Learning for All Opportunities

We believe that all adults in our community should have access to plant-based, nature-focused learning opportunities. Each season, we offer adult classes with several pricing tiers to enable you to register at the amount you’re able to pay. Through this series, we hope to make learning opportunities at the Garden more accessible to all who wish to grow through continuous education.

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content. Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.

Class Schedule May – August 2024

NEW! All Things Herbaria & Plant Pressing | June 1 | IN-PERSON

Join Dr. John Hayden for an exploration of all things herbaria. An herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens used for scientific study, among other things. Dive into the history of herbarium collections and the roles that herbarium collections play in the service of botanical science. Learn the art and science of pressing plants for preservation and receive guidance on how to start your own backyard herbarium. Journey to the basement of the Kelly Education Center for an exclusive tour of the Garden’s herbarium.

NEW! Container Gardening in Small Spaces | July 20 | IN-PERSON

Make the most of your small space with instructor Sunny McGann, Master Gardener and adjunct horticulture professor at Reynolds Community College. Sunny will inspire and provide guidance on how to choose plants, containers and garden structures to bring color, texture and interest to your compact outdoor space. Don’t let size limit your possibilities to create the most inviting outdoor space you will be excited to live in all season!

Bilingual Yoga / Yoga Bilingüe | August 24 | IN-PERSON

Through a slow flow, instructor Michelle Israel will guide you into a gentle practice that will help you connect with your own self and the community. Incorporating different tools like meditation, mudras, breath work, or essential oils, this class will allow you to feel grounded and find joy and peace in every day. Instruction will be provided in both Spanish and English. Being a native Spanish speaker, Michelle offers a safe space for those who want to learn something new, find a new perspective, or deepen their practice while feeling restored. Whether you’re a native Spanish speaker or want to practice your dual-language skills, we invite you to come practice Yoga in an inclusive environment. Class will take place in the garden or inside at the garden depending on the weather.

Mediante una secuencia suave, la instructora Michelle Israel te guiará en una práctica calmada que te ayudará a conectar contigo mismo y con tu comunidad. Incorporando diferentes herramientas como la meditación, los mudras, la respiración, o los aceites esenciales, ésta clase te permitirá sentirte aterrizado y encontrar gozo y paz en cada día. La instrucción será tanto en inglés como en español. Siendo hispanohablante de nacimiento, Michelle ofrece un espacio seguro para aquellos que quieren aprender algo nuevo, busquen nuevas perspectivas, deseén adentrarse más en su práctica o necesiten sentirse restaurados. Ya sea que el español sea tu primer idioma, o quieras practicar tus habilidades bilingües, te invitamos a practicar Yoga en un ambiente inclusivo. La clase se llevará a cabo en el jardín, o en el interior, dependiendo del clima.

Meditative Botanical Doodles & Drawings | August 3 OR August 10 | IN-PERSON 

Channel your creativity and find your bliss in this workshop with local artist Dana DuMont. Use nature as your inspiration to design complex, imaginative images with repeated organic lines and shapes. Working with graphite, watercolor and colored pencils, you will create small works suitable for framing. This relaxing workshop will be held in a classroom with beautiful Garden views.

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