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family programs

| Atlanta

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 months – 5 years Schedule Tuesdays, March – Oct., 10:00 a.m. – noon

Storybook Time* Listen to stories about bees, flowers, butterflies and other garden friends. Schedule Wednesdays, April – Oct., 10:30 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, March – Oct., 10:30 a.m.

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Shows for Seedlings* Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and magicians. Visit the “Kids Programs” section under “Learn” at for a full listing of performers. Schedule May – September, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. or Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. * Free w/ Garden Admission, no registration required.

alston lectures

| Atlanta

The Microbiome of the Garden

Susan Hornyak

Presented by Eugenia Bone, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. Eugenia Bone is a nationally known science and food writer and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, and many more. At this lecture, learn about the evolutionary history of soil, the plant/ microbe relationship, the cooperative relationship between the microbiomes of soil and plants, and what that implies in terms of plant and human health. Compare the microbiomes of plants and people, gardens and families, and in the process demonstrates that life itself is a vast conspiracy of microbes.

Preserving Italy: From Garden to Table Presented by Domenica Marchetti, Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m.

Olga Berman

adult & kids classes

Domenica Marchetti will share her exploration of the many preserving traditions and techniques that Italian cooks rely on to conserve fresh produce and specialty foods. Italian cookbook author Domenica Marchetti will discuss the research for her most recent book, “Preserving Italy,” and the food artisans she met along the way. Domenica graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism and worked at several newspapers before becoming an enthusiastic food writer and cookbook author of seven titles focused on the delightful cuisine of Italy. Lectures are free and no reservations are required. The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation.

Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting setting. Schedule Tuesdays, May 1 – 29 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fee $69 (Members $59) Deadline May 1 Instructor Buck Barnes,Instructor

Summer Camp – Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Enroll your child in a stimulating summer ½ day program from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. that is full of discovery, adventure and nature exploration. Ages 4 – 6. Schedule Seed to Snack, July 9 – 13 Schedule Habitat Explorers, July 16 -20 Fee $175 per child (Member $145) Deadline May 15

Watercolor Painting for Children, “Paint a Butterfly” Pre K – 2nd grade: Kids create a beautiful butterfly painting and learn about watercolor painting. Learn how to capture the life cycle of a butterfly. All supplies provided. Schedule Saturday, May 19, 10 – 11:00 a.m. Fee $29 (Member $24) Deadline May 14 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist

Create Your Own Illustrated Garden Plan Plan your dream and wish garden. Learn how to create your own garden plan, illustrate it with colored pencils and watercolors, and start an art journal with plants you love. Supply list provided. Maximum 8 students. Schedule Saturday, May 19, 1 – 4 p.m. Fee $54 (Members $49) Deadline May 14 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist

Colored Pencil Painting Workshop for Children 3rd – 6th grade: Kids sketch “Birds in the Garden” and learn about naturalist artist John

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James Audubon. All supplies provided. Schedule Saturday, June 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Fee $29 (Member $24) Deadline June 4 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist

Capturing Waterlilies Paint beautiful waterlilies and lotus. Work from images and from life in the Garden pond (weather permitting). Learn the use of layering to build color while painting, and discover liquid mask and other painting tips. Supply list provided. Maximum 8 students Schedule Saturday, June 9, 1 – 4 pm Fee $54 (Members $49) Deadline June 4 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist

Growing and Using Herbs Great for avid gardeners with ample planting space or someone with a container pot or two. Learn something new about herbs and take something home as a reminder. Schedule Saturday, June 23, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline June 18 Instructor Diane Korzeniewski, Instructor

Children’s Performances Free with Garden admission: Enjoy live performances from storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and magicians. Visit the “Kids Programs” section under “Learn” at atlantabg. org for a full list of performers. Schedule Last Saturdays, May – September 11 a.m.

Story Time and Smiles Free with Garden admission: Preschoolers and young children are invited to enjoy weekly storytelling. Schedule Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Budding Artists Free with Garden admission:Young children use their creativity and imagination to make seasonally-inspired works of art. Schedule Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Classes & Programs for Adults and Children

adult classes

outdoor kitchen

| Atlanta

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 1– May 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m.. Fee​​ $190 (Member $180) Deadline​ April 27 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Container Gardening Explore container gardening basics: plant selection, soil types and choosing appropriate containers. Learn the annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that do well in pots. Learn container garden design principles and plant combinations for year-round appeal. Schedule​ Thursday, May 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ May 7 Instructor Jimmy Smith, Senior Horticulturalist

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

Drawing Orchids in Black and White

Shade Gardening Learn about understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a healthy plant community. Schedule​ Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ May 13 Instructor ​Tim Marchlik, Senior Horticulturalist

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, May 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee​​ $34 (Member $29) Deadline May 21 Instructors​ Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

