Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Growing and Showing: A Fairy Garden Workshop for Kids

This workshop is designed to introduce the concepts of horticulture, plant care, and exhibiting at a flower show to young gardeners. Registrants will learn about exhibiting plants in the Amateur Horticulture section of the flower show and then will put together a container planting that will be eligible for admittance to the Junior Horticulture Classes of the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show in March. Participants can choose from a Fairy Garden Container, a succulent container, or a plant or container of their own choosing.

A two hour Massachusetts Horticultural Society workshop on creating the garden will take place at Elm Bank on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am to 12 noon. Mass Hort will provide soil, pots, and plants, as well as expert instruction on choosing, planting and exhibiting the garden in a flower show. Kids can also bring their own container (12″ wide or less) and plants that the presenters will help them to put together for a show stopping exhibit.

A follow up workshop will take place on Saturday, February 2nd from 10am to 12 noon. Attendees at this session will learn the steps involved in taking their plants(s) from houseplant to flower show exhibit. Grooming and presentation techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. Participants will also have assistance in filling out the paperwork to submit their plants in next years’ show.

A one time fee of $10.00 to help cover costs is due at registration. Children Ages 8-12 eligible to attend.  You can register or find out more information by calling Mass Hort at 617-933-4973.

This workshop is being generously co-sponsored by Weston Nurseries. Weston is focused on supporting activities in our local communities and being responsible with how our operation affects the environment. Photo from