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.

DIY Organic Body Care

with Sara Tryzelaar
Friday, August 31
1 – 4 p.m.

Plants that grow in your garden or out in the wild can be effectively used to create homemade body care products—salves, oils, tinctures, cleansers, balms, lotions, shampoos and more can all be made by you. St. John’s wort, sweetfern, witch hazel, hazelnut, juniper, yellow birch, lavender, calendula, basil, rosemary, roses and chamomile are just a few of the plants that you can grow and harvest for use in your body care projects. In this workshop, Sarah Tryzelaar, farmer and herbal body care creator, will introduce you to some of the botanical properties that make certain plants perfect for body care. All participants will leave with products of their own creation.

Making Festive Holiday Greens

with Diane Walden
Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kulp Horticulture Building

Back by popular demand! After several years’ hiatus, the Gardens’ own Diane Walden will once again gather a diverse assemblage of greens, ribbons and cones for this festive workshop. Make a swag, wreath, centerpiece or garland to take home. All materials needed to create beautiful designs will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring favorite ornaments or supplies from home, too. Beginners and advanced students alike are welcome. Please bring gloves, pruners and old wreath rings if you have them, along with optional cookies or treats to add to the day’s merriment! Please note: this hands-on workshop will be held in the Kulp Horticulture Building.