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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Creating Hypertufa Containers: A 2-Day Workshop

Dec 14, 2023, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
$40 for Chadwick Arboretum members or $45 for non-members
Chadwick Arboretum Barn, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
Julia Wilson
Hypertufa Containers

In this 2-day workshop, Chadwick Arboretum Volunteer Allen Fabian will teach you how to create beautiful hypertufa containers.  A planted trough can be a garden unto itself, highlighting a variety of textures, colors and heights. Each class participant should be able to make two containers from materials supplied. 

Session One takes place on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Participants will learn about the history of hypertufa, mix the ingredients, build a container, and learn how to release a finished container from its mold, with one-on-one instruction.

Session Two takes place on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Participants will remove pots from mold and add texture.

Hypertufa is perfect for Ohio weather year round, durable and long-lasting art in your garden. By the time you have ended the class, you will be able to teach the class yourself! All materials, gloves and handouts provided. Please come dressed in your garden clothes.

$40 Chadwick members/$45 non-members, includes both sessions, all materials, two containers, and a handout.


This workshop will take place in the Chadwick Arboretum barn, which is located right behind the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

This class is limited to 12 people, sign up soon! Credit card payments are accepted and due when you arrive. 

Registrations are now full. Please add your name to our waitlist by emailing