Walk-About--tech free, farm day-age 12+ and family
Join us for a farm adventure. Four hours of farm and field, all tech-free.
Bring your kids or grandchildren, for an amazing hike.
We have 3-state views. and unique mountain habits to enjoy. High knolls, low mountain wetlands, maintained habitat for rare birds and animals.
A healthy lunch and drinks are provided on our wedding knoll, followed by a swing by our restored cabin/restroom. The afternoon finishes with Shady Grove's Butterfly loop; the perfect place to spot butterflies in summer.
Your leader will cover, short introductions of geology, geography, wildlife conservation, plant ID and flower farming. Terrain is hilly, hiking boots or similar are suggested. No bug spray near the group, please apply ahead of time. Sunscreen, hats and water bottles are suggested. Please let us know if you have food allergies, Total length of the walk is about 2 miles. Dates are Price per person is $60. Time: 10-2, please arrive 15 minutes early to get parked and situated. No dogs please.( we have our own little one)
Flower farm open House:
none for 2021 @11am-6pm Entrance fee to our Flower Farm Day is $5 per person. We prefer online payment this year. The entrance fee goes into our wildlife habitat maintenance fund. Call if you need directions. 828-297-4098. Picnics are welcome, bring a blanket. Social distancing is expected. Walking shoes a must. No dogs please and children must be supervised at all times.
Designing with Dahlias:
None scheduled for 2020, call if you have a small group. Join us 3-6:00pm for a fun afternoon in the shade of trees and tents at our home and nursery in Zionville, NC. Just 10 miles from Boone. We provide all the tools and floral containers, compotes and vases for you to arrange in after Susan's demo. We will help you throughout your time here. You will be working with the freshest dahlias, flowers and foliage from our farm in Ashe, Co. NC. Refreshments areprovided. Take home a compote and vase along with tips on keeping dahlias longer. We've limited this workshop to 8 people.
August- Design workshop at our flower farm in Creston, NC: 2021
Let's put together something fun. Visit our flower farm and work with our fresh flowers. We'll be using all locally grown flowers; right from our farm. Dates: Monday August 23 Under the shade of tents, there will be a demo plus one on one flower arranging 3-6pm with a Farm Tour as it cools off. Vases and flowers for the main arrangement are included. Options to buy more will be available. Afterward, enjoy a guided walking tour of our 5+ acres of flowers in peak season. Shady Grove Gardens has 3-state long range views. We're in Creston, NC (Ashe County), an easy 25 miles from Boone, NC. Refreshments are included. There are 3 open dates this summer. We are limiting the design group to a total of 6 persons per date.
DIY Bridal how-to workshop @ our nursery in Zionville, NC:
This Sunday workshop will lead you through making our buckets of flowers into great arrangements. Limited to 5-10 would be designers. We meet here at the nursery and studio, for 3+ hours of fast paced info on what to do and not do. This is a once a summer workshop. Flowers are included, please bring some of the vases you intend to use. We'll cover bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and simple corsages. Workshop date: Sunday July 19, 2020 3-6 pm drink refreshments are provided.
One on One bridal flower workshop:
2.5 hour intensive, on how to DIY your wedding flowers or those of a loved one. Bring your questions and containers. Plan to schedule this workshop weeks ahead of the wedding. June-August dates. We're limited to 2 designers from the same wedding in our small studio space. Susan will show you how to quickly make beautiful arrangements using our flowers and how to keep it simple.