oil and vinegar

Oil & Vinegar Infusion Workshop

The process of steeping, or infusing, herbs in vinegar or oil can produce a delightful product for culinary use.  Learn how to create these flavored treasures to use in your own kitchen or to give as a gift.  Nicholas Copley will lead this class.






When: May 12th

Time: 12:00-1:30pm


  • Non-members: $25
  • Members: $20
  • Volunteers: $22

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Or, call 419.522.0211

Members - don't forget to register or sign-in in order to receive your discount!


Self-Defense: 5-part series

Train with a Black Belt to learn to protect yourself from danger.  Techniques will include Karate Do, Arnis, Kali & Silat with Judo and Hapkido throws and takedowns.  This is a fun class to earn belt ranks and get fit!

Instructor Ted Weaver (also a Kingwood Staff member) has a Blackbelt in Shotokan and Tae-kwon Do, and has trained in Arnis, and Silat & Kali.  He teaches in many local venues including the Ashland Salvation Army at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps. Community Center.

Only 12 students per class for lots of individual instruction.

When: Tuesday's, May 1-29


  • Youth (ages 7+): 6-7:30pm
  • Adult (13+): 7:30-9pm

Fees for the 5-part series:

  • Non-members: $50
  • Members: $25

Register Now for the Youth series

Register Now for the Adult series

Or, call 419.522.0211


Peonies of Paper Workshop

Take a look at the picture.  Do you think those peonies are real?  Look again - they are made out of paper!  In this class, you will learn how to make stunning peony-inspired paper flowers that you can use as a beautiful stand-alone peice or as the focal point for a larger display that you can continue to build at home.  Lea Gray, artist and owner of Columbus' Paper Blooms LGD, will lead you through every step of this class.

Check out her work here.


When: May 26th

Time: 10am-12pm


  • Non-members: $30
  • Members: $25
  • Volunteers: $23

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Or, call 419.522.0211



Palette Painting: A Welcoming Sunflower

Love Paint & Pours? Then you are in for a real treat!  Join Taryn Brubaker and Courtney Springer of Bushel and a Peck, Creative Art Instruction as they lead you through a hot new trend.  Using a wood pallet instead of canvas, students will paint a sign they can enjoy indoors and out.  This session will be a Welcome sign with a bright, beautiful sunflower.

When: May 23rd

Time: 6-7:30pm


  • Non-members: $55
  • Members $50
  • Volunteers: $53

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Or, call 419.522.0211


Springtime Foraging Workshop

Have you ever wondered what those useless weeds are in your flower beds and backyard?  You might be surprised to find out that most of them are in fact highly beneficial edible and medicinal plants that are quite nutricious and delicious!  Come join Nicholas Copley of Lionheart Medicinal Gardens as he guides you through the "wild places" pn the grounds of Kingwood Center Gardens in the hunt for edibles in the Spring.  Nicholas will be identifying and educating participants on the history, nutrition, and medicinal benefits of each plant encountered along the way.

When: May 15th

Time: 6-7:30pm


  • Non-members: $15
  • Members: $10
  • Volunteers: $12

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Or, call 419.522.0211


Watch a video of what Nicholas does!


Phones, Gardening and Coffee

Have coffee with the Director of Horticulture, Doug Schuster, as he demonstrates useful apps and ways to use your phone within your garden.  You will be shown how to find horticulture information, identify plants, and connect with other gardeners through technology.

When: May 5th  New Date of MAY 12

Time: 9-10:30am


  • Non-members: $15
  • Members: $10
  • Volunteers: $12

Register Now

Or, call 419.522.0211


Spring Flowers Photography Workshop

Learn how to photograph extraordinary spring flowers, from individual backyard blooms to carpets of woodland wildflowers.  Practice macro & landscape techniques around Kingwood with subjects ranging from formal flower beds to stands of native spring ephemerals. 

Sigma Pro Photographer, David FitzSimmons, share two decades of flower photography experience and talk about the best equipment and software for making your images shine.  Learn how to use your flower photos to inspire people of all ages to connect with nature.


