Activities & Events  

Hillcrest Nursery hosts a variety of activities and events for the solo adventurer or everyone in the family.   Relax with an evening spent among kindred spirits playing in the dirt, painting or sipping tea with your loved one.  Gain and share knowledge by attending a class featuring local experts - beekeeping, mushrooms, herbs, tonics and tinctures, to name just a few.   Reservations are a must to ensure your spot!  During the winter we tuck in and renew.  Please check back in the spring for details about  2019 (or find us on our  Facebook).   

Reservations and pre-payment required.  Cost is per person unless otherwise specified.

Baby Animal Day
Sunday                                                                                                   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baby chicks, bunnies, puppies, goats…  We invite you to visit our furry, fluffy friends.  Inside our garden gift shop you will find a fresh supply of whimsical paper dolls and matted watercolor prints of even more animals.  Refreshments will be served.  Sturdy shoes and sunscreen recommended!                                                                                                                                        FREE

Make Your Own Container Garden
Year over year, this class remains a popular favorite.  BYO (or purchase from our supply) container or window box using Hillcrest succulents, herbs and plants!  Soil and plants included. Light refreshments are provided.                                                                                                      $40.

Intro to Fruit Trees with Laura Hill
From picking your planting location to fertilizing to overwintering, this class will cover basics to shepherd your fruit tree into a beautiful, abundant addition to your homestead or orchard.  
Laura will offer an overview in choosing the right tree, site location, tree planting and delve into the care:  pollination, pruning, watering schedule, fertilizing, pests and disease.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FREE

Create Your Own Fairy Garden
Introduce a love for nature and design by sharing this event with your family.   You bring your fairy habitat and we'll everything but the fairies!  (plants, stones, wood, soil, decor)  Snacks provided.                                                                                                                                                                               $40. 

Annual Summer Tea Party
Don a party frock and fancy hat and  spend an afternoon with other sweet mothers and daughters. Indulge in sandwiches, tasty crudites and refreshing tea. Complete a craft as a take-home memory of your time together. Stroll along our the maintained paths or engage in a lawn game or two! (You will want to wear comfy shoes!)

Recommended for girls, ages 4-12 years old. Cost is per mother/daughter or grandma/granddaughter pair. Additional person, $15.                                                                            $40.

Plan Your Own Event 

Wedding.  Anniversary.  Bar Mitzvah.  Hillcrest offers many locations and venues throughout the estate to choose from.  Let us help you make your event memorable.    
Contact Laura for additional details.