Ward's Nursery and Garden Center will offer free gardening classes led by environmental and horticultural professionals beginning Saturday, March 5.

All classes are free but due to limited seating, Ward's requests patrons pre-register online beginning Feb. 1 at www.wardsnursery.com or by calling 413-528-0166.

The free classes help customers plan and prepare their gardens by exploring different topics in more depth. Area professionals will answer questions and guide new gardeners through current and potential garden issues.

Ward's classes are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26; 1 p.m. Sundays, March 6 and 20, and 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2.

For more information, visit www.wardsnursery.com or call 413-528-0166.