Home and Garden Courses

Summer 2017


The Serene White & Gray Garden

With the expert guidance of local florist Denny Warrenfeltz, design and cultivate a stunning garden retreat using a simple color palette of whites and grays. In this two-part course, you'll learn how to select and arrange plant materials in classic, cool tones of white and gray. Create a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and entertaining on warm summer days and nights. First Session - Monday, May 22nd: At Trayer's Farm and Greenhouse, Denny will demonstrate how to use various plant materials to achieve the locally-known "Denny White" look. He will also provide a guided walk-through of the greenhouse, offering assistance on selecting which plants to raise and providing tips on which plant varieties work well for the white and gray palette and grow in the area. The session will conclude with light refreshments. Please bring a folding chair to this session. Trayer's is located at 11452 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg, PA. Second Session - Monday, June 19th: Tour a sample white and gray garden designed by Denny at the Bowman House and observe as he demonstrates a variety of arrangements and styles you can achieve with whites and grays. Then apply what you've learned as you create your own project out of the plant materials provided. The session wraps up with light refreshments. The Bowman House is located at 323 North Main Street, Boonsboro, MD.

Fee: $59 Senior Adult Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-084-K | 05/22/17-06/19/17 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


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