Shangri La gardens offers adult gardening workshops this fall

Shangri La gardens offers adult gardening workshops this fall

The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and Stark Cultural Venues is hosting a series of adult-focused garden workshops this autumn.

Join us on September 23, October 14, and November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center for some great hands-on learning hosted by Shangri La and Stark Museum of Art staff. These practical, fun, and inspiring ‘make and take’ programs each have a $20 materials fee.

Space is limited for adult workshop series programs. Be sure to reserve a spot before each program by registering online at or call (409) 670-0803. Pre-payment is required to guarantee a spot.


September 23 - Container Gardening: Bringing the Garden to your Porch

Come join Cheryl Farmer, Shangri La greenhouse manager, for a creative container gardening workshop and plant your own ornamental plant combo! You will learn how to choose the correct containers, potting mix and plants for your gardening success. The workshop fee includes all materials.

October 14 - Painting in the Garden

Be inspired by the world around you! Create an acrylic on canvas, landscape painting of Shangri La Botanical Gardens with Stark Museum of Art Educator, Annmarie Ventura, in this two hour workshop. Whether you are an expert or novice, this workshop will breathe some fresh air into your painting style! The workshop fee includes all painting materials.

November 18 - Orchid Repotting Workshop

Join Jennifer Buckner, Shangri La’s Director of Horticulture and orchid expert, for a hands-on workshop to learn how to repot and reinvigorate orchids. The workshop fee includes an orchid and repotting supplies.

Shangri La, located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and directions, call (409) 670-9113 or visit

- Stark Cultural Venues