Upcoming Events

What’s upcoming at Hills & Dales Estate

October 17, 2015

AQUATIC OASIS

10:00 a.m. -12 p.m.

Nothing 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.

October 31, 2015

HALLOWEEN AT THE CALLAWAY FAMILY HOME

The long tradition of celebrating Halloween at the estate will continue on Saturday, 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.

November 7, 2015

RETHINK PUMPKINS!

10:00 a.m. -12 p.m.

To paraphrase a famous quote: Some men see pumpkins as they are and ask “Why?” We dream of pumpkins that never were and ask “Why not?” Join Hills & Dales Estate resident floral designer David Brown and explore the use of pumpkins, not as just a tasty fall flavor, but as the basis for a fanciful tablescape. Each attendee will make their own centerpiece to enjoy at home and will also be given other ideas and examples for autumn table decorations. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. Call 706-882-3242 to register.

December 4, 2015

BOXWOOD CHRISTMAS WREATHS

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get 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.

December 5, 2015

THE HOLIDAY SEASON

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, Dec. 5 – 26

Beginning 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.

MIXED GREENS CHRISTMAS WREATHS

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come be a part of a morning’s 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.