Garden Show

Garden Show Seminar Schedule

April 25 through April 28, 2019

Experience four days of interactive seminars and hands-on classes, from creating succulent centerpieces, preparing the soil for planting to cooking with herbs from the garden.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

10:00am
South Coast Plaza Palm Collection Walking Tour
Level 1, Floral Centerpiece
Erin Aguiar and Carol Younger
Take a stroll with expert horticulturists from Corona del Mar’s Sherman Library & Gardens to see the mature palm specimens on the grounds of South Coast Plaza.

10:00am
Cooking with Wine ($59 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Kim
Hate to see good wine go to waste? Cook with it! Join us and practice incorporating wine into everything, from poultry dishes and risotto to pan sauces. Plus, we’ll celebrate spring with fresh strawberries in a wine-infused custard.

10:00am–9:00pm
Create handmade cards with Paper Source ($10–$30 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Paper Source
Create beautiful handmade cards with Paper Source. Make your own stationery reminiscent of high tea, English gardens and warm weather. In this class, you’ll stamp, heat emboss, create tissue flowers and more.

11:00am
Utilizing the Spiralizer
Level 1, Williams Sonoma
Chef Enid
Chef Enid will show you the various ways to utilize the spiralizer while showcasing fresh spring veggies and corn with one of our rubs for a tasty, easy side dish.

11:00am
California Natives
Level 1, Azalea Room
Mary Duffy
California is blessed with thousands of unique plant species that thrive in this wet winter, dry summer climate. Learn which plants will work best in your garden and how the color of natives can be used in any landscape style.

11:30am
Firescaping
Level 3, Begonia Room
Doug Hartman
Find out how to improve your home’s survival in a wildland fire event. The Orange County Fire Authority will cover fuel modification, defensible space, vegetation management, best practices and home hardening.

Noon–6:00pm
Succulent Workshop ($25 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Dahlia Room
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instructions. The workshop includes everything needed to create an unforgettable arrangement.
Click here to sign up for this event

1:00pm
Successful Orchid Growing in Orange County
Level 1, Azalea Room
Tony Glinakas
Learn helpful tips and techniques for selecting and caring for orchids; this event will also include a demonstration of orchid repotting and mounting.

1:00pm
Ultimate Lasagna from Scratch ($59 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Maggie
No Italian grandmother? No problem! We’ll teach you how to make the ultimate lasagna—featuring fresh pasta, hearty meat sauce and creamy bechamel baked to bubbly, cheesy perfection. Plus, you’ll learn to create classic Italian gelato inspired by the flavors of tiramisu. Yum!

2:00pm
Stars of the Summer: Tomatoes, Peppers and Squash
Level 3, Begonia Room
Teena Spindler
Easy to grow, highly productive and suitable for containers and garden beds alike, the stars of the summer veggie garden are tomatoes, peppers and squash. UCCE master gardener Teena Spindler will provide tips on getting the most production, keeping them disease free and her favorite varieties to plant.

3:00pm
Sample The Hall Global Eatery
STONEWALL KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL, MACY’S HOME STORE
Chef Amar Santana
Join renowned chef Amar Santana for a lively cooking demonstration and be among the first to sample tastes from his soon-to-open The Hall Global Eatery at South Coast Plaza. Santana, runner-up on Season 13 of Bravo’s “Top Chef”and chef/partner at Vaca, will field questions following the demo.

4:00pm
Container Gardens
Level 1, Azalea Room
Jack Carlisle
Learn to design ideal plant pairings for a flourishing container garden with horticulturalist Jack Carlisle of Old Towne Orange’s The Potting Shed by Carlisle.

6:30pm
Mastering the Grill ($69 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Gary
Ready to up your grilling game? Master the art of seasoning, searing and smoking like a pro in our two-day intensive workshop. You’ll get hands-on experience with all kinds of grilling techniques—from skewering seafood and cooking chicken under a brick to grilling vegetables and putting a char on flatbread. Plus, you’ll learn how to amp up flavors with homemade spice rub, compound butter and sauces. Join us and become the confident master of the grill you’ve always wanted to be.

7:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting on your Property
Level 3, Begonia Room
Cindy Berglund
Learn about the use and benefits of rain barrels as a way to conserve water on your property. The seminar will cover how to install them, ways you can use them without installing gutters and current rebate programs.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

10:00am
South Coast Plaza Palm Collection Walking Tour
Level 1, Floral Centerpiece
Erin Aguiar and Carol Younger
Take a stroll with expert horticulturists from Corona del Mar’s Sherman Library & Gardens to see the mature palm specimens on the grounds of South Coast Plaza.

10:00am–9:00pm
Create handmade cards with Paper Source ($10–$30 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Paper Source
Create beautiful handmade cards with Paper Source. Make your own stationery reminiscent of high tea, English gardens and warm weather. In this class, you’ll stamp, heat emboss, create tissue flowers and more.

10:00am
Taste of New Orleans: Gumbo ($59 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Gary
Gumbo bubbling on the stove, peel-and-eat shrimp with a side of remoulade and…poof…a flaming dessert. If you squint, you might swear you were in New Orleans. Bring your appetite for learning “Big Easy” techniques and get set to rock your taste buds’ world.

11:00am
Water features in the outdoor landscape
Level 3, Begonia Room
Danny Wang
Water features can evoke emotions and play a key element for landscapes of all sizes. Learn how to integrate water features into your outdoor environment with Danny Wang of Danny Wang Design.

11:00am
Utilizing the Spiralizer
Level 1, Williams Sonoma
Chef Cindy
Chef Cindy will show you the various ways to utilize the spiralizer while seasoning fresh spring veggies and corn with one of our rubs for a tasty, easy side dish.

11:30am
Firescaping
Level 1, Azalea Room
Doug Hartman
Find out how to improve your home’s survival in a wildland fire event. The Orange County Fire Authority will cover fuel modification, defensible space, vegetation management, best practices and home hardening.

Noon–6:00pm
Succulent Workshop ($25 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Dahlia Room
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instructions. The workshop includes everything needed to create an unforgettable arrangement.
Click here to sign up for this event

12:30pm
Culinary Herbs
Level 3, Begonia Room
Shelly Trainor
From a small pot on a windowsill to a large plot of land, you can easily grow herbs at home. Learn more about herbs; how to grow, harvest and store them; how they differ from spices; and how to use them in your foods.

1:00pm
One-Pan Weeknight Dinners ($69 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Terri
A hearty, from-scratch meal on a weeknight? Totally doable. Simply place your favorite protein on a sheet pan, surround it with fresh vegetables, roast to savory perfection and dinner is done. Complex flavor, simple prep. It’s a win-win.

1:00pm
African Violets—Species Spectacular
Level 1, Azalea Room
Diane Miller
Learn how to best grow and care for your African violets. Topics of discussion will include pot size, water, fertilizer, soil, light, repotting and other interesting tidbits.

2:30pm
Successful Orchid Growing in Orange County
Level 1, Azalea Room
Tony Glinskas
Learn helpful tips and techniques for selecting and caring for orchids; this event will also include a demonstration of orchid repotting and mounting.

3:00pm
Outdoor Cooking
Level 3, Begonia Room
Danny Wang
In the past, a grill set atop some cabinets was considered an outdoor kitchen. Today, outdoor kitchens have expanded to include prep and serving areas, burners, power burners, flat tops, and smokers. Learn about the latest trends and innovations in outdoor cooking.

3:00pm
ITALIAN COOKING AT HOME
STONEWALL KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL, MACY’S HOME STORE
Restaurateurs Antonio and Fiorella Cagnolo
Famed restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo opened his flagship, Antonello Ristorante, at South Coast Plaza Village in 1979. Cagnolo, a native of Bistagno in the Piedmont region of Italy, and his Venetian-born wife, Fiorella, will reveal their favorite ways to cook Italian food at home, using simply prepared fresh and flavorful ingredients.

