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January 2018

Winter Tree IdentificationCertificate in Native Plants

January 24, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Certificate in Native Plants Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members   Course Full   Trees are stripped down to their basic architecture in the winter. But can we know them without their leaves? In this class, students will learn the…

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“Fun”damentals of Storytelling

January 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Childrens Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

fundamentals of Storytelling $75 General Admission, $67.50 Members Register Online Do you have a story to tell, but don’t know where to start? If you would like to release your inner storytelling beast, please join professional storyteller Tommy Tye for…

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Orchard Fruit Production: Pruning

January 28, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States

Pruning $30 Non Members, $27 Members Register Online It is the most wonderful time of the year….to plan for your future fruit production.  Gareth Crosby, curator of the Heritage Garden, will teach you the best ways to expand your fruit…

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January Full Moon Hike Blue Moon

January 31, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory Front Fountain, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Full Moon Hike: Blue Moon $5 per person, $15 per Family Register Online Come see the garden come alive at night!  Each hike focuses on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Register online and bring…

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February 2018

Defense Systems of Native Plants Certificate in Native Plants

February 3, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Defense Systems Of Plants - Certificate in Native Plants: Elective Cost: $50 Member Cost: $45.00 Register Online     Defense is a 24/7 job for plants. Did you know that plants can warn each other about threats? Kill other plants? Trap and…

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Natural Science Illustration Series

February 3, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Science Illustration Series $260 General Admission, $234 Members Register Online     Using conventional lighting, graphite and color pencils, Natural Science Illustrator “OC” Carlisle will guide students from preliminary “warm-up” independent drawing studies, studying and drawing a variety of…

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Natural Science Illustration Series

February 10, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Science Illustration Series $260 General Admission, $234 Members Register Online     Using conventional lighting, graphite and color pencils, Natural Science Illustrator “OC” Carlisle will guide students from preliminary “warm-up” independent drawing studies, studying and drawing a variety of…

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Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 10, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 11, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Arbor Day Celebration – Tree Trail Ramble

February 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shade Garden Arbor, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
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Arbor Day Tree Ramble In 1872, an industrious newspaper editor and political leader, J. Sterling Morton, began a campaign to plant trees on Nebraska's treeless prairie. The first Arbor Day observance was on Morton's birthday, April 10, of that same…

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Natural Science Illustration Series

February 17, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Science Illustration Series $260 General Admission, $234 Members Register Online     Using conventional lighting, graphite and color pencils, Natural Science Illustrator “OC” Carlisle will guide students from preliminary “warm-up” independent drawing studies, studying and drawing a variety of…

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Orchard Fruit Production: Pest and Disease Management

February 18, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Pest and Disease Management $30 Non Members, $27 Members Register Online It is the most wonderful time of the year….to plan for your future fruit production.  Gareth Crosby, curator of the Heritage Garden, will teach you the best ways to…

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Native Plant PropagationCertificate in Native Plants

February 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mimsie Lanier Center For Native Plant Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, 30605 United States + Google Map

Certificate in Native Plants: Elective Cost: $50 Member Cost: $45.00 Register Online     Learn the basics of propagating native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings, and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to ensure…

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Natural Communities of Georgia Certificate in Native Plants

February 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Certificate in Native Plants: Core Course Cost: $105 Member Cost: $94.50 Register Online     This course covers Georgia’s diverse natural communities and their plants, including our iconic oak–pine forests, precious mountain coves, prairies, high mountain summits, pitcherplant bogs, granite outcrops, and…

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Natural Science Illustration Series

February 24, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Science Illustration Series $260 General Admission, $234 Members Register Online     Using conventional lighting, graphite and color pencils, Natural Science Illustrator “OC” Carlisle will guide students from preliminary “warm-up” independent drawing studies, studying and drawing a variety of…

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Dumpling Making Workshop

February 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dumpling Making $30 General Admission, $27 Members Register Online Celebrate Chinese cuisine, as inspired by Yu Hua’s famous novel, “To Live,” by learning how to make Chinese dumplings in the pleated crescent. Dumplings have been prepared in China for thousands…

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Flower Arranging Unit 3Design for the Dining Table

February 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Flower Arranging: Design for the Dining Table Cost: $50 Member Cost: $45.00 Register Online     This is the third in a series of five units taught by a National Garden Club Master Flower Show Judge and will focus on dining table…

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