Victorian Container Gardening: A Mother/Daughter Workshop

Victorian Container Gardening: A Mother/Daughter Workshop

Thursday, March 15, 2018 Victorian Container Gardening: A Mother/Daughter Workshop


Mothers/daughters and individuals are invited to create a Victorian-themed container garden at Phoenixville Public Library on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM. Master Gardener Elizabeth Alakszay will lead the workshop. Plants were an important part of the interior decor during the Victorian era. Brighten up your indoors and get a jump on spring gardening! Learn how to create a thriving indoor garden with houseplants that were typically found in Victorian home. The basics of container design, various container types, best, soils to use and plant care will be discussed. Attendees will assemble their own nostalgic arrangement to take home. Please bring a trowel, and a sturdy bag/box to take home your creation. The containers will be approximately 6 – 8 inches in diameter. Materials cost is $10.00 per person.

Master Gardener Elizabeth Alakszay is an instructor and course designer for Longwood Gardens and teaches on a variety of gardening topics for Chester County Night School. She is also an independent contractor for various gardening organizations in the region and is the Chester County Library System’s Staff Development & Advocacy Coordinator.

This event supports Longwood Gardens’ Community Read program and their celebration of women in science and horticulture. Each attendee to this event will be eligible for a drawing for free passes to Longwood Gardens. This year’s featured book for adults is “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. See for more information on the Community Read. This event is open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.