4:00pm
Date Night: Cooking with Wine ($69 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Gary
Bring your plus one for a fun evening of incorporating wine into everything, from poultry dishes and risotto to pan sauces. Plus, we’ll celebrate spring with fresh strawberries in a wine-infused custard.

4:00pm
Container Gardens
Level 1, Azalea Room
Jack Carlisle
Learn to design ideal plant pairings for a flourishing container garden with horticulturalist Jack Carlisle of Old Towne Orange’s The Potting Shed by Carlisle.

5:00pm
Drought Tolerant Landscaping
Level 3, Begonia Room
Linda Genis
Cutting back on water doesn’t mean living with brown shrubs or bare gravel. Learn about low-water-use plants that bloom at different times of the year, stay green and provide a habitat for native insects and birds.

6:00pm
The Joys of the Art of Bonsai
Level 3, Begonia Room
Gary Lai, John Deluca and Debra Mauzy-Melitz
Come listen to and watch three Bonsai artists share different aspects of Bonsai.

6:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting on your Property
Level 1, Azalea Room
Cindy Berglund
Learn about the use and benefits of rain barrels as a way to conserve water on your property. The seminar will cover how to install them, ways you can use them without installing gutters and current rebate programs.

7:00pm
Date Night: Cooking with Wine ($69 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Gary
Bring your plus one for a fun evening of incorporating wine into everything, from poultry dishes and risotto to pan sauces. Plus, we’ll celebrate spring with fresh strawberries in a wine-infused custard.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

8:30am
Complimentary meditative all-level Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Garden Terrace Patio
Lululemon Yoga Ambassador Kaitlin Honeycutt
Learn foundational postures and the importance of breath in this class for all ages and ability levels. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Click here to sign up for this event

9:00am
Sweet and Savory Croissants ($59 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur la Table
Chef Maggie
Boost your baking cred—learn to make croissants from scratch! From mixing and laminating dough to shaping, filling and baking croissants, the steps are way less complex than you might think. And after sampling croissants fresh from the oven, you’ll know they’re worth every minute.

10:00am
South Coast Plaza Palm Collection Walking Tour
Level 1, Floral Centerpiece
Erin Aguiar and Carol Younger
Take a stroll with expert horticulturists from Corona del Mar’s Sherman Library & Gardens to see the mature palm specimens on the grounds of South Coast Plaza.

10:00am
Successful Orchid Growing in Orange County
Level 1, Azalea Room
Tony Glinskas
Learn helpful tips and techniques for selecting and caring for orchids; this event will also include a demonstration of orchid repotting and mounting.

10:00am–8:00pm
Flower Pot Decorating
Level 3, PBteen
Decorate your own personal flower pot for your home garden, front porch, windowsill or even your desk. At our craft station, we’ll have pots to decorate with your favorite colors and some pearlescent accessories.

10:00am–9:00pm
Create handmade cards with Paper Source ($10–$30 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Paper Source
Create beautiful handmade cards with Paper Source. Make your own stationery reminiscent of high tea, English gardens and warm weather.
In this class, you’ll stamp, heat emboss, create tissue flowers and more.

11:00am
All the Buzz
Level 3, Begonia Room

Robin Jones
Learn about science-based insights on honey bees, including hive mentality, bee behavior, “colony collapse disorder,” roles within the monarchy and what you can do to support critical pollinators.

11:00am
Signature Dish Demonstrations from Terrace by Mix Mix
STONEWALL KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL, MACY’S HOME STORE
Chef Ross Pangilinan
Award-winning chef Ross Pangilinan will demonstrate signature dishes from Terrace by Mix Mix, his newly opened, globally inspired restaurant at South Coast Plaza, named by Orange Coast Magazine as one its “Best New Restaurants”.

