A colorful flower pot containing a green plant.
A marbled flower pot, created during a hydro-dipping workshop at Allen Centennial Garden.

This summer, Allen Centennial Garden has a new series of creative workshops and is pairing its popular free jazz concert series with the opportunity to drop in and build a flower bouquet or flower crown for $10. Every other Sunday, we invite you to come for the flowers and stay for the music. Starting at 4 p.m., drop in for a $10 mini-workshop. Depending on the week, we’ll have flower crowns or bouquets to build. At 5 p.m., check out our jazz lineup. June 25 features MJO: Madison Jazz Orchestra. The full music lineup can be found here: Concerts run from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Feel free to come for the flower activity, the music – or both! Of course, we think rocking the crown and representing the garden at the concert is the best option.

Workshop participants hold up colorful fabrics dyed via flower pounding.

Want a more in-depth experience? Register for one of our garden workshops. Each Wednesday evening, we’ll cover a different topic from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Come to deepen your skills in plant care, flower arranging, or plant-based art by yourself or with friends. Some upcoming programs include flower pounding and houseplant level-up. Flower pounding is the enjoyable art of smashing flowers, leaves, and stems with a hammer to dye beautiful, colorful patterns into fabric. Houseplant level-up teaches the art of hydro-dipping (a.k.a. water transfer printing or marbling) ceramic pots so you can have the coolest-looking houseplant pot in your family, while sharing plenty of tips for how to best care for your houseplants. Make sure to check out our Eventbrite link below to find the dates, activities, and registration information for all the workshops. Workshop prices range from $20-$55 per person and will be hosted at Allen Centennial Garden. 

Alternatively, groups can book a private workshop! Our workshops are a fantastic bonding experience and can be booked during the week or weekend in June, July, August and October. If booking as a group, workshops can be tailored to your needs and interests. If you are interested in booking for your group, use our workshop and tour inquiry form:

More information about individual events can be found at our Eventbrite: