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Intro to Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March 27 - April 24
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 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.

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Well-Seasoned Chef Series

Atlanta

Select Tuesdays
in April, May, September and 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.

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Fresh Plates Series

Atlanta

Select Weeknights
April - May
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.

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The Garden in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Thursdays, April 19 - May 17
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Experience the joy of drawing colorful plant life outdoors at the Garden in early summer.

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Brunch in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturday, April 28
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a Saturday brunch. 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.

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Light and Fresh Springtime Desserts

Atlanta

Sunday, April 29
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Learn some ideas for delicious spring treats for easy entertaining in May. Recipes and Dessert sampling is included in this small class scheduled to be held in the Outdoor Kitchen.

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Tai Chi Gainesville

In the Garden

Gainesville

Tuesdays, May 1 - 29
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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

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Intermediate Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, May 1 - May 29
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.

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Atlanta Container Gardening

Atlanta

Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This class will explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types, and choosing appropriate containers. Learn about annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs that do well in pots.

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Shade Gardening

Atlanta

Wednesday, May 16
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!

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Creative Macro Photography

Weekend Master Class

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, May 19 -20
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spend an entire 2 -day weekend with Charles Needle, a California based award-winning professional fine art nature photographer, learning special techniques for creating unique, artistic close-up images in a fun, casual but intensive atmosphere.

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Beekeeping: Getting Started

Atlanta

Saturday, May 26
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started.

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Capturing Waterlilies

Gainesville

Saturday, June 9
1 – 4 p.m.

In this adult watercolor painting workshop, capture beautiful waterlilies and Lotus. Work from images and from life in the Garden pond (weather permitting).

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Drawing Orchids in Black and White

In Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, June 12 - July 17
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
No class week of July 4th

Explore the contrast and shades of the Orchid family. Students start by drawing from black and white reproductions of orchids for shading studies, then move on to work from live orchid stems.

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Practical Beekeeping

A Hands-On Approach

Atlanta

Saturday, June 16
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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Growing and Using Herbs

Gainesville

Saturday, June 23
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Growing an herb garden in Georgia has its challenges, and this class offers methods of successful herb gardening in the Atlanta area.

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, June 23
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment.

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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturdays, July 7 - September 8
Beginner, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 11:15 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.

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Garden Reptiles and Amphibians

and Amphibians

Atlanta

Wednesday, July 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gardening is not only therapeutic for people, but also a great way to improve urban habitats for
common reptiles and amphibians.

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Drawing Orchids in Color Pencil

In Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, July 24 - August 21
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.

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Edible Gardening for Beginners

for Beginners

Atlanta

Wednesday, Aug. 8
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Grow your own healthy and delicious food! In this beginners’ course, learn basics and best practices for setting up a low-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals.

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Drawing Trees

Drawing in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, August 28 - September 25
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate trees by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal.

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Create Your Own illustrated Garden Plan

Illustrated Garden Plan

Gainesville

Saturday, May 19
1 – 4 pm

Plan your dream and wish garden. This adult workshop will focus on how to create your own garden plan, illustrated with colored pencils and watercolors.

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