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 8 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 offered by host facilities, such as Strong Family Farm in Vernon, CT or at the Ellington Farmers Market.

New Location Added in 2017

We have added a new location!

BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More at 869 Sullivan Place, South Windsor, CT. This is a new location where you will find our workshops on specific dates as listed in the WORKSHOPS tab of this site.

Also, Cathy Testa will hold regular hours at BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More on every Tuesdays and Thursday, starting on March 11th, 2017.

Come by to visit and see showcases of Container Crazy CT products and learn about many of our upcoming workshops, and browse the bookstore’s many offerings of new and used books and special author appearances.

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. We also have a “new” Insiders Club program. During special events, such as Shop Small® day, we offer one-time offers.


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 3 weeks or a month before the workshop date.

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.

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.

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!

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

Cathy Testa

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