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December 2016

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 1 of 7 Beekeeping Basics

December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Beekeeping for Beginners: Unit 1 of 7 $215 Full Course General Admission, $193.50 Members Register Online For Series     $35 General Admission Unit 1, $31.5 Members Register Online This Class     Register for this CourseHave you ever wanted…

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January 2017

Orchard Fruit Production: Pruning

January 28, 2017, 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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February 2017

Natural History of GeorgiaCertificate in Native Plants

February 18, 2017, 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 $105 General Admission, $94.50 Members   Register Online Georgia is one of the most botanically diverse and ecologically interesting states in the US! This course introduces Georgia’s diverse natural vegetation, emphasizing basic ecologi­cal principles…

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Conservation LandscapingCertificate in Native Plants

February 25, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Conservation Landscaping $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online     Choices we make while creating and maintaining our gardens have an impact on soil, water, and wildlife. Some design choices even affect our management practices and can reduce the…

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April 2017

Pressed Flower Art

April 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Pressed Flower Art $30 General Admission, $27 Members Registration Closed     The nostalgic art of pressed flowers began about 500 years ago when people started collecting botanical specimens.  Initially specimens were glued to paper with a small index card…

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Spring Bulbs and Ephemerals

April 20, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Spring Bulbs & Ephemerals $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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May 2017

Make and Take: Build a Worm Bin

May 8, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Build a Worm Bin $25 General Admission, $22.5 Members Register Online Lets celebrate International Compost Awareness Week!  Want to compost, but short on space? Don’t produce enough stuff to feed a big pile? Then worms are for you! Learn how…

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September 2017

All in The Family: Important Plant Families of Georgia Certificate in Native Plants

September 6, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Important Plant Families of Georgia: Certificate in Native Plants Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online Attend any wedding and you’re bound to spot some family resemblances along the pews. Wander through a garden and, if you’re observant, you’ll…

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Life Without Flowers Certificate in Native Plants

September 27, 2017, 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, 2017, 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

Building Connections

October 3, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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

October 4, 2017, 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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Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants Certificate in Native Plants

October 7, 2017, 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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Building Connections

October 10, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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Plants & Pollinators Certificate in Native Plants

October 13, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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Building Connections

October 17, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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Bird Speak: An introduction to Bird Language

October 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Bird Speak $35 General Admission ( Through Wild Intelligence) Register online We all know birds sing and we know they chirp. But what do those sounds mean? Just like we talk to one another the birds communicate through their voices…

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Basic Botany Certificate in Native Plants

October 21, 2017, 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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Building Connections

October 24, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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Flower Arranging Unit 2 Mass Design and Foliage Design

October 25, 2017, 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

Herbal Creams & Salves

November 7, 2017, 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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Building Connections

November 7, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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Seed Saving for the Backyard Gardener Workshop Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 11, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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Building Connections

November 14, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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Building Connections

November 21, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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Building Connections

November 28, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Building Connections $155 General Admission (Through Wild Intelligence) Register Online     This 8-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools you can use in your…

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December 2017

Tea Time

December 7, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Tea Time $25 General Admission, $22.50 Members Register Online Learn about the herbal tea program at the UGArden followed by a short lecture about herbal plants, remedies, growing and harvesting.  After the lecture will be a hands–on segment to create…

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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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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 Course Full     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 Course Full     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 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 Course Full     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: Pruning, Pest and Disease Management

February 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Pruning, Pest and Disease Management $60 Non Members, $54 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…

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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 Course Full     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 Course Full     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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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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March 2018

Growing Cacti and SucculentsPlants of the Desert

March 6, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Growing Cacti and Succulents $45 General Admission, $40.50 members Register Online     Deserts are among the most inhospitable habitats on our planet, yet somehow they contain a vast amount of plant diversity. Kevin Tarner, succulent enthusiast and professional horticulturist,…

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Bird SenseWild Intelligence

March 10, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Bird Sense $35 General Admission Register Online     Did you know an Eastern Mockingbird perfects each song it learns before it moves on to another?  Did you know that a juvenile bird needs to eat up to a third…

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

March 17, 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   Register Online     In this course Mac Callaham, PhD, and Chelsea Cunard, PhD, will discuss the history of our local Georgia Piedmont soils and general soil ecology and…

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Flower Arranging Unit 4Fruit and Vegetable Design

March 28, 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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Spring Wildflowers of Upland Deciduous Forests of GeorgiaCertificate in Native Plants

March 30, 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   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 identify and…

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April 2018

Spring Wildflowers of the Granite OutcropsCertificate in Native Plants

April 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 $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 US. Students…

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Soap Making 102Herbs and Clays to Color Natural Soap

April 19, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Soapmaking 102 $60 for Individuals, $54 for Members Register Online     The color palette in nature provides perfect hues for your natural soaps! This class focuses on using herbs and clays to design natural colorful soap. Learn how to…

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Plants, Pollinators, and Landscaping

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

Plants, Pollinators, and Landscaping $105 General Admission, $94.50 Members/strong> Course Full     This is the first course in the “Plants and Pollinators Specialization” series.  The full-day program will give an overview of three different topics that will be explored…

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Flower Arranging Unit 5Creative and Miniature Design

April 25, 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

April 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Medicinal Herbs $50 General Admission, $50 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 and preparations for our most…

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May 2018

Plant TaxonomyCertificate in Native Plants

May 19, 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 $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 of leaves,…

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June 2018

Carnivorous PlantsCertificate in Native Plants

June 2, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Carnivorous Plants - Certificate Elective Course $50 General Admission, $45.00 Members Register Online     While most plants are content to capture nutrients from the soil, carnivorous plants catch insects to supplement their diet. Since many carnivorous plants are native…

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Ferns of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Certificate in Native Plants

June 16, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Ferns of the Piedmont & Blue Ridge $50 General Admission, $45 Members Class Full     Learn the basics of fern biology, ecology, and identification features and then explore the Dunson Native Flora Garden to identify the most common ferns…

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Where do the hummingbirds “hide”at the Botanical Garden

June 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Where do hummingbirds hide? $15 General Admission, $13.50 Members Register Online Learn where hummingbirds perch and “hide” throughout the garden. Class time will be spent discussing the mapped hummingbird trail while discovering tips for spotting these tiny creatures in Georgia…

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July 2018

Oncidium Alliance Orchid Care by the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

July 15, 2:00 pm
Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom, State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Plants in the genus Oncidium, and closely-related orchid genera and hybrids, are among the most easily grown and widely available orchids.  Dennis O’Connell will lead a discussion on Oncidium alliance plants and how to grow them.  Please bring any plants…

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