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Popular Make-It, Take-It Workshops Offered at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Feeney

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of programs and workshops throughout the year. Make-It, Take-It Workshops are extremely popular and some classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens’ schedule for this fall and holiday season.

A Succulent Dish Garden Workshop will take place on November 7, the Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement Workshop will take place November 25 and 26, a Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop will be offered on December 5, the Fresh Boxwood Arrangement Workshop will take place on December 7, the popular Fresh Conifer Wreath Workshop will be held on December 8 and the Fresh Holiday Arrangement Workshop  will be held on December 19 and 20. Make-It, Take-It Workshops are a great way to spend time with friends or family members, while doing something fun and creative.

First of the fall workshops will be the Succulent Dish Garden held on November 7 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Participants will design a unique succulent container garden while learning more about these exciting low-maintenance plants. Attendees will learn how succulents grow and how to propagate them. Each participant can add some creative touches to their arrangement from a variety of included supplies. Organizers ask that attendees bring gloves and a box for transporting their creation.  The cost for this workshop is $25 for the general public and $20 for Botanical Gardens’ members.

The popular Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement Workshop returns this fall.  Two identical sessions will be offered on November 25 and 26 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. 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 their arrangement. The cost for this workshop is $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens’ members. Organizers would like to note that the Botanical Gardens will be closed November 25-28 to create some holiday magic inside the conservatory, so this class will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens on November 25 and 26.

Last year’s new Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop, was a great success and sold out very quickly.  This year’s fun workshop will be held on December 5 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Participants will each build a terrarium from tropical cuttings from the Botanical Gardens’ collection and be able to add some creative touches to their terrarium.  This workshop is a great friend get-together, a fun night out and make great gifts.  Organizers ask that participants bring gloves and a box for transporting your creation. The cost for this workshop is $25 for the general public and $20 for Botanical Gardens’ members.

A long-time favorite, the Fresh Boxwood Arrangement Workshop will take place on December 7.  Two sessions, 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm will be offered. Participants will create their own boxwood arrangement from fresh boxwood cuttings and the Botanical Gardens will supply all materials along with ribbons and small holiday décor. Participants should bring gloves, hand clippers, and a large box for transporting their arrangement. The cost for this workshop will be $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens’ members.

 

The Fresh Conifer Wreath Workshop will take place on December 8 with choices of a 9:00am to 11:00am or 1:00pm to 3:00pm session. Participants will create a 14 inch, fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath to add some seasonal greenery to their home. The Botanical Gardens will supply all materials along with ribbons and small holiday décor items. Attendees should bring hand clippers, garden gloves and a large box for transport. The cost for this workshop will be $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens’ members.

The Fresh Holiday Arrangement workshop is back this year with two dates to choose from, December 19 or December 20.  The workshop will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on both days. Participants can bring the scents of the holidays home by designing a lovely arrangement for their dinner table or for the perfect gift. Participants will want to bring hand clippers, a pair of scissors and a large box for transporting their creation. All supplies needed for this workshop will be provided. The cost for this workshop will be $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens’ members.

Space is limited for all workshops as many of them sell out early.  Pre-registration is required.  Go to buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 730 for more information and to register.

Tag @Buffalogardens when posting on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.


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