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Serene Succulent Workshop

Build and learn how to maintain a tranquil desert landscape with charming succulents.

All materials are included. The container is approximately eight inches in diameter. 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 Instructor

Frances Vandenbroucke, gardener II, has been a gardener at Hillwood for nearly fourteen years, starting first as a volunteer before being hired to care for the Japanese-style garden in 2002. Before coming to Hillwood, she was the horticulturist at Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pop-Leighey House in Alexandria, Virginia, a National Trust historic site. There she was responsible for the plantings and maintenance of the gardens and designed a new landscape for the Pope-Leighey House, based on Wright's original drawings. She received her horticultural training at Northern Virginia Community College.