Sign up early for Make-It, Take-It workshops at Botanical Gardens

making Thanksgiving arrangement at Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Photo courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Make-It, Take-It Workshops at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are extremely popular and may sell out, so make your reservations now.

Some of the projects use indoor plants while others are holiday designs.

Pre-registration is required. You can register by calling 716.827.1584, ext. 730 or click on the links below to register online.

Succulent Dish Garden

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

Participants will design a unique succulent container garden while learning more about these exciting low-maintenance plants. Learn how succulents grow and how to propagate them. Each participant can add some creative touches to their arrangement from a variety of included supplies.

Please take gloves and a box for transporting your creation.

The cost for this workshop is $25 for the general public and $20 for Botanical Gardens members. Register here.

Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement

Two identical sessions will be offered at 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26.

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 your arrangement.

The cost for this workshop is $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens members. Register here.

Note that the Botanical Gardens will be closed November 25-28 to create some holiday magic inside the conservatory, so this class will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens.

Tropical Glass Terrarium

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5

Build a terrarium from tropical cuttings from the Botanical Gardens’ collection and add some creative touches. This workshop is a great friend get-together, a fun night out and an opportunity to make great gifts.

Please take gloves and a box for transporting your creation.

The cost for this workshop is $25 for the general public and $20 for Botanical Gardens’ members. Register here.

(Last year’s new Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop sold out very quickly.)

Fresh Boxwood Arrangement

Two identical sessions will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.

Create your own boxwood arrangement from fresh boxwood cuttings. The Botanical Gardens will supply all materials along with ribbons and small holiday décor.

Take gloves, hand clippers and a large box for transporting your arrangement.

The cost for this workshop will be $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens members. Register here.

Fresh Conifer Wreath

Two identical sessions will be offered on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.

Create a 14-inch fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath to add some seasonal greenery to your home. The Botanical Gardens will supply all materials along with ribbons and small holiday décor items.

Take hand clippers, garden gloves and a large box for transport.

The cost for this workshop will be $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens members. Register here.

Fresh Holiday Arrangement

Two identical sessions will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19 and 20.

Bring the scents of the holidays home by designing a lovely arrangement for your dinner table or as the perfect gift.

Take hand clippers, a pair of scissors and a large box for transporting your creation. All supplies needed for this workshop will be provided.

The cost for this workshop will be $45 for the general public and $40 for Botanical Gardens members. Register here.

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