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family programs

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

Practical Beekeeping Explore the basics of beekeeping through the life of a beekeeper’s year. Learn where to find materials and when, and how to get started. Schedule Saturday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee $34 (Members $29) Deadline Sept. 18 Instructor Bobby Chaisson and Harold Lanier,

Garden Playtime* Introduce your little one to the joys of nature! Join us for hands-on learning and sensory stations that will stimulate your child’s interest in the natural world. Suggested ages: 6 month – 5 years Schedule Tuesdays, May – Oct., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Storybook Time* Listen to stories about bees, flowers, butterflies and other garden friends. Schedule Wednesdays, April – Oct., first Wednesday, Nov. – March 10:3 a.m.

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, May – Oct., 10:30 a.m.

Master Beekeepers, Tri-County Beekeepers Association

Drop-in Family Program: Creative Chocolate Creatures Use your imagination to create amazing chocolate treats that will delight your sweet tooth and enchant your tummy. Schedule​ Fee Deadline

Saturday, Sept. 9 or Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ​​$6 per child plus Garden admission ($5 per Member child) ​No registration required

Winter Break Camp Join us on a winter adventure in the Garden. Campers will discover winter’s botanical beauties, and learn about winter wildlife. Schedule Thursday - Friday, Jan. 4 – 5, 9 a.m. – noon Ages ​​ 4–6 Fee​​ $69/child (Members $59) Deadline ​Dec. 15

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Pastel Painting Workshop “Claude Monet” Everyone is familiar with Claude Monet’s waterlilies. Claude Monet was the founder of the French Impressionists. This class will use pastels while focusing on the way the light falls and how to capture it with the softness of pastels. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Schedule Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m. – noon Fee $39 (Members $34) Deadline Sept. 11 Instructor Jack Haack, Artist

Acrylic Painting Workshop “Vincent van Gogh” Tai Chi Perform the ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance in an enchanting setting. Schedule Tuesdays, Oct. 3-31, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fee $79 (Members $69) Deadline Sept. 27 Instructor Buck Barnes

This workshop will focus on using acrylic paint to achieve texture and movement in your paintings, while learning about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential artists of all time. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Schedule Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. – noon Fee $115 (Members $110) Deadline Oct. 12 Instructor Emilie Cook, Certified E-RYT 500 Instructor

fuqua lecture

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Igniting Lady Bird’s Legacy: Fire Ecology at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Shows for Seedlings* September 1–2: “A Musical Tour through Latin America” with Havana Son September 8–9: “Music InterACTION” with Michael Levine September 15–16: “The Traveling Garden Variety Shoe Show” with Andrea Zoppo & Sean Conlon September 22–23: “Rosie and the Butterfly” with Cathy Kaemmerlen September 29–30: “Scatty the Scarecrow” with Betty Ann Wylie Schedule​ Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m., Sept.

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Presented by Patrick Newman, Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Patrick Newman is a passionate advocate of public gardens and historic places. For the better part of two decades, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has been employing fire to achieve desirable conservation and horticultural outcomes. Fire has played a key role in the formation of most grassland ecosystems in North America, and the majority of scientific evidence regarding fire points to the value of and need to restore fire regimes within conservation programs. Doing so at the wildland-urban interface and in the middle of a botanic garden is not without its challenges, but the benefits and efficacy of doing so simply cannot be ignored. Andrea Zoppo & Sean Conlon

The Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the families of Edwina and Tom Johnson, and Duvall and Rex Fuqua.

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Fall Appetizers

Tai Chi

Fine Pen for Botanical Illustration

Fall Pruning

The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Perform the ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance in an enchanting setting. Schedule​ Saturdays, Sept. 16 – Nov. 18, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate by instructor invitation Only 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Fee​​ $139 (Members $129) Deadline​ Sept. 15 Instructor Lori Rowe

Fine line pen is the ideal medium for botanical illustration because it reproduces so beautifully in books and publications. Learn the basic techniques and tools for working with fine line pen. Prior drawing experience is very helpful. This class is part of the annual ABG Botanical Drawing Certificate Program. Schedule​ Tuesdays, Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 6 – 9 p.m. Fee ​​$180 (Members $170) Deadline​ Sept. 22 Instructor ​Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Proper pruning ensures your plants will be their healthiest 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. Schedule Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline Oct. 7 Instructor Michael Sheek, Senior Horticulturist and Tim Marchlik, Assistant Horticulturist,

Some healthy and seasonal recipes and make ahead tips will be shared in this small class setting in the Edible Garden Outdoor Classroom.

