These hands-on workshops will be conducted by our professional staff and special guests at Hills & Dales Estate.
Workshop space is limited and pre-registration is required. Garden admission is included in registration. Annual pass holders receive a 20% discount. To register e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the visitor center at 706-882-3242.
In the Meanings of Flowers Quince Signifies Anticipation
February 05, 2015 ~
According to the groundhog we can expect an early spring, which is hard to believe at ths moment, but we are already seeing daffodils, quince, forsythia and more. Of course, there is always something to enjoy in the greenhouse. We hope you will make plans to visit Hills & Dales Estate soon and take advantage of our spring schedule beginning Sunday. Our spring hours are from March 1 to June 30. We will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. We are never open on Mondays. (The last house tour is one hour before closing.)
SPRING HOURS MARCH 1 THROUGH JUNE 30
February 23, 2015 ~
Despite the freezing temperatures it is beginning to look like spring at Hills & Dales Estate and we hope you’ll come visit soon. March 1 through June 30 we are open until six each day and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. We are always closed on Mondays. Please allow plenty of time to enjoy the house and garden (last tours are one hour before closing.)
REPTILES ON THE ROAD
March 14, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $10 per adult $5 per child
What native reptiles can you find in your backyard? Join Lauren Johnson from Oxbow Meadows in Columbus as she brings us a live reptile presentation during which participants will learn all about native snakes, turtles, tortoises, alligators, amphibians, and more! Lauren will identify habitats in our garden that signal the presence of local reptiles. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
TEA FOR TWO
March 21, 2015 ~ 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. $50 Per PairWhite linens, silver, fresh table arrangements, tussie-mussies, and assorted teas accompanied with a variety of baked goods and refreshments. Come enjoy our first afternoon tea which will have a historical theme and highlight famous women in American history. You will be seated at Sarah’s, Ida’s or Alice’s table and will leave ready to host a proper tea of your own. Wear your Sunday best. $50 for each pair. Perfect for mothers and daughters (age 8-14). Call 706-882-3242 to register.
April 18, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $35 per personThe classic look of topiary is timeless! At this “make and take” workshop, horticulturists Jo Phillips and Tina Eturralde will demonstrate how to train ivy to create various topiary shapes and participants will also create one to keep. Ivy and forms will be provided. Bring pruning shears if you have a pair. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
GREAT ANNUALS FOR THE GARDEN
April 24, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $35 per personMatt Whiddon, Director of the Columbus Botanical Garden, will present an illustrated talk and share his best ideas for garden annuals. Matt will highlight how to use both colors and textures of plants to create the best effect in a landscape. As part of the workshop each participant will create an annual container garden to take home. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
PICNIC IN THE GARDEN
May 09, 2015 ~ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
pony rides, old fashioned games and a magic show
On Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. we will hold our eighth annual Picnic in the Garden. This event is an enjoyable family-friendly tradition and a great way to spend some quality time with your family. We will have free pony rides for the children and all kinds of outdoor games, including badminton, bocce ball, croquet and ladder ball. In addition, at noon local magician Neal Brumbeloe will perform a magic show. Throughout the event picnickers will be entertained with old-fashioned melodies, patriotic and classic tunes. Admission to the garden is free for everyone who brings a picnic basket and blanket. The more the merrier, so bring your family and friends for this wonderful outdoor affair.
FLOWER ARRANGING FROM THE GARDEN
May 16, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $35 per personSpend the morning with David Brown, Horticulturist and Greenhouse Manager, as he guides you in fashioning an arrangement made with fresh foliage and flowers from the garden. David will teach construction techniques and also share design and composition ideas. All supplies will be provided. Bring pruning shears and a favorite container if you have one. Call 706-882-3242 to register.