Upcoming arboretum garden classes

Back by popular demand award-winning floral designer, Ashley Fox, returns to the Arboretum for a series of classes designed to “spruce” up your home holiday décor. Using an assortment of fresh botanicals, Ashley will guide participants step-by-step through the process to design and create a take-home masterpiece that is sure to impress guests! Don’t purchase the same store-bought centerpiece or wreath that everyone else has — sign up for one of these all-inclusive workshops to experience a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon creating a one-of-a-kind centerpiece, wreath or garland. Botanicals chosen for these workshops are intended to last through the holiday season and will provide delightfully fragrant rewards! There is no experience necessary and all materials are included in the course fee. Registration required.

Details and registration at www.arboretum.umn.edu/gardeningclasses.aspx

Make-­and-­Take: Long­-Lasting Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Saturday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. -­ noon
$89 member/$99 non-member
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska

Make-­and­-Take: Holiday Wreath
Saturday, December 5, 9:30 a.m. –­ noon
$89 member/$99 non-member
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska

Make-and-Take: Holiday Mantelpiece Design and Garland Construction
Saturday, December 12, 9:30 a.m. – noon
$125 members/$140 non-members
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska

Join Jessica Heimer of Mother Earth Gardens to build your own little ecosystem that will sustain itself with a minimum of care year-round. The terrarium is enclosed and can sit on a table top to create an intriguing focal point for your living room, porch or deck, and it would definitely make an attractive holiday gift! You are invited to bring a child or grandchild – terrariums are suited to small hands and can introduce children to plant ecology (without anyone realizing that it’s science…). Containers with lids, three plants, moss, gravel, charcoal, gravel, decorative river rock, and a small accessory will be provided. Bring shears, gloves, a small hand trowel and, if you wish, your own special accessory, and dress for greenhouse work. Registration required.

Details and registration at www.arboretum.umn.edu/gardeningclasses.aspx

Terrariums: Gardens for all Seasons
Saturday, December 12, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska
$75 members/$90 non-members. Includes Arboretum admission and class supplies for one terrarium