Adult Classes

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, January 24 - April 4
OR April 18 - June 20
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting garden setting. More Information

Intro to Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, March 17 - April 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturdays, March 28 - April 25
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions. More Information

Amphibian Health Seminar

Veterinary Medicine for Amphibian Conservation Collections

Sunday, April 12
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn best practices for amphibian keeping and dealing with common health abnormalities associated with keeping amphibians in captivity. Veterinarians, keepers, curatorial staff and anyone interested in learning about a medical approach to amphibians healthy in capitivity are invited to join. More Information

Basics of Edible Gardening

Tuesday, April 14
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Grow healthy and delicious food! Learn the basics and best practices for setting up a lower-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals. Explore bed lay-out, soil preparation, companion planting, crop rotation, and problem management. More Information

Practical Beekeeping

A Hands-On Approach

Saturday, April 18
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the Garden beehives.
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Garden Brunch

Saturday, April 18
noon - 2 p.m.

Join us for a Saturday brunch with Chef Ian Winslade. Relax and enjoy wonderful food and a mimosa while our guest chef shares four favorite menu dishes from one of Atlanta's favorite brunch spots. More Information

Intermediate Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, April 21 - May 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This class offers the rich and varied colors, shapes and forms of the tropical world. Drawings are large in scale, emphasizing contours and select focal points of concentrated color and detail. Students use Prismacolor watercolor pencils as well as wax pencils. More Information

Drawing Birds & Blossoms

Thursdays, April 23 - May 21
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Spring bursting forth brings a variety of colorful bird life. Learn how to draw birds in black and white and in colored pencil. More Information

The Flavors of Spring

Thursday, April 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Chef Brent Banda as he highlights the season's best flavors. Enjoy a beautiful evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping wine, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu featuring the freshest local spring produce. More Information

Container Gardening

Thursday, April 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types and appropriate containers.  Learn how to design containers for year-round appeal with annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that do well in pots. More Information

Spring Appetizers

Mediterranean Flair

Saturday, April 25
2 - 4 p.m.

Garden Chef Ashely Van Cise highlights tasty and springtime recipes - Mediterranean style! Enjoy a lovely afternoon learning how to create wonderful appetizers for easy entertaining. More Information

Delicious Strawberry Jam

Sunday, April 26
2 - 6 p.m.

Preserve the flavors of the season in a jar with strawberry jam making, and discover the time-honored tools and techniques of home canning. Walk away with canning confidence, countless ideas and a jar of strawberry jam. More Information