits, however, unless you let us know 3 days in advance of your workshop that you cannot attend.

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in the Lower Mainland.
3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
604-270-4133
www.phoenixperennials.com
Please visit our web page for information on the nursery, driving directions and a map.
We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 24th to October 29th, 2017
10am-5pm


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