Upcoming Events 2017

For questions or registrations reach us at 717-766-7611 or class@ashcombe.com

To register by email:  Please provide the class name/date/time, number of participants and their names and phone numbers.

 August

Butterfly Day Sat, Aug. 5, 9am-3pm
Join us for this wonderful day that’s all about butterflies! We’ll have children’s activities, fun displays, fairy garden classes and a butterfly release at 12 noon in the gardens. Call ahead to purchase your own butterfly to release. Deadline is July 15th. Ask for Kerri or Deb.

Hypertufa Containers Workshop Sat, Aug. 5, 10-11:30am
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

Cement Leaf Birdbath Workshop Part 1: Sat, Aug. 5, 1-2:30pm, Part 2: Sun, Aug. 6, 1:30-2pm
Join Michael Larkin in this 2 session class to create a bird bath for your garden. Using a large 12-14” leaf, each participant will create a unique bird bath. In the first class we will make the birdbath. All material and instructions are included in the price of the workshop. Please bring a pair of sturdy rubber gloves.  Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $30.00

Mommy&Me: Wind Spinners Tues, Aug. 1, 10am
Each child and parent together will decorate a shiny CD with beautiful gems to make an attractive garden ornament. This class is for children 4 years and under. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Preregistration required. Fee: $5.00

Carolina Peach Truck Wed, Aug 9, 2:30-4:00pm
Get your fresh South Carolina peaches! The Peach Truck roams the east coast with their delicious farm fresh peaches, and they’re stopping at Ashcombe. These peaches are grown at Watsonia Farms, the pioneering producer of certified USDA Organic peaches in the eastern United States.  https://www.carolinapeachtruck.com/

Children’s Class: Making Windchimes Sat, Aug. 12, 10am
Enjoy this craft all year long! Hang your child’s finished wind chime on the porch or out in the yard to hear it’s twinkling sound. We’ll use garden pots, beads or other found objects to make our wind chimes. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration and payment required. Fee $5.00.

Children’s Class: Tic Tac Toe Wed, Aug. 16, 1pm
Each child will create their own garden- themed tic Tac toe board to use in their garden. The board will be made with sturdy, weather proof materials. It can be brought inside for winter! Please wear old clothes. Ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. $8.00

Corn Fest Sat, Aug. 19, 10am-3pm
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a day filled with fun events in our field. Pick up a complete schedule of events at our registers in July.

Corn Leaf Wreath Workshop Sat, Aug. 19,11am
We will use corn leaves to make a fantastic door wreath. Fee: $25.00 Preregistration and payment required.

Dog Days Sat, Aug. 26, 9am-1pm
Bring your dog for this morning of fun! Visit with various organizations selling dog-related items and offering adoption opportunities. We’ll also have a dog wash, a dog pageant, door prizes and more!

With the Pond Depot, Koi: What kind do I have and what does the color mean. Sat, Aug. 26, 1pm

September

Fall Harvest Days Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 M-Sa. 9-6pm, Sun. 11-4
Bring the whole family to our expanded event area! One price for everything: hayride, field games, hay slides, corn maze, animals and more! Carry on Fall traditions, and make new memories in 2017. Grab a flyer at the registers for all the details.

Mommy&Me: Q-Tip Flowers Tues, Sep. 5, 10am
Each child and parent together will make beautiful daisies using Q-Tips, play dough, fuzzy sticks and construction paper. This class is for children 4 years and under. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Preregistration required. Fee $5.00

Homeschool Craft Class: Growing Hair Buddies Wed, Sep. 6, 1pm
Each child will design and create a set of two ‘growing hair buddies’ to put on a window sill at home and watch grow! Please wear old clothes. Ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. Fee: $5.00

Children’s Class: Lettuce be healthy! Sat, Sep. 9, 10am
Kids will learn how to grow their own salads and eat healthy. Each child will plant their own lettuce, and we’ll build our own salad in class to see what we can do with our lettuce plants. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration and payment required. Fee $10.00.

Selecting the Right Plants for YOUR Landscape Sat, Sept. 16, 10-11:30am
We will begin with learning how to evaluate your site and discuss picking plants for your growing conditions. It’s important to know what conditions your desired plant prefers, and the type of care it needs to thrive. Discussion will include bloom time, seasons of interest and the locations where your plants will look best. Dress accordingly, part of the class will take place outside in the nursery. Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $10.00

Terrarium Workshop Sat, Sep. 16, 11am
Each participant will make their own terrarium to take home. Fee is $5.00 plus plants and supplies.  Preregistration and payment required. You may bring your own container or purchase one here.

Fairy Garden Workshop Sat, Sep. 16, 1pm
In this class, each participant will plant their own fairy garden. Fee is $5.00 plus plants and supplies.  Preregistration required. For adults and children. You may bring your own container or purchase one here.

Homeschool Craft Class: Dried Herb Wreath Wed, Sep. 20, 1pm
Each child will create a beautiful wreath from scratch using an assortment of dried herbs. Please wear old clothes. Ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. Fee: $10.00

With the pond Depot, Fish Food: Why Change to a Fall Food? Sat, Sep. 30, 1pm

October

Fall Harvest Days Oct. 1, 6-9, 13-29 Mon-Sat. 9-6pm, Sun. 11-4
Bring the whole family to our expanded event area! One price for everything: hayride, field games, hay slides, corn maze, animals and more! Carry on Fall traditions, and make new memories in 2017. Grab a flyer at the registers for all the details.

Mommy&Me: Fall Themed Felt Board Tues, Oct. 3, 10am
Each child and parent together will make a creative felt board with removable pieces. This class is for children 4 years and under. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. Preregistration required. Fee $5.00

Homeschool Craft Class: Leaf Garden Art Wed, Oct. 4, 1pm
Each child will create a beautiful leaf design board using real fall leaves, and frame it using sticks and string for a stunning piece of wall art. Please wear old clothes. Ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. Fee: $5.00

Children’s Class: Decorate and Plant A Pumpkin Sat, Oct. 14, 10am
Each child will scoop out a small pumpkin, decorate it, then plant it for a beautiful fall centerpiece! Please wear old clothes. Ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. Fee: $8.00

Homeschool Class: Decorate and Plant A Pumpkin Wed, Oct. 18, 1pm
Each child will scoop out a small pumpkin, decorate it, then plant it for a beautiful fall centerpiece! Please wear old clothes. Ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. Fee: $8.00

Pruning 101 Sat, Oct. 21, 10-11:30am
Join Michael Larkin and learn the when, where and why of pruning! This class will demonstrate and discuss the various methods of pruning small trees and shrubs, when certain plants should be pruned and how proper pruning can produce a healthier, more attractive and longer-living plant. (Dress appropriately, this class will go outside). Preregistration and payment required. Fee: $10.00

Gourmet Foods Luncheon Mon, Oct. 23, 11am
This tasty luncheon will comfort and warm you from the inside out! Enjoy a lunch featuring several different kinds of soups and breads — all made right here in our kitchen. Lunch will also include dessert and drinks.  Recipes will be available — great ideas for holiday entertaining! Preregistration and payment required.  Fee: $15.00

With the Pond Depot, Closing Down your Pond Sat, Oct. 28, 1pm