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Devonian Botanic Garden Courses & Events Calendar Winter | Spring | Summer 2013 January to August

At the Garden: Adult Courses Kid’s Programs Special Events Memberships Birthday Parties And Much More‌


GENERAL INFORMATION

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Adults Seniors (65 and older) Youth (13-17 yrs) Students (with valid ID) Child (7-12 yrs) Child (6 yrs and under) Family Pass

Garden Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Adult Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Children and Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Birthday Parties and Summer Camps . . . . . . . . 19 Friends of the Garden Memberships. . . . . . . . 20

(2 adults & accompanying children)

Friends of the Garden Members Free*

Weddings and Facility Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

*Excludes some special events

Registration Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Group discounts available (groups of 10 or more) Half Price Admission – 1st Tuesday of the month

during open season. Prices do not include GST.

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Tram Tours A relaxing tour of the Main Garden in seated comfort. Available May 1 - Sept. 30. Patio Cafe Soups and sandwiches; the perfect lunch spot or ice cream stop.

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Only 10 minutes from Southwest Edmonton. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, on Highway 60, 5 km north of Devon. Watch for the blue Devonian Botanic Garden sign on the Highway.

Crafters Workshop Handmade natural gifts & crafts 625 Pre-booked Guided Tours A great option for groups; must be booked in advance. Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2259 to book.

Cover photo by Paul Swanson. Unless otherwise noted photos by Paul Swanson.

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Open daily May 1 to October 14

Open Year Round for Education Courses

Awaken Your Senses! Don’t let winter keep you from growing - you’ll find education courses offered year-round, for all ages and interests, listed in these pages – for the artist, the gardener, the crafter, the nature enthusiast, the landscaper and more. Welcome spring with a visit to our 190 acres of display gardens, natural areas, ecological preserves, indoor showhouses, butterflies, Kurimoto Japanese Garden and more. We offer tours, summer camps, birthday parties, family programs, and a bounty of special events. The Devonian Botanic Garden will awaken your senses!

The Seasons are Here.

780-987-3054 | devonian.ualberta.ca Located in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Hwy 60, only minutes from West Edmonton

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2013 Events at the Garden

Mark your calendars and check the website www.devonian.ualberta.ca for details!

May

July 6-7 – Martagon Lily Show July 7 – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden

May 1 – Opening Day May 5 – Kodomo-no-hi Japanese Children’s Day May 5 – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden

July 14 – Rose Day July 14 – High Tea July 21 – Music in the Garden

May 7 – Half Price Admission Day

July 21 – “Rooted” Art Exhibit

May 11 – DBG Plant Sale Opens (runs daily while supplies last)

August

May 12 – Mother’s Day Tea May 26 – Butterfly Day

June June 1-2 – Chigiri-e Torn Paper Art Show June 2 – Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival

Date Night! Every Thursday June through August. Food, entertainment and twilight strolls.

June 4 – Half Price Admission Day June 6 – Seniors’ Date Night

August 2-5 – Parkland County Art Show August 3 & 4 – Devon Potters Guild Show August 6 – Half Price Admission Day August 11 – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden August 18 – Wild Mushroom Exposition

September September 3 – Half Price Admission Day September 8 – Fall Family Festival September 15 – Fruit Grower’s Festival September 28-29 – DBG Crafters Fall Sale

June 9 – High Tea

November

June 16 – Rhubarb Day

November 22-24 – DBG Crafters Christmas Sale

June 21 – Opera al Fresco (a mid-summer’s eve event with wine, nibbles & song)

July July 1 – Canada Day Celebration - Music, cake, and activities for the whole family

December December 7 & 8 – Luminaria an enchanting illuminated Garden

July 2 – Half Price Admission Day

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Ceremony & photo packages for up to 250 guests. Photo-only packages also available. Located minutes west of Edmonton in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Hwy 60.

