E-TICKETS ARE REQUIRED! Click here!

Succulent Topiary Demonstration


Succulent Topiary Demonstration

Succulent Tree Demo – ONLINE- CANCELED
Botanical Demonstration
December 9 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
General Public- $10
Members- $9

Be inspired and learn how to craft a living succulent arrangement in this online demonstration. Succulents are desert plants that are easy to care for. Learn all about these beautiful and unique plants and living topiary design techniques with Kristy Schmitt, Director of Education (and succulent lover!). Demo is about an hour long with time for questions.

All adult classes and workshops are recorded and are available for four weeks after the class. Therefore, if you miss a class, you will have four weeks to catch up on the class at your convenience. Review our class information and procedures for more information.


Meet your instructor Kristy Schmitt

Kristy is the Director of Education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. As a certified teacher for both Birth-Grade 2 and 7-12 Biology, she has been teaching children and adults of all ages all about plants at the Botanical Gardens. She has also been a long-standing workshop instructor and lecturer for a wide variety of programs both onsite and in the local community at libraries and other community centers. She loves plants, particularly trees and mosses and enjoys sharing the botanical world with everyone!

Her background is in Science Education with a MS from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Forest Biology with a focus on Natural History Interpretation from SUNY-ESF. Kristy held educational positions with the Pioneer School district, Buffalo Audubon Society, and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse before starting at the Botanical Gardens in 2012. Most recently, she became a Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional in 2017 and serves on the executive board of PLANT-WNY.

Kristy is extremely knowledgeable about the natural world and loves to share her passion with her daughter, Linden. She is a fun and super energetic instructor that exudes a love of plants.