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

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Andy Grinsfelder

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces their adult Make-It, Take-It Workshops for this fall. The Kokedama Hanging Garden class will take place on October 5, the Fairy Garden workshop will be held on October 17, and the Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement workshop will take place November 21.

Make-It, Take-It Workshops are extremely popular and some classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens’ schedule for this fall. The Kokedama Hanging Garden class will be led by David Clark on October 5 from 6-8pm. 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 Botanical Gardens’ members and $50 for the general public.

The Fairy Garden workshop will be returning by popular request on October 17 from 6-8pm. 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 $40 for Botanical Gardens’ members and $45 for the general public.

The Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement workshop returns November 21 and, new this year, two sessions will be offered - 2-4pm and 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 Botanical Gardens’ members and $40 for the general public. The Botanical Gardens will be closed November 20-23 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.

Tag @Buffalogardens when posting on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. 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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