By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Holidays and greens go together, and some of the best places to get yours are our area gardens and arboretums. You’ll find all kinds of wreaths and decorations at these holiday events, along with workshops where garden staff and horticulturalists will help you create wreaths, arrangements, and homemade garden gifts from greens, flowers and herbs.

You’ll not only find unique holiday creations, such as dried-flower trees, and wreaths built on moss so they stay fresher much longer; you’ll also learn tricks and techniques from the experts – so you can finally figure out how to make a wreath that’s even all around without any blank spaces!

Plus, what you spend at these fun, festive events helps keep our area arboretums’ gardens ‘in the green,’ so to speak, all year long.

To know what’s happening where and when, download Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ free Holiday Greens Guide.

And dates and details, plus link to directions here.