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Creating Cacti and Succulent Planters

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll make your very own mixed planter using cacti and succulents, and you’ll also learn how to care for them so they flourish even as we head into the cold months. This workshop is led by the Conservatory Horticulturist, Jayton Howard, who is responsible for caring for the Garden’s beautiful collection of cacti and succulents in the Conservatory, so you’ll get to learn about these plants from a true expert and leave feeling like an expert yourself. Jayton will also lead the class on an exclusive guided tour of the Garden’s cacti and succulent collection with plenty of opportunities to ask him questions.

As a rare treat, this class will be held in the North Wing of the Conservatory (which is usually unavailable for classes due to Butterflies LIVE! and GardenFest exhibits). Snacks (including offerings like fruit and cheese bowls, charcuterie boxes, humus bowls, chicken salad with crackers, cookies and other sweet treats plus beverages including wine, beer and water) will be available for purchase during the first hour of the class (card only). By the end of the evening, you’ll be able to take your custom planter with you and keep the summer vibes alive in your home no matter how cold it gets this winter.

All programs are subject to change.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $40

Register Non-Member $46

Friday, October 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Details

All plant material will be provided. Participants will need to bring two succulent bowls or squat pots (close to 6-9″ in size) that has drainage to the class with them. You can also bring any other succulents, cacti and pots that you want help with transplanting or to add into their mixed planter. Two options from Amazon:

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Jayton HowardFood and drink available for purchase during the first hour of class, but please note that cash is not accepted. Cards only.

About the Instructor

Jayton Howard grew up in Oregon working at his mother’s flower shop, had the privilege of studying horticulture in Australia where he also managed a garden shop for 5 years, then moved to Hawaii to specialize in tropical growing where he managed wholesale nursery operations as well as a cacao and coffee farm. Now he is here in Richmond at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the Conservatory Horticulturist where he gets to keep the tropical lifestyle alive.