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Orchids are intriguingly complex. A simplified approach, using black and white media, aids in exploring and drawing orchids. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program. It is a pre-requisite for Drawing Orchids in Colored Pencil. Previous drawing experience is strongly recommended. Schedule​ Tuesdays, June 12 – July 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. *No class week of July 4th Fee​ $190 (Member $180) Deadline June 8 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Practical Beekeeping: A Hands-on Approach Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Schedule Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee​ ​ $34 (Member $29) Deadline ​June 11 Instructor Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

ians. Whether this is your goal or your fear, the dedicated gardener is sure to eventually bump into the lizards, salamanders, frogs, or snakes that play important roles in garden ecosystems. Learn to identify what you find, encourage or discourage direct interactions, and keep both yourself and your ecosystem safe with this introductory class. Schedule​ Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ July 14 Instructor​ Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Program Coordinator

Drawing Orchids in Colored Pencil Explore the exquisite and varied colorations of the Orchid family. Students will start by drawing from color reproductions of orchids, then move on to work from live orchid stems. The first week, bring a favorite color reproduction of orchids. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program. Previous drawing experience is strongly recommended. ​​Schedule Tuesdays, July 24 – Aug. 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m.. Fee ​ $190 (Member $180) Deadline July 20 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

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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.

Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Schedule Saturdays, July 7 – Sept 8 (Quarter 3) Beginner, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Fee $139 (Members $129) Deadline Jul 3 Instructor Lori Rowe

Garden Reptiles and Amphibians Gardening is not only therapeutic for people, but also a great way to improve urban habitats for common reptiles and amphib-

Well-Seasoned Chef Dinners

Fresh Plates Series

Enjoy an intimate and relaxing culinary experience learning from Atlanta chefs as they prepare a four-part meal.

Enjoy a fun evening dining, sipping and learning as local chefs prepare a four-part small plate menu of their signature dishes. Schedule​ Select Wednesdays, May 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $65 (Members $60) Deadline​ One week before session Register​

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Select Tuesdays in April, May, September and October 6:30-8:30 p.m. $120 per dinner ($675 for six classes) One week before session By phone only 404-876-5859 ext 2559

Location: Outdoor Kitchen April 10 Michael Patria, Bar Margot April 17 Matthew Basford, Canoe SOLD OUT April 24 Woolery Back, Table & Main SOLD OUT May 8 Michael Manley, Lure May 15 Christopher Grossman, Atlas SOLD OUT May 22 Billy Allin, Cakes & Ale SOLD OUT Location: Rooftop Terrace, Longleaf Restaurant Sept 4 Chris Edwards, Restaurant Eugene SOLD OUT Sept 11 EJ Hodgkinson, King + Duke Sept 18 Chris Hall, Muss & Turner’s, Local Three Sept 25 Robert Phalen, One Eared Stag Oct 2 Elliot Cusher, Donetto Oct 9 Matthew Ridgeway, Cooks & Soldiers Oct 16 Kevin Gillespie, Red Beard Restaurants Andreas Müller, Red Beard Special Events Nicole Edwards, Revival SOLD OUT Oct 23 Eric Roberts, The Iberian Pig

Of all orchid species, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum require care most similar to typical houseplants. Learn tips to grow these orchids yourself. Each participant will go home with an orchid. Schedule Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. – noon Fee $34 (Member $29) Deadline June 19 Instructor Michael Wenzel, Plant Recorder

Edible Gardening for Beginners Get your vegetable garden producing for the upcoming growing season. Learn to site/prepare soil, start seeds/select plants, and maintain your garden for maximize yields! Get tips on gettting ahead of pests and integrated pest management. Bring a drawing of any available planting space for use in the class. Schedule Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ Aug. 5 Instructor​ Raleigh Saperstein, Senior Horticulturist

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David Bartlett, Southern Art Jordan Wakefield, Smoke Ring Steven Brennen, The Original El Taco Robbie Pacheco, Wahoo! Grill SOLD OUT

Refugee Recipe Celebration During our garden chef weekend demos, special guest cooks from Friends of Refugees will be spicing up the Outdoor Kitchen. In honor of World Refugee Day, cooks from afar will highlight their traditional flavors to serve up tastes with garden fresh ingredients. Come celebrate edible plants and global connections! Free with paid admission. Schedule Sat. June 23 and Sun. June 24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Plan Your Autumn Veggie Garden

Drawing Trees

You can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash. All it takes is a bit of planning, and this class will teach you how. Learn important techniques for improving results for a delicious harvest. Schedule​ Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee​​ $29 (Member $24) Deadline​ Aug. 13 Instructor​ Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director, The Wilde Center

Celebrate trees native to Georgia by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal. Join us for this fun and life-affirming art class. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program. Schedule​ Tuesdays, Aug. 28 – Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee​​ $190 (Member $180) Deadline​ Aug. 24 Instructor​ Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist

Education Brochure | May - August 2018  

Education Brochure | May - August 2018

Education Brochure | May - August 2018  

Education Brochure | May - August 2018