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August 2018

They Are Back The hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail

August 18, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 18, 2018 at 9:00am

Visitor Center & Conservatory Front Fountain, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for a ramble as we walk through the Hummingbird Trail to find the hummingbird’s secret hiding places.  Bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like and join the adventure! The last hour of the ramble is intended for participants to…

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Plant ConservationCertificate in Native Plants

August 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mimsie Lanier Center For Native Plant Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, 30605 United States + Google Map

Plant Conservation: Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild $105 General Admission, $94.50 Members Course Full Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics.…

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Flower Arranging Unit 1Line/Line Mass Design

August 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Line Mass Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants…

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September 2018

Fall Wildflowers of the Georgia Piedmont Certificate in Native Plants

September 19, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mimsie Lanier Center For Native Plant Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, 30605 United States + Google Map

$50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online Our gardens, roadsides and meadows are aglow with color in the fall. In this class, students will learn to recognize the most common fall-blooming wildflowers in the Georgia Piedmont and be introduced to…

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Insect Pollinators in Our Gardens

September 23, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Insect Pollinators in Our Gardens $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 of maintaining…

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Natural History of Georgia’s Insects

September 29, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural History of Georgia's Insects $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online This course is intended to be a hands on learning experience for attendees. Participants will hike landscaped, ornamental and forested areas collecting and identifying insects while learning about their…

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108 Sun Salutation Festival

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

 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 is said to…

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October 2018

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

October 3, 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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Basic Botany Certificate in Native Plants

October 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States

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 10, 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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Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants Certificate in Native Plants

October 13, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 9:00am

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 two-part workshop is an introduction to invasive, non-native pest plants in the Georgia Piedmont. Students will…

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Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants Certificate in Native Plants

October 14, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 9:00am

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 two-part workshop is an introduction to invasive, non-native pest plants in the Georgia Piedmont. Students will…

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Grow Your Own Prairie in North Georgia

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

Grow your own Prairie $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online Prairies, meadows, savannas and woodlands were once an integral part of Georgia’s Piedmont and mountain ecoregions. These habitats have nearly disappeared, but are now being restored and re-created by…

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November 2018

Heritage Days Fall Festival

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

Heritage Days Fall Festival celebrates our horticultural and agricultural history with crafts, stories, music and hands-on education classes, so that we can better remember the teachings of the past and relate them to the garden work we do today. Come…

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop

November 3, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Horticulture Complex, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, 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

November 3, 10:00 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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Paper Making with Plants and Flowers: A Beautiful Tradition

November 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Paper Making with Plants and Flowers $35 General Admission, $31.50 Members Register Online In this exciting hands-on workshop we will explore all the creative possibilities of making recycled paper from cotton scraps. We will discuss the rich history of cotton…

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Soap Making 101: Beginning Cold Process

November 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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