Classes

Pruning Classes @ Alden Lane Nursery

Learn the basics and get any of your own pruning questions answered. Call 925 447-0280 to register for classes.

Join us on Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ROSE CARE & PRUNING SEMINAR – by Gerry, Alden Lane’s rose expert. – Gerry knows the how what and when to pruning roses and what to do now to flourish in spring.

Saturday, January 21st from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. GRAPE PRUNING with expert, Jim Ryan. Jim is a top expert locally. Come learn from an expert.

Saturday, January 28th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the last PRUNING BASICS CLASS. Learn the basics to shape deciduous trees and shrubs, prune fruit trees properly, or get any of your own pruning questions answered.


Get Your Maples Ready For Spring!

Join Japanese Maple expert, Barry Hoffer on Saturday, February 4th from 1-2 pm.

He will discuss proper pruning, in-ground and container planting along with root pruning.  There’s something for everyone. Call to reserve your spot in this informational class.


Inspiration By Invitation Seminars 

February 11, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
We have a full day of seminars planned for February. Originally created to offer an inspiring garden related activity in the cold months of winter, Inspiration by Invitation has grown to include top area experts talking on a range of subjects.  Read about it here.


Crafternoon – Join us each Month – Craft Workshop!

Crafternoons are a chance to access your inner artist once a month at Alden Lane! It is an opportunity to get together and create something amazing and have a bunch of fun doing it. Even better- invite a couple of friends to do it with you! These make and take projects don’t require any special skills, and kids from 12 to 112 can do them (although younger kids could do it with the help of an adult). Pick one project (or more!) and pre-pay with our Alden Lane Cashiers to reserve your space, as the classes fill up fast. (925)447-0280. If we don’t have 8 sign ups by the Wednesday before the Saturday class, the class will be canceled, so register as soon as possible. Let’s have FUN!

Come and have some fun with our Make & Take Projects for early spring. Sign up today!

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Fairy Doors –  Saturday, February 25th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Fairy Door Fun! We have all the elements to create the perfect, magical fairy door for your backyard. You get a custom made wooden fairy door approx. 8″ x 6″ (several shapes are available) and all the doo-dads to embellish your special threshold into the fairy kingdom. This class is for kids 5 to 105, and you can do it as a team of child and adult. An adult must be present, as there are glue guns involved. Invite the good fortune of fairies into your dwelling space and make magic happen! The cost is $22.00 plus tax. Please sign up by February 22nd to reserve your space. You can sign up over the phone (925) 447-0280 or in person at the Alden Lane cashiers.

Metal Leaf Art – Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy the look of burnished metal artwork? So do we! This craft involves the look of botanical relief without the difficulty of using unwieldy metal. We will create a trio of 8″x 10″ wall art pieces suitable for framing made from foil and real leaves. It is easy and oh! so rewarding! Once we are done you will be amazed at your talent and the finished product. The cost is $38.00 plus tax. Please sign up by March 22, as the class size is limited. Call our Alden Lane cashiers today!


Quilting Class with Alex Anderson

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Alex Anderson is an internationally known quilter and friend of Alden Lane. She lives in Livermore.

Triple Triangle Tricks – March 17, 18 and 19, 2017

Three days – Three blocks – Three techniques to add to your tool belt!

Join Alex Anderson for a fun, fast and fascinating class, where you will learn three quilt blocks that will take the fear out of sewing triangles… Read more.