First Tuesday: Garden Design for 2018

Join us for First Tuesday presentations, held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. Presentations are free for members or free with general Garden admission for non-members and are held in the Visitor Pavilion. No registration is required.

Join Director of Horticulture, Todd Beasley, to learn the basic steps to residential landscape design. Todd will also share ideas and plants for the upcoming cool and warm season annual displays for 2018 at the Garden, along with 2018 home gardening trends that can be replicated using the design steps outlined in his presentation.

Fairy Tea Party


Enjoy an afternoon of magical fun at our Fairy Tea Party! Join Sproutycakes Bakery for crafts, refreshments and other fun fairy-themed activities during Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens’ Fairy Fest on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required and a parent or guardian must be present (Garden admission for parent is free for members or $12.95 for non-members).

Activities for ages 3 – 12 include:

  • Kid-Friendly fruity tea, paired with tea sandwiches and special mini cupcakes.
  • Dress-Up & Face Painting Station
  • Photo Op with fun props
  • Fairy Parade
  • Sing-A-Long
  • Take-home treat bag & craft

Please email if you have any dietary restrictions.



Digital SLR: The Basics

Instructor: Dave Kelly, Wildlife Photographer & Adobe® Certified Instructor; Owner, DEK Photography

Learn how to set up your new digital SLR camera including various settings and menu options, modes and lighting settings to create great images in every situation! Topics such as shutter speed, aperture opening, ISO sensitivity and balance will be discussed.

Sip & Paint

Enjoy a painting lesson with friends while sipping a glass of wine in the Garden’s festive atmosphere.

Holiday Kokedama

Instructor: Michelle Pentoney, Hive and Co.

Learn to make and take home a unique and lovely moss-bundled plant that can be gifted or hung indoors.