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with Paul Spriggs
In this hands-on workshop, participants will produce a 12 x 14 inch hypertufa trough in the classic rock garden style. Hypertufa is a concrete substitute that looks just like concrete but weighs much less, making it easier to transport. Participants will go through the process of creating the forms, mixing the materials, and setting the trough. As there is a curing period, participants will have to return at a later date to collect their creations. Included in the cost are the forms and all the materials to make one trough. The forms are reusable, so once the skill has been learned, participants may continue to create many more troughs in the future.
HCP Members $65
Instructor Biography: Paul Spriggs
Paul Spriggs is an avid rock gardener , plant explorer, photographer and mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and current Vice President of the Vancouver island Rock and Alpine Garden Society. Paul specializes in a new style of rock gardening called Crevice Gardening, having learned the craft from some of the European innovators of the style. He has a passion for all wild plants especially those of dwarf Stature.