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.
HALLOWEEN AT THE CALLAWAY FAMILY HOME
October 31, 2014 ~
The long tradition of celebrating Halloween at the estate will continue on Friday, October 31. Trick or treat for little goblins will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 8:00 p.m. To participate, enter the Hills & Dales Drive entrance gate and our staff will direct you to the north side of the house where we will continue the custom of giving candy bars to all costumed children.
FORCING THE ISSUE
November 01, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m. - noon
It seems that gardeners always want what they cannot have, such as the plant not hardy to their zone or one blooming out of season. Greenhouse Manager David Brown will help solve that last dilemma as he demonstrates how to force pots of blooming bulbs on your own schedule. Included will be information on tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, amaryllis and other bulbs. All supplies are included and you will leave with your own pot of bulbs ready for forcing. $35 per person. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
November 15, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m. - noon
Get ready for autumn and the Thanksgiving season with a beautiful centerpiece using fresh greenery and other fall materials. Floral Designer Vickie Rockwell will demonstrate how and help you to create an elegant arrangement to grace your table. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. $35 per person. Call 706-882-3242 to register.
TWO CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOPS
December 06, 2014 ~
10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Get ready for the holidays by creating a Christmas wreath using fresh greenery and holly berries from the garden plus a beautiful holiday bow. Floral artist Helen Phillips will be on hand to guide your project from beginning to lovely completion. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. $35 per person. This year we are offering morning and afternoon workshops. Call 706-882-3242 to register for either of these workshops.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
December 20, 2014 ~This year marks our eighth annual Children’s Christmas Celebration at the estate. Activities will include decorating gingerbread houses and crafting Christmas ornaments. Santa will be here from 10 to 11 a.m. and a holiday sing-a-long accompanied by an old-fashioned Christmas story time will follow. We invite you to come and enjoy the festivities along with hot 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 decked out for the holidays will be available at regular price.
WINTER INTEREST GARDEN
January 10, 2015 ~ 10:00 a.m. - noonThere is no need to stay inside all winter waiting for the warmth of spring to get back into gardening. Even without color, our gardens are fascinating places! We can hone our skills of observation as we look for ways to improve plantings with additions or deletions of plants or by including more texture. At this workshop Helen Phillips will teach you about new and unusual plants and how to look for nature's signs of spring as we "sniff out" what's happening in the winter garden! $25 per person. Call 706-882-3242 to register.