New Workshops Beginning September 2019



Beginning in September, Chester's will be hosting various workshops for planting, flower arranging, and more. Workshops will be held the second Tuesday of each month. 

Terrarium Building | Tuesday, Dec. 10 6-7PM

Learn how to make your very own terrarium! In this workshop we will provide a walk-through of different vessels, soils and soil covers, plants, accessories, tools, etc. to make a miniature garden that is uniquely yours .


Attendees will be provided a variety of terrarium-friendly plants, soil and soil covers , a vessel, and a hands-on tutorial to put it all together. We will learn not only how to build a terrarium, but how to care for it long term.

Terrariums make excellent gifts for the holidays and beyond! Additional terrariums, vessels and plants will be available for purchase at 10% off for workshop attendees.

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 Past Workshops:

Houseplants 101 | Tuesday, Sept. 10th 6-7PM

An introduction to keeping plants in your home

Suitable for beginners, those with a self-prescribed ‘black thumb,’ intermediate plant owners who have run into specific issues, and even masters who want to refresh or share tips. Basic topics covered will be identifying your plant (name, place of origin, climate), identifying light requirements (demystifying bright indirect light, part shade, etc.), how to water properly, and identifying common mishaps like over watering, common pests, etc. A section of the workshop will be reserved for questions at the end. 




Soil & Repotting | Tuesday, Oct. 8 6-7PM


An introduction to soil types and a how-to on how to properly re-pot your houseplants.

A step further than 101, an introduction to soil types (what even is peat moss?) and how to amend soil for various species like succulents, cacti, vines, violets, etc. Then we will go over how to properly re-pot a plant; how to know when is the right time, how big of a pot do you need, etc.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a small/medium-sized house plant for re-potting. Cost of entry covers one (1) terra cotta pot and soil combo for any plant up to 8". If a larger plant or a decorative pot is preferred, a selection is available for purchase.





Pruning and Propagating | Tuesday, Nov. 12 6-7PM

This workshop helps people pick up the scissors and not be afraid to trim back a plant successfully and then propagate those cuttings.

So, you didn’t kill your plant and you have successfully re-potted it, maybe even a few times but now its out of control and taking over an entire corner of your house. Help! This workshop helps people pick up the scissors and not be afraid to trim back a plant successfully. Where to cut, where not to cut, how much, etc. And with most plants, how to successfully propagate those cuttings into new plants for yourself or to give away to others.

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