Shady Hill Gardens is now closed for the fall season. Our greenhouses will open for the Christmas season on Monday, November 17th. The greenhouses are filled right now with poinsettias that are just barely starting to change to their brilliant colors for the holidays. Stop out sometime on or after November 17th and see what we have been working on for a good part of the summer. You will also be able to find wreaths, roping and other assorted greens to decorate your home for Christmas.

Check back here or join our e-mail list to hear about all of the upcoming events that we have planned for the Christmas season.

Last year, our workshops for gardeners to make a greens arrangement for outdoor use, were so popular that we are going to have a few more in 2014. These are the dates of the workshops:

2014 Class dates
  • Saturday, November 22, 10 am
  • Tuesday, November 25, 10 am
  • Saturday, November 29, 10 am
  • Thursday, December 4, 10 am
  • Saturday, December 6, 10 am

We will supply you with a nursery pot to drop into a pot, urn or planter at your home. We have a great mix of evergreens, as well as an assortment of sticks, twigs and branches. The cost is $44.00 per pot and that includes a 1.5 gallon nursery pot and all the ingredients for your arrangement. Larger pots can be made for an additional cost. Call Shady Hill at 630.365.5665 to make a reservation or e-mail Joe at jheidgen@sbcglobal.net

On Tuesday, December 2, please join us for our annual Poinsettia Glow. From 4 pm until 6 pm, we will light hundreds of candles among the poinsettias and as the sun sets, the greenhouse will glow. Enjoy some snacks and refreshments as you take in this beautiful sight!

Stop out to Shady Hill sometime after November 17 for a treat for the eyes with a greenhouse we have filled with thousands of colorful poinsettias.

If you have any questions or need any information about anything going on at Shady Hill, please call us at 630-365-5665 or e-mail Joe at jheidgen@sbcglobal.net or Matt at mheidgen@sbcglobal.net .