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For Immediate Release
January 14, 2020

Rock Your Garden

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


Discover why using scientific names for our plants is important. Make it fun to use those names and create permanent rock labels you can place by your plants.  This creative learning workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and Lynne Berry Westlake, member of FOHXG and Certified Master Gardener. Learn how to “Rock Your Garden” by clearly labelling your plants thus making your garden uniquely special.


rock your garden workshopSaturday, February 1, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park Industrial Area
(get directions)


$15 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$10 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.


Participants will paint two-three garden rocks, incorporating the common and scientific name of their chosen plant. If you don’t know the name of your plant, take a picture and bring it to the workshop.  No prior experience necessary. Instructor Lynne Berry Westlake will introduce different techniques you may use in painting your garden rocks. We will use acrylic paints which easily wash off skin.  We recommend wearing comfortable attire you don’t mind getting some paint on. Participants have the option of bringing a meal and/or snack with beverage. These personalized garden rocks will be a decorative addition to any garden!


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email to register. For more information about xeriscaping or classes at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, visit BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.


A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."