Instructors: Mark Paterson and Gordon Mackay
Learn how to create a miniature living garden in a container. The series will cover everything from selecting containers, plants, hardscape elements and maintenance.
In Part 1 you will create your own container in Hypertufa containers. Hypertufa is a concrete substitute that looks just like concrete but weighs much less, making it easier to transport and perfect for miniature gardens. Participants will go through the process of creating the forms, mixing the materials, and setting the trough. Due to the curing period, participants will collect their creations at a later date. Participants will create two troughs approximately 12 x 12 inches in size. They will be planting their miniature gardens into them in part 2 & 3 of the series. Once the skill has been learned, participants may go home to create many more hypertufa containers.
Part 2 will cover crevice gardens and alpines. Participants will learn how to incorporate rocks in their design with Gordon Mackay.
Part 3 will cover Japanese style miniature landscapes with bonsai expert, Mark Patterson.
At the end of the series, participants will have two miniature gardens planted in containers they created and the knowledge to go home and create more. They will also know how to select the right plants and how to care for and maintain their gardens.
Part 1 – Hypertufa Troughs – March 7 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Part 2 – Crevice Gardens and Alpines – April 18 – 9am – 12pm
Part 3 – Japanese Style Miniature Gardens – May 2 – 9am – 12pm
HCP Members – $65/Class or $170 for the Series
Non Members – $75/Class or $195 for the Series
Register online or call 250 479 6162