11:30am
The Wonders of Wildlife
Level 1, Azalea Room
Chris Drees and Sandi Barr
UCCE master gardeners will show you how to attract wildlife by creating a welcoming habitat. Learn to restore a natural balance, then reap the benefits as you enjoy watching these small creatures right in your own backyard.

Noon–6:00pm
Succulent Workshop ($25 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Dahlia Room
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instructions. The workshop includes everything needed to create an unforgettable arrangement.
Click here to sign up for this event

1:00pm
The Secret of Gardening—IT ALL STARTS WITH THE SOIL! ($80 Supply Fee)
LEVEL 3, Begonia Room
Enrecos
Participants will receive a turnkey solution for producing healthy, living soil amendments for their garden(s) and leave with the necessary components to apply what they learned during the workshop at home.
Click here to sign up for this event

1:00pm
African Violets—Species Spectacular
LEVEL 1, Azalea Room
Diane Miller
Learn how to best grow and care for your African violets. Topics of discussion will include pot size, water, fertilizer, soil, light, repotting and other interesting tidbits.

2:00pm
Plant Your Own Garden Potting Class
Level 3, Pottery Barn Kids
Children can decorate their own clay pot and plant something in it to bring home. Limited seating is available. Call Pottery Barn Kids to reserve your spot today!

2:30pm
Bees in Your Garden
Level 1, Azalea Room
Shaye Shayegani
Did you know more than 30 percent of the produce you buy requires a bee to pollinate it? Learn how to help bee populations by planting nectar flowers and native plants as a food source, create a habitat for the pollinators, and be careful in pesticide use.

2:30pm
Vertical Gardens and Living Walls—Elevating your aesthetic
Level 3, Begonia Room
David Bishop
Whether utilizing architectural pottery or surrounding yourself with a living piece of art, purifying the air you breath or growing your own food, there has never been a better time to build the vertical garden of your dreams.

3:30pm
TOMATO 101
Level 1, Azalea Room
Scott Daigre of Tomatomania
How to be successful with a summer tomato garden.

4:00pm
Indoor Garden Paradise
Level 3, Begonia Room
Julie Bawden-Davis
From the author of “Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for your Houseplants,” learn the secrets to creating a breathtaking indoor garden and making your home healthier.

4:00pm
Tablescaping 101: Arranging Homegrown Florals
Level 1, ANTHROPOLOGIE
Dawn Mones
Learn the basics of creating a lush floral table setting that’s perfect for indoor and outdoor spring entertaining.

5:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting on your Property
Level 1, Azalea Room
Cindy Berglund
Learn about the use and benefits of rain barrels as a way to conserve water on your property. The seminar will cover how to install them, ways you can use them without installing gutters and current rebate programs.

6:00pm
Greywater 101: Learn how to safely and effectively reuse your laundry and bath water to produce abundant fruits at home!
Level 3, Begonia Room
Ty Teissere
Greywater is a wonderful source of irrigation and can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. Learn how you can save water and keep your garden green with Greywater from sinks, showers and washing machines.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

11:00am–6:30pm
Flower Pot Decorating
Level 3, PBteen
Decorate your own personal flower pot for your home garden, front porch, windowsill or even your desk. At our craft station, we’ll have pots to decorate with your favorite colors and some pearlescent accessories.

11:00am–6:30pm
Create handmade cards with Paper Source: ($10–$30 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Paper Source
Create beautiful handmade cards with Paper Source. Make your own stationery reminiscent of high tea, English gardens and warm weather.
In this class, you’ll stamp, heat emboss, create tissue flowers and more.

11:00am–5:00pm
Succulent Workshop ($25 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Dahlia Room
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instructions. The workshop includes everything needed to create an unforgettable arrangement.
Click here to sign up for this event

11:00am
Water features in the outdoor landscape
Level 1, Azalea Room
Danny Wang
Water features can evoke emotions and play a key element for landscapes of all sizes. Learn how to integrate water features into your outdoor environment with Danny Wang of Danny Wang Design.

