Photograph of the Four Seasons GardenAdult Education Workshops

In these workshops, we feature our horticultural staff as well as outside educators from the local community. Learn techniques and practices to bring a bit of what you love about BCA back to your own home or garden.

Typically, these workshops include a discussion with a hands-on activity resulting in a product to return home with. These workshops are mature in nature and are geared toward adults or teenagers with a specific interest in the subject matter.

All registration fees are considered a donation to Bayard Cutting Arboretum through the Natural Heritage Trust, aiding in the development of our Education Department. We thank you for the support of our mission and look forward to seeing how we can grow together!

 


Our Workshops

 

Set in Stone: Hypertufa Planters (Ages 15+) SOLD OUT

Hypertufa is a blend of various materials bonded with cement which creates a porous, limestone-like material. Gardeners love it because it is relatively lightweight, durable, and has a rustic charm. In this workshop, we will cover the materials and processes used to create hypertufa at home. Each participant will receive the supplies to create one large or two small planters. Our Horticulture Coordinator will provide alpine plant recommendations; Giving you the knowledge, tools, and resources to create endless possibilities for your home or garden.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT HYPERTUFA PLANTERS WORKSHOP HERE

REGISTER FOR THE HYPERTUFA PLANTER WORKSHOP (SOLD OUT)

 

 

 

 

 

Nature’s Colors: Plant Dye Workshop (Ages 15+)

Presented by Dr. Rosa M. Gambier, Professor of Biology, this workshop will introduce the historical and traditional plant dye techniques. Utilizing common household, locally sourced, and imported plant materials participants will learn to create a natural spectrum of colors.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATURAL PLANT DYE WORKSHOP HERE

REGISTER FOR NATURE’S COLORS PLANT DYE WORKSHOP HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Farm-to-Glass: Cocktail Class (Ages: 21+) SOLD OUT

Back by popular demand is our Farm-to-Glass: Cocktail Class! Our expert mixologist will guide the group through a process of crafting three unique drinks using fresh ingredients.

Participants must be 21 and over to attend. Please notify the instructor of any food allergies after registering for this class via email at Kevin.Williamson@parks.ny.gov.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FARM-TO-COCKTAIL WORKSHOP HERE

REGISTER FOR FARM-TO-COCKTAIL WORKSHOP (SOLD OUT)

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Power: Cut Flower Arrangements (Ages 15+)

In this workshop, our cut-flower specialist will present the species grown on our CSA Farm. Each is uniquely selected and hand-cultivated for its value in flower arrangements. Participants can expect to return home with a vase full of beautiful fresh-cut flowers and a better understanding of the fundamentals of flower arranging.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CUT FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS HERE

REGISTER FOR CUT FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS WORKSHOP HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Herbal Vinegar Infusions (Ages 15+)

Herbally infused vinegars are one of the easiest ways to put up the bounty of the season for later use. Learn the basics, and different uses, and then customize your flavors from herbs grown here at our CSA Farm. For use in cooking, salad dressings, and pickling recipes.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT HERBALLY INFUSED VINEGAR WORKSHOP HERE

Register For HERBALLY INFUSED VINEGAR WORKSHOP HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Wellness Walks (Ages 15+)

A Wellness Walk is a unique immersion in nature; a connection with the natural world and ourselves. Unlike a hike or a naturalist walk, it’s a time to slow down and get grounded in nature; bringing some peace to our otherwise busy lives.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT WELLNESS WALKS HERE

REGISTER FOR A WELLNESS WALK HERE