Make-it, Take-it Workshops to start in October

making Thanksgiving arrangement at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Two identical workshops are scheduled on making a Thanksgiving arrangement at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

You can register now for the popular Make-it, Take-it Workshops at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

The workshops are:

  • Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Participants will each build a terrarium from tropical cuttings from the Botanical Gardens’ collection. You should take gloves and a box for transporting your creation. The cost for this workshop is $20 for the general public and $15 for Botanical Gardens’ members.
  • Hypertufa Container Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Hypertufa planters are porous. You can create your own hypertufa planter from peat moss, Portland cement and perlite. This is a messy workshop and you should wear appropriate clothing. Take a container to use to mold your hypertufa planter, no larger than 12 inches by 16 inches. All other materials to make the planter will be provided. The cost is $30 for the general public and $25 for Botanical Gardens’ members.
  • Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Two identical sessions will be offered on Nov. 19 and 20. In this floral design workshop, participants will create a beautiful autumnal arrangement for their Thanksgiving get-together. Please take hand clippers, a pair of scissors and a large box to transport the arrangement. The cost for this workshop will be $40 for the general public and $35 for Botanical Gardens’ members. The Botanical Gardens will be closed November 19-22 to prepare for the holiday exhibit, so this workshop will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens.
  • Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement Workshop,  6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. This is a repeat of the Nov. 19 workshop. Note that the Botanical Gardens will be closed November 19-22, so this workshop will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens.

For more information or to register by phone, call 716-827-1584, ext. 730.

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