Winter Workshops 2011

Call 410.798.5000 to register for Winter Workshops. Register early, as space is limited! Do you know someone who would be interested in our workshops? Surprise them with a Winter Workshops Gift Certificate, available at Customer Service.

All workshops are held at our Davidsonville location unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, February 12

11am: Glass House of Dreams ($5) - Margaret Haviland Stansbury author of “Glass House of Dreams”, history discussion & booksigning about Baltimore’s Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. (
CLASS FULL 2pm - 3:30pm: Cheese Making You Can Master ($25, includes starter kit, cheese tasting, beverages and recipes) Come and be part of our cheese making demonstration as we teach you all of the secrets you'll need to make intriguing yet simple cheeses that have been around since antiquity. Guaranteed to be a delicious event! CLASS FULL

Sunday, February 13
11am: Bay-Friendly Gardening ($5) – Members of the South River Foundation discuss easy gardening techniques that have helped them save the health of the South River.
2pm: Valentine’s Day Planter ($15) – Kids get to decorate their own terracotta pot and plant a rose in it as a special gift from the heart for mom or grandma.

Saturday, February 19

CLASS FULL 11am: Down And Dirty with Mushrooms ($35) – Landscape Director Jeff Opel shares his experience of raising thousands of gourmet mushrooms and teaches his simple strategies to cultivate them in your own back yard. (Includes a take-home mushroom-growing kit.) CLASS FULL
11am: Lawn Care ($5) (Severna Park) - Rick Hardie of Jonathan Green leads you through the steps to grow the perfect green grass
2pm: Lawn Care ($5)

Sunday, February 20
CLASS FULL 11am: Terrarium Workshop ($35) Miniature enclosed gardens date back to Victorian times and are experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity as a unique design element. All ages are welcome in this hands-on session to create and take home a beautiful and functional terrarium. (All materials included) CLASS FULL
2pm: Floral Arrangement Workshop ($75) – Learn easy tips for working with flowers and greenery to create your own arrangement to adorn your home or to give as a gift. (All materials included.)

Saturday, February 26
10am & 2pm: Hypertufa ($45) – Build a fascinating, stonelike container from inexpensive materials that looks hundreds of years old in a style reminscent of a Victorian garden.

Sunday, February 27
11am: Starting from Seed ($5) – Education Coordinator Gene Sumi shows you the tools and tricks of the trade to make starting plants from seed at home easy, educational and inexpensive.
2pm: Herb Wreath ($35) – Create a beautiful and functional herb wreath that will look stunning in any kitchen. Make it with fresh herbs to take home to dry. (All materials included; participants should bring scissors.)
2pm: Starting from Seed ($5) (Severna Park)

Photo credits: Glass House by David Simpson

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