780-987-3054 ext.2223 www.devonian.ualberta.ca

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Master Gardener Program Wednesdays - September 2013 to April 2014 Through lectures, tours and an integrated practicum, Master Gardener participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge on a wide variety of topics, including: • Annuals • Propagation • Plant Diseases • Herbaria • Lawns • Plant Physiology • Japanese Gardens • Roses • Herbs

• Perennials • Woody ornamentals • Seeds • Soils • Integrated Pest Management • Botanical Keys & Nomenclature • Landscaping • Botany • Weed Identification • Pruning • Alpine Gardens • Tropical Plants • Lilies • Vegetables

Program work includes short assignments, written examinations, a plant identification project and practicum hours. Graduates are issued a Master Gardener Certificate. Enquiries can be made to DBG.MasterGardener@ales.ualberta.ca or call 780-987-3054 ext. 2229

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2013 Education Courses

HORTICULTURE AND DESIGN COURSES Gardening Hobby Greenhouse Gardening Everything the homeowner and gardener needs to know about greenhouse gardening. Discussions include use of materials, seeding dates, pest control, bench plants and much more. Participants will leave with their own cuttings to plant at home. This course is located at Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park. Course Number: 11SGH March 3, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Instructor: Salisbury Greenhouse Fee: $53 member/ $58 non-member NEW! Introduction to Beekeeping The perfect class for those interested in beekeeping for the first time. You’ll be introduced to beekeeping basics, as we as learn about plantings to support bees and other pollinators in your garden. Course Number: 52B-PM May 26, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Patty Milligan, Lola Canola Honey Fee: $50 member/ $55 non-member

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Grow Your Own Perennials Take home up to 10 types of unique perennials from this class to add to your garden. Learn how to collect and sow your own perennial seeds in this fun and informative class, with discussions including classification and propagation. Hands-on seed sowing and transplanting. Course Number: 14BG March 23, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Barry Greig Fee: $63 member/ $70 non-member NEW! Introduction to Orchids A great class for those interested in growing their own orchids. Topics include: What is an orchid? What do orchids need? What does a healthy orchid look like? Why won’t my orchid bloom? What do all these names mean on my plant tag? And much more… Course Number: 22MD April 6, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Monica DeWitt Fee: $32 member/ $35 non-member

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Fruit Growing Expand your fruit growing knowledge with help from horticulturalist Thean Pheh. Learn what fruits to grow in our climate, planting procedures and first year care, where to obtain planting materials, as well as how and when to properly harvest. Discussions will also cover the best varieties of over 20 types of fruits. Course Number: 25TP April 7, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Thean Pheh Fee: $34 member/ $38 non-member Pruning for Beginners This informative workshop will cover all the basic techniques of pruning, as well as up-to-date and modern concepts. Discussions will include where and how to prune shrubs and trees. Pruning techniques will be demonstrated followed by a practical hands-on session. Course Number: 27LC April 13, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Len Chambers, Devonian Botanic Garden Horticulturalist Fee: $58 member/ $65 non-member Introduction to Permaculture Why is it that forests can thrive for thousands of years without being watered, fertilized, or tilled? As a design science based on principles found in ecology, permaculture teaches us how to work with, rather than against, nature. With far reaching applications, and an emphasis on food production and sustainability, permaculture design will leave you thinking like an ecosystem and have you creating beautiful, biologically diverse, and ecologically healthy food producing systems. For more information, check out www.permaculture.jasperplace.ca Course Number: 31DB April 20, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Dustin Bajer Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member

Introduction to Grafting This course focuses on up-to-date and new techniques used to propagate and regenerate a favorite ornamental tree or multiple-graft fruit trees. Lots of hands-on classroom practice will make clear the various skills involved in budding and grafting. Free woody plant material and grafting stock will be available for practice and to take home. Course Number: 33TP April 21, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Thean Pheh Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member NEW! Grow your Own Window Box Come out for two evenings and learn to sow and grow your own window box planter full of a variety of culinary herbs, edible flowers and vegetables. This course includes handouts, tips for successful growing and a take- home 21” window box full of plants ready to be enjoyed on your patio, balcony or deck. All materials included in course fee. Course Number: 39JJC April 30 and May 28, 2013 (2 Tuesdays) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Justine Jenkins-Crumb Fee: $78 member/ $85 non-member Grow Your Own Bonsai In this informative course, students will get the chance to practice and train their own bonsai during class. Bonsai fundamentals will be taught, including basic form, pinching techniques, and watering techniques. Fee includes your take-home bonsai and authentic pot. A few home materials will be required. Course Number: 41B-LD May 8, 15, and 22, 2013 (3 Wednesdays) 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Les Dowdell Fee: $105 member/ $115 non-member

