Garden Crafts and Projects
Garden Crafts and Projects

Garden Crafts and Projects

Our current selection of garden crafts and projects for adults for this season at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Making Hypertufa Pots

with Denise Sawyer
Friday, May 12
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Get ready to get messy! Learn how to create your own “hypertufa” pot at the Gardens. Hypertufa is made of a lightweight mix of materials that simulate a natural, porous, limestone rock called “tufa.” The mix is easily molded into durable, textured outdoor planters that look like stone but are deceptively lightweight and portable. Denise will describe what types of plants are best suited to grow in hypertufa, and how best to care for your new pot. Bring a pair of sturdy rubber gloves and an old, large t-shirt for a smock.

Container Garden Compositions

with Irene Barber
Friday, June 2
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In this workshop, Irene will cover tried-and-true methods for composing successful and highly productive container gardens. She’ll cover important elements to plan for, including spacing of plants, potting mix ratio, and container type. She’ll also discuss various design strategies for containers, such as using collective groupings to create a garden effect - perfect for porches, patios or front entrances. Under Irene’s careful tutelage, students will compose their own beautiful container garden to take home. All materials included.

Creating Decorative Sugar Flowers

with Patricia Moroz
Thursday, August 3
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

During this fun and relaxed course, each student will learn to create a variety of beautiful and realistic edible sugar flowers, including hydrangeas, daisies and gardenias. These can be used on cakes, cookies, cupcakes and just about any baked goods! Each student will be provided a fresh cake covered with icing and fondant to decorate with flowers they make during the class. No previous experience is required and all tools and materials will be provided. Please bring an apron and wear comfortable clothes!