Looking for something family oriented? Check out our new Family Garden Close-Up program where you may get close to a slithering snake or find out about yummy edible plants found in the garden.
Check out our list of classes below and/or check out the Summer Fun Times for even more FUN!
DNI: German in the Garden
In July we will celebrate our German Sister City, Gera. Take a guided tour through our “Blumengarten” exhibit to discover the significance of this new garden’s features. You’ll gather tidbits about the history of Gera, modern German landscape principles, German culture, and even a few German terms—perfect for impressing your friends!
DNI: Color Changing Flowers
In August we will demonstrate some experiments you can try at home. Learn about flower colors and how flowers hydrate themselves. Then, choose a flower to dye and get the process started. You’ll be able to take your freaky flower home!
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun
Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday to get a closer look at our plants and gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in your regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!
GC: Desert Adaptations
An adaptation is something that a plant or animal has that help it to survive in its habitat. At the learning station this month, we’ll find out how desert plants and animals beat the heat of the desert. Go on a cactus hunt and make a desert critter!
GC: Jungle Plantimals
If you’re wondering what a Plantimal is, look no further. Join us this month in our Tropical Garden to discover plants with animal names. Go on a scavenger hunt using picture clues to find these amazing plants. Once you spot a Plantimal, you’ll understand how it got its name!
GC: German Gardens
When you visit the Conservatory’s Blumengarten exhibit this month, you’ll experience something of what German gardens are like. Learn about the modern German style that includes beautiful ornamental grasses and perennials in a free-flowing, meadow-like design. And discover the phenomenon of the Schrebergarten, which doubles as a veggie plot and summer getaway. As you stroll in the gardens, enjoy nibbling on a special German treat.
Skill Building Tai Chi in the Garden
Very nice instructors and the class was very interesting. Adam G.
I've always thought bonsai trees were very interesting. I never realized how intricate the caring process was, but I am excited to care for my tree. Kandice G.
Good introductory course for those contemplating starting Lacto fermentation. Theresa W.
Dennis Bowman did an excellent job instructing us and helping those of us in need. Elaine M.
Everyone was very helpful regardless of our (the participant) ability-helped us make a beautiful centerpiece! Nancy S.
Even more than I expected-land water and plant information-WIN, WIN, WIN-Abigail K.
Always excellent. Mary Ann L.
This is my second Tai Chi class and I thoroughly enjoy it! It helps me with my balance, flexibility and posture. Suzanne R.
I work for Angel Corps. It is so wonderful to bring my client (who has a membership) to the workshops. I believe it is our third one. It is very stimulating for her and she enjoys it. It is very rewarding for both of us. Deb W.
Terra Cotta Turkeys
Had a great time! Deb W. and Joan C.