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Fresh Wreaths and Garlands: What to grow and how to make them | Virtual Class

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

‘Tis the season for wreaths and garlands! A fresh evergreen wreath or garland in your home adds the perfect festive touch, and by knowing what to grow in your own home landscape, your decoration will be both festive AND convenient. Your instructor, Rebecca Turk, will cover key trees and shrubs to grow as well as how to make an 18” wreath and a 6-foot table garland using those plants.

Want a hands-on experience? Purchase a class registration that includes a kit for making your own 18” greenery wreath! The kit includes one 18” wire wreath frame, a paddle of wire, and fresh greenery. Decorative items such as berries and bows are not included, but Rebecca will be showing how to incorporate them. Because this class moves at a quick pace, we recommend participating in the class first and making your wreath afterward. All instructions for making your wreath will be provided during the class and on a digital handout, including Rebecca’s contact information for additional questions.

Kits must be picked up at the Garden on Thursday, December 10, or Friday, December 11 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

About the Virtual Classroom: This class will take place in the comfort of your home via Zoom Webinar. Zoom Webinar has no additional cost and is very easy to use. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Once you have registered for the class, you will receive an email confirming your registration and what to expect when using Zoom Webinar. You will have everything you need to feel comfortable prior to the class beginning!


Class only (NO KIT)
Members: $35/person
Non-Members: $60/person

Class PLUS 18" Wreath Making Kit
Members: $70/person
Non-Members: $120/person

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!

About Rebecca Turk
Rebecca has been making fresh greenery wreaths and garlands for over a decade! She feels it’s the best way to bring the outdoors in during the holiday season. Rebecca holds a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State University. She discovered her passion for public horticulture and teaching through her mom and her various employments at the SFA Mast Arboretum, “Nacogdoches Naturally” Education Program, Missouri Botanical Garden, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Moore Farms Botanical Garden. At the Huntsville Botanical Garden, she serves as the Director of Learning and Public Engagement. She has a strong passion for educating the community, leadership, public horticulture, and sharing her love for the outdoors while teaching. She and her husband Christopher love their shared interest of horticulture and enjoy every moment outside with their sweet daughter Emilia.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447