Guilford Garden Center Classes and Events

NEW for 2020!
Enter to win our 27410 Yard of the Month Contest!

Email us with a brief description and photo (optional) of your or a friend or family member's yard and be entered to win the Guilford Garden Center 2020 Yard of the Month contest! In addition to bragging rights and a winner's gallery shot on our Facebook Page and other social media, winners will have a "GGC Yard of the Month" sign placed in their yard, and will also receive a FREE hour-long yard/garden consultation, a $75.00 value!

Here's how it works:

Submit your own landscape (or that of a friend, family member, or neighbor) in the 27410 zip code. Categories can include any (or several) of the following: Curb Appeal, Sunny Border, Winter Interest, Shade Border, Back Yard, Patio Beauty and Functional Foliage. If the entry follows our guidelines, we will drive by the property and take some of our own pictures. The winner of each month's contest will be notified by the 15th of the following month.

Judging Criteria include:
• First Impression
• Overall Layout and Plan
• Color and Texture (included plants and/or containers and garden art)
• Creativity (use of basic/rare/unusual plants together)
• Functionality (how the planned landscape compliments its use)

• Health of trees, shrubs, flowers and use of groundcovers and mulches
• Value to surrounding wildlife/biodiversity/community

Serious entries only please.

Contest rules: Contest valid for single-family homes located in the 27410 zip code area of Greensboro, NC. Entries for each monthly contest must be received by 11:59 pm the last day of each month. Limit one entry per month per address. By entering, you agree to let us share your information and submitted photos on our web site, on social media, in emails and in any other communications of our choosing. By entering and submitting pictures you are also stating that you have full publishing rights to the photograph you are submitting. If submitting another's property into the contest, you must include in your email entry both your name and physical address and that of the person you are submitting. Free GGC landscape consultation (value: $75.00) is transferable and can be given/transferred to any homeowner in the 27410 area. Winner of each month's contest will be notified by email or phone by the 15th of the following month and will be notified as to when the Yard of the Month sign will be placed in their yard. Guilford Garden Center reserves the right to disallow or consider any entry invalid or to change the rules of this contest at any time at its sole discretion.

If entry link does not work on your device, email your name, contact information and the the address of your entry to

Guilford Garden's 2nd Annual Greensboro Oaks Project!
Beautify your home and our city by planting Greensboro's signature tree, the mighty oak! Eight types of oak trees are available at special limited-time discounts. Delivery and planting services are also available. Help Greensboro stay green! Must order by February 24.

Click HERE for more information and instructions on how to order.



Climate Change for Gardeners
Christina Larson, Guilford Garden Center. Free 1-hour class. Two options:
Thursday, January 30, 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 15, 10:00 am

Global warming, record rainfall, extreme weather in all its forms - what are the impacts on our landscapes, and what actions should we be taking to mitigate these effects? Learn more about this important topic and what can be done now.
Classes are free, but registration is required.
Click HERE.

If registration link does not work on your device, email your name and date preference to


Proper Pruning Techniques
Josh Williams of Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville. Free 1 hour class.
Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am
Winter is waning, and that signals pruning time for many woody ornamentals.
How and why to prune specific plants will be covered in this engaging class.
Class is free, but registration is required.
Click HERE.

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Ask us about custom planters! They're one of our specialties!

We can help you put it all together perfectly. Bring us your planter... or we'll come to you! Ask for details.


We are now lending gardening books out for free for up to 30 days! Plan your next garden space while relaxing on the beach or flying to your destination. Come check out our selection.


Volunteer for hands-on learning at the Greensboro Arboretum Butterfly Garden! Learn perennial care, choosing the best plants for various pollinators, weed control, and soil improvement.

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Bower & Branch is our newest partner and one of the best nurseries in the nation. Ask about their three-year guarantee!


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