Horticulture Classes

Our Director of Horticulture and Culinary Arts, Andrea Zoppo, teaching toddlers.

Looking for culinary arts or horticulture classes in Atlanta? Check out The Callanwolde School of Horticulture and Culinary Arts foundation classes, specialty classes, and workshops! 

For PreK (age 3-5), Young Students (age 6-11), Teens and Adults (age 12 and up)

Take all 3 foundation classes and earn a Certificate of Completion, or take foundation or specialty courses a la carte with instructor permission for foundation II, III.

  • Intro to Farm-to-Table I

  • Intro to Farm-to-Table II

  • Intro to Farm-to-Table III

Click here to explore Horticulture and Culinary Arts classes and register online!


Captain Planet Foundation

The Callanwolde School of Horticulture and Culinary Arts is thrilled to announce a new series of classes based on horticulture. The Callanwolde estate has a long history of plants and gardening on the 12 acres that surround the mansion. With such a backdrop to learn skills in horticulture, we expect this program to gain momentum immediately. As we move forward with this program, expect to see classes about butterfly gardens, beneficial insects, bonsai cultivation, Ikebana and flower arranging, terrariums, container gardening, water conservation, fermented foods, edible plants, and bee keeping.

Callanwolde is also excited to be partnering with The GreenHouse Foundation and Captain Planet Foundation offering instruction for students in need and a learning facility for teachers.

Horticulture and Culinary Arts Foundation Program

Complete all 3 foundation courses to receive a signed certificate of completion. Students may also take classes ala carte with instructor permission. Callanwolde also offers specialty courses and workshops!

Intro to Farm-to-Table I

Each season offers us new approaches, discoveries, and flavors. Join us in the garden, greenhouse, and the kitchen to experience the bounty and delights offered year-round by Mother Nature. From intro to soil health to medicinal herbs and delicious dishes we will explore how we can cultivate awareness and appreciation of our surroundings.  Through hands on experiences we will link ecological practices to healthy living, cooking, and creating in a variety of settings at the beautiful Callanwolde estate.  Topics include: Wonders of Nature, Seasonal Eating and Gardening, and Raw Food Dishes.

Intro to Farm-to-Table II

Topics include Basic Culinary Approaches and Organic Gardening/Farming Practices that Celebrate Flavor.

Intro to Farm-to-Table III

Topics include Conservation and Preservation of Heirlooms, Medicinal Plants and Recipes, Heritage and Cultural Practices in the Kitchen.

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Meet our Director of Horticulture and Culinary Arts

Andrea Zoppo, Callanwolde’s Director of Horticulture and Culinary Arts

Andrea Zoppo is an environmental educator, business owner, bee keeper and artist. With over 15 years of teaching experience and an extensive background in environmental education program management, she loves both teaching and expanding programs to serve, educate and instill stewardship in our natural world.

In 2008 she established her character, Miss Ladybug, through providing programs and working with children at local community gardens and schools. Since then, she has been organizing community events, classes and providing magical entertainment with art and garden education all over metro Atlanta. Andrea opened her own company, Ladybug Events, in 2015. It is a collection of Miss Ladybug’s services combined with her talented team of educators who share in her passion to spread creativity, environmental stewardship, and joy within our community.
As an AmeriCorps Alum, Andrea enjoys volunteering in her free time creating a public children’s garden, serving in hospice, and community literacy programs.  Her favorite plants are yarrow, rainbow chard and yellow speckled bee balm.

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Click here to visit our main Scholarships page for scholarship applications and additional information.

About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.

Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 | (404) 872-5338 | Contact