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.
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. 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.