Lifelong Learning: Creative Container Gardening
  • Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive
  • Naples, Florida
  • 34112
  • (239) 643-7275


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With instructor Debbie Hughes. Registration is closed, we have reached full capacity for the class.

Class Title: Creative Container Gardening

Instructor: Debbie Hughes

Class Description: Do you like expressing your creative side? Does your lanai need some color? If so, this class on Creative Container Gardening is a perfect fit for you! Bring in your own charismatic container suitable for potting plants, and instructor Debbie Hughes will teach you how to turn it into a beautiful container garden! Debbie will explain how to select plants and pots that complement each other in color, texture, and style. For this fun learning experience, feel free to bring in a container as simple as a coffee can!

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Kapnick Center; White Classroom (124)

Class Size: 10 participants

Cost: $30 Garden Members/ $35 Non-members (includes supplied materials)

Materials List: Creative or reusable container (approx. 12 inches tall or smaller), gardening gloves


Instructor Bio: Debbie Hughes has been a horticulturist for 10 years, working as a private gardener or at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. She is a certified Horticulture Professional through the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association and the Society of Horticultural Scientists. Debbie graduated with a degree in Biology from Augustana College and continued her education at Northwestern University, graduating with a degree in Physical Therapy. Debbie views gardening as both therapy and exercise! Her greatest enjoyment involves sharing her knowledge and love of gardening. For example, she answered garden questions on a local call-in radio program every Sunday for three years. Her "Garden Talks" focused on how to grow vegetables, herbs, citrus, and tropical fruits. Debbie would end the show with the saying, "So many plants, so little time". Debbie has taught how to have fun with creative containers at several conferences and garden clubs.

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