Hands-on Plants Workshops
6-7:30pm on select Tuesdays (dates below)
Celebrate spring in the Gardens by learning and creating with local guest teachers! Enjoy time in nature, and a glass of wine or cocoa, while you get your hands on creative projects.
Fee: $50 per class
Members receive a $5 discount, watch your email for the promo code!
Program fee is non-refundable. Registration completed without the member code will not be refunded the discount. Please call our office at 715-261-6309 with any member promo code questions.
March 28th - Lotion Bars
Program led by Dan Smith.
Every day is a great day to learn something new. Come join Herbal Soap N' Salves, in learning how to make lotion bars using herbs grown here in Central Wisconsin. Learn about infusions, coloring, and the ingredients needed to make these wonderful lotions. Hands-on participation is encouraged but not required.
April 4 - Soap
Program led by Dan Smith.
Every day is a great day to learn something new. Come join Herbal Soap N' Salves, in learning how to make soap bars using herbs grown here in Central Wisconsin. Learn about infusions, coloring, and the ingredients needed to make these wonderful soaps. Hands-on participation is encouraged but not required.
May 9 - Natural Cordage
Program led by Sean Sullivan (Sean the Mammoth Hunter).
Cordage (string) from Natural Materials: String is readily available in the modern world, but prehistoric people had to make what they needed from natural materials in their environment. We will look at some of the artifact reproductions that relate to the production, and use of cordage. Students will then learn the properties of good fiber plants, and several local species that fiber can be harvested from. We will cover methods of processing fiber from different species. Students will then make a length of cordage while learning to twine processed fiber.
May 23 - Garden Bouquet in Ink and Watercolor
Program led by Nancy Laliberte.
Join celebrated local watercolor artist, Nancy Laliberte, for an evening of painting in the Gardens. Each guest will receive a small arrangement of flowers from the Gardens to use as inspiration for their 8x10” watercolor painting. All materials provided.
These events are all outdoors, please dress for the weather.
Registration for each workshop closes the morning beforehand so we can gather materials, please plan accordingly.
*NEW- HOP KIDS!
While you enjoy a relaxing evening learning something new, your child can do the same! Hands-on Plants Kids workshops are led by our experienced education staff at our yurt classroom. HOP Kids workshops will have a theme similar to the corresponding adult workshop.
*An adult caregiver for the child must be enrolled in the corresponding adult HOP workshop.
Children must be between ages 3-12. The information and sign-in sheet must be completed when the child is dropped off at the yurt.
The information sheet can be found here: https://monkgardens.org/wp-con...
Copies will also be available at the yurt.
Children can be dropped off 15 min prior to the adult workshop start (5:45 PM) and must be picked up immediately after the adult workshop is completed.
Questions? Email Elise Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monk Botanical Gardens 1800 N 1st Ave Wausau,