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Adelaide Workshops

Sharpen your skills at Diggers monthly workshops. Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced gardener there is something on offer and much to be gained for everyone from our current programme. These events focus on a wide range of essential gardening topics, techniques and skills, as well as focusing on specific plants and tasks to suit the season.

Workshops commence at 10am and 12pm (on occasion) and are held at the Diggers Garden Shop, Adelaide Botanic garden, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

Bookings essential and our cancellation policy applies 

The workshops run for 1-1½ hours (from 10am and 12pm). Members $25, non-members $35.

To make a workshop booking, call our Adelaide Garden Shop on 08 8232 8671.

Sep 21st - 10am: Heirloom tomatoes

So many varieties – what to choose? Tomato fan Jan will discuss the heirloom varieties best suited for your garden and talk about when and how to plant. Ongoing care and how to get the best from your crop is also covered, so book now as this is one of our most popular workshops.

Sep 21st - 12pm: Growing in containers, raised beds and wicking beds

Growing in small spaces, have poor soil, or just want more control over your growing conditions?  Containers and raised beds can help you achieve the best possible environment for many plants, and wicking beds are a great new way to achieve maximum productivity without daily watering even in the heat of summer.  We'll discuss different types of containers, choosing the right growing media and how to construct your own beds.

Oct 19th - 10am: Ornamentals in the garden

Biodiversity is the latest buzz word. But how do you create your own diverse habitat in the garden? Come along and find out the importance of growing flowering plants to improve the biodiversity of your garden. They add value to your garden in so many ways- in fact you might find yourself spending less time combating bugs and other common garden problems. 

Oct 19th - 12pm: Natural pest and disease control

Learn about the best ways to deal with garden pests without having to reach for an expensive spray full of chemicals that harm your garden, the environment and possibly even you!

The best preventative to pests is to have a diverse garden. This means having a large range of plants that work together to both attract the beneficial insects and discourage the bad ones. Unfortunately even the most diverse garden will need a helping hand once and a while.

Learn our nifty tips and tricks to keep pests off your favourite plants as well as how to make your own sprays to treat a variety of common problems in the average garden.

Nov 16th - 10am: Pruning your summer garden

Did you know that some plants benefit from a bit of a trim over summer? Come along and find out the best way to prune your plants now for increased flowering and fruit.

Nov 16th - 12pm: Backyard chooks

The perfect complementary pet for the gardener - eggs, fertiliser, scrap eaters, the list goes on. We show you the best chooks for you and how to care for these amazing animals.