Upcoming Events 2019

Please call (717)766-7611 to register or register online.

For free classes that require preregistration, please call to register.

Easter Egg Hunt Sat, Apr. 20, 10am
Children 2 through 7 are invited to enjoy this fun-filled hunt, FREE of charge! Preregistration required. Online registration is closed, please call (717)766-7611 for availability.

April

Mommy & Me: Mini Succulent Planters Tues, Apr. 2, 10am or 11am
Each child and parent will work together to create a mini succulent planter. We’ll play in the dirt to pot up little succulents in Easter egg planters. Each child will plant two succulents. Containers are preassembled. This class is for children 4 years and under. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Preregistration and payment required to attend. Fee: $5.00

Ashcombe’s Gardening Tips: Pruning Like a Pro Sat, Apr. 6, 1pm
During this discussion learn proper pruning tips. Such as how and when to prune. Dress appropriately as we will walk through the garden to demonstrate proper pruning techniques. Preregistration required to attend. FREE!

Children’s Craft Class: Busy with Bees Sat, Apr. 13, 10am
This day is for the Bees! Each child will make their own mason bee house and mini beeswax candle. This class is for children 5 years and older. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $10.00

04/13/19 1pm Spring Wreath Workshop

Spring Wreath Sat, Apr. 13, 1pm
Our floral designer, Nedra, will instruct you on how to create a gorgeous Spring wreath on a 18 inch grapevine base. Decorations include assorted silk spring flowers, ivy, and a bow. Preregistration and payment required. Fee $40.00.

Raising Quail Seminar Sat, Apr. 20, 11am
Have you ever wondered about raising quail? We’ll talk about raising quail, starting from eggs, to incubation, and adulthood. Types of quail, feed, and housing will also be discussed. Even check out live quail during class. Preregistration required to attend. FREE!

Create your own Flowering Hanging Basket Thurs, Apr. 25, 5:30pm
Create a 12” flowering hanging basket for sun or shade with homegrown annuals from Ashcombe. One basket per person. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $40.00

Story Time Fri, Apr. 26, 10:30am
Bring the kids for story time! We’ll have milk and cookies from our Bakery to enjoy while we read seasonal stories. Reading begins at 10:30. FREE to participate. Preregistration required, call (717)766-7611 to register. Maximum 20 registrants.

Nursery Grand Re-Opening Sat, Apr. 27, 10-3pm
Ashcombe’s Nursery will have a grand opening celebration to kick off the season! Stay tuned for more details. Flyers will be available at the registers in March. (The Nursery will be opened to customers in early April.)

May

Plant your own Mixed Container Thurs, May. 2, 5:30pm
Bring your own container or purchase one from us, then we’ll help you design and plant a beautiful flowering container. Soil is free. Plants must be purchased at Ashcombe. Preregistration required. Fee: $5 plus cost of plants.

Ashcombe’s Gardening Tips: Screening with Evergreens Sat, May. 4, 1pm
Learn about the many evergreens that can be used as screens and hedges in this area. Learn proper planting and spacing to have a long lasting screen. Preregistration required to attend. FREE!

Mommy & Me: Playin in the Mud Tues, May. 7, 10am or 11am
Let’s play in the mud! Mud playdough that is. Each child and parent will work together to make their own mud playdough. Your little one will have fun planting flowers using their playdough, a terracotta pot, and silk flowers. This class is for children 4 years and under. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Preregistration and payment required to attend. Fee: $5.00

Perpetual Salad Colander Fri, May 10, 6pm
Add a little whimsy to your life by planting greens in a kitchen colander, complete with spoon garden marker! We’ll use a variety of greens, so you can personalize according to your taste and enjoy your new miniature garden! To keep your lettuce bowl growing, each participant will sow seeds to plant after the current lettuce has served its purpose. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $18.00

Children’s Craft Class: Mother’s Day Planter Sat, May. 11, 10am or 11am
We’ll paint a pot just for mom and then we’ll plant it up! We’ll also make a card to go with it. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration and payment required. Fee $10.00.