11:00am
Edible Flowers
Level 3, Begonia Room
Linda Sizemore
Edible flowers are all the rage again in cooking and decorating. An important part of Chinese, Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, you’ll learn which flowers are safe to eat and how to use them in your own cooking.

12:30pm
Is There Such a Thing As Too Many Tomatoes?
Level 3, Begonia Room
Linda Genis
The soil is warm and it’s time to get tomatoes into the ground or a container. Learn about varietal choices, planting, fertilizing, pests and the benefits of canning and dehydrating.

12:30pm
Growing for Pollinators and You
Level 1, Azalea Room
Robin Jones
Learn what to grow that feeds bees and butterflies in your edible garden, including edible flowers. Learn tips for pollinators, safe organic practices and nonedible pollinators, too.

1:00pm
Thai Restaurant Favorites ($59 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Terri
Who needs takeout when you can create amazing Thai dishes at home? Join us and practice the art of shaping and steaming dumplings, simmering shrimp and lemongrass soup, and making pad Thai like a pro.

2:00pm
Cultivating Mindfulness in Your Garden
Level 1, Azalea Room
Alexandra Anderson
Whether you’re sowing seeds, planting a container, digging or weeding, gardening can cultivate a healthy mind. Learn how to infuse meditation, journaling, intention, awareness of breath and your senses, all while connecting with the earth.

2:00pm
Meet Chef Tony Esnault of Knife Pleat
STONEWALL KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL MACY’S HOME STORE
Chef Tony Esnault
Meet Chef Tony Esnault of the highly anticipated French contemporary restaurant Knife Pleat, opening soon in South Coast Plaza’s penthouse. Esnault has cooked at Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Monte Carlo, New York and Los Angeles. Highly praised for his elegance of flavor and artistic execution, Esnault will share his passion for cooking with local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

2:00pm
What is Bugging your Garden
Level 3, Begonia Room
Shelly Trainor
Face it. You can’t get rid of all the insects in the world, let alone in your yard . . . but you can learn to manage them so that your plants will thrive. The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners will teach you how to ‘outsmart’ the bad insects and attract the beneficial ones. They will give you tips on prevention, avoidance, suppression and responsible pest control.

3:00pm
Five Public Gardens You need to see
Level 1, Azalea Room
Scott LaFleur
In honor of National Public Garden Week, from May 11 to 19, Sherman Gardens’ director, Scott LaFleur, will share some of his favorite public gardens from across the country. A 12-year veteran of the American Public Garden Association’s board of directors, he’s visited numerous public gardens throughout his career. Join him on this virtual road trip across the country.

3:00pm
Greywater 101: Learn how to safely and effectively reuse your laundry and bath water to produce abundant fruits at home!
Level 3, Begonia Room
Ty Teissere
Greywater is a wonderful source of irrigation and can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. Learn how you can save water and keep your garden green with Greywater from sinks, showers and washing machines.

4:00pm
Paris in Spring ($59 Supply Fee)
Level 1, Sur La Table
Chef Gary
Dreaming of Paris in the springtime? We’ll take you there, sort of. Get hands-on experience with French techniques for pan-searing salmon, grilling asparagus and whisking a white wine pan sauce. Plus, we’ll whip up a savory soufflé, along with a dessert that’s tart, sweet and perfect for spring.

4:30pm
Rose Care
Level 1, Azalea Room
Marguerite Voorhees
Ready to enter the world of rose gardening? Learn all about selection, planting, care and feeding, integrated pest management, and pruning.

4:30pm
Butterflies in Your Garden
Level 3, Begonia Room
Chris Drees and Sandi Barr
The life cycle from egg to butterfly will be explained along with the role host and nectar plants play in their survival. Learn butterfly basics and the simple steps needed to create a welcoming environment for these amazing insects.