Stan Hywet collaborates with outside organizations such as the Summit County Educational Service Center (ESC) and the Ohio State University Extension- Summit County  to offer a variety of on-site continuing education workshops and professional development sessions (many providing continuing education credits upon class completion) throughout the year. Look below for current offerings and check back often for future opportunities.


Holistic Health in a Home/House: Stan Hywet as Example Presented by Kristine M. Gill, RN, PhD.

Holistic Health Tickets

  • April 20, May 11, June 15, or July 13 beginning at 1:30pm
    April 21, May 12, June 16, or July 14 beginning at 10am
  • Location: Manor House
  • Tickets:
    Non-members (no credit): $25.00 / Stan Hywet Members (no credit): $17.
    Non-members (3.00 contact hours)* $30.00 / Stan Hywet Members: (3.00 contact hours)* $22.00
  • Pre-registration required, as least one week in advance.

Description: Think “holistic healthy living” is a new idea? Think again. 100 years ago, Stan Hywet was specifically designed to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of not only the Seiberling family, friends and guests but also their staff! Join Dr. Kristine Gill RN, PhD. on an interactive journey throughout the manor house (including former domestic staff areas) and surrounding gardens to discover the special features that continue today to encourage health and overall “wellbeing.” This specialty tour lasts approximately 2-2 ½ hours.

To pre-register, visit or call the Stan Hywet Ticket office at (330) 315-3287 at least one week in advance.

*CE credit through the Ohio Nurses Association is available for health care professionals. For more information regarding contact hours call (330) 687-5393..


Gardening Gurus workshops are intended for adults who have an interest in planning, creating and maintaining both functional and beautiful home spaces. The “Gardening Gurus” are members of Stan Hywet’s staff who have both expertise in, and a passion for the art, science and tools of successful garden cultivation and management. Grounds admission is included in the workshop fee. Take a walk on the grounds before or after your class.

Gardening Gurus “Wondrous Wildflowers”
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am - 12 noon

Tickets: Wondrous Wildflowers

  • Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am - 12 noon
  • Meet in the Carriage House Courtyard
  • $10, Stan Hywet member; $13, non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission.
  • Register by April 14 by calling Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287

Spring means that beautiful wildflowers are in bloom. Explore both garden and natural areas in search of these ephemeral plants. Learn how to identify wildflowers and discover the benefits of planting them in your own garden.  

To pre-register, call Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 or purchase online by clicking the button above by April 14

Gardening Gurus: Floral Container Design
Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tickets: Floral Container Design

  • Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Meet in the Carriage House Courtyard
  • $10, Stan Hywet member; $13, non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission.
  • Register by May 12 by calling Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287

Shop for spring plants at Stan Hywet's annual plant sale, then learn how to create containerized plantings for your own space.  Consult with a Stan Hywet horticulture staff member and learn some planting and design tricks in a variety of container sizes, to acheive the best look for your garden. Preregister by May 12.

Photography Walk with Ian Adams
Saturday, June 2, 2-4 pm

Photography Walk Tickets

  • $25 Stan Hywet member; $34, non-member
  • Bring an iPhone, Android Phone or digital camera
  • Class size is limited; register by May 19 by calling Ticketing at 330-315-3287

Bring your iPhone, Android phone or digital camera and join Ohio landscape photographer, writer and educator Ian Adams for a photography walk in the gardens during late spring.  Mr Adams will provide tips on landscape and garden photograph and coaching for each participant, who will also be given the opportunity to purchase at half off the "cover" price Ian's new eBook A Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography with your iPhone. Register by May 19.


Gardening Gurus: Bees & Butterflies - Pollinators of Stan Hywet
Saturday, July 14, 10:30am - 12:30 pm

Tickets: Bees & B'flies

  • Saturday July 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Class meets in the Butterfly Habitat / Pollinator Garden
  • $10, Stan Hywet member; $13, non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission.
  • Register by July 7 by calling ticketing at 330-315-3287

Discover everything there is to know about pollinators and why they are important to the environment. This class includes a tour of Stan Hywet's Pollinator garden and butterfly habitat, where you'll gain a better understanding of how to choose plants that provide an abundance of food for our pollinator friends.  Then visit Stan Hywet's bee hives on the estate, maintained by Urban Honey Bee, to see the inside of an actual working honey bee hive.  Grounds admission included. Pre-register by July 7.





From time to time, photos will be taken of guests visiting Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.  Stan Hywet reserves the right to use these photos for communication, promotional and marketing purposes.