Learn about the origins and types of chocolate including a full-spectrum taste test from raw cacao to milk and white chocolate. In the class we will make and eat a marbled chocolate bark, white chocolate mendiants and dark chocolate syrup. Schedule​ Sunday, Oct. 1, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Fee ​​$39 (Members $34) Deadline​ Sept. 25 Instructor​ Chance Claar-Pressley, My Beloved Bakery

One Foot at a Time: Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden Design, plan, and grow your own successful fall garden. Bring dimensions of your available planting space (if you have one). This will be an interactive lesson on square foot and high productivity gardening for your (and the Gardens!) favorite cool weather vegetables. Schedule​ Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Members $24) Deadline​ Sept. 16 Instructor Raleigh Saperstein, Senior Horticulturist, Colton Southworth, Assistant Horticulturalist, both of the Atlanta Botanical Garden

registration Online: atlantabg.org 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

Winter Container Gardening Spruce up your garden with colorful fall and winter hardy potted plants. Come learn about some plants that will brighten up the winter landscape on your porch or deck. We will be talking about the best plant choices for winter annual pots as well as giving pointers on composing a visually pleasing display. Schedule​ Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Members $24) Deadline ​Oct. 14 Instructors​ Jim Smith, Senior Horticulturist, Irina Rieppi, Assistant Horticulturist, both of the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Orchids for Beginners I Orchids can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum belong to the group whose care requirements are closest to other typical houseplants. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment. Participants go home with an orchid. Schedule​ Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – noon Fee​ $34 (Members $29) Deadline Oct. 4 Instructor Michael Wenzel, Plant Recorder

Learn Photography Basics Professional photographer Emily Followill discusses the basics of photography - aperture, shutter speed, ISO, photo composition, and lighting. This class will inspire attendees to create award-winning photographs for the 2018 Flower Show. Schedule ​Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​ ​ $29 (Members $24) Deadline ​Oct. 7 Instructor Emily Followill, Photographer

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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.

Explore the world of contemporary floral design. Learn to use flowers and materials in unconventional ways. Everyone will then create their own arrangement to take home using reed that is bent into a structural, supporting form. This class will inspired attendees to create award-winning floral arrangements for the 2018 Flower Show. Schedule Tuesday, Dec. 5 or Saturday, Dec. 9 10 a.m. – noon Fee $44 (Members $39) Deadline Dec. 2 Instructor Kathy Powell, Artist

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Beekeeping: Getting Started 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, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee​​ $34 (Members $29) Deadline​ Oct. 11 Instructor​ Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

The Fall Harvest in Colored Pencil​ 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. In this class, students create still-life drawings in colored pencil and/or black and white mediums. ​​Schedule Tuesdays, Oct. 31 – Nov. 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 6 – 9 p.m. Fee ​ $180 (Members $170) Deadline ​Oct. 28 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Frame Your Art: Matting Techniques Learn to display your portfolio of black and white and colored pencil artwork beautifully. Bring a 36” ruler, heavy duty utility knife with new blades, two sheets of 32” x 40” gray chipboard, two 32” x 40” white foam boards 1/8” thick, and two 32” x 40” acid free warm white matboards. Schedule Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee​ $85 (Members $75) Deadline​ Nov. 8 Instructor​ Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

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Saturday, Sept. 30, 3:30 – 5 p.m. ​​$39 (Members $34) Sept. 25 Garden Chef Megan McCarthy

Chocolate Treats

Homemade Pie Baking Learn both the basics and decorative techniques for making beautiful pie crusts and filling.This class will cover a roll-out piecrust recipe, a cream cheese

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pastry crust and other decorative techniques. Schedule​ Sunday, Oct. 29, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. Fee ​​$44 (Members $39) Deadline​ Oct. 22 Instructor​ Chance Claar-Pressley, My Beloved Bakery

Fresh Plates Series Relax during a lovely evening of tasting great food prepared by wonderful chefs from our favorite restaurants. Enjoy a glass of wine with four different dishes prepared for you in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. Schedule S​ elect Wednesdays or Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $65 (Members $60) Registration atlantabg.org Deadline ​one week before session Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 25 Oct. 26

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Brent Banda, Ecco Cameron Thompson, Farm Burger Philippe Haddad, Cape Dutch Zack Meloy, Better Half Evan Cordes, Cast Iron Eddie Hernandez, Taquiera del Sol Jason Jiminez, Kitchen Six Jason Paolini, Longleaf Kevin Outz, Barleygarden Kitchen

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Designing with Plants the Great Dixter Way Presented by Fergus Garrett, Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. Appointed in 1993 as Head Gardener of Great Dixter by Christopher Lloyd, Fergus Garrett continues to keep the garden constantly changing throughout the season by trying out new plants and plant-combinations. Fergus believes in passing on his knowledge through national and international student- and volunteer programs at Dixter and through worldwide lectures he gives every year. Fergus is keen on plant communities in the wild and especially plants native to Turkey. Among other honors, Fergus was given the Royal Horticultural Society Associate of Honour in 2008 and in 2015, the Veitch Memorial Medal for outstanding contribution to the practice of horticulture. Presented in partnership with The Garden Conservancy. The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Education Brochure August 2017