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Hypertufa Planters – Learn to Create your Own

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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One event on June 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

This class continued to sell out last summer so we’ve brought it back!
You now have 3 chances to take part in this workshop, June 3rd, June 26th, or August 5th.

Containers made from hypertufa are wonderful for displaying rock-garden plants or succulents. Over time, the hypertufa ages gracefully, collecting a patina of mosses and lichens.

Led by Garden Educator, Melissa Pace, participants will learn how to make their own hypertufa pots. Each participant will receive one completed pot ready to be planted along with three succulent plants of their choice. Together, we will discuss best practices and how to’s when creating hypertufa pots, the best soil mix for succulents, the use of top dressing with succulent, and the best places to purchase plants. 

Each participant will plant their own pot to take home. Materials provided will be:

·      One approximately 6 inch hypertufa pot
·      Recipe and instructions on how to make more pots
·      Three succulent plants in approximately 2.5 inch pots
·      Succulent soil mix enough to fill a 6-inch pot     
·      Care instructions


Melissa Pace is an award-winning horticulturalist who competes in numerous garden and flower shows, from Philadelphia Flower Show to the Bolton Fair. She has been a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener since 2003. Melissa has been a presenter for numerous garden clubs and civic organizations throughout New England since 1995. Melissa holds a master’s degree in teaching from Bridgewater University, is an artist and art teacher and is currently employed as a Garden Educator for Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Classes are sized according to state safety guidelines, facial masks covering both nose and mouth are required. 




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$40 for Mass Hort Members/$57 for General Admission

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June 26
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Massachusetts Horticultural Society
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The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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