Birdbath and Leopold Bench-making Classes

Artfully decorate your landscape with homemade creations. Dyck Arboretum members Lisa Grace and Charlie Graber have experience with making concrete bird baths and Leopold Benches. With their assistance, you will be able to draw wildlife to your yard and have a seat while making observations!

Bench-making Class

April 4 (5:30 p.m.) We will discuss Leopold’s observations of phenology while assembling your bench. $45 for treated yellow pine ($120 for cedar, or $150 for redwood if you’d rather have one of these material options). Lumber will be pre-cut and pre-drilled unless otherwise requested. RSVP by March 31.

Birdbath-making  Class

Start April 6 and finish April 11 (5:30 p.m. each day) $20. RSVP by April 4.


All supplies are included in each class. Class sizes are limited so sign up today!


Example of a Leopold Bench


Bird bath formed and painted by Lisa Grace and Charlie Graber