45 years ago, Margie and Judson Wingard didn’t set out to create a big, award-winning business. It developed out of their love of plants and their desire to help others enjoy them just as much as they did. 

 

The seed was planted in the late 1960s, when the Wingards began propagating azaleas for their yard. Thanks to their green thumbs, they found themselves with more than they could use, so they set up a roadside stand with a hand-painted sign advertising "azaleas for sale 50 cents." (CLICK HERE)

 

Classes and Events

  • Create Your Own Container Garden

    Containers are as colorful as the plants that are in them.  Using your own container or one of Wingard's, come create a beautiful work of art for your home or business with Susie Long.  Susie will show you different techniques to make your containers "pop" with color and add beauty to your home.  There is a $10 per person fee for this workshop, but you will receive a $10 gift certificate from Wingard's.

    Thursday, May 01, 10:00:00 AM

  • Shade Gardening & Hydrangea Workshop

    We all know what that afternoon sun in South Carolina feels like, unless you have a shaded yard, then it's a great respite from the "dog days" of Summer.  Join us for this workshop that is focused on plants that like and grow well in the shade...like Hydrangeas, Edgeworthia, Winter Daphne and many others.  There is a $10 fee for this workshop, but you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Wingard's.

    Saturday, May 03, 10:00:00 AM

  • Mamapalooza IX

    The day before Mother's Day is always fun at Wingard's. Stop in and enjoy some great snacks and pick up Mom a Rose, Gift Certificate or something from our Gift Shoppe, which she's sure to enjoy!  Specials will go on all day, until we close at 6:00 p.m.

    Saturday, May 10, 08:30:00 AM

  • Fairy Garden Tea Party III

    This is an event that your young daughters and grandaughters will surely enjoy!  This will be our third annual and it sells out quickly.  Join us in the beautiful setting of the award-winning Secluded Gardens, which adjoins Wingard's.  The fairies will come out and entertain your daughters and granddaughters with their magical dust, stories and wings.  Refeshments will be served and each child will leave with a very special "Fairy Surprise."  Sign up early for this one, as attendance will be limited to 30 children, and their accompanying adult.  Bring your cameras!  There is a $25 fee per child for this event. There is no charge for accompanying adults.

    Sunday, May 18, 02:00:00 PM

  • Perennials Workshop

    Is it an annual or perennial?  When you leave this workshop, you'll be certain to understand that perennials return each Spring and that annuals do not return!  In addition, you'll learn alot more about the many varieties and colors that are available, and tour a garden full of them.  There is a $10 fee for this workshop, but you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Wingard's.

    Saturday, May 31, 10:00:00 AM

  • Tour of Secluded Gardens

    Secluded Gardens is an American Hemoricallis certified daylily garden, adjacent to Wingard's Nursery. Perhaps you have seen it in Lake Murray Columbia Magazine or Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. If not, you're in for a real treat! This yard has been developed and maintained by Gail and Wayne Buff. There is no charge for this tour, which will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

    Saturday, June 07, 09:00:00 AM

  • Papapalooza IX

    Yep, it's time for another "palooza."  Stop in the Saturday before Father's Day to get Dad a "Big Daddy Hosta" or "Big Daddy Hydrangea." While you're here, sample some "Ronnie Dawgs," and check out our Gift Shoppe, where there are more gifts for Dad.  We've got another treat in store...we're going to have our first "Papapalooza Cookoff."  More details to come!

    Saturday, June 14, 08:30:00 AM

  • Summer Solstice Farm To Table Dinner

    As you can see, we enjoy hosting events at Wingard's.  This one, however, will feature local chef Drew Thompson, from The Everyday Gourmet, preparing a multi-course dinner of locally grown meats and produce, served on linen table cloths, with fine china, in Wingard's gardens, incluing local entertainment.  Several years ago, we hosted a very similar event with great success, so this is back by popular demand.  Come spend a cool Summer evening under the stars, in an exclusive garden setting, with excellent gourmet fare and beverages.  More details to follow, but mark this date on your calendar.

    Saturday, June 21, 07:00:00 PM

  • Canning Workshop

    Have you ever grown and canned, or just canned your own food?  It's not difficult and with more and more people growing their own food, this workshop will teach you how to can your own food, to be used later.  Imagine your own tomatoes in your spaghetti sauce, or on black-eyed peas and rice!  Come learn the techniques to do just that, and you will take your first can home with you!  There is a $30 fee for this workshop, which has limited seating.

    Saturday, July 12, 10:00:00 AM

  • Art in the Garden IX, a benefit for Lexington Interfaith Community Services

    Wingard's feels strongly about "giving back," and holds this community fundraiser each October to raise funds for LICS, located at 216 Harmon Street, in Lexington. LICS helps those in need, in our community by providing clothing, food and funds to help families in crisis. Over the past 7 years, this event has raised over $92,000 for LICS. Each year has a different theme and this year's is "Swaying to the Music," featuring a two hour show and dance by The Band of Oz, one of the premiere beach bands in the Carolinas. The evening also features a fully-catered dinner and silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available, so if you or your company are interested, please contact LICS at 957-6656, or to learn more, visit www.licssc.org. So mark your calendars to come celebrate another cool Carolina evening under the stars...tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale, on August 1.

    Friday, October 03, 06:30:00 PM

  • Hallopalooza IX

    Come get your ghost and goblin on, and get ready to celebrate Halloween, at Wingard's. Come ride Choo Chee The Train, enjoy some "Ronnie Dawgs," games including: coin toss and biting apples on a string and have your picture made. There is no charge for this event.

    Saturday, October 25, 11:00:00 AM

  • Mrs. Santa Day

    While Santa Claus is getting the sleigh and gifts ready for his long ride, come out and meet Mrs. Santa.  She will read the kids a Christmas story, while enjoying some hot cider and cookies, and don't forget, The Christmas Train will be here for the children.

    Saturday, December 06, 11:00:00 AM