1370 Wain Road, N. Saanich, BC     250-656-0384 Quality Plants & Knowledgeable Staff



Classes are free except where noted and usually last 1- 11/2 hours. Free classes may be limited to two per person due to high demand. Please register by emailing the nursery. Please include your phone number to complete the registration process.
The classes take place at Russell Nursery,  1370 Wain Rd. in North Saanich.

Four Season Container Workshop – with Faye Ford
Learn how to design and create a four season container planting that will last for years. Faye’s classes are fun and you will take home a container with that something extra.

Cost: $40.00 Includes all materials.
Friday, Sept. 29th 1:00 p.m. OR
Saturday, Sept. 30th at 10:00 a.m.
New class added: Saturday, Sept. 30th at 1:00 p.m.


Tool Sharpening Workshop – with Brian Russell
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to take apart, clean and sharpen hand pruners and other pruning tools. Also, how to sharpen shovels and spades. Bring one or two tools that you would like to work on.
Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:00 a.m. Sorry 10a.m. full  OR 1:00 p.m. Sorry 1p.m. full
OR 3 p.m.


Lasagna Gardening Workshop – with Dave Friend aka Mr. Organic
Dave is passionate about food security and is an expert in organic growing. He works as a consultant to organic farmers, but his real joy comes comes from teaching kids how to grow food through his school programs. Growing Young Farmers  

It all starts with the soil, and in this hands on workshop you will learn how to make rich, productive soil using common organic ingredients. The class will construct a lasagna bed and learn how simple ingredients can produce an abundant harvest. 
Cost: $20.00 
Sunday, Oct.15  10:00 a.m.


Winter Pruning of Trees and Shrubs –  with Noah Alexander 
Puzzled by pruning? These workshops cover general pruning theory and practice, with demonstrations. Noah is a professional arbourist who can answer all your pruning questions.
Cost: $10.00
Saturday, Oct. 21  at 10:00 a.m. Sorry 10a.m. full OR 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, Nov.4 at 10:00 a.m.


It’s early to be talking about Christmas, but people are already asking about wreath making classes. It’s a fun way to get together with friends or co-workers and classes fill up quickly. Learn how to create a one of a kind wreath from a wide array of pretty greens and decorative berries.
Cost $40.00  Includes all materials.

Wreath Classes:
Saturday November 25
th at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.

Sunday November 26th at 10:00 a.m.
OR 1:00 p.m. Sorry 1p.m. full

Saturday December 2nd  at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.

Sunday December 3rd  at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 6th at 10:00 a.m.

Friday December 8th at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday December 9th at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.

Sunday December 10th at 10:00 a.m.
OR 1:00 p.m. Sorry 1p.m. full

Monday December 11th at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday December 16th at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.


Holiday Containers & Table Arrangements – with Faye Ford
Learn how to use cut greenery to make beautiful arrangements and containers for tables, mantles or your front porch. A florists bowl is included, but feel free to bring your own vase, bowl or other favourite container. Cost $40 + GST. All supplies included.

Friday December 15th  at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday December 17th at 10:00 a.m. 



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