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February 2019

Natural Communities of Georgia Certificate in Native Plants – Athens

February 23, 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 - Athens: 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…

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Connect to Protect Leadership Program Plants & Pollinators Specialization

February 24, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mimsie Lanier Center For Native Plant Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, 30605 United States + Google Map

Connect to Protect Leadership $50 General Admission, $45 for Members Register Online Join our instructors, Lauren Muller and Jennifer Ceska, for a training workshop on the specialized native plant garden design program known as Connect to Protect (CtoP). As part…

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Flower Arranging Unit 3Design for the Dining Table

February 27, 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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March 2019

Grafting Heirloom Apples

March 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States

grafting $45 Non Members, $40.50 Members Register Online Gareth Crosby, Curator of the Heritage Garden, and Anthony Cannon from Heirloom Orchards are excited to share their knowledge and experience with apple tree grafting. Grafting is a technique in which tissue…

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Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 4 of 7Spring Hive Management

March 10, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Botanical Garden Grounds, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 4 of 7 $215 For All 7 Units,  $35 per Individual Units Member discount available Registration Closed Have you ever wanted to harvest honey from your own beehive? Would you like to collect beeswax to make…

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Bulbs and Ephemerals: Garden Treasures!

March 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Bulbs and Ephemerals: Garden Treasures! $25 General Admission, $22.50 Members Register Online     A guide to the identification, propagation, and ecology of both native and exotic spring ephemerals. We will focus on minor horticultural bulbs and native wildflowers that thrive…

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Soils of the Georgia Piedmont and beyond!Certificate in Native Plants – Athens

March 16, 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 - Athens $50 General Admission, $45 Members   Register Online     In this course we will discuss the history of our Georgia Piedmont soils and general soil ecology and biology. What is soil? What…

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Flower Arranging Unit 4Fruit and Vegetable Design

March 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Flower Arranging Unit 4: Fruit and Vegetable Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online     This is the fourth in a series of five National Garden Club units focusing on designs incorporating fruits and vegetables. Participants will be…

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April 2019

Spring Wildflowers of Upland Deciduous ForestsCertificate in Native Plants – Athens

April 2, 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 - Athens $50 General Admission, $45 Members   Register Online     The cool, moist forests of the Piedmont’s ravines and slopes support a wealth of spring wildflowers. Students will learn the botanical terminology to…

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Plant Diversity at Broxton Rocks Certificate in Native Plants – Tifton

April 6, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Georgia State College, Stubbs Hall, Room 142, Stubbs Hall, South Georgia State College Douglas, GA 31533 United States + Google Map

Certificate in Native Plants – Tifton: Elective Course Cost: $50 Member Cost: $45 Register Online     This course will explore the unusual variety of plants found at Broxton Rocks, a sandstone outcrop in northeastern Coffee County owned by The Nature Conservancy.…

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Spring Wildflowers of the Granite OutcropsCertificate in Native Plants – Athens

April 13, 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 - Athens Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online     Georgia is home to ninety percent of the Southeastern Piedmont’s granite outcrops, one of the most endangered and botanically interesting natural communities in the…

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April Full Moon HikePink Moon

April 19, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory Front Fountain, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Full Moon Hike: Pink 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…

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Landscaping and Planting for Pollinators Plants & Pollinators Specialization

April 20, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Plants & Pollinators Specialization $50 General Admission, $45 Members   Register Online     This class will look at broad range of both woody and herbaceous species, discuss the importance of pollinator interactions, and how to integrate these types of…

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Flower Arranging Unit 5Creative and Miniature Design

April 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Creative & Miniature Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online     Unit 5 focuses on Creative Miniature Design. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia.…

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Medicinal Herbs of the Southeast WorkshopCertificate in Native Plants – Athens

April 27, 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 - Athens Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online Join us for a dynamic workshop on medicinal plants and herbs of the Southeast! This is an introductory class in which students will learn traditional uses…

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Basic Botany: Lives of Plants Certificate in Native Plants – Tifton

April 27, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yow Forestry & Wildlife Building, 3000 Moore Highway Tifton, GA 31793 United States + Google Map

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

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Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 5 of 7Spring Buildup

April 28, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Botanical Garden Grounds, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 5 of 7 $215 For All 7 Units,  $35 per Individual Units Member discount available Registration Closed     Have you ever wanted to harvest honey from your own beehive? Would you like to collect beeswax…

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May 2019

Plants of Coastal Plain Bogs & Seeps Certificate in Native Plants – Tifton

May 4, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NRCS MOultrie Service Center, Conference Room, 350 VETERANS PKWY N BLDG 3 Moultrie, GA 31788 United States + Google Map

Certificate in Native Plants - Tifton $50 General Admission, $45 Members   Register Online     Coastal Plain pitcher plant bogs and seepage slopes are among the most species-rich and endangered of all of Georgia's plant communities. This class will…

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Insect Pollinators in Our Gardens Plants & Pollinators Specalization

May 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Plants & Pollinators Specialization $50 General Admission, $45 Members   Register Online     This course is designed to allow participants to evaluate plant-insect interactions in gardens from an ecological perspective. For instance, we will be focusing on the importance…

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Plant TaxonomyCertificate in Native Plants – Athens

May 18, 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 - Athens Core Course $105 General Admission, $94.50 Register Online     Taxonomy is the branch of science that names and classifies plants, animals, fungi, microbes, etc.  Using data from genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and morphology (observations…

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May Full Moon HikeFlower Moon

May 18, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory Front Fountain, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Full Moon Hike: Flower Moon $5 per person, $15 per Family Register Online     Come see the garden come alive at night! Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night!…

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Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 6 of 7Products from the Hive

May 26, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Boogerhill Bee Farm, 482 Eugene Hardman Rd Danielsville, GA 30633 United States + Google Map

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 6 of 7 $215 For All 7 Units,  $35 per Individual Units Member discount available Registration Closed     Have you ever wanted to harvest honey from your own beehive? Would you like to collect beeswax…

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August 2019

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 7 of 7Overwintering Your Hive

August 11, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Botanical Garden Grounds, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 7 of 7 $215 For All 7 Units,  $35 per Individual Units Member discount available Registration Closed Have you ever wanted to harvest honey from your own beehive? Would you like to collect beeswax to make…

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