Succulent Bowl Workshop Sat, May. 11, 11am-12pm
Learn how to make a succulent container with Michael Larkin. Succulents are unique, sun-loving plants that do not require lots of care. We will design and plant a container with succulents of all shapes, sizes and colors. Provided will be a terracotta planter, several succulents, soil, and instructions on how to care for you plants. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $35.00 (Class also hosted in June)

Vanilla, Chocolate, & Strawberry Fri, May 24, 6pm
Here’s a sweet treat! Inspired by our favorite ice cream flavors, this decadent planter is made with bright pink, soft white, and contrasting copper plants. Customize your container with a selection of annual plants, in each color. Soil, plants, and container are included. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $40.00

Children’s Craft Class: Butterfly Container Garden Sat, May. 25, 10am or 11am
Attract butterflies with this Butterfly Container Garden. Each child will design their own container garden in a 12” pot with butterfly-friendly plants. We will also paint our own butterfly garden charm to stick in our container. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration and payment required. Fee $10.00.

Draped Cement Container Workshop Sat, May. 25, 11am-1pm
In this New workshop, Michael Larkin, will help you to create an unusual draped, cement planter. This unique container can be used in your garden or for your favorite house plant. You can use the techniques you learned in this class, to make more pots at home! You will be working with wet cement so bring sturdy rubber gloves and please dress accordingly. Preregistration and payment required. Fee $30.00.

Story Time Fri, May. 31, 10:30am
Bring the kids for story time! We’ll have milk and cookies from our Bakery to enjoy while we read seasonal stories. Reading begins at 10:30. FREE to participate. Preregistration required, call (717)766-7611 to register. Maximum 20 registrants.

June

Ashcombe’s Gardening Tips: Plant Combinations for Curb Appeal Sat, Jun. 1, 1pm
Add serious curb appeal with colorful,easy to care for plants. This class will talk about annuals, perennials, and shrubs to add to your landscape to make it pop. Preregistration required to attend. FREE!

Mommy & Me: Natural Clay Impressions Tues, Jun. 4, 10am or 11am
Each child and parent will work together to create natural clay impressions. We will use various leaves and flowers to press designs into clay pieces. We will also use paints to make our designs pop. They can be hung to create a mobile or garland, or simply display them on a table. Clay will need to air dry before displaying in your home. This class is for children 4 years and under. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Preregistration and payment required to attend. Fee: $5.00

Backyard BBQ Sat, Jun. 8, 10-3pm
We’ll show you how to host a sizzlin’ backyard barbecue! The day will include grilling demonstrations and food sampling. Flyers with all the details will be available in May!

06/08/19  10am Children’s Craft Class: Make a fairy house

Children’s Craft Class: Make a fairy house Sat, Jun. 8, 10am or 11am
Create a magical fairy house for your fairy garden! We’ll use terracotta pots and paint to make a mushroom fairy house. If you don’t have a fairy garden this is a great start! Even place your fairy house in a flower bed or garden. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $10.00

Hypertufa Container Workshop Sat, Jun. 8, 11am
Join Michael Larkin to create a decorative Hypertufa container for your garden. Each participant will create a round hypertufa container (a mixture of peat, perlite and Portland cement) that can be used on a patio or in the garden year-round. Please bring a pair of sturdy rubber gloves and dress to get dirty! Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $30.00

Succulent Bowl Workshop Sat, Jun. 8, 2pm
Learn how to make a succulent container with Michael Larkin. Succulents are unique, sun-loving plants that do not require lots of care. We will design and plant a container with succulents of all shapes, sizes and colors. Provided will be a terracotta planter, several succulents, soil, rocks and instructions on how to care for you plants. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $35.00

Cement Hosta Leaves Workshop Sun, Jun. 23, 1pm
Leaf casting is great fun and easy to do! Join Michael Larkin in creating cement hosta leaves for your garden. Learn the tricks to create a cement mold of a plant leaf. The leaf’s natural depressions and veins are captured in cement mix. They can be painted and used as wall art, bird baths, or bird feeders. We will make 2 hosta leaves and discuss ways they can be painted later at home. Please bring a pair of sturdy rubber gloves. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $20.00

Story Time Fri, Jun. 28, 10:30am
Bring the kids for story time! We’ll have milk and cookies from our Bakery to enjoy while we read seasonal stories. Reading begins at 10:30. FREE to participate. Preregistration required, call (717)766-7611 to register. Maximum 20 registrants.

Cancellation Policy: Ashcombe reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes and events. Full refunds will be issued to class attendees in the case of cancellation by Ashcombe. If an attendee can no longer attend a class, they must notify Ashcombe about cancellation 2 days prior to the class date to be eligible for a full refund (Ex: If the class is on a Saturday, Ashcombe must be notified by Thursday). No refunds given for cancellation or a no-show by an attendee on the day of the class.