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Orchids for Beginners II

Summer Camp Registration Opens February 1 (online only)

Oncidium, Dendrobium, and Cattleya orchids are adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have evolved specialized strategies to conserve water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes. This class examines how to best mimic the cultural requirements of these groups of orchids at home.

Enroll your child in a stimulating summer day camp full of discovery, adventure and nature exploration. To request a brochure, call 404-876-5859 ext. 2557 or email

Celebrate spring and discover spectacular flowers and animals emerging from winter slumber. Come learn more about this fascinating process and enjoy two glorious mornings in the Garden full of exploration, activities and artwork. Ages 4 – 6

Intro to Drawing in Colored Pencil

Schedule ​Tuesdays, March 21 – April 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee​ ​ $180 (Member $170) Deadline March 11 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Container Gardening 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. We will emphasize container garden design principles and plant combinations for year-round appeal. Schedule​ Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ April 11 Instructor​ Moe Hemmings, Educational Horticulturist

Capturing the Garden in Colored Pencil Experience the joy of drawing colorful plant life outdoors at the Garden in

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Natural Egg Dyeing Certain plants contain powerful dyes that create stunning colors. Join us to learn more about these plants and decorate three vibrant eggs. Schedule​ Fee Deadline​

April 8, 14 and 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $6 per child plus Garden admission ($5 per Member child) No registration required

Spring Break Camp

Schedule​ Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. – noon Fee​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline March 9 Instructor Jason Ligon, Orchid Center Horticulturist

This lively class introduces students to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as a subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions. Some previous drawing experience is recommended. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program.

family programs

Schedule​ April 6 – 7, 9 a.m. – noon Fee $69 per child (Member $59) Deadline​ March 20

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early summer. We will focus on modified contour drawing (line and shape) in color using larger drawing pads 20x24, 24x30. Prior drawing experience recommended. ​​Schedule Thursdays, April 20– May 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee ​ $180 (Member $170) Deadline April 15 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Intermediate Drawing in Colored Pencil This class builds on Intro to Drawing in Colored Pencil with the rich colors and forms of the tropical world. Large drawings emphasize contours and focal points of detail. Plant materials are selected from the Garden’s greenhouses or students may choose to draw plants from home. This is part of the Botanical Drawing Program. Schedule Tuesdays, May 2– June 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee​ $180 (Member $170) Deadline​ April 25 Instructor​ Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

The following programs are free with Garden Admission and no registration is required.

Garden Playtime Introduce your little one to the joys of nature! Join us for hands-on learning and sensory stations. Suggested ages: 6 mo. – 5 years Schedule Tuesdays, March – Oct. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Start Your Family Vegetable Garden

Storybook Time

Introduce your child to the amazing experience of growing food. Together, families learn hands-on how to start seeds and transition plants to containers or the ground. Each family sows a plug tray with a variety of vegetable seeds to take home!

Schedule First Wednesdays, Jan. – March, Wednesdays, April – Oct., 10:30 a.m.

Schedule​ Fee Deadline​

Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. – noon $49 (Member $44), One adult and up to two children age 6 – 18 Feb. 22

Listen to stories about bees, flowers, butterflies and other garden friends.

Garden Grooves Get ready to wiggle and warble! Join us for songs and dances inspired by the beautiful outdoors. Suggested ages: 2 – 5 years Schedule Thursdays, March – Oct., 10:30 a.m.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is grateful to the Zeist Foundation, Inc. for its generous support of Children’s Programming.

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The Art of Pruning

Container Gardening

Learn how to prune your plants successfully. This class emphasizes the science of pruning, along with timing, guidelines and principles, followed by a demonstration in the Garden.

Explore the basics of container gardening with a focus on plant selection and design tips. Learn how to create lush containers for any season using a few simple guidelines.

Schedule Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. – noon Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline Feb. 22 Instructor Jeremy Ward, Assistant Horticulturist

Schedule Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. – noon Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline March 15 Instructor Beth Perdue, Senior Horticulturist

Classes & Programs for Adults and Children

the inspired gardener | Atlanta symposium & silent auction Shake off the winter blues and get in gear for springtime with this full day of garden inspiration. Enjoy the comradery of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts. Join us!

