Home and Garden Courses

Fall 2017


An 18th Century Christmas: Wreaths, Swags and Centerpieces

Join local florist Denny Warrenfeltz of Roostervane Gardens for a demonstration of 18th century holiday decor. You'll learn which materials are best to use and find design inspiration for creating your own historically accurate wreaths, swags, and centerpieces fit for the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg! If you want a more hands-on experience, try the Design Your Own class or one of the Colonial Williamsburg package options.

Fee: $11 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-561-E | 11/08/17-11/08/17 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Design Your Own 18th Century Christmas: Wreaths, Swags, and Centerpieces

Bring the warmth and simple elegance of the 18th century into your home this holiday season with greens to rival those adorning the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Learn the basics and get inspired with a demonstration by local florist Denny Warrenfeltz of Roostervane Gardens. Then create your own masterpiece! Trim your base of faux greens with pods, dried organic materials, fruit, and oyster shells for a look that will complement both formal and informal décor, indoors or outdoors. Registration includes materials for a swag or a wreath, which can be hung on a door or repurposed as a centerpiece around a candle or hurricane globe. Want the full 18th century experience with a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg's decorations?

Fee: $26 Materials Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-562-E | 11/08/17-11/15/17 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Williamsburg Holiday Decor and Trip

Learn the basics of colonial era holiday decor with a demonstration by local florist Denny Warrenfeltz of Roostervane Gardens, then create your own masterpiece! Trim your base of faux greens with pods, dried organic materials, fruit, and oyster shells for a look that will complement both formal and informal décor, indoors or outdoors. Top off your 18th century holiday experience with a day in Colonial Williamsburg, complete with a guided tour of Williamsburg's famed decorations. Registration includes motor coach transportation to and from Williamsburg, general admission, admission to the Governor's Palace and The Art Museums, as well as materials for a swag or a wreath, which can be hung on a door or repurposed as a centerpiece around a candle or hurricane globe.

Fee: $176 Senior Adult Fee: $126 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-563-E | 11/08/17-11/29/17 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Colonial Williamsburg Experience

Fee: $202 Senior Adult Fee: $152 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-564-E | 11/08/17-11/29/17 | D. Warrenfeltz/R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Floral Design

Join floral designer and historic garden specialist, Denny Warrenfeltz, for this wonderful class that will bring together your creative senses. We will begin with a three-week session on decorating your home with florals, focusing on the glorious, fresh flowers of early fall and late summer, as well as an exploration of arranging silk flowers for a lasting impression. The closing sessions will focus on creating lasting holiday arrangements that will surely please your guests and family. Supplies to be discussed during the first session and may be purchased from instructor. Cost dependent upon your choice of materials.

Fee: $91 Senior Adult Fee: $51 Registration Fee: $8

PDV-795-C | 09/11/17-11/06/17 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Winter 2018


Beginning Beekeeping

Imagine enjoying fresh golden honey from your very own hive in the backyard, and an abundance of blooms and produce from your garden, thanks to the busy bees pollinating plants. Enter the wonderful world of beekeeping and learn the basics of the colony and its organization, beekeeping equipment, starting and managing a colony, managing maladies, honey producing and processing honey, and floral sources. Course fee includes a book. Class will take a 30 minute break for lunch.

Fee: $51 Senior Adult Fee: $31 Materials Fee: $10 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-587-M | 03/10/18-03/17/18 | I. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Introduction to Beekeeping

Beekeeping can be a fun, rewarding, family hobby. If you would like to find out what's involved before investing your time and resources, this class is for you. Our course will explain the equipment needed, cost of starting a hive, how to choose a suitable bee yard location, and answer all of your individual questions. If you decide beekeeping is a hobby you would like to pursue, you can enroll in the beginner beekeeping course offered in March.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-596-H | 02/24/18-02/24/18 | I. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register