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February 2017

Thursday Yoga in the Garden: February-March Session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, April 6, 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: February-March Session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, April 6, 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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Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Learn the basics of beekeeping by learning the common tasks that define the rhythm of the beekeeper’s year.  Assistance in ordering equipment and bees,  a workshop to assemble your hive with expert beekeeper help and hands-on instruction are all included.  

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March 2017

March Madness

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017

March 1 – 31, 2017 Garden members enjoy 15 percent off on purchases in the Garden Shop & Garden Cafe all month for March Madness. Garden members also receive 15 percent off in the Robins Tea House when it reopens on March 15.

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Erica Lohan: Nature in Detail

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Visit Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center March 4 – April 29 for Erica Lohan’s solo exhibition. Free with Garden admission.  

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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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Pen and Ink for Botanical Illustration: March

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Primarily associated with scientific illustration because of its ease for reproduction in books and scientific journals, pen and ink is a valuable tool for the botanical artist.  Instructor Lorraine Brevig helps you build and expand on your previous experiences with drawing and rendering in graphite.  Become familiar with and practice the use of conventional dipping pens such as the crowquill, and experiment with technical pens such as a Rapidograph pen. Practice with a variety of drawing surfaces to create a clean,…

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Floral Design with Tropicals

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Brighten up gray winter days with tropical flowers and greens. Instructor Mimi Cassick shows you how to create stunning, designs with these exotic materials.

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Jacobean Embroidery: Illuminated Letters

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Students already familiar with Crewel embroidery design and stitch an illuminated letter using botanical elements (flowers, leaves, berries) for borders and background in the medieval style.  The project can be framed or scanned, printed, and laminated for placemats and coasters to personalize your dinner service. Fabric and threads are included. A list of additional supplies is sent after registration. This class has been cancelled.

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Tree Care Symposium: Ensuring Best Practices

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Look at how tree populations are changing and consider new approaches to adaptable species.  Examine how to ensure best selection,planting, pruning, and maintenance practices, and updates on the effect of changing climates on insect outbreaks. Fee: $60 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch. 5.5 Continuing Education hours pending with: MAC-ISA and LACES.

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