Do you have a green thumb? Love to piddle away in the garden? Jump for joy at an unexpected bloom? What if you could do your favorite thing…gardening…while being pampered at the same time? Here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Come for a 2-night midweek stay at Thurston House, spend time helping in our gardens one morning, and be energized by the collaboration with fellow gardeners over al fresco meals and great conversation. You’ll return home with some new plants for your own garden…and maybe a few new ideas!

UPCOMING DATES:   April 29-May 1 (2-night stay)~~OR~~May 1-3 (2-night stay)

EVENT COST:  Just book the room of your choice at our Best Available Rate (2-night stay required) and receive the “perks” below with our compliments! Thanks for helping in our gardens and giving them a little jump start into spring!

Call now to get first choice!  407-539-1911



  • Early check-in (3:00 PM) on day of arrival;
  • Complimentary welcome reception that evening on the screened-in wrap-around front porch overlooking Lake Eulalia and the gardens (heavy hors d’oeuvres and BYO wine)
  • Evening garden tour and planning for next day
  • Full gourmet breakfasts each morning of your stay
  • Garden spruce up projects after breakfast first morning
  • Complimentary drinks and lunch in the garden
  • After lunch, a brief talk on a gardening topic (such as propagation or composting)
  • Afternoon leisure time and dinner on you own


  • Visit either Henry Leu Gardens or the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens during your stay, and Thurston House will cover the price of admission!
  • Choose several plant varieties from our extensive “nursery” to take back to your own beautiful gardens.