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.

Container Garden Compositions 202: Tough and Drought Tolerant

with Irene Barber
Friday, June 15
1 – 4 p.m.

This course will expand upon the popular container gardening class we’ve offered over the past several years. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll examine stunning plants that are drought-tolerant, resilient, and persistent performers. Of course, while no plant can be left entirely to its own devices, there are those that are long-lasting, able to thrive without the commitment of constant attention, and are capable of being left comfortably alone for a few days. With the right soils, containers and plant selection, you’ll see how long container gardens can sustain themselves.

Living Wreaths

with Irene Brady Barber and Sarah Smith
Friday, July 13
1 – 4 p.m.

Lush textures from hardy plants abound on these ring formations called living wreaths. Together, we will create these vertical garden features that can hang anywhere with ease—whether a bathroom, kitchen, porch, front entrance or arbor post. Plant options for these wreaths are diverse and include ferns, succulents, ground covers, trailing perennials, or annuals grown in a dense ring of sphagnum moss. Join us for this fun-filled, lively and imaginative class!

Creating Pressed Flowers

with Lynette Breton
Friday, August 17 and Friday, September 7
1– 4 p.m.

In this creative and hands-on, two-part class, students will learn about the diverse applications of floral press creations and make their own floral and leaf pressed cards. In the first class, students will explore the Gardens to acquire the leaves and flowers to set into the presses. Then, reconvening in the second class, they’ll apply the dried/pressed flowers onto cards to take home at the end of the class. These personal creations will offer inspiration for countless artful cards for years to come!