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Botanical Garden Education Department: Adult Programs

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September 2017

Life Without Flowers Certificate in Native Plants

September 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Life Without Flowers:  Mosses, Liverworts, Ferns, and Horsetails $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online These ancient plants have been around millions of years longer than flowering plants – they must be doing something right! Even though they don’t have…

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Garden Photography Basics Certificate in Native Plants

September 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Course Canceled $50 General Admission, $45 Members Course Canceled Enhance your photography skills for flower portraits and plants in the landscape in this hands-on workshop. In our morning session, we'll first review choosing and using appropriate camera equipment, whether you’re working…

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October 2017

108 Sun Salutation Festival

October 1, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Flower Garden Lawn, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

  RSVP Online 108 Sun Salutation Festival CELEBRATION- UNITY- JOY- PEACE- NATURE Celebrate Nature, the change of season, and National Yoga Month with this ancient and powerful practice. A Sun Salutation is a series of 12 linked yoga poses. It…

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Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont Certificate in Native Plants

October 4, 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: Warm Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online Grasses are the most economically and ecologically important plant family but most of us know very little about them and fewer…

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October Full Moon Hike Hunter’s Moon

October 5, 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: Hunter's Moon $5 per person, $15 per Family Register Online Come see the garden come alive at night! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and…

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Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants Certificate in Native Plants

October 7, 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: Plants we love to Hate: Identifying and Controling Exotic Pest Plants $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online This class is an introduction to invasive, non-native pest plants in the Georgia Piedmont. Students will learn…

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Plants & Pollinators Certificate in Native Plants

October 13, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Plants & Pollinators: Certificate in Native Plants Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online Learn more about our dependence on pollinators and discover how to safeguard them in backyards and local ecosystems through gardening, bee-house building, and eco-friendly lifestyles.…

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Hypertufa Planters

October 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

$40 General Admission, $36 Members Register Online Hypertufa is a combination of concrete and other materials to create very porous structure.  These compound can be used for bird baths or creative garden accents.  Please wear something you do not mind…

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Basic Botany Certificate in Native Plants

October 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Basic Botany: Certificate in Native Plants Core Course $105 General Admission, $94.50 Members Register Online Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, and genetics, with an emphasis on relating form to function.…

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Flower Arranging Unit 2 Mass Design and Foliage Design

October 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Mass Design and Foliage Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online     Unit 2 in this National Garden Club series focuses on Mass and Foliage Design.   Additional units of study include Designs for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable…

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November 2017

November Full Moon Hike Beaver Moon

November 4, 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: Beaver Moon $5 per person, $15 per Family Register Online Come see the garden come alive at night! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and…

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Herbal Creams & Salves

November 7, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Herbal Creams & Salves $30 General Admission, $27 Members Register Online Discover a variety of recipes using herbs, essential oils and beeswax to prepare products for health and beauty. Participants will prepare and take home a container of herbal cream,…

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Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

This festival will combine the very popular Fall Festival with a new celebration of heritage plants and history we are calling Heritage Days. The Heritage Garden has been finished since 2001 and it is high time we celebrate it and…

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 11, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Indigo Dyeing $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online Indigo has been a major part of the American landscape since the invention of blue jeans.  In this workshop, participants will gain a rich understanding of the Indigo plant, its environment,…

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Seed Saving for the Backyard Gardener Workshop Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 11, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Seed Saving $10 General Admission, $9 Members Register Online Join us for a presentation on backyard seed saving, including such topics as: definitions and botanical terms to get you started, the challenges and rewards of seed saving, the lifespan of…

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Soap Making 101: Beginning Cold Process Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Soap Making 101 $55 General Admission, $49.50 Members Register Online Soap Making 101 is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the "cold process" soapmaking…

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