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The Fall Harvest in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, October 31 - November 28
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The summer growing season culminates in the fall harvest, when a bounty of fruits and vegetables spill out of the cornucopia, reminding us of what the earth provided.

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Floral Design

Atlanta

Tuesday, December 5 and Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. - noon

Join us as we explore the world of Contemporary Floral Design. This class will begin with a demonstration of several concepts using flowers and materials in unconventional ways.

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Tai Chi Gainesville

Gainesville

Tuesdays, January 2 - 30
10 - 11 a.m.

The garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your week. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting setting.

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Intro to Drawing in Black & White

Drawing in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 13
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m.

Thursdays, Jan. 11- Feb. 15
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9

Using basic black and white drawing materials the continuing drawing student explores large plant studies, still lifes and landscapes.

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, January 20
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment.

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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturdays, January 27 - April 7
Beginner, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance.

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Pruning

Atlanta

Wednesday, January 31
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Now is the time to prepare for fall and winter pruning. Proper pruning ensures your plants will be their healthiest and look their best from season to season. Learn all manner of pruning methods including tree and shrub pruning and fall cut-backs along with the proper timing for these techniques.

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Intermediate Drawing Black & White

in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, February 20 - March 20
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Using basic black and white drawing materials, the continuing drawing students explore large plant studies, still lifes, and landscapes. Bring a collection of landscape photos (black and white or color) to the first class for drawing exercises.

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Edible Gardening for Beginners

Atlanta

Wednesday, February 28
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Grow your own healthy and delicious food! In this beginners’ course, learn basics and best practices for setting up a low-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals.

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Drawing Birds

Atlanta

Thursdays, March 1 - March 29
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Spring bursting forth brings a variety of colorful bird life. Learn how to draw birds in black and white and in colored pencil.

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Orchids for Beginners II

Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya

Atlanta

Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. - noon

This group of orchid genera is adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have specialized organs to store water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes; however, they can thrive with proper care. Learn the cultural requirements of these orchids and their adaptation to the home environment.

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All About Propagation

Gainesville

Saturday, March 17
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to propagate woody plant species from seeds and cuttings.

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Beekeeping: Getting Started

Atlanta

Saturday, March 24
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started.

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Intro to Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March 27 - April 24
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions.

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Summer Veggie Garden

Plan Ahead

Atlanta

Thursday, March 29
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce in your home garden. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well through Georgia's summer months and learn tips for improving your yields.

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Gainesville Container Gardening

Gainesville

Saturday, March 31
10 a.m. - noon

Explore the basics of container gardening with a focus on plant selections and design tips for the spring season.

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Capturing Tulips Workshop

Gainesville

Thursday, March 29
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Taking studio technique into the Garden “Plein Air”. Bring your favorite medium to work with, pastels, colored pencils, watercolor or pencil and a sketchbook.

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Well-Seasoned Chef Series

Atlanta

Select Tuesdays
April - May, September - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table chefs for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen.

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Fresh Plates Series

Atlanta

Select Weeknights
April
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chefs from Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurants provide the rare opportunity to learn how they create their signature dishes.

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Atlanta Container Gardening

Atlanta

Wednesday, April 18
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This class will explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types, and choosing appropriate containers. Learn about annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs that do well in pots.

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Flavors of Spring Dinner

Atlanta

Thursday, April 19
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us to enjoy a spring dinner with Executive Chef Thomas McKeown from Polaris. Chef Thomas is highly regarded for his commitment in promoting local, healthy, and responsibly raised ingredients for all Hyatt hotel dining.

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The Garden in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Thursdays, April 19 - May 17
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Experience the joy of drawing colorful plant life outdoors at the Garden in early summer.

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Springtime Brunch

Atlanta

Saturday, April 21
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Brunch will be enjoyed by all as Chef Andrew Smith of West Egg Café brings his popular fare to the Outdoor Kitchen. Relax and enjoy a nice meal and mimosa while learning about preparing fresh ingredients.

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Honey Bee Biology for Beekeeping

Atlanta

Saturday, April 21
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Good beekeepers understand their bees and take measures to meet their needs

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Japanese Maple Pruning

Atlanta

Saturday, April 21
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to prune your Japanese maple successfully. This class emphasizes the science and art of aesthetic pruning.

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Brunch in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturday, April 28
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a Saturday brunch. Relax and enjoy wonderful food and a mimosa while our guest chef shares four favorite menu dishes from one of Atlanta's favorite brunch spots.

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Light and Fresh Springtime Desserts

Atlanta

Sunday, April 29
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Learn some ideas for delicious spring treats for easy entertaining in May. Recipes and Dessert sampling is included in this small class scheduled to be held in the Outdoor Kitchen.

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Creative Macro Photography

Weekend Master Class

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, May 19 -20
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spend an entire 2 -day weekend with Charles Needle, a California based award-winning professional fine art nature photographer, learning special techniques for creating unique, artistic close-up images in a fun, casual but intensive atmosphere.

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