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NEW! Mother’s Day Floral Tropiganza Come and experience a day exploring a mix of tropical and local flowers, creatively put together to make extraordinary arrangements just in time for Mother’s Day. Create a wonderful floral creation for your mother or grandmother, or bring them along and treat them to a day filled with the wonder and beauty of flowers. You will leave with 2 beautiful arrangements (vases and all): one for you and one for a loved-one! Course Number: 42LM May 11, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Lynne McAlpine Fee: $135 member/ $ 150 non-member Spring Mushrooms Join mushroom expert Mike Schulz as we learn about the mushrooms of spring! The course includes a detailed presentation on mushroom identification with an emphasis on the delicious edible spring mushrooms that you can easily learn to recognize. As well, we will foray through the gardens, hunting down and learning about the elusive morel and other spring fungal delights. Course Number: 43MS May 11, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Mike Schulz Fee: $58 member/ $65 non-member NEW! Rock Gardening Through the Seasons Learn to create and maintain a beautiful rock garden year-round. Topics will include building, planting and sustaining a interest in rock garden with recommendations for easy to grow rock and alpine plants, soil mixtures and planting techniques. In-class portion will be followed by a tour of the Devonian Botanic Garden Alpine Garden. Course Number: 46CK May 25, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Cathy Kurio, President of Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society Fee: $32 member/ $35 non-member

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NEW! Water-Wise Gardening Discuss the why’s and how’s of water-wise gardening, including water barrels, mulches, and assessing your location. Emphasis will be on what bulbs, grasses, shrubs, rock garden and border plants to use, and how to use these plants to create lush, colourful landscapes. Course Number: 47CK May 25, 2013 (Saturday) 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Instructor: Cathy Kurio, President - Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society Fee: $32 member/ $35 non-member NEW! Repotting Orchids The perfect class for those with some orchid experience but looking for help in repotting. Learn all the tips and tricks from an expert for effective repotting. Course Number: 53MD June 1, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Monica DeWitt Fee: $26 member/ $29 non-member NEW! Rock Garden Design Learn the skills to design a rock garden, including methods in plant selection, rock choice, structure, location, soil mix, and more. Included this instruction is a tour of the Patrick Seymour Alpine Garden at the Devonian Botanic Garden. Course Number: 56IB June 15, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Irena Burns Fee: $32 member/ $35 non-member

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PNPDC Professional Courses Offered through the Devonian Botanic Garden, the Prairie and Northern Plant Diversity Centre is pleased to present a number of professional plant identification courses. Perfect for the horticultural and field professional, or those interested in gaining better identification skills. The following classes will be offered in spring 2013:

• Sedge Identification • Vascular Plant Identification

• Moss Identification • Fern Identification

For more information on the PNPDC Professional Courses, including dates and fees, visit www.devonian.ualberta.ca

NEW! Alpine Plant Trough Included in this hands-on workshop is the making of an alpine trough from a Styrofoam box. Participants will examine troughs at the Devonian Botanic Garden and will learn what to plant in their own. Take home a beautiful completed Alpine trough for your own garden. Course Number: 57IB June 15, 2013 (Saturday) 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Irena Burns Fee: $72 member/ $80 non-member Summer Mushrooms Summer is a peak time for mushrooming, so join expert Mike Schulz as we learn about summer’s mushroom montage! This class includes a presentation on mushroom identification and easily identified edibles, as well as an exciting foray through the garden. You will cook and sample all the edible finds! Students are encouraged to bring in unknown mushrooms to identify. Choose session 1 or 2. Course: 58MS Session 1: June 22, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 2: June 23, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Mike Schulz Fee: $63 member/ $70 non-member

Design, Landscape, and Water Gardens Creative Landscape Design Create a beautifully landscaped property! Enjoy the support of award winning landscape designer Adele Goodwin. We will integrate low maintenance ideas, practical information, and lots of visuals that will inspire you! No drawing talent is required. Material fee of $40 includes books, papers, and drawing tools for the class. Learn to plan to scale, organize the space for flow and function, design the bones of the garden, and design the planting areas. Course Number: 04AG February 2, 9, and 16, 2013 (3 Saturdays) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fee: $160 member/ $175 non-member www.earthworm.ca Instructor: Adele Goodwin NEW! Daring Deck Design Think outside the box and challenge yourself to create a deck that will amaze and delight you and your family. Bring photos and measurements of your backyard along with pencil, ruler, eraser and a willingness to experiment! Course Number: 09AG March 2, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fee: $57 member/ $63 non-member www.earthworm.ca Instructor: Adele Goodwin

