Making Workshops

Our workshops are designed to provide our attendees with a creative space to learn about plants and how to combine nature with art forms. We strive to provide convenience, service, and plant knowledge to our attendees. Workshops involve making your item and taking it home and most of our workshops are held in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, Connecticut at Container Crazy CT’s workshop space, unless otherwise noted.

Your Host

Cathy Testa of Container Crazy CT and Cathy T’s Landscape Designs is your instructor and host at the majority of these workshops. Cathy earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in Horticulture with a concentration in Floriculture from the University of Connecticut, and completed the Master Gardener Program in September 2010. She has been organizing and offering her plant related expertise to attendees of these workshops for over 9 years.

Guest Artists

When special guest artists have been invited to teach the session for us, this is noted on each workshop listing. We welcome any special guest artist interested in sharing their craft and art with our attendees.

Host Facilities

Some of our workshops are held at host facilities, such as Strong Family Farm in Vernon, CT, The Stafford Cidery in Stafford Springs, and at farmers’ markets such as the Ellington Farmers Market and South Windsor Farmers Market.

Demonstrations by Request

If you find a topic interesting, and would prefer a demonstration as an alternative to a full hands-on workshop at your facility, please reach out – we will work with you.

Custom Orders

If you see a product here you would like to order, again, please reach out.


Many prior workshop attendees have submitted formal reviews on Container Crazy CT’s Facebook page. To see their feedback, please visit our Facebook page or Testimonials.


If you wish to receive a referral from a Garden Club who has invited Cathy Testa to present or from a business owner utilizing her container gardening services, please fill out the Information Contact Form below and it will be provided to you.

Repeat Attendees

Are eligible for coupons and gift bag at select workshops. See the Insiders Club program for specifics. During special events, such as Shop Small® day, we offer one-time offers and online raffles. To locate online raffles, visit Container Crazy CT page on Facebook.


Pre-registering early is recommended as seats are limited. Once you submit your Contact Form (located via the REGISTRATION menu option), details will be furnished so you may learn more about the workshop and submit your registration fee at that time. We will confirm your seat once your payment has been received. Payments are due usually 2-3 weeks before the workshop date. If no payment is received in a timely manner, your seat will be released.


Read all about how to register via REGISTRATION on this site.

You may pay by check, cash, or credit card. However, when utilizing the EVENTBRITE credit card online payment option on this site, there is a small service charge automatically applied by EVENTBRITE. Other options are to pay by mailing a check to Cathy Testa at her Broad Brook address.

Cancellation Policy

Most of our workshops are non-refundable if you cancel one week before the workshop date, especially when fresh materials are specifically ordered for the workshop. Our policy includes the ability for attendees to send an alternate person if they can not make the date or use their pre-paid registration fee towards a future workshop within one year.


Cathy Testa has hired several photographers for some of the photos published on this site. If interested in a photographer recommendation, please feel free to ask.

Photos of Past Creations made

We share many photos of what people have made in our workshops – but please note, alterations do take place every year based on plant availability and supplies. Each workshop is unique and all subject to change. This is the nature of the plant world as many factors may change what is available from shipping to climate changes. This applies to supplies and sizes as well – so be sure to read our workshop description posts on what is included, which is also noted on our EventBrite online ticketing descriptions, before you submit your payment for a workshop.

Gift Cards

If you wish to purchase a gift card redeemable towards a workshop, please click Gift Cards. Holiday, Mother’s Day, Birthday, and Plant Themed greeting styled gift cards are available. You may designate a dollar amount or use our EVENTBRITE link on this site to order gift cards valued at $30. (Note: EVENTBRITE automatically adds a small service charge to credit cards.) Gift Cards are available at our workshops or by contacting us via email or phone. We will arrange pick up or meet up, or mailing.

Plant and Materials

We do our best to obtain the best plants and materials identified for the workshops, however, plants are subject to weather conditions or unexpected climate changes, and materials could be changed based on timing, etc. All is subject to availability. However, in more cases than not, we have provided more than expected at our workshops. We strive to keep our plant stock healthy, fresh, and locally grown.

Contact Information
860-977-9473 (texts are welcome!)
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See you soon!

Cathy Testa

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