Building Your Own Garden Structures


Saturday, 04/22/2017    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Type

This event is in a private garden in Shirley, MA. See the member email or email a board member for exact location.

Join Gardeners Exchange member Judy Erickson for a workshop and slideshow on garden structures. We will start indoors with slides showing different projects such as arbors, bamboo fences, and trellises. Then you can try your hand at sand casting a birdbath in cement; or tying bamboo for a screen, small fence, or trellis. The goal is to try out techniques and materials, rather than actually complete an entire project, and to come away with lots of new inspiration for your own DIY garden structures.

Judy has been reinventing her vegetable garden with recycled (read trash-picked) materials for several years. Every year is a new combination. She has built trellises, a large pergola, raised beds, cold frames, and is currently building a greenhouse.

Bring mud boots, work gloves and a clean pair of shoes to change into to come inside for refreshments.

In the event of heavy rain, the event will be held on April 23rd.