Learn with the Pros

Hands-On Garden Workshops with PHS

From Handmade Garden Projects by Lorene Edwards Forkner. Photo: Alan Mandell

Copper-clad planter from Handmade Garden Projects by Lorene Edwards Forkner. Photo: Alan Mandell

Join Pacific Horticulture Society and Roger Reynolds Nursery and Carriage Stop in Menlo Park, California, for a series of late-summer, hands-on workshops and learn how to create simple handmade garden elements.  PHS Pros— designers, landscape architects, writers, artists, and passionate amateur gardeners—share their knowledge and tips for furnishing your outdoor space and show you how to create a colorful and inviting landscape, late summer into fall.

With its shady corners and towering redwood grove, Roger Reynolds Nursery offers an ideal late-summer setting for our workshop series.  A long-time regional favorite of gardeners and garden lovers, it is located on the San Francisco Peninsula with easy access from freeways and major streets.

Craft rustic, stone-like containers from basic hardware store materials.

Craft rustic, stone-like hypertufa containers from basic hardware store materials.

For further details and to register online follow individual workshop links.

  • Hypertufa Containers
    July 20, 2013, 11:30 am
    Create a light-weight version of rare and costly antique stone sink containers and inexpensively lend a rustic elegance to your garden, deck, or porch. Instructor: Steve Gerischer, PHS board president
  • Late-summer Container Gardening
    August 24, 2013, 10:30 am
    Compose stylish container gardens for late summer into fall with tips from garden design pros. Instructors: Leslie Dean, landscape architect and former PHS board member; Roberta Barnes, Santa Clara Master Gardener
  • Crafting a Copper-clad Planter
    September 28, 2013, 10:30 am
    Transform a common redwood planter into a garden focal point with a stylish patina using basic hardware store materials for a look that’s more valuable garden antique than cast-off garden giveaway. Instructor: Lorene Edwards Forkner, Editor, Pacific Horticulture
Succulents and colorful foliage create lasting late-season container compositions.

Succulents and colorful foliage create lasting late-season container compositions.

Workshop space is limited.