Featured presentations include: MARK WEATHINGTON Stunning Schefflera and Elegant Edgeworthia: The South Don’t Do Dormant ANDREW BUNTING Magnolias for the Home Garden PAUL ZAMMIT Creative Containers: The Appeal, The Potential and The Possibilities JENNY CRUSE-SANDERS More than just a pretty place: How botanic gardens are conserving rare plants across the Southeastern U.S. JOSEPH TYCHONIEVICH Rock Gardens: Reimagining a Classic Style

Schedule Fee Lunch Parking Deadline

Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $89 ($79 Garden Members, GPPA members) $12 $5 pre-paid (register before Feb. 8) February 20

Visit to learn more. To request a brochure, call 404-876-5859 ext. 2558 or email

registration Online: By Voice Mail: 404-876-5859 ext. 2555 By Mail: Send completed form with check payable to Atlanta Botanical Garden to: Education Department, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 Parking: Class fee does not include parking Pre-registration Recommended: Walk-ins accepted only if space is available Confirmation: Emailed if registered by deadline Membership: Join (or renew) now for discount:  $75 Individual  $99 Dual  $109 Family Inspired Gardener: Add parking and lunch options.  Pre-paid parking $5 (must register by Feb. 8)  Lunch $12, circle sandwich selection: turkey chicken salad vegetarian

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adult classes Intro to Drawing in Black & White


Drawing is the foundation of visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. Discover composition, proportion, shading and perspective as well as visual elements: line, value, texture, shape, and space. Students work in a variety of black and white mediums. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program.

Learn how to prune your trees and shrubs properly. A detailed discussion will be followed by a demonstration in the Garden. Early registration is recommended for this popular class.

Schedule​ Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee​​ $180 (Members $170) Deadline​ Jan. 5 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Tai Chi The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting setting. *Intermediate students must be invited by the instructor. Schedule​ Saturdays, Jan. 28 – April 1 (Quarter 1) Beginner, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, April 15 – June 17 (Quarter 2) Beginner, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Fee​​ $139 (Members $129) Deadline​ Jan. 20 or April 11 Instructor Lori Rowe

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Total Enclosed: Refund Policy: Full refunds (minus a $10 processing fee) are granted if requested at least five days in advance. Requests less than five days in advance receive credit toward future classes. Credits must be used within 12 months.

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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. Weather permitting; students visit the Garden’s hives for a demo. Register early – space is limited. Schedule​ Saturday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OR Saturday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee ​​$34 (Member $29) Deadline​ Jan. 25 OR April 11 Instructor ​Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

Schedule​ Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – noon OR Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. - noon Fee​​ $29 (Members $24) Deadline ​Jan. 20 OR Feb. 1 Instructors​ Michael Sheek, Senior Horticulturist Amanda Bennett, Manager of Display Gardens

Orchids for Beginners I Of all orchid species, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum require care most similar to typical houseplants, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy! Learn tips to grow these orchids yourself. Each participant will go home with an orchid. Schedule​ Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. – noon Fee​ $34 (Members $29) Deadline Feb. 9 Instructor Michael Wenzel, Plant Recorder

Intermediate Drawing in Black & White The continuing drawing students explore large plant studies, still lifes, and landscapes in black and white. Bring landscape photos (black and white or color) to the first class for drawing exercises. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program. Schedule​ Tuesdays, Feb. 14 – March 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee​ $180 (Members $170) Deadline Feb. 5 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Drawing Birds Learn how to draw birds in black and white, then in colored pencil. Prior drawing experience recommended in order to render details and subtleties of birds. Schedule ​Thursdays, March 2 – March 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee​ ​ $180 (Member $170) Deadline ​Feb. 25 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

outdoor kitchen Flavors FlavorsofofSpring SpringDinner Dinner AsAs thethe weather weather warms warms and and new new seasonal seasonal produce produce appears, appears, it’sit’s time time to to share share fresh fresh cooking cooking ideas. ideas. Executive Executive Chef Chef Nick Nick Leahy Leahy will will demonstrate demonstrate four four delicious delicious dishes dishes with with preparation preparation tips. tips.Enjoy Enjoy a glass a glass of of wine wine as as you you learn learn and and dine dine in in thethe Edible Edible Garden Garden Outdoor Outdoor Kitchen. Kitchen.

