Take a short walk and learn about Hillwood’s kitchen garden before building your own luscious herb garden. This container garden will require a sunny location with a minimum of four to six hours of sun.
All supplies are included. Latex gloves are available, but you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves if you wish. These containers are low and flat on the bottom to ease transportation, but an old blanket or two in your trunk provides a way to help cradle your project during the drive home and makes for easy clean up.
Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program is limited to twelve people. In the unlikely event that this workshop has fewer than four people registered, it may be cancelled. If this occurs, participants may choose to participate in another session.
About the Instructors
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 twenty 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.
Marshall Paquin, senior gardener, is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. He has a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University Maryland University College and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has been with Hillwood for eight years, and during that time has been involved with the maintenance, construction, and design of the putting green and lower/upper gate entrances. He also strives to keep Hillwood’s trees as beautiful as possible by working with contractors to perform maintenance that meets or exceeds arboricultural standards. Before coming to Hillwood, Marshall was the owner of a tree care and landscape company for seven years.