Making an Alpine Trough
Date: June 2, 2017 9 am - noon
Instructor: Tim Walsh, MUNBG Nursery Manager
Location: Location: MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
Description: The Newfoundland climate is very well suited for alpine plants and many gardeners have constructed some fine rock garden examples with large boulders on sloped terrains. But not all alpines need the hard work and space needed to grow these remarkable plants. In this three hour class, Tim will help you construct an alpine trough, plus teach you the correct soil, site and plant selection to adorn your creation. These “mini-rock gardens” make perfect garden features and come out large on the smallest deck or the grandest patio.
Format: PowerPoint Presentation with demonstrations and lots of hands-on opportunities (you will create your own trough to take home).
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to just 10 people per workshop.
Special Instructions: All materials (except gloves) will be provided. Plant material will be for sale for those who wish to add plants to their trough.