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.
BOXWOOD CHRISTMAS WREATHS
December 04, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40 Per PersonGet ready for the holidays by fashioning a Christmas wreath using fresh boxwood and holly berries from the garden. Hills & Dales Estate horticulturist Charlotte Baker will be on hand to direct your project from beginning to end. We guarantee that you’ll leave full of the season’s merry spirit and a decoration that is “front door worthy”. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
CHRISTMAS TOURS BEGIN DEC. 5
December 05, 2015 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, Dec. 5 - 26 Regular Tour Prices ApplyBeginning Saturday, December 5 through Saturday, December 26 the Callaway home and the visitor center will be decorated for the Christmas season. Fresh garland and wreaths will complement a 1940s tinsel-laden Christmas tree, brilliant Poinsettias, decorations throughout the house, and the smell and taste of fresh baked cookies. In the words of floral designer, David Brown: “Today most people use artificial greenery but we continue to follow tradition and use all fresh material. As customary, the home will reflect the taste of Alice Callaway, including an old-fashioned cedar tree in the nursery and the dining room all trimmed for a beautiful holiday dinner.” Regular tour prices apply. We are not open on Sundays or Mondays.
December 05, 2015 ~ 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. $40 Per Person
Come be a part of the afternoon cheer and fun as floral artist Helen Phillips guides you in creating a wreath using a variety of elegant, fresh evergreens and berries gathered here at the estate. All participants will leave with a beautiful custom design to grace their door, complete with a hand-tied bow if desired. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
We also have a boxwood wreath workshop on Friday, December 4 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Hills & Dales Estate horticulturist Charlotte Baker will be on hand to direct your project from beginning to end. We guarantee that you’ll leave full of the season’s merry spirit and a decoration that is “front door worthy”. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
December 19, 2015 ~ 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free Event
All children are invited to the Hills & Dales Estate visitor center to participate in our ninth annual Children’s Christmas Celebration. This event has become a community favorite and once again, we will have a rollicking good time. All morning children will be decorating their own gingerbread houses and crafting Christmas ornaments. Santa will visit from 10 to 11 a.m. At 11 a.m. musician extraordinaire Robin Treadwell and storyteller Debbie Burdette will lead a holiday sing-a-long accompanied by an old-fashioned Christmas story time. We invite everyone to come and enjoy the festivities along with fresh cider and Christmas cookies, but come early as our supply of gingerbread houses is limited. All children’s activities are free. Tours of the home will be available at regular price.
FULLER E. CALLAWAY: PORTRAIT OF A NEW SOUTH CITIZEN LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
January 05, 2016 ~ 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Free but reservations are required
Join us for the first event of the centennial year as Buckner and Carol Melton, presents an illustrated overview on his newest book Fuller E. Callaway: Portrait of a New South Citizen. During the event the Meltons will share stories and highlights from this first-ever biography of textile magnate Fuller Callaway. The evening will include a reception for the author and a booksigning. Call 706-882-3242 for reservations.