Phyllis Laslett

Phyllis Laslett is Adult Education Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she plans and administers a year-round schedule of workshops, courses, and symposia in nine interest areas, and edits the Education and Events catalog three times a year.  Every year, she continues to be surprised by pink daffodils, yellow African violets, green roses, and red daylilies in the plant shows.

Mar 11th, 2017

Flower Shows are a Rite of Spring at Lewis Ginter

I still remember my first flower show.  It was in 1997, and my husband pointed out that the newly opened Robins Visitor Center at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was featuring a daffodil show.  He wanted to see the new building, and I was curious, so off we went. The show was a revelation! Rows and rows […]

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Jan 16th, 2015

Heart Felt Classes

by Judy Thomas, botanical artist, fiber artist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  class instructor  I love working with fabric and fibers, and especially wool.  Why wool?  It is a natural fiber and has a great deal of versatility. You might have heard about felting, it’s becoming a popular craft.  Felting, both wet and dry (or needle felting) uses […]

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Jan 11th, 2015

Getting Creative with Plants & Printing

by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Back in the mists of time, I was an art major in college and rummaged around in a number of different techniques.  So I was delighted when long time instructor Celeste Johnston proposed a series of workshops using simple print-making techniques that don’t require lots […]

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