Garden Workshops

Wistariahurst Museum Garden Lectures & Workshops

Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners and Wistariahurst Museum will host a series of lectures and workshops at the Museum, located at 238 Cabot Street in Holyoke. The activities offer insightful advice & helpful tips and the workshops are designed to let you get a hands-on experience. Take home what you create!


July 26th at 9:30 am: Birdbath Garden

Many succulent plants are very small. To appreciate them you must get near the ground. An elevated planting allows you to enjoy these plants more. You will learn how to select the right plants and how to modify a birdbath to make an appropriate environment. Each attendee will make a birdbath garden to take home. $50 per participant, all inclusive. Reservations necessary. Garden Workshops are presented by Wistariahurst Museum Gardeners & the Western Massachusetts Gardeners Association

Presented by Master Gardener Shari Petrucci

August 16th at 9:30 am:Hypertufa Workshop

Prepare to get your hands dirty creating your own planting container, with peat moss, perlite and portland cement. We do the mixing, you get to create! Each attendee will make a pot. $30 per participant, all inclusive. Reservations necessary. Garden Workshops are presented by Wistariahurst Museum Gardeners & the Western Massachusetts Gardeners Association

Presented by Master Gardener Deb Hamm

Sept. 20th at 9:30 am: Terrariums Workshop

Don’t let the thought of impending winter get you down. Learn how to make lovely miniature indoor gardens under glass. If you create these gardens in the early autumn, the plants will have matured in time for holiday gift giving and you can share a bit of greenery with friends and family. Attendees will each make a terrarium. $50 per participant, all inclusive. Reservations necessary. Garden Workshops are presented by Wistariahurst Museum Gardeners & the Western Massachusetts Gardeners Association

Presented by Master Gardener Shari Petrucci

October 4th at 11:00 am: Herbs & Spices

Do you want to know how to cook delicious dishes using spices and herbs from your garden? Sample herbs and spices, learn about their health benefits and find out recipes that describe how to include these wonderful herbs and spices in your own cooking.  $5 suggested donation to benefit the garden restoration at Wistariahurst

Presented by Master Gardener Chris Brown