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Class and Event Calendar 2014

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Please RSVP by calling 410-551-2237 or emailing contact@willowoakherbs.com

April
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Plant a Culinary Herb Garden - Saturday April 5th 10:00am-12:00pm
Have parsley, thyme, basil, oregano and other herbs handy for cooking in your favorite dishes. Perfect to keep on your porch. Plants, container, soil & fertilizer included. $30

Vegetable Gardening 101 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm April - August
Want to grow organic veggies? Start here. You'll take home plants, seeds & produce that we grow as a class. 8 1-hour sessions on Tuesdays & Thursdays every month from April to July 6:30-8:30pm. $60
April 8 & 22, May 6, June 3 & 17, July 1 & 15 & 29

New! Peter Rabbit's Children's Garden - Saturday April 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Create an herb & veggie planter with your kids, in the theme of Peter Rabbit. Learn the story of Peter Rabbit and how to take care of your own mini vegetable garden, complete with a mini wooden post and picture of Peter. $30

Easter English Cream Tea - Saturday April 12th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Relax and enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin or gazebo by the pond. Take home a seasonal favor. $25 per person.

Peter Rabbit's Egg Hunt - Saturday April 19th, 10:00am!
Bring your children on the bestest Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Peter Rabbit & Mr. McGregor. Bring your camera. Our egg hunt loops around our woodland trails where everyone finds Easter treats or toys or a grand prize. $5.00 per child. Rain or shine!
Space is limited and fills up quickly! Reservations required! It's never too early to call and RSVP.
See all of our vintage Easter decor. Easter Flowers & Gifts!

Earth Box Garden - Thursday April 24th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Learn how to plant & tend to a Grow Box that yields high amounts of veggies or herbs. Includes: Earth Box, plants & organic fertilizer and soil. $60

Lettuce Eat Flowers - Saturday April 26th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Plant heirloom lettuces & edible flowers in a container & learn how to make a simple herbal vinaigrette, perfect for salads. Also learn how to use edible flowers for beautiful presentations. $30

Hanging Basket or Planter - Saturday April 26th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tour the planters in our gardens & choose from a kaleidoscope of colors to plant an extra large, overflowing planter for your home. Choose from a huge selection of Proven Winners and Old Fashioned Annuals. Basket $25 Planter $45

May
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Enchanted Miniature Fairy Garden - Saturday May 3rd, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn the myth & lore to attract fairies to your garden. Create your own fairy garden complete with miniature plants, herbs, furniture & decor. Followed by a Fairy Tea Party at 3pm! $50

Fairy House - Saturday May 3rd 3:30pm-5:00pm
Don't let your fairies be homeless! Decorate a Fairy house for your garden with harvested natural materials and dried flowers. Join our Fairy Garden Class and Fairy Tea at 3pm! $25

Mother's Day English Cream Tea - Saturday May 10th 12:00pm-2:00pm
Sit amidst the flowers or in the gazebo or cabin while enjoying sinfully good food! Sign up early, this fills up quickly. We will have beautiful flower arrangements, planters & tea baskets. $25

New! Moss Garden - Saturday May 17th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Fill a decorative ceramic bird bath planter with a beautiful variety of mosses and miniature ferns, decorated with natural stones and twigs to enjoy inside or out. $50

New! Children's Garden - Saturdays Starting May 31st and Wednesdays Starting June 25th
Kids learn how plants grow and interact with themed gardening activities about Living Communities, Plant Parts, Photosynthesis, Pollination, and Natural Recycling. Take something home each class. Choose one session for $35 or take all 5 for $150. For more information call Linda at 443-433-2529
Saturdays 10:30am-12pm May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays 10am-11:30sm June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

June
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Herbal Medicine - 4 Sessions, Saturdays June 7th-28th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn the basics of herbal medicine, as we harvest herbs to make teas, salves & tinctures. Saturdays June 7th, June 14, June 21, June 28 $100

Summer English Cream Tea - Saturday June 7th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Relax & enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin or gazebo by the pond. Take home a seasonal favor. $25 per person

Tea Garden - Tuesday June 10th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Make a planter filled with herbs such as mint and chamomile that are perfect for brewing home-grown tea. $25

New! Terrarium Garden - Saturday June 14th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Take the guesswork out of making your own 7" x 11" terrarium and create a miniature world with plants, pebbles, natural materials, and moss. $50


Moon Garden - Thursday June 19th, 6:30-8:00pm
Learn what plants make a beautiful Moon Garden, also known as a White Garden, take home 3 plants. $30

Summer Solstice Celebration & Plant Sale - Saturday June 21st, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Celebrate the advent of Summer in our lush gardens, take a hayride and bring a picnic to enjoy by the pond. Kids can make a free vegetable & herb planter! Try 'compost' pies and tea! Take a woodland walk & visit the animals. Free event 10% off all plants!

