Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 am Join Mia McCarville as she teaches you how to create a backyard habitat for beneficial birds and insects. These lovely critters are a pleasure to watch, plus can help with everything from natural pest control to pollination. Class is free to attend and no reservations are required. Karina will have a fun craft table until 4:00 pm for the kids plus face painting from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Jim Bethky will show off his incredible collection of creepy crawlers and each kid gets a mini cup of ladybugs to take home.
November 18 & 19 It's that time of year already! Our poinsettia greenhouse tours are one of Weidners most popular events of the year! Come get a behind the scenes look at how we grow our varieties of lovely poinsettias for the holidays. The tours this year will be held November 18 and 19, and are free of charge as always. No need to reserve a tour, just show up 10 to 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to get your spot. Saturday Tours: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm Sunday Tours: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 10th and Sunday March 11thAs one of our most popular events, the annual Herb & Veggie Fest returns this year with more information, products, and savings than ever! Whether you're planting a half acre garden, a few raised beds, or just some potted herbs, the Herb and Veggie Festival has the plants, products, and information you need to succeed this spring. 10% Off all vegetables and one free basil plant for each family Free hotdog lunch both days from noon to 1:30 pm!
Event ScheduleSaturday, 10 am - Your Best Tomato Season with Mia McCarville Mia will talk about how to prepare soil, how to prepare plants and how to plant them. Also, how to deal with pests and diseases. Saturday, 2 pm - Herbs for Your Kitchen Garden with Farmer Roy Learn how to grow and care for your favorite culinary herbs for you dining pleasure. Herbs are easy to grow and transform good food into great cuisine. Sunday, 10 am - Maximizing Fruit Tree Production for Small Spaces with John Clements Hedge row fruit tree planting, container fruits, multi-hole tree planting, espalier techniques and flat surface growing. Sunday, 2 pm - Vegetable, Flower and Herb Production for the Home Gardener with Brijette Pena Want to start your own garden but not sure where to start? Join us for a fun-filled class that will leave you confident and ready to start your own spring garden. You will learn about starting vegetable, herbs and flowers from seed, how to plant them and what you can do ensure a bountiful harvest. Bring a notebook and pen, a lot of material will be covered! Brijette Peña is the owner and founder of San Diego Seed Company. Her company produces, trials and promotes local and regionally adapted seeds for the unique climates of Southern California and the American Southwest. Her company offers over 140 varieties of vegetable herbs and flowers for the home gardener and small-scale farmer.
Saturday, May 19 Join us in a celebration of your garden's beneficial insects! A great event for kids, families and adults alike, we'll have beneficial insects for sale, as well as some of their favorite plants. Featured Activities Free mini cup of ladybugs for every kid to bring home! Many of our host plants for sale have lots of eggs and caterpillars already on them, so you can enjoy your butterfly garden right away! Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardening Class at 10:00 am Everything you want to know about attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, we have the plants you need right here at Weidner's. Dr. Jim Bethke will have his collection of live and preserved insects for a neat show and tell. Carol Graham presenting 'The Bugs in Your Garden: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Karina will have a fun arts and crafts table with lots of fun activities, like making painted ladybug rocks for the garden.
Saturday, October 24 If you've had questions about your fruit trees or want to get into growing them, our next event is for you! Come learn everything you need to know about growing fruit trees at our annual Fruit Tree Day this month. Not only will we have fruit tree experts available to answer your questions, but you can get a head start on ordering your fruit trees for next season! Fruit tree expert Tyler Trimbel will be at Weidner's at 10:00 am to give a talk on growing fruit trees in our Southern California climate. Tyler is a wealth of information and will give you all the best tips to ensure fruit tree success in your southern California garden. For Saturday, October 24 ONLY, all fruit trees in stock will be 30% off, and you'll also get 10% off any trees pre or special ordered that day. Click here to see the fruit tree varieties already on our order list, as well as information regarding special orders.
Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 am Join Mia McCarville as she leads you to success growing stone fruit and blueberries. Both of these plants have some particular growing requirements, but Mia will teach you how to plant, grow and harvest these favorites. This class is free to attend, and no reservations are required.
Saturday, April 30th Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate! Come to the nursery and bask in the wonderful bright colors. For our open house, we will be holding free greenhouse and growing ground tours just like we do during the holiday season, only this time you'll get to see all of our beautiful color pots and baskets. Tours will be held at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Over the past few years Weidner's has embraced the succulent trend and we have more to offer then ever before! In addition to weekend sales and specials, we'll have succulent experts Debra Lee Baldwin and Jeff Moore give free seminars about succulents and their care. You can also get advice any time from our knowledgable staff, or you can purchase one of our fabulous finished container gardens.