Hands-on Plants Workshops
6-7:30pm on select Tuesdays (see dates below) through early spring
Relax in front of the fireplace in our pavilion with a glass of wine while you get your hands on plants this spring! All workshops end with you taking home your creation and all workshops led by Gardens' staff or local guest teachers.
Members: $40 per class (watch your email for your member code!)
Non-members: $45 per class
Feb 15th - Tote-ally Natural Tie-Dye
Add some color to your day! Learn where colors in our fabrics come from and what colors can be found in your own garden or backyard. See how the fabric is prepared to be dyed, prep the natural dyes made from insects and plants, then dye your towel and tote to take home!
March 1st - Kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is rich in beneficial probiotics, prebiotics and antioxidants. Join Hannah Phelan, a 4th year medical student who has been brewing since 2014, for a fun and insightful class to learn all things kombucha. This class includes tastings, step by step brewing and bottling process, and a culture to start your own batch of kombucha at home.
March 15th - Maple Syrup
Learn all about maple syrup and sugaring from Northwoods Maple Farm. Learn the process from how it all starts in the tree to how it ends up on your plate!
March 29th - Spring Wreath
Join us for an evening of wreath-making! Grapevines and dogwood found in the garden will be used to form the wreaths. To decorate your wreath, we will be using natural dried elements like Billy Buttons, Statice, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. Picks and ribbon will be available to add some pizazz to the fresh Spring wreaths.
April 5th & 6th - Spring Planter (SOLD OUT)
Let’s bring Spring indoors with a spring-blooming planter! We will be discussing what plants are hardy for outdoor Spring containers and using these tips to design an indoor planter that can eventually go outside. Our dish gardens will refresh your home for spring with ornamental kale, primroses, pansies, forced bulbs and more! These containers will surely put some “spring” on your step!
April 19th & 20th - Hypertufa Planter (SOLD OUT)
Looking for a unique container for your annual planters? Hypertufa containers are a creative alternative to traditional garden pots. We will be making hypertufa containers out of towels, cement, and other assorted materials. The class fee will include materials for one large and one small hypertufa planter. Your large containers will turn out to be about 18-24 inches tall, and the small container will be around 8-10 inches. Let’s bring some creative vibes into the garden!
These events are all outdoors, please dress for the weather.
Registration for each workshop closes the morning beforehand so we can gather materials, please plan accordingly.
Questions? Email Elise Schuler at [email protected]
Vaccinated? Then you do not need to wear a mask.
Unvaccinated? Then you should wear a mask-this includes children not vaccinated over the age of 2.