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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hypertufa at Garvan Woodland Gardens

Special Art Series “Hypertufa”

September 14
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Train Garden Deck

Looking for a simple, cost effective, and “green” way to spruce up your landscape this fall? Garvan Woodland Gardens has the perfect solution. Join local artist, Kandy Jones, for this workshop on Hypertufa, an artificial medium for creating stone-like objects. Hypertufa is a lightweight, water-permeable rock made with Portland cement, peat moss, sand, and other natural ingredients. These water-permeable stones and feeders are more lightweight and more plant-friendly than the heavier structures. Due to the permeable surface, you are able to place Hypertufa stepping stones around your trees without harming the roots below. All materials required to make Hypertufa can be purchased very inexpensively at any local hardware store.

The workshop will begin with learning the age-old formula and hands-on instruction for creating a Hypertufa planter or birdbath. The afternoon session will cover creating textures, sand casting, color and painting techniques. After this one day class, you will be taking home your very own bird bath. You will also be taking home the skills to create stepping stones, planters, and much more. “This class is so much fun and makes it so easy to "add life to my yard!”

Lunch is not provided, so please bring a lunch or enjoy a lunch from the Garden’s Chipmunk Café.

$90 per person. Pre-registration is required. Contact Kandy at 501-375-0068 or by email at

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