Adult Learning Classes by Date

Explore adult learning opportunities at the Garden in order by date. Courses that include multiple sessions will be listed by the date of the first session and will indicate the number of sessions. If registration after the first session of a multi-session course is possible, it will be noted by an asterisk. All courses are in-person unless otherwise noted as virtual or hybrid.

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Class Schedule January – April 2024

01/04/2024: Nighttime Photography featuring GardenFest of Lights 

01/06/2024: Botany for Botanical Illustration (4-week course) 

01/08/2024: Winter Botany (2-day course) 

01/09/2024: Garden Salutations Gentle Yoga: January-February (5-week course)* 

01/09/2024: The Milpa and the Maguey: Dinner at Conejo

01/09/2024: Tuesday Tai Chi at the Garden: January-February (5-week course)* 

01/09/2024: Basic Floral Design Part 2 (5-week course) 

01/10/2024: Honoring the Light: Drawing Demo with International Artist Rogério Lupo (2-week virtual course) 

01/11/2024: Basic Watercolor for Beginners (4-session course over 8 weeks) 

01/12/2024: Meditative Botanical Doodles & Drawings 

01/13/2024: Introduction to Tree Care & Ownership (6-week course) 

01/14/2024: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Garden: January-February (6-week course)* 

01/20/2024: Tropical Food Plants: Edible Root Crops 

01/24/2024: Botanical Bath Salts & Sugar Scrubs 

01/25/2024: The Conservatory: Beyond its Timeless Beauty Tour 

01/27/2024: Bonsai for Beginners 

02/03/2024: Beekeeping for Beginners (3-week course) 

02/03/2024: Tips & Techniques Studio for Botanical Illustration 

02/03/2024: Spring Planting for Pollinators 

02/03/2024: The History of the Black Garden 

02/06/2024: Seasonal Garden Tour: February 

02/27/2024: TeaA 5,000 Year Tradition at the Queen’s Library Tea Room

02/08/2024: Sustainable Design Floral Centerpiece 

02/08/2024: Sustainable Design Floral Centerpiece, Section II

02/14/2024-02/16/2024: Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course

02/20/2024: Garden Salutations Gentle Yoga: February-March (6-week course)* 

02/20/2024: Introduction to Basic Drawing (in-person session)

02/20/2024: Tuesday Tai Chi at the Garden: February-March (6-week course)* 

02/20/2024: Basic Floral Design Part 1 (5-week course) 

02/21/2024: Air Plant & Orchid Pots (2-week course) 

02/24/2024: Spring Succulent Wreath 

02/24/2024: Composition for Botanical Illustration: Register Certificate Students; Register Non-Certificate Students (4-weel virtual course) 

02/27/2024: Garden to Glass: Cocktails with Winter Citrus & Herbs 

02/29/2024: Locally Grown Dried Flower Spring Wreath 

03/01/2024: Flowering Shrubs & Small Trees (3-week course) 

03/02/2024: Backyard Composting with Peggy Singlemann 

03/02/2024: The Conservatory: Beyond its Timeless Beauty Tour 

03/03/2024: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Garden: March (4-week course)* 

03/05/2024: Seasonal Garden Tour: March 

03/05/2024: Protecting the James River Watershed (2-week course) 

03/09/2024: Birding for Beginners 

03/09/2024: Creating a Kitchen Garden 

03/13/2024: Ink & Watercolor on Japanese Masa Paper (2-day course) 

03/13/2024: Orchid Care Unveiled

03/14/2024: Creative Movement for a Creative Brain 

03/14/2024: Conservation & Sustainability Walk and Talk Tour 

03/14/2024: Introduction to Basic Drawing (2-week virtual course) 

03/15/2024: Kokedama & Fun with Moss 

03/16/2024: Meditative Botanical Drawings & Doodles 

03/16/2023: Preparing your Garden for Spring 

03/16/2024: Pressed Flower Floating Frame 

03/19/2024: Vine to Glass: Noble to Global: The Republic of Georgia 

03/20/2024: Seasonal Garden Tour: March 

03/21/2024: Springtime in Virginia Tour 

03/26/2024: Basic Floral Design Part 1 (5-week course) 

03/28/2024: Tropical Paradise: Designing with Tropicals 

04/02/2024: Garden Salutations Gentle Yoga: April-May (6-week course)* 

04/02/2024: Tuesday Tai Chi at the Garden: April-May (6-week course)* 

04/03/2024: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Garden: April-May (6-week course)* 

04/04/2024: Floral Chic: DIY Boutonnieres & Corsages 

04/06/2024: Springtime in Virginia Tour 

04/07/2024: Virginia Native Plants in Context Tour 

04/08/2024: Monday Tai Chi at the Garden: April-May (5-week course)* 

04/09/2024: Seasonal Garden Tour: April 

04/10/2024: Fundamentals of Graphite Shading with International Artist Rogério Lupo (4-week virtual course) 

04/11/2024: Bilingual Yoga 

04/13/2024: Cultivating the Creative Process of Botanical Art (2-session course over 3 weeks)

04/13/2024: Entomology for Beginners (5-week course; option to participate in-person or virtually) 

04/13/2024: The Legacy of Black Herbalism 

04/16/2024: Hidden Life of Trees Tour 

04/16/2024: Garden to Glass: Cocktails with Sensational Shrubs 

04/18/2024: Virginia Native Plants in Context Tour 

04/19/2024: Spring Floral Tablescapes 

04/19/2024: Making Magical Terrariums & Micro-Gardens 

04/20/2024: Photography In the Garden with Tom Hennessy 

04/20/2024: Tips & Techniques Studio for Botanical Illustration 

04/24/2024: Plant Propagation (2-week course) 

04/24/2024: Seasonal Garden Tour: April 

04/25/2024: Grafting Fruit Trees 

04/27/2024: Spring Migration in Virginia Tour

04/27/2024: Spring/Summer Curated Containers  

04/30/2024: Wedding Floral Design (5-week course) 

05/02/2024: From the Earth Paint Making with Artist in Residence Kyle Epps

05/03/2024: Maker Night: Nature-Inspired Polymer Clay Earrings

05/11/2024: Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece 

05/11/2024: Bonsai for Beginners

05/13/2024: Monday Tai Chi at the Garden: May-June (5-week course)* 

05/14/2024: Garden Salutations Gentle Yoga: May-June (6-week course)* 

05/14/2024: Tuesday Tai Chi at the Garden: May-June (6-week course)* 

05/15/2024: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Garden: May-June (6-week course)* 

05/22/2024: Intermediate Botany (3-day course)

*Courses denoted by an asterisk are multi-session courses that permit registration after the first session has occurred; our system will automatically prorate your fee to cover remaining sessions for these courses.   

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