New! Build a Beneficials Homestead - Saturday June 21st, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Learn how to attract beneficial insects to your garden by participating in a demo building a 'Beneficials Homestead' as a class with Diane. Take home flowers to attract beneficials. $20

Native Plants - Thursday June 24th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Learn the importance of native plants for drought tolerance, attracting beneficial insects & birds that improve our environment & make a sustainable landscape. See many indigenous plants & take 2 native plants home with you, to increase your biodiversity. $25

July
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The Power of Greens - Saturday July 5th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Learn the power of greens from our garden and earth by tasting foods, that help fight chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, stroke, cancer & diabetes. Take home recipes and plants. Sample several wonderful dishes of good health. $40

Citrus Class - Tuesday July 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
We've been home for dwarf citrus plants for over 30 years. Easy care plants with great rewards. Learn their healthful properties, sample 2 citrus recipes, and take a citrus tree home. $60

New! Lavender Class - Saturday July 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn about different varieties and uses of lavender during the peak of the season. Make a 8" fragrant lavender wreath and a lavender potpourri sachet, and take your own lavender plant home. $45

Call of the Wild - Saturday July 12th, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Forage for wild edibles and take home recipes to cook from the wild. Plants like dandelions, lambsquarters, & black cherries should help create some of the dishes we will enjoy in class. $40

Herbal Cosmetics - Saturday July 19th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Learn how to pamper yourself with different lotions, salves and facial products from organic flowers & herbs. $40

Al Fresco Dinner from the Garden - Saturday July 26th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Learn how easy it is to cook from your vegetable garden. Take recipes to cook home grown veggies and enjoy a casual dinner party in the gardens. Our organically grown produce and herbs will make a dinner to die for! $20

August
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Cooking with the Sun - Saturday August 2nd, 10:00am-12:00pm
Many families in around the world travel for miles to cook with wood. Learn the environmental benefits of cooking with solar. Prepare and taste a meal made with the energy of the sun. $20

September
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Summer English Cream Tea - Saturday September 6th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Relax & enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin or gazebo by the pond. Take home a seasonal favor. $25 per person

Sleepy Time Class - Thursday September 11th, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn which herbs promote a healthy night's sleep. Make an herbal sleepy tea & an aromatic sleep pillow. $30

Fresh Herb Wreath - Saturday September 13th, 10:00am-12:00pm
One of the delights of growing herbs is to fashion a fresh wreath of fragrant herbs. Calming & Satisfying; it can be hung in your kitchen to dry and use for chemical free cooking. 10" wreath. $30

Food as Medicine with Herbs - Saturday September 27th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn how to use 8 herbs in your cooking and understand their medicinal properties. Take home each herb & a recipe as we make one dish as a class. $40

October
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Herbal Harvest - Saturday October 4th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Our freshly harvested & dried herbs are ready to be made into teas, seasonings, & rubs. Make 3 different teas & 1 seasoning & 1 rub. $30

Fall English Cream Tea - Saturday October 11th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Relax & enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin or gazebo by the pond. Take home a seasonal favor. $25 per person

3rd Annual Fall Harvest Day - Saturday October 18th, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Celebrate our 34th year! Enjoy cider & fall treats as you picnic by the pond. Hayrides & Homemade Donuts free! Pumpkin patch. From 3-4pm take a wicked witches poisonous plant tour. Free for all! 15% off all plants!

Fall Harvest Wreath - Saturday October 25th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Make a beautiful, colorful aromatic wreath with freshly harvested everlastings. Blend natural colors from lavender, amaranth, celosia, & many more. Choose from assorted colors. $55

November
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Thanksgiving English Cream Tea - Saturday November 8th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Relax & enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin or gazebo by the pond. Take home a seasonal favor. $25 per person

Christmas Preview Party - Friday November 21st, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Dress up and start the season with our evening Christmas Party. Our Winter Wonderland sparkles by night. Come fill yourself with Christmas spirit, herbal appetizers & warm drink. Decorations adorn, capture the warmth of the season through our natural decorations. Please call for reservations & receive a gift also, enter to win a grand prize for the evening.

