Special Events, Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations & Classes

July - December 2014

There's always something happening at Behnke's!

To register for a workshop or talk, call our store, or click on the links below
Beltsville: 301-937-1100

Free Talks Sign Up Form (pre-registration requested)

Workshop Registrations Signup Online

NCAC Gesneriad Society Meeting & Holiday Party - Open to the Public

Saturday, December 13 - 11 am - (in the Houseplants Building)

Celebrate the season the Gesneriad Way! There will be light refreshments, a 'Little Show' of judged plants, the 'Frosty the Gesneriad' arrangement, a raffle and, AS ALWAYS, plenty of great advice and information about a beautiful and diverse family of plants that include African Violets, Gloxinias, the Lipstick Plant, Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus) and more.

December 1st thru December 24th

Custom Bows & Wreaths Plus! *

Stop by the bow & wreath counter in our Christmas shop to have a custom bow or wreath made just for you OR ask for a demonstration. Our experts would love to give you a quick basic bow lesson or share their knowledge of wreath embelishment. Just Ask!

* The Custom Bow and Wreath Counter has limited hours of operation. Please call for hours of operation if you would like to speak to a bow/wreath maker. Orders to be picked up later may be taken anytime by Christmas Shop personnel.

WEEKENDS thru December 21st

  • Visit with Santa - 11 am to 2 pm - Stop by and visit with Santa. Mom and Dad this is a good photo op, so remember the camera!
  • Children's Wonderland - Fun Area With games, activities, and a drawing area for children 10 and under.
  • Elf Storytime at 12noon and 4 pm


Visit our Greens Tent and watch as our busy elves assemble centerpieces and wreaths for the holidays.They will be happy to show you how it's done!


Saturdays, 11am - 3pm - Visit with a member of our staff in the poinsettia greenhouse as they demonstrate how to assemble fresh evergreen decorations. Examples may include a decorated wreath, boxwood tree, porch pot, or centerpiece. Questions are welcomed and encouraged.

Behnkes 2015 Event Calender is being worked on now!
We are planning lots of great talks and demonstrations throughout the 2015 year with even more activities for children.
After another great Garden Party this year we have already picked the date for next year. Mark your calendars for June 6, 2015!


Store Hours & Directions

Beltsville Store - 11300 Baltimore Avenue Beltsville, MD 20705 - 301-937-1100
Planting Service - Contact Beltsville Store: 301-937-1100

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