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Intro to Drawing

Plants and Natural Objects in Black and White

Tuesdays, January 5 - February 2
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
OR Saturdays, January 9 - February 6
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. In this class, students will learn basic composition, proportion, shading and perspective. More Information

Intermediate Drawing

Drawing in Black and White

Tuesdays, February 9 - March 8
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Using basic black and white drawing materials the continuing drawing student explores large plant studies, still lifes and landscapes. More Information

Growing Roses

Thursday, February 18
4 - 6 p.m.

Get your roses into shape! Discover the basics of rose pruning, along with selection, planting, and seasonal maintenance. This class highlights the rose care program in place at the Garden. More Information

Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Saturday, February 20
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

The Inspired Gardener

Symposium & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 27
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and get inspired for springtime! Enjoy the camaraderie of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts. More Information

Summer Veggie Garden

Plan Ahead

Thursday, March 3
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce in your home garden. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well through Georgia's summer months and learn tips for improving your yields. More Information

Summer Veggie Seeds

Getting Started

Saturday, March 5
9:30 a.m. - noon

Growing vegetables from seed is empowering! Learn seed sowing and transplanting techniques, as well as after-care tips for herbs and vegetables. More Information

Orchids for Beginners II

Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya

Saturday, March 12
10 a.m. - noon

This group of orchid genera is adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have specialized organs to store water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes; however, they can thrive with proper care. Learn the cultural requirements of these orchids and their adaptation to the home environment. More Information

Intro to Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, March 15 - April 12
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturdays, March 19 - April 16
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

Container Gardening

Thursday, April 5
6:30 p.m. - 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

Basics of Edible Gardening

Tuesday, April 12
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

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, April 16 - June 18
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

Sweet Strawberry Vanilla Jam

Sunday, April 17
2 - 4 p.m.

Preserve the flavors of the season in a jar with sweet strawberry vanilla 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

Intermediate Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, April 19 - May 17
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

Thursdays, April 21 - May 19
10 a.m. - 1 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

Spring Inspired Dinner

Thursday, April 21
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Chef Jason Starnes 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

Brunch in the Garden

Saturday, April 23
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a Saturday brunch with Chef Matt Marcus. 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

Basic Gluten-Free Baking

Sunday, April 24
2 - 4 p.m.

What do sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, brown rice, and coconut flours all have in common? They are gluten-free! Learn about the wide variety of gluten-free flours and how to make your own all-purpose gluten-free flour mix. More Information