Christmas Open House - Saturday November 22nd, 10:00am-6:00pm & Sunday November 23rd 12:00pm-4:00pm
Come visit our Winter Wonderland. Aromatic fresh cut greens; herbs from our gardens & our luscious potpourri evoke the scents of the holiday season. Let us make your home fragrant with wreaths, kissing balls, herbal gifts & glittery ornaments from the North Pole. Lovely handcrafted ornaments artistically made from nature's gifts, hang from our themed trees. Start a tradition with folk-art vintage ornaments. Great for collectors. Sample spiced punch, teas, herbal foods & cookies. Door prizes all day & festive music. Enjoy live violin & guitar.

Walking in a Christmas Wonderland - November 29th-December 20th. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 4:30pm-7:00pm
With the aid of magical fairy dust, you and your family can go on a self-guided walk to the North Pole, through the forest of Candy Canes and more, to see Santa's Ice Palace where the elves are busy at work. Walk through our gardens with lighted scenes of Christmas. See the flower fairies decorate the gazebo, Gingerbread house, Forest Animal Christmas Party, Nativity & lit gardens. New scenes added each year. Hot chocolate & Cookies await you at the barn. Rumor has it that Santa will be visiting the Garden Cabin on Fridays & Saturdays. $7 adults, $5 children

Symbolic Christmas Wreath - Saturday November 29th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Make a 10" dried Christmas wreath that contains symbolic, fragrant herbs: silver king, sage, rosemary, thyme & lavender. Accented with gilded holly, red roses, celosia & berries. Lasts many years. $35
Evergreen Wreath Workshop - Saturday November 29th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Use a variety of evergreen boughs & berries from our gardens to weave a festive fresh 18" - 20" wreath for your door. Including many varieties of pines, hollies, cedars, junipers and winterberries. $30

December
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Christmas Porch Arrangement - Tuesday December 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Great visitors with a showy arrangement. Bring your own planter (~10" by ~2' tall) and fill it with fresh greens, holly, snowy hydrangeas and branches. Add extra lit snowy branches optionally. $25



Williamsburg Day: Old Fashioned Wreath - Saturday December 6th 9:00am-11:00am
Fashion a traditional wreath inspired by Colonial Williamsburg with our local magnolia leaves and evergreens, faux fruit, pinecones and berries. $55 or all 4 for $140


Williamsburg Day: Apple Topiary Centerpiece - Saturday December 6th 11:00am-12:30pm
Make a topiary Christmas tree centerpiece (6" x 17") to accompany your Williamsburg theme. Boxwood and faux apples make this a festive centerpiece. $40 or all 4 for $140


Williamsburg Day: Mantelpiece Arrangement - Saturday December 6th 1:30pm-3:30pm
Create a beautiful focal point for you mantle or occasional table made of various hollies and evergreens, lady apples, pomanders, pinecones and berries $20 or all 4 for $140



Williamsburg Day: Floral Mintcup - Saturday December 6th 3:30pm-4:30pm
Finish the day with a traditional mintcup arrangement with pinecones and fruit, dried pods, cinnamon sticks and nuts, perfect for a small table or bathroom. $20 or all 4 for $140


Holly Basket - Monday December 8th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Festoon a Christmas basket with many varieties of symbolic holly, clustered with red berries. These unusual hollies grow in our gardens. Accent with snowy white mums. Stunning. $30

Christmas English Cream Tea - Tuesday December 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Relax & enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin, this evening tea by candle light includes a lecture on the symbolic plants of Christmas. Take home a seasonal favor. $25


Christmas Ornaments - Saturday December 14th 10:00am-1:00pm
Make something to cherish with friends, family, or children. Make 3 ornaments inspired by nature. $30
Aromatic Candle Rings - Tuesday December 16th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Fashion two fragrant holiday rings for you taper candle holders with lovely juniper, cypress, fir & cedar, cut fresh from our gardens. Holly Berries and pinecones make this special (candles included) $40


Fresh Flower Christmas Arrangement - Saturday December 20th 10:00am-12:00pm
Stunning Arrangement for your table. Red & white roses, white & green mums, lilies, spray roses, fresh greens & carnations. $50

January 2015
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In Offense of Colds and Flus - Saturday January 17th 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
Prevent the wave of colds and flu that is passed around this time of year. Learn about different Herbs that strengthen your immune system and make a tea that is good for fighting off illness. $25

February 2015
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Sweets for Your Sweetheart - Saturday February 7th 2015, 10:00am-1:00pm
Learn how to create your own box of delicious chocolate truffles with organic rose and chocolate. Create a special keepsake box decorated with natural materials and dried flowers. $40

Valentine's Day English Cream Tea - Saturday February 7th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Relax & enjoy a delightful tea prepared by the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Served in our decorated garden cabin or gazebo by the pond. Take home a seasonal favor. $25 per person


Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm
8109 Telegraph Road Severn, MD 21144
410-551-2237
contact@willowoakherbs.com