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DIY Garden Series: Flower Press Workshop

Event information

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $20 per person

Age: Ages 21 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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Pressed flowers sitting on the pages of a book with other dried flowers and materials off to the side. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Don’t let those stunning plants of today fade to nothing but a memory tomorrow. Preserve them with your own flower press. Aspiring botanists, garden enthusiasts and crafters alike – this one’s for you! A naturalist will share the basics of plant identification then guide you through the steps to make your own press. Learn to preserve specimens to create your own herbarium (collections of dried plants) or to use for future crafting projects.

Materials will be provided, but you’ll do the cutting and assembling. No crafting experience is needed, though finger dexterity may be helpful. Staff will be available to lend a hand as needed.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, June 20: 708-946-2216.


Plum Creek Nature Center in an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.