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Make-It, Take-It Workshops to Take Place at the Botanical Gardens this Fall

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces their fall Make-It, Take-It Workshops. The Fairy Garden workshop for adults will be held on September 27 at 6pm, the Kokedama Hanging Garden class will take place for the first time on October 20 at 6pm, and the Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement workshop will take place November 22 at 6pm.

Make-It, Take-It Workshops are extremely popular and some new and classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens’ schedule for this fall. The Fairy Garden workshop will be returning by popular request on September 27 from 6-8:30pm. In this workshop, adults are encouraged to unleash their inner creativity while using found and natural materials to make the perfect fairy hideaway. Containers, soil and plants are included with the workshop. Fairy trinkets, statuary, accessories and pre-made twig furniture will also be available for purchase at the workshop. The cost for this workshop is $35 for Garden members and $40 for the general Public. 

Offered for the very first time, the Kokedama Hanging Garden class will be led by David Clark on October 20 from 6-8:30pm. Kokedama, or “moss ball gardening” is a Japanese hanging garden that originated from bonsai styles. These trendy arrangements are created with mosses, a packed soil mixture and string. Participants should prepare to get messy while creating these unique and decorative arrangements; bring gloves and a box for transporting your creation.  The cost for this workshop is $45 for Garden members and $50 for the general public.

The Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement workshop returns November 22 from 6-8pm.  In this floral design workshop participants will create a beautiful autumnal arrangement for their Thanksgiving get-together.  Organizers ask that participants bring hand clippers, a pair of scissors and a large box to transport the arrangement. The cost for this workshop will be $35 for Garden members and $40 for the general public. The Botanical Gardens will be closed November 21-24 to create some holiday magic, so this class will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens.

Space is limited for all three workshops and pre-registration is required.  Go to www.buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 292 for more information and to register.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.SaveSav


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