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

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

    We feel strongly about "giving back" and host Art in the Garden IX, a benefit for Lexington Interfaith Community Services, 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 "Shagging 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, by Crescent Moon Cafe.  This year's menu includes: Chicken Perleau, with Andouille Sausage, Sliced Pork Sliders, Spring Rolls, Tomato Sandwiches, Pasta Salad, Fruit, Cheese and Vegetable Platters, Cookies and Italian Sausages.  Beverages provided by Budweiser, Pepsi and Palmetto Wine & Spirits, matched to the menu.  There will also be a silent auction. So mark your calendars to come celebrate another cool Carolina evening under the stars...tickets are $40 per person.

    BTW, if you have young children, not to worry, Pilgrim Lutheran Church will provide child care services that evening!  Give them a call at 803 359 9421.

    Tickets are advance sale only, no tickets sold day of the event.

    Friday, October 03, 06:30:00 PM

  • Newcomer's Workshop

    Just moved to the area? Or, perhaps you're new to gardening? This workshop is for you. Learn about the idiosyncracies of gardening in the Midlands of South Carolina. We'll teach you about soils, sun, water, plant selection and lawn care. Registration Fee is $10.00, and you will receive a $10 coupon.

    Saturday, September 13, 10:00:00 AM

  • Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Workshop

    Don't give up on your lawn! We have developed a SIMPLE four-step Do-it-yourself Lawn Care Program. The fourth step should be done Sep 15-Oct 15. So come learn about what you should be doing now, and how to get a pre-pay discount on your program for next year. Our program covers Centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda & Zoysia. It is helpful to know what kind of grass you have before you come. If you don't know, dig up a plug and bring is with you. Registration is $10.00, and you receive a $10 coupon good for any purchase the day of the workshop. Use it to by the pre-emergent product you will learn about at the workshop!

    Wednesday, September 17, 02:00:00 PM

  • Pansies, Pinot, & Pinterest Party - Girls Night Out

    Do you get inspired by Pinterest ideas, but have a hard time following through? Here is your chance to spend an evening making a Fall decoration for your home. Gather a group of friends, or just come by yourself. We will be serving Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, as well as heavy appetizers, at this Pinterest Party. The fee is $25.00, which includes wine, food and a completed take-home Pinterest project.

    Thursday, September 18, 06:30:00 PM

  • Do-It-Yourself Lawncare Workshop

    Don't give up on your lawn! We have developed a SIMPLE four-step Do-it-yourself Lawn Care Program. The fourth step should be done Sep 15-Oct 15. So come learn about what you should be doing now, and how to get a pre-pay discount on your program for next year. Our program covers Centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda & Zoysia. It is helpful to know what kind of grass you have before you come. If you don't know, dig up a plug and bring is with you. Registration is $10.00, and you receive a $10 coupon good for any purchase the day of the workshop. Use it to by the pre-emergent product you will learn about at the workshop!

    Saturday, September 20, 10:00:00 AM

  • 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

  • Preparing for Winter Workshop

    Last winter took a toll on many plants in our landscapes. What should you do this year to get ready for winter and protect your plants and hardscapes? This workshop will discuss how to protect cold-sensitive plants over winter, what to do with your fountains and birdbaths, what and when to prune in winter, transplanting trees, shrubs and perennials, and how/when to divide clumping plants. Registration fee is $10.00, and you will receive a $10 coupon to be used day of workshop.

    Saturday, November 01, 10:00:00 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

  • Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Workshop

    Don't give up on your lawn! We have developed a SIMPLE four-step Do-it-yourself Lawn Care Program. The fourth step should be done Sep 15-Oct 15. So come learn about what you should be doing now, and how to get a pre-pay discount on your program for next year. Our program covers Centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda & Zoysia. It is helpful to know what kind of grass you have before you come. If you don't know, dig up a plug and bring is with you. Registration is $10.00, and you receive a $10 coupon good for any purchase the day of the workshop. Use it to by the pre-emergent product you will learn about at the workshop!

    Saturday, January 17, 10:00:00 AM

  • Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Workshop

    Don't give up on your lawn! We have developed a SIMPLE four-step Do-it-yourself Lawn Care Program. The fourth step should be done Sep 15-Oct 15. So come learn about what you should be doing now, and how to get a pre-pay discount on your program for next year. Our program covers Centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda & Zoysia. It is helpful to know what kind of grass you have before you come. If you don't know, dig up a plug and bring is with you. Registration is $10.00, and you receive a $10 coupon good for any purchase the day of the workshop. Use it to by the pre-emergent product you will learn about at the workshop!

    Wednesday, January 21, 02:00:00 PM

  • Pruning Crape Myrtles and Roses Workshop

    No more Crape Murder! Here\'s how to properly prune a crape myrtle. And while you are at it prune your roses, too! Crapes and roses should be pruned in January or February, by no later than Valentine\'s Day. Registration is $10.00, and you will receive a $10 coupon good for purchase day of workshop.

    Saturday, January 31, 02:00:00 PM