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 email@example.com or call the visitor center at 706-882-3242.
IRIS, KING OF THE GARDEN
September 26, 2015 ~
Saturday, September 26th horticulturist Jo Phillips will present a short illustrated talk on the alluring iris, immortal favorite of gardeners through the ages. The focus will be on species cultivated by Ida and Alice Callaway, with the added bonus for participants to dig, divide and take home rhizomes from the estate’s private collection of bearded, dwarf and roof iris. Bring clippers if you have them. $25.00 per person. To reserve a place call 706-882-3242.
PLANNING AND PLANTING A PERENNIAL GARDEN
October 10, 2015 ~ Saturday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. -12 p.m. $35
Lanie Riner, perennial expert and co-founder of Thunderwood Farms Nursery, will share her knowledge on cultivating a successful perennial garden and highlight the best varieties to grow, including the latest introductions to hit the trade. She will also share her favorite perennials for full sun, shade and dry conditions. All attending will leave with several perennials to add to their garden.
STORIES IN THE GARDEN
October 11, 2015 ~ Admission is Free
4TH ANNUAL STORIES IN THE GARDEN FEATURES ANDY ORFUTT IRWIN
Sunday, October 11, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hills & Dales Estate and the Azalea Storytelling Committee are pleased to present an afternoon of family storytelling featuring award-winning and nationally acclaimed humorist Andy Orfutt Irwin along with several local tellers. Designed to delight children and adults alike, his stories will be augmented with a menagerie of sound effects and dialects, including what may be the best whistling in the world. Admission is free and reservations are suggested. A limited number of chairs will be provided, and guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, the event will be held in the visitor center. Guests should enter through the Hills & Dales Drive entrance gate. The gate will close at 2:15 p.m. Call 706-882-3242 for reservations.
October 17, 2015 ~ Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m. -12 p.m. $25 per personNothing soothes like the sound of water and no garden is really complete without it! Join Carleton Wood as he shares his experience in building a water garden and Koi pond. Topics to be covered will include location, planning and design, liners, filters, recommended plants and adding fish. After the program we will carpool to visit a completed water garden.