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Container Garden Workshop

Take a short walk and hear about Hillwood’s summer designs and then build your own bowl of beauty overflowing array of bright summer flowers and ornamental foliage. Alone, or paired with your hanging basket from the workshop on May 5 and herb garden from the workshop on May 19, you’ll have blooms to enjoy all season.

These planters will require a sunny location with a minimum of four to six hours of sun.

All supplies are included in this workshop, and latex gloves are available. These containers are low and flat on the bottom to ease transportation, but an old blanket or two in your trunk makes for easy clean up and provides a way to help cradle your basket during the drive home.

Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program is limited to twelve people, and must have a minimum of four participants to take place.  In the event that the workshop is cancelled, participants may choose to participate in another session.

About the Presenter

Jessica Bonilla is the head gardener at Hillwood. Joining the team in 2009, she and her staff are responsible for all aspects of garden upkeep. With nearly 20 years of experience, she started her career in commercial landscaping and in 2000 became head gardener at a private estate in Rochester, NY, where she also ran her own landscaping business. She currently lectures for both garden clubs and Hillwood volunteers, leads Hillwood workshops, and teaches the biology class for the Master Gardener program. She is a licensed pesticide applicator, a member of the Boxwood Society, and has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Contracting from Penn State. 

  • Containers at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • Container workshop tour at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens