In the 1800s, alpine planters (or troughs) were crafted from limestone. Today, we call this organic alpine planter look hypertufa ("hyper" meaning “manmade” and "tufa" meaning "naturally occurring"). Because of the materials used, your hypertufa planter will be lightweight even though it may look rock-like. Join us in the greenhouse, and we'll make a mess creating three planters for a matching display in your home, or one to keep and two to give away! The planters will range from 4”-6”, and can go outside during the temperate weather above 50 degrees.
On March 30th (part one), you will create the rock-like hypertufa planter and leave it at the greenhouse to cure for part two. The instructor will unmold them and finish the curing process so they are ready when you return for part two.
On April 13th (part two), fill your planters with succulents and bring them home for indoor or outdoor enjoyment!
Please note: Rubber gloves will be provided for this project.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
Class ticket purchases are non-refundable for any reason, however a credit or transfer may be granted if requested 7+ days prior to your scheduled class. For more information on our policies, please visit our FAQ.
Adding product to your cart
Meet the Teacher
Jamie Snyder grew up on a farm that raised livestock, fruit, vegetables, and grain. After completing a degree in landscape design from SUNY Morrisville, she worked in the garden center industry for 18 years. Her business, Creative Gardens, reflects her passion for plants, flowers, and color.