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January 2020

Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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Admission Days

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission Jan. 20 through Feb. 29.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. *Please note the Garden Shop may be closed on select days during this time.  

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More Watercolor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

A photo or a lingering gaze may not be quite enough to capture the beauty and emotion of a garden. If you have ever wanted to put a paintbrush to paper this is your opportunity. Learn basic watercolor techniques and drawing skills to use in expressing your inspiration. All materials will be supplied and most will go home with you afterwards. With the certainty that every single human being has the ability to create, all are welcome to this beginners’…

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Bird Houses

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Invent an original, textured and painted clay home for your feathered friends! Over the course of three sessions we’ll sketch, explore hand-building techniques, discuss and plan color themes and paint our original bird houses. Your completed structure will be a delightful addition to your yard or home, as it can be a functional or a purely decorative piece. This class has been cancelled.

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for the Altar

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Designer David Pippin helps you learn how to design and execute exciting and long-lasting arrangements for religious settings that are also appropriate and inexpensive. After demonstrating various formats,David helps you create an arrangement. Designs emphasize using common garden greens and purchased material as accents. Take away an arrangement and a wealth of ideas! Fee includes all floral materials; participants supply containers and sharp floral snips.

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Taking Root

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us in the Library as we “plant” the Poet-Tree with a day of youth and adult nature poetry workshops and readings! Scroll down for details.

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February 2020

Selecting and Caring for
Indoor Plants

Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Are you a plant lover without a garden, dread winter’s lack of green, and jealous of those perfectly-manicured interiors on Instagram and are wondering where they get those amazing indoor plants?  Join Elise Benhase to discuss different types of houseplants, how to keep them alive, and how to find a place for them in your home.

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Seasonal Garden Walk:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

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Seed Swap

Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Included with Garden admission; free for members In need of seeds? Want to meet fellow seed lovers? Bring seeds or bulbs to share, exchange them for new and interesting seeds, and learn how to use Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Seed Library. By swapping, borrowing, planting, harvesting, saving, and returning seeds to the library, you can join your neighbors in a fun and fruitful planting cycle. Read on to learn more. Please bring seeds to swap or donate to the Seed…

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Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio:

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mentors and students work on certificate projects together in an informal setting.  Open to BI certificate candidates only.

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