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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


FULL: Hypertufa Container Workshop

Nov 9, 2021 through Nov 10, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
$40 for Chadwick Arboretum members or $45 for non-members
Chadwick Arboretum Barn, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
Chadwick Arboretum

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In this 2-part workshop, Allen Fabian, Chadwick Arboretum Volunteer, 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 Tuesday, November 9 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Participants will learn about the history of hypertua, 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 Wednesday, November 10 from 6:30 p.m. -8:00 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.

In keeping with OSU's COVID safety protocols, we have limited this workshop to 10 participants and will be required to wear a mask while inside the barn. 

Please email if you are interested in registering and instructions on sending in payment (cash/check) and how to park will follow.