Holiday Swags

Two Arboretum floral arrangers holding swags they made from fresh evergreens.Create an elegant evergreen swag, a versatile cluster of winter foliage that can be placed almost anywhere around the house  this holiday season. Working under the guidance of skilled botanical arrangers, you will learn design principles and techniques to incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into graceful, professional-looking holiday swags. Each participant will make their own large swag and go home with new botanical arranging skills.

Instructor: Emmy Lou John and Linda Valenti, Arboretum botanical arrangers
Notes: Held indoors. Registration closes three days prior to class date. Limit 28
Supplies: Please bring the following supplies with you:

  • scissors
  • kitchen towel
  • wire snippers (extras available if you do not own these)
  • hand pruners
  • gardening gloves, if you usually wear them
  • a ruler

Course number


Schedule and Location

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$45.00 member
$54.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.