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Construction Landscaping Design courses are great but eventually you have to start building to realize your vision. This landscape construction course will cover the installation of most aspects of any design (except concrete work). Soils, patios, retaining walls, sod, plantings, fences, waterfalls, lighting, and irrigation will be topics covered. This course is intended for homeowners but would be a great review for new landscapers. Course Number: 12KN March 6, 13, and 20, 2013 (3 Wednesdays) 6:30 – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $90 member/ $99 non-member NEW! “Unleash your Garden” Design Workshop Using the refreshing right brain to come up with the magic that really wants to happen in your garden! Meditation spaces, moon gardens, plant mandalas, barefoot pathways, swinging from trees, edible forests and more! Course Number: 13B-AG March 16, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fee: $57 member/ $63 non-member www.earthworm.ca Instructor: Adele Goodwin Designing a Japanese Garden Explore how Japanese Gardens evolved, what makes them so very special and which elements are essential in their design. You will prepare a conceptual design for your own garden. Course Number: 15EK March 23 and 24, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Ernie Koch, www.ekochdesigns.com Fee: $81 member/ $90 non-member

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Feng Shui Gardening Feng Shui is presently used indoors but was initially designed for the outdoors, to protect a house and bring good luck into the home. Using the traditional compass method we will look at how to recognize good and bad energies and then learn how to place garden features that will harness and guide positive energy into the home. Course Number: 19KN March 27, April 3, and 10, 2013 (3 Wednesdays) 6:30 – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $90 member/ $99 non-member Japanese Garden Construction Using a conceptual design concept, you will draw up a construction plan for your garden. You will learn to choose and construct important elements of your garden in a beautiful Japanese style. Course Number: 32EK April 20 and 21, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Ernie Koch, www.ekochdesigns.com Fee: $81 member/ $90 non-member Lawn and Garden Maintenance Learn to grow immaculate green grass and healthy gardens through knowledge about timing, fertilizers, disease control, and proper tools. Look at ways to create a healthy environment through proper cultural controls in order to produce that perfect yard. Course Number: 34KN April 24, 2013 (Wednesday) 6:30 – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $36 member/ $40 non-member Outdoor Pot and Container Design When creating outdoor pots, a house can be jazzed up with a fun play of colour one year and reflect a refined elegance the next. Look at a variety of annuals and learn how to use them in pots for all four seasons. Course Number: 38KN April 29, 2013 (Monday) 6:30 – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $35 member/ $38 non-member

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NEW! Snow and Leaves on Rocks The contrast of white snow and colorful leaves are stunningly beautiful in watercolor, enhanced by rugged textured rocks! Course Number: 10WW March 3, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! Impressionist Canadian Garden Learn to paint a colorful flower garden with minimum to no drawing. Free and fun and very expressive! Perfect for all ages. Course Number: 16WW March 24, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NATURAL ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND INTEREST COURSES

NEW! A Hide-Away House in the Woods A fantasy getaway for all... learn to draw a simple landscape with wooden bridge and water. Course Number: 24WW April 7, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Painting Willie Wong Watercolour Courses Join Willie Wong, a renowned Edmonton artist, for a day of watercolour fun! Courses are suitable for all levels, from eager beginners to more experienced painters. All supplies are provided except brushes, which can be brought or purchased from the instructor. Fee for each course is $54 member/ $60 non-member NEW! Winter Scene in Acrylic An inexpensive way to start a landscape in acrylic. We will take the mysteries out of this interesting medium! All you need to bring is a 16”x20” canvas and $10 for supplies. Course Number: 05WW February 10, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! A Boat on Clear Water Learn how to paint water and the amazing reflection of boat. The blue green water will be sure to warm you up in this cold winter. A perfect escape! Course Number: 08WW February 24, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NEW! Lakes and Seashores A step-by-step way to create this breathtaking coastline dream. Learn to paint moving water, rocks under-water and reflections.... Course Number: 37WW April 28, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! Inuit Mom and Child What a great way to paint with Mom or for Mom or simply remembering Mom...This class shows you easy ways to draw the back view of colorful Inuit coats - happy, cheerful colors and designs to celebrate Motherhood. Course Number: 44WW May 12, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! Delphinium and Sunflowers This amazing blue and yellow combination will be sure to tickle your heart! The colors complement each other in a beautiful way. The white background makes the colors so much brighter! Course Number: 51WW May 26, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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NEW! Summer Trees in Acrylic Bring a big 20”x24” canvas, a sea sponge and $10 for supplies for this easy portrayal of trees! Perfect for all ages! Sponge away and the results are always surprisingly decorative! Course Number: 54WW June 8, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Irises This favorite perennial will live on forever. Learn to look at this wonderful flower differently and learn to understand the different parts of the flower. Course Number: 55WW June 9, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! Waterfalls Learn to paint this waterfall among rocks and shrubs and its bubbly turbulence! A perfect Feng Shui picture for any room! Course Number: 60WW July 14, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! Funhouse Project An all time favorite class in school with small children - A fun way ways to draw houses and designs. Kids love this easy to follow and playful project. Adults will learn to be free and childlike again! Course Number: 62WW July 28, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Pansies Everyone’s loves to draw and paint these funny monkey faces! This colorful painting will sit well on any wall! Course Number: 63WW August 11, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Blue Hydrangea A spectacular blue flower like no others! Learn to draw and paint the close up of this unpredictable flower. Course Number: 64WW August 25, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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NEW! Winter Landscape in Soft Pastels Create a lovely winter scene of a stream nestled in the mountains in soft pastel. Working from a photo, students are guided step-by-step, starting with a charcoal sketch and finishing with richly coloured pastels. Materials fee of $40 includes all needed supplies. Course Number: 07DS February 23, 2013 (Saturday) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: David Shkolny Fee: $45 member/ $49 non-member Botanical Art II: Exploring Colour in Rendering This course is a continuation of the Introduction to Botanical Art I. We will work with plants examining, drawing and painting their flowers, stems, leaves, and seed pods. There will be more colour work this time, in watercolour and coloured pencils. Come learn to paint like the masters. Botanical Art I is not a requirement. All levels welcome. No class on April 1, 2013. Course Number: 17RP March 25 – April 22, 2013 (4 Mondays) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Rayma Peterson Fee: $115 member/ $125 non-member

