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Join us all throughout the year and learn tips to help you to succeed in your garden; whether you are a true green thumb or just getting started, we offer a wider variety of classes to grow your knowledge!


Free Garden Classes are held at all Armstrong Garden Centers locations.

No registration needed. Simply show up ready to learn.

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Grow What You Eat

Saturday, September 6th 9am

Fall is the time for planting. Start a new crop of veggies now. We’ll give you ideas and show you which edibles are ready to plant. 

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How to Have a Beautiful Garden Using Less Water

Sunday, September 7th 10am

Our experts will give tips and techniques on how to save water in your garden. You’ll be surprised how easy it is.

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Choosing the Right Roses

Saturday, September 13th 9am

There are lots of types and lots of choices—how do you know which are right for your needs and garden? Our experts will give you tips and ideas for easy choosing.

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Growing Succulents and Cacti

Saturday, September 20th 9am

Add a touch of the southwest with cacti and succulents. We'll show you the basic care for these waterwise plants.

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Waterwise Plants for California Gardens

Sunday, September 21st 10am

Our plant experts will show and tell you about the best low-water plants for your neighborhood. There are many colorful choices!

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Growing Cool-Season Salad Greens

Saturday, September 27th 9am

Now’s the time to plant lettuces, spinach, chard and kale. We’ll show you how to grow fresh salads through fall, winter and early spring.

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Grilling Demonstration at select stores

Grilling Demonstrations at ArmstrongSaturday, October 4th 11am - 1pm

Learn the secrets to a perfectly seared steak, delicious smoked meats and even homemade grilled pizza! Join us for tips and tastes. 

Demonstrations willl be at our locations in: Claremont, Morena Blvd (San Diego), Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, Sherman Oaks, Temecula, Torrance, and Tustin. 

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Lawn Alternatives

Lawn Alternative ideas for your California gardenSunday, October 5th 10am

Ready to switch to a waterwise lawn alternative? We’ve got some beautiful suggestions and advice on how to make it work.

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Waterwise Gardening

Waterwise Gardening Class for California imageThursday, October 9th 6pm

Have the garden of your dreams and save water too! Learn which plants are best for waterwise gardening and simple techniques to ensure you have a healthy and beautiful low-water garden.

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