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discussed discussed as as guests guests enjoy enjoy a glass a glass of of wine wine with with their their bowls bowls of of fresh fresh soup. soup. Schedule Schedule ​ Wednesday, ​ Wednesday, April April 26,26, 6:30-8 6:30-8 p.m. p.m. Fee Fee ​​$40​​$40 (Members (Members $35) $35) Deadline Deadline ​ April ​ April 19 19 Instructor Instructor ​ Amanda ​ Amanda Dew Dew Manning Manning

Garden GardenBrunch Brunch

Schedule Schedule ​ Wednesday, ​ Wednesday, April April 19,19, 6:30 6:30 – 8:30 – 8:30 p.m. p.m. Fee Fee $64$64 (Members (Members $59) $59) Deadline Deadline ​ April ​ April 12 12 Instructor Instructor ​ Executive ​ Nick Leahy, Chef Saltyard Nick Leahy, Saltyard

Join Join us us forfor brunch brunch with with Executive Executive Chef Chef dede Cuisine Cuisine John John Flagello Flagello from from Seed Seed Kitchen Kitchen and and Bar. Bar. Relax Relax and and enjoy enjoy a meal a meal and and mimosa mimosa while while learning learning about about preparing preparing fresh fresh ingredients. ingredients.

Springtime SpringtimeBrunch Brunch

Schedule Schedule ​Saturday, ​Saturday, April April 29,29, 11:30 11:30 a.m. a.m. - 1-p.m. 1 p.m. Fee Fee $54$54 (Members (Members $49) $49) Deadline Deadline April April 22 22 Instructor Instructor Executive Executive Chef Chef de de Cuisine Cuisine John John Flagello Flagello

Brunch Brunch with with renowned renowned Executive Executive Chef Chef Todd Todd Ginsberg Ginsberg from from The The General General Muir. Muir. While While guests guests enjoy enjoy mimosas mimosas and and sampling sampling flavors flavors fresh fresh from from thethe garden, garden, Chef Chef Todd Todd will will demonstrate demonstrate and and share share inspiration inspiration onon hishis signature signature dishes. dishes.

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Learn Learn thethe basics basics of making of making tartlettes tartlettes for for delicious delicious treats. treats. This class Thiswill class cover willthe cover crust theand crust Schedule Schedule ​ Saturday, ​ Saturday, April April 22,22, 11:30 11:30 a.m. a.m. - 1-p.m. 1 p.m. fillings and fillings for three fortartlettes three tarts (strawberry, (strawberry, savory savory Fee Fee $54$54 (Members (Members $49) $49) spring spring greens greens andand herbed herbed cheese). cheese.) Recipes Recipes and Deadline Deadline ​ April ​ April 15 15 sampling and sampling are included are included in this small in thisclass. small class. Instructor Instructor ​ Executive ​ Executive Chef Chef Todd Todd Ginsberg Ginsberg

Spring SpringSoups Soups Join Join us us as as Garden Garden Chef Chef Amanda Amanda prepares prepares three three spring spring soups. soups. Recipes Recipes and and tipstips willwill bebe

Plan Your Summer Veggie Garden Learn to grow and harvest fresh produce. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well through Georgia’s summers and learn tips for improving your yields. Schedule​ Thursday, March 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ Feb. 25 Instructor​ Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director, The Wylde Center

Schedule Schedule ​Sunday, ​Sunday, April April 30,30, 2-42-4 p.m. p.m. Fee Fee $35$35 (Members (Members $30) $30) Deadline Deadline April April 23 23 Instructor Instructor Chance Chance Claar-Pressley Claar-Pressley

work in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community. ​​Schedule Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. - noon Fee ​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline ​Feb. 25 Instructor Dave Rife, Senior Horticulturist

Square-Foot Veggie Gardening

Shade Gardening

Beginners: learn to plan and grow your own summer garden. Bring dimensions of your planting space. Enjoy an interactive lesson on square foot and high productivity gardening.

Do you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited? Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that

Schedule Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​ $29 (Members $24) Deadline​ Feb. 28 Instructor​ Raleigh Saperstein, Senior Horticulturist

Education Brochure | Jan - April 2017  
Education Brochure | Jan - April 2017