Well-Seasoned Chef Series
Fresh Plates Series
Guests will enjoy meeting experienced and celebrated chefs as they prepare a four-part small plate menu. Recipes and wine selections are tailored to bring out the quality, freshness, and enhanced flavor of locally grown foods.
Enjoy an evening in the Outdoor Kitchen as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu. See more Fresh Plates dates in September and October online and in the next edition of Clippings.
Schedule Tuesdays, May – Oct., 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $120 per dinner; $675 per series Registration Call 404-876-5859 ext 2559 Deadline One week before session SERIES ONE May 9 Michael Perez, Donetto June 13 Zeb Stevenson, Watershed July 11 Chris Edwards, Restaurant Eugene Aug 8 Justin Mason, Sun Dial Sept 12 Kevin Gillespie & Joey Ward, Gunshow; Andreas Müller, Revival Oct 10 Landon Thompson, Cooks & Soldiers SERIES TWO May 16 Drew Belline, No. 246 June 21* Justin Kurtz, Babette’s Café July 18 Christopher Blobaum, Legacy Ventures Aug 15 Spencer Gomez, Holeman & Finch Sept 19 Steven Satterfield, Miller Union Oct 17 Jamie Lynch, 5Church *
Please note: June 21 is a Wednesday evening
SERIES THREE May 23 Christopher Grossman, Atlas June 27 Matthew Basford, Canoe July 25 EJ Hodgkinson, King + Duke Aug 22 Thomas McKeown, Polaris Sept 26 Angus Daunt, Parker’s on Ponce Oct 24 Linton Hopkins, Resurgens Hospitality Group
Blueberry Butter and Shrub Drinks Preserve the summer flavor of blueberry butter in a jar. You’ll also taste and learn how to make your own blueberry shrub drink at home. Walk away with canning confidence, recipes & instructions and a jar of blueberry butter. Schedule Sunday, May 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fee $38 (Members $33) Registration Call 404-876-5859 ext 2559 Deadline May 14 Instructor Lyn Deardorff, Preserving Now
Schedule Select Wednesdays, May–Aug., 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $65 (Members $60) Registration Call 404-876-5859 ext 2559 Deadline One week before session May 10 May 17 May 24 June 14 June 28 July 12 July 19 July 26 Aug 9
Tonya Morris, Southern Art Julio Delgado, JP Atlanta Jesse McDannell, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead
Scot Davis, Wahoo! Grill Holly Chute, Georgia Grown Dinner Jordan Wakefield, Smoke Ring Andrew Isabella, BeetleCat Nick Melvin, Venkman’s Mark Breault, Livingston
Refugee Recipe Celebration
Sat.–Sun. June 24–25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free with Garden Admission Our garden chef, with special guests from Friends of Refugees, spices up the cooking demonstrations in honor of World Refugee Day. Cooks from Sudan, Burma, and Syria visit the Outdoor Kitchen to create tastes from freshly grown food highlighting authentic recipes. Families will enjoy seed planting and other discovery activities.
Healthy Hawaiian Eats and Treats Join Chef Marc and Kimie as they create a four-plate small course Hawaiian inspired menu. Local and seasonal ingredients will be incorporated as our guest chefs share culinary knowledge from the Pacific region. Schedule Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee $50 (Members $45) Registration Call 404-876-5859 ext 2559 Deadline August 16 Instructors Kimie Ono and Marc Rosenkoetter, Flwr Creations
adult classes Tai Chi Perform this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance in an enchanting setting.
Schedule Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. – noon Fee $39 (Members $34) Deadline May 3 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist
Schedule Tuesdays, May 2 – May 30 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fee $79 (Members $69) Deadline April 26 Instructor Buck Barnes
All About Propagation
Life Drawing with Pastels (The Botanical Kind)
Schedule Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – noon Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline May 3 Instructor Ethan Guthrie, Horticulture Manager
Learn to capture the light and movements of spring flowers in pastels. Supply list provided. Schedule Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Fee $130 (Members $125) Deadline April 26 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist
Watercolors Workshop: Georgia O’Keeffe Style Create beautiful images and learn about the life and work of Georgia O’Keeffe, best known for her flower paintings. Supply list provided.
Learn how to propagate woody plant species from seed and cuttings. An overview of Garden propagation methods, along with examples from Garden greenhouses, highlight the course.
Colored Pencil Workshop: The Study of Henri Rousseau Colored pencils are the best drawing medium for studying artist Henri Rosseau. Learn to capture whimsical images from the garden and about Rosseau’s quest to become an artist through the teachings of nature. Supply list provided. Schedule Saturday, May 20. 9 a.m. – noon Fee $39 (Members $34) Deadline May 17 Instructor Jill Haack, Artist
Second Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – noon Children ages 4 – 6 will use their creativity and imagination to make seasonally-inspired works of art.
Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy nature-inspired education stations.
Tuesdays – Sundays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All aboard for fun around the Model Train Garden! Children can play and share with boxes of toy trains.
Story Time and Smiles
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers are invited to enjoy a weekly storytelling.
Atlanta | Gainesville | May – August 2017
Children’s Performances Last Saturdays of the month, May–Aug , 11 a.m. Fun for all in the new Ivester Amphitheatre or Event Lawn! Enjoy unique musical performances and engaging storytellers. Rain or shine. Visit our website for performance schedule.
Classes & Programs for Adults and Children
Medicinal Herb Walk Hidden in plain sight throughout the Garden are plants long valued for their healing qualities by cultures all over the world. On this guided walk, you’ll hear their colorful stories, and the role they’ve played in mythology, folk lore, religion, and traditional medicine – and why we still use many of them today! Schedule Saturday, May 27, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee $34 (Members $29) Deadline May 20 Instructor Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Registered Herbalist (AHG) Director, BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies
Container Gardening 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. Master container garden design principles and plant combinations for year-round appeal. Schedule Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline May 27 Instructor Jimmy Smith, Senior Horticulturist and Rachel Bergman, Assistant Horticulturist
Beekeeping: Getting Started 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, June 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee $34 (Member $29) Deadline June 5 Instructor Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper
Atlanta’s Amphibians. Identifying our Urban Frogs and Salamanders Amphibians are known to hide under logs, up
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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
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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.
trees, and in the streams of our neighborhoods. We will describe their habitats and behaviors, as well as how to look for them without hurting their habitats. Bring your flashlight!
Schedule Thursday, July 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline July 10 Instructor Michael Sheek, Senior Horticulturist
Schedule Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline June 9 Instructor Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Program Coordinator
Orchids for Beginners
Drawing Orchids in Black and White 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 13 – July 11 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee $144 (Members $136) Deadline June 8 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 mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting setting. Schedule Saturdays, July 8 – Sept. 9, Beginner, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, by instructor invitation only 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Fee $139 (Members $129) Deadline July 7 Instructor Lori Rowe
Shade Gardening If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you’re in for a surprise! 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.
Orchids generally 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. This class will examine how to grow these plants in the typical home environment. Each participant goes home with an orchid plant. Schedule Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. – noon Fee $34 (Members $29) Deadline July 12 Instructor Michael Wenzel, Plant Recorder
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 18 – Aug. 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee $180 (Members $170) Deadline July 14 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist
Art of the Quick Sketch for Botanical Drawing The quick sketch is an advance skill built with experience and practice. The seasoned artist makes it look easy. Overtime, s/he has learned how to see clearly in order to capture the essence of the subject with economy and simplicity. Students will gain insight into this process drawing subjects with skill and speed. Schedule Tuesdays, Aug. 22 – Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m. Fee $180 (Members $170) Deadline Aug. 18 Instructor Carol Anne Sutherland, Artist
The following classes are free with Garden admission and no registration is required:
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
Get ready to wiggle and warble! Join us for songs and dances inspired by the beautiful outdoors. Suggested ages: 2 – 5 years
Schedule Tuesdays, May – Oct., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Storybook Time Listen to stories about bees, flowers, butterflies or other garden friends. Schedule Wednesdays, April – Oct., 10:30 a.m.
Moss Dish Garden Workshop Create your own miniature moss landscape at a special hands-on workshop. Annie Martin (aka Mossin’ Annie) will discuss the values of mosses in today’s landscapes while she demonstrates design principles and planting methods on a smaller scale in a container. An array of moss species, lichens, decorative anchor rocks, glimmering pebbles, soil and containers provided by Mountain Moss. Schedule Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 – noon Fee $55 (Members $45) Deadline Aug. 20 Instructor Annie Martin, Mountain Moss
Plan Your Autumn Veggie Garden In Georgia, 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 to begin. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well throughout the autumn months and learn important techniques for improving results for a delicious harvest. Schedule Thursday, Aug. 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee $29 (Members $24) Deadline Aug 20 Instructor Stephanie Van Parys, Horticulturist
Schedule Thursdays, March – Oct., 10:30 a.m.
Shows for Seedlings Enjoy a live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers and musicians. Visit atlantabg.org for performance schedule. Schedule May – Sept. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. or Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Practical Beekeeping: A Hands on Approach There is no better time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Schedule Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee $34 (Members $29) Deadline Aug. 23 Instructor Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper