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Classes Coming for 2018 !

Water Garden VS. Pondless Features – Saturday April 21st & Saturday May 19th

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a water garden and a pondless water feature is? Or are you trying to decide what the best option for your home might be? If so, this class is perfect for you! Come tour the many water features at Swan’s and learn what makes a water garden and a pondless feature different from one another. Taught by Kevin Swan.

Aquatic Plants and Natural Filters – Saturday April 28th, 10am 

Join us to learn all about aquatic plant care and how they are natural filters for your pond, taught by Diane Swan.

Butterfly Container Garden – Saturday May 12th, 10-12

You love butterflies, but have no yard. Or maybe you just want a closer relationship with your butterflies and caterpillars. A container garden, placed in full sun, can fulfill the mutual needs of butterflies and gardeners.

Taught by Lenora Larsen, ‘science geek’ and butterfly extraordinaire, participate in a hands-on presentation which will review the basics of container gardening, then apply them to butterfly gardening. Participants will have the opportunity to build their own potted butterfly garden and will receive hand-outs to help with choosing the best plants to continue building potted butterfly gardens at home.

Lavender Basket Workshop – Saturday July 7th, 10am

Attend this class and learn how to weave a small basket that can sit or be hung, hold dried flower arrangements or serve as storage for all your vertical storage needs! Use it in your own home or gift it to a loved one. Materials are included in the class cost. This workshop is offered during our Water Garden Days and will be the perfect time to visit Swan’s and experience the fantastic Water Garden Village. After the class take advantage of the opportunity to cut you own Lavender that would fit perfectly in your newly made basket!

Miniature Garden Class – Friday July 27th, 10am

Let your creativity shine! During this class you will have the opportunity to turn an empty pot into something unique and creative you can enjoy time and time again. Participation in the class includes a 15″ pot, soil and pea gravel. Before we start planting choose from a variety of succulents, sedums and miniature accessories to make your garden design a reality. Class participation fee is $10 and plants and miniatures purchased for your miniature garden will be 30% off for participants during the time of the class. Spots are limited, call 913-837-3510 to reserve yours today!


Stacey’s Basket Workshop – Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. 

Marsha Jensen, basket master, is back! Join us and make Stacey’s Basket, a simple basket design constructed using the splintwoven method. No prior experience is necessary, you will learn the most basic elements of basketry during the class time! This basket is perfect for a variety of purposes and by the end of the class you will have a 10 x 10 x 5″ basket you will be proud to display. There will also be the opportunity to choose from dyed reed in a variety of colors to customize your basket however you may choose! Material to make the basket is included in the $60 class cost. Call 913-837-3510 to reserve your spot today! We can’t wait to craft with you!

What you need to bring:

  • Sack lunch (no lunch is provided)
  • 15-20 pinch-type clothespins
  • Craft Scissors
  • A long slender screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape (seamstress style)
  • Needle nose pliers (small spring-type works best)
  • Utility knife
  • Old towel
  • Dishpan










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