Fall Workshops at Southern Exposure Gardens
Our Fall 2023 workshop offerings are sure to delight and with 10 different workshops to choose from, fun times are just around the corner. Don’t forget to also check out our fall specialty dining options.
Pictures and descriptions for each workshop are listed below. Don’t despair if a workshop does not currently have a photo. Pictures are updated frequently as demos are completed.
To reserve your seat, click the “Register Now” button located with the workshop of your choice.
All workshops are held at Southern Exposure. (Map and General Info)
Our Fall 2023 Workshop & Specialty Dining options are also available in PDF format.
Please Note: Actual botanicals and other decorative items used will vary depending on availability.
Sales Tax Included in Price
SE-01: Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM, $85 NEW
Herb Wreath: Nature’s tapestry
As the long, lazy days of summer begin to fade into the cooler days of fall, the time arrives to begin preparing the herb garden for its winter slumber. The final harvest can produce an overwhelming number of herbs, leaving you to ponder all the ways in which to use them. This workshop shows you a decorative way to use all of those fragrant garden extras. After taking a stroll through Southern Exposure’s herb garden and collecting a variety of herbs, you will then put together an 8” wreath that only Mother Nature could create. Not only will you have a finished product that is beautiful visually, but one that delights the nose as well. But, before you begin to weave your magic, you will enjoy an inspired meal prepared by our chef.
SE-02: Sunday, October 22, 2:00 PM, $85 (RESCHEDULED)
Weeping Angel: A moving addition to any garden or home
Angels have appeared in works of art for centuries and have become not only a fixture in art history, but also as statuary in gardens around the world. These winged figures are viewed in many different lights, as warriors, messengers, and protectors. For garden enthusiasts, angel statuary provides an atmosphere of solace, peace, and beauty in any garden setting. With Christmas just around the corner, angels also add to the spirit of the holiday indoors as well. In this workshop, you will create a marble effect using a dry brush technique to an 11” weeping angel statue and enjoy a delightful meal prepared by our chef.
SE-03: Thursday, October 19, 6:30 PM, $85 NEW
Pumpkin Planter: Unique holiday decor
Fall and pumpkins have become synonymous to each other. Once that summer air starts to crisp and the days begin to shorten, these bright orange beauties begin to arrive on the scene. They are versatile in their uses, from creating those tasty treats we dream of each autumn, to providing festive décor both in and outside. Join us as we use this adaptable squash to create a fun holiday planter that can add that fall touch to your garden or to your Thanksgiving table. Relive your early memories of hollowing out your pumpkin, but instead of carving you will be planting! But first, enjoy a holiday-inspired meal prepared by our chef.
SE-04: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM, $90 NEW
Fall Gnome Wreath: A symbol of good luck and abundance
Gnome décor has gained popularity over the past few years, but gnomes themselves, originated in European folklore, particularly Germany, where they were believed to be small, earth-dwelling creatures with a penchant for mischief. Gnomes are known as symbols of good luck and were thought to provide protection, especially over buried treasures, which is why you will often see them tucked into hidden corners of gardens. In this workshop, you will generate your own good luck gnome as we create this fall-inspired 24” gnome wreath. But first, you will enjoy a magical meal prepared by our chef.
SE-05: Thursday, October 26, 6:30 PM, $85 NEW
Reclaimed Wood Pumpkin: No carving required!
The arrival of pumpkins means that fall is in full swing, and Jennifer’s favorite season of the year has arrived! Join us as we usher in fall with these adorable pumpkins made from reclaimed wood. The 21” tall x 26” wide pumpkin, complete with real grapevine stem, is made and assembled from reclaimed barn wood and only needs your final touch which includes painting and decorating to fit the fall season. Enjoy a heart-warming meal prepared by our chef to complete the perfect evening.
SE-06: Thursday, November 2, 6:30 PM, $90 NEW
Olive Bucket Tobacco Basket: Two favorites combined
Tobacco baskets and olive buckets have both been featured in past Southern Exposure workshops. Now these favorite items have been combined to create the ultimate home décor. Taking inspiration from the season, fall flowers and foliage will further transform this piece into a delightful addition to any room. To top the evening off, you will enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by our chef.
SE-07: Thursday, November 9, 6:30 PM, $90
Autumn Lights: A Fall inspired lantern display
Nothing is more enchanting at night than the glow of lanterns in the garden. With autumn in full swing, this brushed metal rustic lantern will create just the right mood. Add both live and permanent botanicals, along with a spot of light and you have a captivating addition to your garden or room in your home. Update the display with botanicals for each season and you have a piece that can delight all year long. In this workshop you will create a scene for the fall season and enjoy an inspired dinner prepared by our chef. Lantern dimensions are 5 ½”L by 5 ½”W by 12 ¼”H.
SE-08: Thursday, November 16, 6:30 PM, $80 NEW
Infused Oil & Vinegar: Two classics reborn!
Oil and vinegar are two classic ingredients utilized in almost all dishes in some manner, and their origins date back to the beginnings of civilization. The types of oils and vinegars chosen for each dish can enhance the overall flavor profile. But infusing fresh and dried herbs into those same oils and vinegars can elevate your favorite dishes to a whole new level. Join us as we take you through the steps of infusing your own oil and vinegar to open an entirely new world of flavor possibilities. But first, enjoy a flavorful meal prepared by our chef.
SE-09: Thursday, December 7, 6:30 PM, $95
Holiday Wreath Making: Hospitality begins at your front door!
Fragrant evergreen, pine, and cedar gathered from the farm are woven into a beautiful, hand-wrapped wreath. This seasonal decoration, which can be displayed in different ways, will bring versatility, charm, and warmth to your home. Using an 8” frame, join us as Jennifer leads you through creating this holiday wreath and adding fresh seasonal touches of dried apple, orange, and cinnamon, which you will be proud to share with family and friends as you prepare for the holiday season. But first, you will enjoy a heart-warming meal prepared by our chef.
SE-10: Thursday, December 14, 6:30 PM, $90
Classic Log Reindeer: A festive way to utilize natural resources
Don’t be surprised if after seeing your handiwork, Santa offers you a job in his workshop! During the Christmas season, we love seeing reindeer because they are happy reminders that Santa is on his way and adding them to your holiday decorating is a stylish way to get into the spirit. Utilizing the spare windfall of logs collected from the forest floor, you will create a reindeer made of logs, branches and twigs, complete with a red nose. It’s the perfect decoration for your front lawn or porch. This season we are doing the smaller version of our log reindeer, so if you have already made the large reindeer, this smaller version will complement your set! You will also enjoy an inventive dinner prepared by our chef to help get your imaginative spirit rolling. Reindeer dimensions are 12”W x 18”H (to top of antlers).