Adult Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well-Seasoned Chef Series

First, Second OR Third Tuesdays
May - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table chefs for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. Learn from the best as these astonishing chefs prepare a four-part tasting menu with food freshly-harvested from the Edible Garden.
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Fresh Plates Series

Select Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chefs from Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurants provide the rare opportunity to learn how they create their signature dishes. Enjoy a fun evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu of dishes you know and love! More Information

Making Yogurts and Soft Cheese

Saturday, May 16
3 - 5 p.m.

Explore the basics of making dairy and non-dairy yogurt. Taste test two varieties and learn how to make yogurt cheese and fresh cured cheese like Queso Blanco. More Information

Growing Edibles

Small Spaces

Tuesday, May 26
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Don’t let a small space deter you from having fresh, home-grown fruits and veggies. Learn to maximize a small yard, patio or window boxes to grow your own healthy and delicious food. More Information

Summer Soup, Salad & Dessert

Wednesday, May 27
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine and relax while learning four recipes to incorporate local produce into flavorful dishes for summertime dining pleasures. More Information

Drawing Orchids

Drawing in Black and White

Tuesdays, June 9 - July 7
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Orchids are intriguingly complex, with infinite shapes and patterns. A simplified approach, using black and white media (graphite pencil, charcoal, pen, and markers), aids in exploring and drawing orchids.
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The Garden in Colored Pencil

Thursdays, June 11 - July 16
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Experience the joy of drawing colorful plant life plein-aire with a focus on modified contour drawing (line and shape). More Information

Gluten-Free Flat Breads

Saturday, June 13
3 - 5 p.m.

Discover how to make Indian dosa, Ethiopian injeeta and Italian chickpea bread. Tasty dipping sauces provided. More Information

Japanese Maple Pruning

Saturday, June 27
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to prune your Japanese maple successfully. This class emphasizes the science and art of aesthetic pruning. Seasonal pruning, form enhancement, essence and early training are discussed. More Information

Turn Red Clay Into Soil

Tuesday, June 30
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The secret to any successful garden is good soil. While it may not be a glamorous topic, soil preparation is the key task for any gardener. More Information

Ice Cream in a Can

Drop-In Family Program

Saturdays, July 11 or 18
1 - 3 p.m.

Shake up your very own batch of this delicious, cool treat while learning about the plants behind your favorite flavors. More Information

Drawing Orchids

Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, July 14 - August 11
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Explore the exquisite and varied colorations of the Orchid family. Students start by drawing from color reproductions of orchids for color studies, then move on to work from live orchid stems. More Information

Conifers of Atlanta

Tuesday, July 28
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore the wide variations within the conifer group and their usefulness to southeastern gardeners. Gain knowledge of proper planting and pruning techniques, site selection strategies, and recommendations of species and cultivars that are adaptable to our climate. More Information

Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Saturday, August 15
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum, both beautiful genera, belong to the group whose care requirements are closest to other typical houseplants. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment. More Information

Drawing Trees

Drawing in Black and White

Tuesdays, August 18 - September 15
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate trees by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal. With the focus on trees native to Georgia, students draw leaves and branches, tree trunks and bark, tree bases and roots, and tree structures and shapes. Join this fun and life-affirming art class. More Information

Shade Gardening

Tuesday, August 25
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. More Information

Autumn Veggie Garden

Planning Ahead

Thursday, August 27
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In Georgia, you can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash. All it takes is a bit of planning, and this class teaches you how. More Information

Autumn Veggie Seeds

Getting Started

Saturday, August 29
9:30 a.m. - noon

Growing vegetables from seed can be a fun and empowering experience. Learn seed sowing and transplanting techniques, as well as after-care tips, for cool weather annuals, herbs and vegetables. Students take home seeds started for a complete autumn garden. More Information