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March 2017

Botany and Journaling with Lara Call Gastinger

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.

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Yoga in the Garden: April-May Session

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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April 2017

A Million Blooms

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Thursday, June 1, 2017

Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden: April-May Session

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden: April-May Session

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs April 14 – October 15, 2017.

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Basic Floral Design, Part 2

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

This class continues Mimi Cassick’s beginning class:  expand your knowledge of composition, cut flower preparation, and mechanics for various types of arrangements.  Fee includes all materials except floral snips.

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Advanced Perennials

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

This follow-up  to “The Beginner’s Perennial Garden” focuses on the next wave of tough, high-impact perennial selections.  Instructor Beth Burrell discusses how variety in color, shapes, sizes, textures and cultural needs factor into the overall design.  Discover strategies for season-long pizzazz through foliage impact and long-lasting blooms. Learn how to attract beneficial insects and plan for deer resistance and low maintenance. Beth includes lots of extra tips to ensure success. Pre-requisite: “The Beginner’s Perennial Garden” or equivalent.  Intermediate level. This…

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WaterPlay | Weekends

Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, September 30, 2017

WaterPlay During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.

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Bee Helpers: Plantings and Practices to Attract Pollinators

Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to support honey bees and other important pollinators in your own yard through companion planting and pesticide-free practices.

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