Adult & Family Programs

Hershey Gardens offers a variety of adult and family educational programs and classes throughout the seasons. Led by Gardens staff and local experts, programs and classes are designed for students of all levels.


Basics of Floral Arranging - Roses

Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 AM
Non-members: $45, Hershey Gardens members: $35

A dozen roses in a vase is a thing of beauty, especially when the arrangement has been professionally designed. This class will reveal tips and tricks of the florist trade that will allow participants to create a stunning, perfectly balanced dozen rose arrangement that looks fresh from the florist's design table. All supplies and materials are provided. Entry into the Gardens and Butterfly Atrium for the day is included. Led by Jody Davey, Hershey Gardens Horticulturist.

Advanced registration is required prior to the class and can be completed here. 

Registration will close on Sunday, May 27.

 

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Non-members: $75, Hershey Gardens members: $70

In this class, we will create a Thanksgiving centerpiece in bold fall colors to bring that perfect decorative touch to your holiday table. Jewel tone reds, oranges, purples and chartreuse greens combining for the perfect pop of fall color, with depth, shape and texture being added through the use of greens and foliage sourced from the Gardens. Acorns, pinecones, sweet gum and other seed pods, and strategic use of fruits and vegetables add even more interest to the design. All supplies and materials are provided. Led by Jody Davey, Hershey Gardens Horticulturist.

Advanced registration is required prior to the class and can be completed online. Registration will open in October.

Winter Wreath

Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 AM
Non-members: $65, Hershey Gardens Members: $55

Fall and winter in the Gardens is a time for fall cleanup and winter pruning. The limbs, twigs, pods and other "compost" collected during these activities provide wonderful materials for winter decor, and when carefully arranged, can be used to create a stunning, long-lasting fresh wreath. Each participant will create a 24+ inch wreath from fresh Garden trimmings, prunings and other natural objects found from the Gardens. All supplies and materials are provided. Led by Jody Davey, Hershey Gardens Horticulturist.

Advanced registration is required prior to the class and can be completed online. Registration will open in November.