Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Classroom 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Hypertufa Planters - Learn to create your own  

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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 the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.


$55/general admission