Leaf Birdbaths at Long Hill

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 13 appropriately-attired Driftwood Garden Club members attended a leaf birdbath making workshop at Long Hill Reservation in Beverly. The grounds at Long Hill were just gorgeous, and several members remarked on a number of improvements made since their last visit. Members worked together in a shady outdoor workshop led by Long Hill’s Senior Horticulturist, Dan Bouchard. DGC members brought leaves from their own gardens and were shown how to first set the leaf on a mound of sand, and then to mold a sandy concrete mixture against the back of the leaf to make an imprint of the veining on the bowl of the birdbath. The birdbaths are currently drying and will look just beautiful in our gardens. This was such an enjoyable workshop!