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Abstract Fundamentals in Acrylic In this one day workshop you will create interesting backgrounds, glaze, layer, collage a few treasures, create high density textures, play with colour, and share interesting ways of creating an abstract original! Come with your friends and have a wonderful fun day! Course Number: 30DH April 14, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Dianna Hanna Fee: $54 member/ $59 non-member Batik on Oriental Paper Batik is an ancient method of watercolour painting on papers and fabrics using wax as a resist and a preservative. Exploring methods to create several vignettes on various fancy Oriental papers, you will learn new and exciting ways for creating gifts and rejuvenating an ancient art form. No experience is necessary. Material Fee of $35, payable to instructor, covers supplies needed for the class, a few items from home will be required. Course Number: 35DH April 27, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Dianna Hanna Fee: $54 member/ $59 non-member Botanical Art: Butterflies and Flowers A wonderful weekend workshop drawing and painting butterflies and flowers from the greenhouses at the Garden. Work from direct observation to create interesting compositions in this delightful and diverse environment. Learn basic butterfly and flower anatomy to help you understand what you are drawing. Work in pen, pencil and watercolour to create unique compositions. Course Number: 36RP April 27 and 28, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Rayma Peterson Fee: $108 member/ $120 non-member

Projects Soapstone Carving Club For those soapstone carvers who don’t feel like making a mess in their house, come to the Garden and enjoy studio space to create with carvers just like you. Note: some stone available for purchase and limited tools provided, registrants are encouraged to bring their own supplies. Course Number: 02DBG Session 1: January 19 and 20, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 2: March 9 and 10, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 3: May 4 and 5, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 4: June 15 and 16, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: $150 for all 4 sessions, $45/single weekend session, or $25 for single day drop in Beginner Copper Foil This fun and challenging program introduces you to textures and colours of stained glass, glass tools and patterns. In addition to learning skills like glass scoring and breaking, grinding and shaping, copper foiling, and soldering and finishing, you will complete at least two 8”x8” projects. Materials fee of approx. $35 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass - 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 03BSG February 1 – 3, 2013 (Friday through Sunday) Friday 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $78 member/ $85 non-member

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Bent Willow Armchair (or Loveseat) The Bent Willow Armchair is one of the classical designs in rustic furniture making. Step-by-step, you will learn the skills to create a lasting piece of furniture. Your project will be completed or near completion in this 1 ½ day course. A few home tools will be required. Please indicate at registration which project you wish to build, the armchair (one person project) or love seat (two person project). Course Number: 12B-PD March 8 and 9, 2013 (Friday and Saturday) Friday 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Paul Dolphin -Big Moon Rustic FurnitureFee: Armchair $260 member/ $285 nonmember Love Seat $350 member/ $385 non-member Glass Mosaic Table Top Discover the endless possibilities that mosaics offer by creating a glass mosaic table top or wall hanging. Learn how to cut and grind for shape, how to adhere the glass to your board, and how to grout and finish your piece. Choose from one of our pattern ideas or create your own. Your finished piece will be approximately 16”x16”. Material/ tool rental fee of approximately $110 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 18BSG March 27 – April 10, 2013 (3 Wednesdays) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $78 member/ $85 non-member

