The Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum will host a garden seminar titled "Deck the Halls - Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building, 1924 Wilson Drive.

Join SFA research associate Dawn Stover to learn how to create elegant wreaths and garlands using materials from Mother Nature. Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come.

Participants will learn principles of wreath, garland and centerpiece construction and make a wreath to enjoy at home for the holidays. In addition to the traditional wreaths and garlands, Stover also will introduce new crafts using items from the garden and forest.

Class size is limited, so advanced registration is necessary. To register or get more information, call (936) 468-1832 or e-mail The cost of the seminar is $20 for Friends of the SFA Gardens members and $25 for non-members.