Join us for fun, informative classes throughout the year.


What to know

Linvilla Orchards share a passion for the tasks that are accomplished here everyday.  We do what we love and we love what we do.  We want to share our love of gardening, building, growing and teaching with you!  All of our classes are always fun, informative and geared towards the whole family.  Join us as we share our knowledge in seasonal subjects such as Backyard Birding, Shade Gardening, Pesky Garden Pests, Lawn Maintenance and Management and Caring for Vegetable plants, herbs and fruit trees as well as hands-on classes like Build Your Own Terrarium and Gardening with Children.  Every month, we carefully put together a calendar of classes that we know you'll love!

February 2019 Classes

Sunday, February 24th, 2019- “Who Cooks for You? Adventures with Barred Owls” 10:00 am

Pamela Dimeler is a photographer and videographer, specializing in wildlife and she has a special interest in birds.  Pamela Dimeler will present a brand new program sharing her observations of a family of Barred Owls in a local park in Delaware County. Barred owls are known for their call that sounds like the phrase:  “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”  In this multi media program you will learn all about this secretive, unique and very inquisitive owl.   Pam will share photographs and videos of the Barred Owl’s many behaviors in the wild including her close encounter with two juvenile Barred owlets.  

Pam lives in Delaware County and her profession is a music and dance instructor.  She owns and directs Parkside Academy of Music and Dance, located in Parkside, PA.  

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019- House Plants 101 10:00 am – FREE                   

 Join Heather, Linvilla’s own Horticulturist, as she walks you through the basics of houseplant care. Come see some our unique plants, find out which are safe for pets and kids, which need sun or shade and what is right for you!

Saturday, February 9th, 2019- Cooking with Judi 10am - FREE           

 Soups On! This month we are doing soups. Nothing feels better than hot soup on a cold winter’s day. Judi will share her tried and true soup recipes for body and soul! Please call to register.

Sunday, February 10th, 2019- Woodland Garden Terrarium Class 10am $35                

Build your own mini woodland landscape complete with plants! We provide everything you need for your naturally unique creation. Class includes plants, planting materials and woodland decorations.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019- Planting and Planning a Cut Flower Garden. 10 am - Free

Linvilla’s own Heather is back again! This time using her background in Landscape design to help you plan your very own Cut flower garden. Learn seed selections, color organization, and design layout.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019- Wine and Chocolate Pairing 1:00 pm   Fee: $25.00 CANCELLED

Bring your Valentine to an Adults only Wine and Chocolate pairing. Enjoy, Linvilla’s own chocolate while tasting selected Harvest Ridge wines.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - Gardening with Children Birds 10:00 am – Free   

This month Miss Marcia will be discussing Birds. Did you know not all birds fly south for the winter? Our little feathered friends are hungry this time of year, so we will be making bird feeders. Call to reserve your spot. 610-876-7116

March 2019 Classes

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019- Cooking with Judi 10:00 am - FREE 

Join us this month for some fresh and wonderful vegetable ideas. Class is free, but registration is a must. Call 610-876-7116 to register.

Saturday, March 9th, 2019- Planning your Garden Around Roses 10:00 am - FREE

Spend some time with Heather, our in-house horticulturalist as she shows you how to care for your roses. Heather will talk about different cultivars, planting, problems, pruning and feeding. Bring your questions along! Call 610-876-7116 to register

Saturday, March 16th 2019- Gardening with Children 10:00 am – FREE  

 This month Miss Marcia will be talking about Getting Ready for Spring. We will be talking about preparing your garden for spring. Your children will be planting their own pea plants to take home with them. As always, a wonderful craft will be included. Call 610-876-7116 to register

Saturday, March 23rd 2019- Build Your Own Herb Garden AND Learn How to Use Them. 10:00 am -$40 

This is herb gardening with a twist! Build your own herb garden while tasting a few simple herb recipes and learning ways to use them. Class includes 3 herb plants, planter and soil. Larger planters and plants are available for sale. Call 610-876-7116 to register

Saturday, March 30th, 2019- Cold Weather Vegetable Garden 10:00 am - FREE

Join Heather, Linvilla's own Horticulturist for a how to class on cold weather crops. Learn how to extend your crop season. Bring your questions. Call 610-876-7116 to register.

Sunday March 31st, 2019- Succulent Wreath 10:00 am - $25

We will help you to assemble a beautiful 6" grapevine wreath with your choice of colorful succulents. Larger wreaths and upgrades are available to purchase. Call 610-876-7116 to register.

Story Time & Craft

Join us every Tuesday as Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature! Children can also create a special craft each week! This class is geared more for preschoolers, but your entire family is welcome to join us.  We meet in the Garden Center, rain or shine.  There is never a fee!

Cooking with Judi

Cooking with Judi has become a favorite of our guests and employees alike.  Each month, Judi comes up with the most mouth-watering recipes that are not only good for you, but easy to duplicate!  She creates a whole meal from appetizer to dessert that corresponds to the season or an upcoming holiday or festivity.  Being influenced by her mother, her family and her friends, she is able to put together a meal that you can make in your own kitchen with simple ingredients, many of which are available in our Farm Market.  Make it a girls' night out, a casual date night, or just a reason to get out of the house and do something different for a change.  Which ever reason you choose, remember to come hungry! Call to register (610) 876-7116.

Build Your Own Terrarium/ Fairy Garden

Come see why this is the most popular class we offer! We supply everything you need to build your own beautiful terrarium. You can choose from a variety of containers and plants and our knowledgeable Garden Center staff will guide you through the whole process. Add Fairy Garden Accessories (not included) to make your garden as unique as you are!
Call (610) 876-7116 to register.  Fee $35

Gardening with Children

Every month, Miss Marcia digs deep into a different area of nature.  She inspires children and their parents/ care takers to explore their surroundings.  She encourages them to learn how plants grow, the importance of worms to our earth, how to keep our featured friends who don't fly South warm for the winter and the necessity of bees.  Every class is hands on and, more importantly, fun for the family!  With each class, the children will participate in a fun activity or create a project that will help them better understand the lesson Miss Marcia is discussing!

Feedback & Suggestions

The purpose of our classes is to open your eyes to all aspects of the fun and adventures that can be had in, or around the Garden. If there is anything that you are curious about, we welcome suggestions for new classes and additions to our current classes.  If you have attended our classes, we would love your feedback. These classes are designed with you in mind. Let us know how we're doing!