Learn with the Pros: Hypertufa Workshop

Join the pros from Pacific Horticulture and Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Shop in Menlo Park, CA, and leave with your own hypertufa container.

Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock. It is lighter than regular concrete, and will not be damaged by freezing after it is completely cured.  Hypertufa, a mixture of cement, peat moss and pearlite molded to resemble represent thee troughs of old and is a fun process for creating an instant antique for your garden.  Wear old clothes and shoes.  All materials will be provided for and as an added bonus, you’ll receive a 20% discount at the nursery to purchase plants for your new creation.

This is one in a series of do it yourself with the pros to create projects that add beauty to your garden.  This workshop is taught by Steve Gerischer president of Pacific Horticulture and a noted landscape designer in Southern California.

Pacific Horticulture sponsors a wide variety of learning events. Roger Reynolds is a highly regarded supplier of plants, garden supplies, gifts, services and garden advice on the San Francisco peninsula. They’ve been a regional favorite for over 90 years.

Roger Reynolds is easy to reach from all Bay Area communities, centrally located on the peninsula via Highway 101 freeway and the east bay via the Dumbarton Bridge. For locals, it’s just a block off El Camino Real.

Advance registration is required due to the popularity of hypertufa containers among garden enthusiasts.  Sign up early as space is limited.

Fee: $40 for Pacific Horticulture members, $45 for non members.
This fee includes all materials to create one hypertufa container.

Roger Reynolds Nursery
133 Encinal Ave
Menlo Park 94025