Friday, September 18, 2020 4 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2020 10 am to Noon
Instructor: Ann DeBolt, Botanist and Orton Botanical Garden Board Member
Location: Orton Botanical Garden, 867 Filer Ave West, Twin Falls
Come and take a class with us and build your own alpine trough! Stone troughs are a traditional way to display alpine plants, but are expensive to buy and very heavy. In this class you will learn to make your own trough from much lighter materials!
Low maintenance and easy to care for, these troughs look like small-scale landscapes and are filled with easy-care, drought-tolerant succulents.
Ann will show you how to create your own faux stone trough using a styrofoam container. You will make your trough on the first night of class (drill holes, apply paint and texturing material). We will also discuss the history of alpine trough gardening.
On Saturday morning, you will plant your beautiful trough with succulents or other low maintenance plants.
Class will be held in the garden, dress for working outdoors. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please bring gloves for painting and planting and wear a mask. Social distancing will be practiced.
For questions please call Ann at (208) 577-8137
Preregistration is required. See below to register and pay.