Faux Stone Trough Workshop


Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue 26 Sep
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Alpine troughs are the perfect low-maintenance container garden. These designs look like small-scale landscapes because they can be filled with alpine plants, which are miniature versions of popular perennials, or with easy-care succulents, which are also drought-tolerant. Ann will show you how to create your own faux stone trough using a styrofoam container (believe it or not!) destined for the landfill. You will make your trough on the first night of class (drill holes, apply paint and texturing material), when we will also discuss the history of alpine trough gardening. On the second night, you will plant your trough with a nice variety of easy care plants.

Part II – Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ann DeBolt, IBG Botanist

Cost: IBG Member: $25, Non-Member: $30

Location: Lower Greenhouse

Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please bring gloves for painting & planting.

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