The class includes: Class & Field Instruction, Lunch, and Door Prizes worth over $250.

When: April 28th

Time: 10am - 4pm


  • $169
  • EARLY BIRD: $139, through March 15th
  • Student pricing, please call our offices to receive the student discount.

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felted flowers

Wet Felting Fancy Flowers Workshop

In this class, you will be introduced to basic wet felting techniques as you learn to make pretty felted flowers from layers of beautiful shaded felt that you will create.  These fancy flowers are perfect for wardrobe and accessory embellishments, table decor, jewelry and more.  Locks of fiber can be needle felted on after your flower has dried, if desired.  Beaded stamens or felted buttons can also be used to add more detail and some sparkle.  This class includes materials to make as many flowers as you want during our class time.  You will see how you can make more flowers at home with fiber and just a few tools.  No felting experience is needed to succeed in this beginner-level class.  Mansfield's Julie Petty, owner of Alpaca Meadows, will lead the class.

When: May 9th

Time: 6-7:30pm


  • Non-members: $40
  • Members: $35
  • Volunteers: $37

Register Now

Or, call 419.522.0211


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Spring Container Workshop

Upcycle something old (for example, a small tire, paint can, bucket, metal tubs, watering can funnel, small toolbox) into a flower pot filled with early spring annuals.  Bring something old from home and we'll make it into a lovely spring planter filled with pansies, mustard, snapdragons, and alyssum.  Kingwood Gardener, Karen Fraizer, will lead you through each step.

When: April 21st

Time: 10-11:30am


  • Non-members: $20
  • Members: $15
  • Volunteers: $17

Register Now

Or, call 419.522.0211



What better place to stretch, relax, and become one with yourself and nature than at Kingwood Center Gardens?


Dear friend of Kingwood and yogi, Claudia Cummins, will be teaching two extraordinary yoga class series this spring within the gardens of Kingwood.

NO CLASSES, May 23rd & 24th

Wednesdays, April 25 - June 20: 9-10:30am is Yoga in the Garden*.  This series will be a gentle and meditative yoga experience.  All levels are welcome to come, and students will be encouraged to tailor the experience to their own needs.

Cost: $80 for 8 sessions, but you will receive a Kingwood Individual membership upon payment

Members: $40 for 8 sessions

Volunteers: $60 for all 8 sessions

Drop-in fee is $12, dependent on space available

Thursdays, April 26 - June 21: 5:30-6:30pm is Unwind Yoga in the Garden*.  This series will explore movement, breathing and mediation practices that leave the body clear, the mind calm, and the spirit soothed while breathing in the fresh air of Kingwood's gardens.  This class will be a beautiful way to slide peacefully into the weekend.

Cost: $72 for all 8 sessions, but you will receive a Kingwood Individual membership upon payment

Members: $36 for the 8 sessions

Volunteers: $45 for all 8 sessions

Drop-in fee is $11, dependent on space available

Register for Yoga in the Garden

Register for Unwind Yoga

Or, call 419.522.0211


* All Classes will have a rain location 


Fairy 1                                                                          


Come share in the magic! Create your own Fairy Garden!

Join Doug Schuster, Greenhouse Manager, in learning what soils to use, what types of plants work best, and how to balance it all with the right accessories.

Whether you make it for yourself or plan it as a gift, you will have a great time putting this container together.


Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time: 6 - 7:30pm

Choose a large or small garden:

  • Small - $30, members and volunteers $27
  • Large - $55, members and volunteers $49


Hurry!  Seats are limited!  Call, 419.522.0211, ext. 107 to reserve your spot




When registering by mail please make checks payable to Kingwood Center Gardens.

Register by phone by calling 419-522-0211, Ext. 107.

Download a Registration Form

All fees must be paid in advance. Participants may cancel no later than three days prior to the class to have fees returned. A $3 administrative fee will be deducted from fees returned. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled and fees returned. All materials are included unless otherwise stated.