Programs For Adults

Harvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles programHarvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles program The farm offers adult programs throughout the year, exploring topics in farming, natural resources, historic preservation and more. You'll find current listings below.

The PLACE Program, offered in partnership with UVM, is a year-long exploration of the history, culture, and ecology of your Vermont community. Details at link.

Pre-registration required for all programs.


 

  • May
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • May
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    1 to 5

    Lake Champlain Watercolor Workshop in partnership with the Shelburne Craft School

    Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pmAdult Program

    Join watercolor artist Joel Popadics for five days of painting, learning, and being inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Shelburne Farms. You'll stay on...

  • Jun
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    4 to 6

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

    Thursday to Saturday, Thursday, June 4, 4-7 PM; Friday, June 5, 8:30 AM-7 PM; Saturday, June 6, 8:30 AM-5 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health, wellness and...

  • Jun
    5

    Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 7 am - 9 amAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.

  • Jun
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    10

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • Jun
    11

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    12 to 14

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Friday to Sunday, Friday, 2 - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 5 pmAdult Program

      Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table - the Shelburne Farms forest, select your piece of wood, and craft it...

  • Jun
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    16

    Vermont Terroir Dinner with Deirdre Heekin

    Tuesday, 5:30 reception, dinner 7PMAdult Program

    Join us for a reception and farm to table meal with wine pairings from Vermont’s sole biodynamic wine producer, Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista in Barnard, Vermont. The family style dinner will...

  • Jun
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    26

    Edible Forest Gardens and Commercial Food Forestry, an Evening with Eric Toensmeier

    Friday, 6-8 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Edible forest gardens are edible ecosystems that mimic the structure and function of natural forests, while producing food and other useful products. Trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and fungi work...

  • Jun
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    7

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    9

    Farm to Table Dinner along the Shores of Lake Champlain

    Thursday, reception 5:30 PM; dinner 7 PM (cash bar)Adult Program

    Connect with community during a unique series of outdoor, family-style dinners.  Our Executive, Chef David Hugo, and his team will prepare contemporary American cuisine highlighting ingredients...

  • Jul
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    15

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • Jul
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    18

    Create a Fresh Flower Arrangement

    Saturday, 10 am - 12 pmAdult Program

    Learn how to create amazing arrangements using flowers from Shelburne Farms' own cutting garden. Tour the cutting garden with Market Gardener Josh Carter, and leave with your own floral masterpiece...

  • Jul
    21

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    23

    An Evening of Bats

    Thursday, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmAdult Program

    Barry the Bat Guy will discuss bat benefits, rabies, and white nose syndrome; then you'll head outside to watch the evening flight of the bats from their bat house. 

  • Jul
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    6

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    8

    Shore Explore

    Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pmAdult Program

    Wade along some of the Farm's two miles of shoreline with naturalist Walter Poleman and Marshall Webb.  Learn the geological story of the Champlain Valley (and why white lines run through its...

  • Aug
    9

    Wild Mushroom Foraged Dinner

    Sunday, 4:00 PMAdult Program

    Intrigued by the world of mushroom foraging?  Join Ari Rockland-Miller and Jenna Antonio DiMare, the Mushroom Foragers, along with our chefs at the Inn at Shelburne Farms to identify species...

  • Aug
    11

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    12

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • Aug
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    20

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    27

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    27

    Farm to Table Dinner along the Shores of Lake Champlain

    Thursday, reception 5:30 PM; dinner 7 PM (cash bar)Adult Program

    Connect with community during a unique series of outdoor, family-style dinners.  Our Executive, Chef David Hugo, and his team will prepare contemporary American cuisine highlighting ingredients...

  • Sep
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    12

    Wild World Of Mushrooms

    Saturday, 9:30 -11:30 AMAdult Program

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom foraging?  Join Ari Rockland-Miller, the Mushroom Forager, to identify...

  • Sep
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    17

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    22

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    24

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    29

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    6

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...