July 23: Create Your Own Planter & Bouquet Bar at Hansberry Garden

Create Your Own Planter & Bouquet Bar

Save the date and join us for TWO summer workshops in the garden! HGNC will be hosting Create Your Own Planter & Bouquet Bar with Astia Carrega & Megan Kizer. Both of these workshops will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 5150 Wayne Ave. (at the corner of Wayne and Hansberry) in Southwest Germantown. Details for each workshop below.

Hypertufa Casting for the Garden with Astia Carrega at 11 a.m.

$35/person, advance registration required (link) & includes the price of materials

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make their own hypertufa planters with artist Astia Carrega. Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous material made from a mixture of peat moss, cement, and either sand, vermiculite, or perlite. 

Astia is a gardener, sculptor, and printmaker based in Germantown, Philadelphia. They have been working with found objects, glass, and concrete in many different forms since 2010 and draw inspiration from environments both natural and urban.

Bouquet Bar in the Garden with Megan Kizer, 3 – 4 p.m.  (Rain Date: Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m.) 

$25/person, advance registration required (link) & includes the cost of materials

Ever wanted to try your hand at arranging beautiful flowers? Perfect for a day with friends or a treat yourself moment, this DIY bouquet building event will provide:

  • A variety of in-season, locally sourced flowers for you to arrange 
  • Optional directions about how to arrange in “formulas” or the chance to freestyle 
  • A unique vessel to take to display your bouquet at home 
  • Gardeners available to answer some of your questions about growing flowers at home 
  • Light refreshments 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to arrange flowers and create their own bouquet with the guidance of HGNC’s very own Megan Kizer. Participants are recommended to bring a hat, personal water, a small snack, and sunscreen. 


Megan Bridge


PO Box 44137 

Philadelphia, PA 19144