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NEW! Quake Plate Shake up your fused glass experience! Discover the fun world of glass by creating a stunning plate sure to smash your expectations of fused glass. Choose from different shapes, sizes, and colours and then use stringers and frit to add the finishing touches to create a plate as unique as you are. No previous glass experience required. Material/ tool rental fee of approximately $55 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 21BSG April 6, 2013 (Saturday) 1:00 – 4:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $32 member/ $ 36 non-member Beginner Garden Sculpture Use basic tools of wire, tin foil, and natural fabrics to create your own fantastic garden sculpture. No experience necessary and anyone can do it: those just starting or those with some experience! Just bring a old 100% white cotton t-shirt and some tin foil, and all other supplies will be provided. Leave with a beautifully unique piece of art. Course Number: 23MG April 6, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Michelle Garraway Fee: $115 member/ $125 non-member Beginner Lead-Came Panel Try building stained glass the traditional way. In this course you will learn how to score and break, grind, lead, solder and cement your panel. Choose from the designs provided and build your own 10”x15” panel to hang in the window. Students must come to studio before first class to choose pattern and glass. Additional tool rental/supply fee of $55 + GST and glass/other supplies fee of $65. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 26BSG April 12 – 14, 2013 (Friday - Sunday) Friday 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 – 3:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $108 member/ $ 120 non-member

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Fused Glass Pendants From squares to triangles or rectangles to diamonds, fused glass pendants are popular. Discover the world of hot glass and the fun of fusing by learning how to create your own glass pendants. Come and see what hot glass is all about. Materials fee of approximately $45 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 40BSG May 4, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 – 11:30 am Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $30 member/ $ 33 non-member Garden Stone Create a colourful 12” patio stone for your garden, flower bed, or deck. Learn to cut and grind glass, pour concrete, and finish your stones. Choose from various shapes and patterns. Beginners welcome. Material/ tool rental fee of approximately $65 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass - 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 45BSG May 21 and 28, 2013 (2 Tuesdays) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $50 member/ $ 55 non-member

Garden Sculpture II: Beginner/Intermediate A split class for both beginner and intermediate level students, learn techniques to build a standing statue for your garden. Bring a 100% white cotton t-shirt, thin tinfoil and all other supplies will be provided. Leave with a statue you have created yourself. Course Number: 48MG May 25, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Michelle Garraway Fee: $135 member/ $150 non-member Bent Willow Garden Arbour This fun and easy project can be built in a variety of styles and sizes to fit nicely into your garden. An arbour or bower gives your landscaping height, provides support for plants, frames an entryway, or just offers a spot to linger. An excellent course for beginners to expert rustic builders. This step-by-step course is suitable for beginners and experts alike. Course Number: 53B-PD June 7 and 8, 2013 (Friday and Saturday) Instructor: Paul Dolphin Friday 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: Small arbour under 15 sq. ft. $250.00 member/ $275 non-member Large arbour over 15 sq. ft. 350.00 member/ $385 non-member

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Photography and Interest A Beginner’s Photography Workshop This is the perfect course for anyone who is learning how to hold a camera, or has tried photography with poor results. The course will study camera basics and great photography techniques. Digital and regular film cameras welcome. Course Number: 13NB March 16 and 17, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Nathan Burge Fee: $105 member/ $115 non-member NEW! Introduction to Beekeeping See Horticulture Courses for description. Course Number: 52B-PM May 26, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Patty Milligan, Lola Canola Honey Fee: $50 member/ $55 non-member NEW! Mother’s Day Floral Tropiganza See Horticulture Courses for description. Course Number: 42LM May 11, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Lynne McAlpine Fee: $135 member/ $ 150 non-member

PERSONAL WELLNESS Yoga Course – Winter Session 2 Purify, balance and strengthen the mind and body, a workout for your soul. Previous yoga experience is an asset. Classes are held in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Course Number: 01JC January 8 – March 12, 2013 (10 Tuesdays) Session 1 6:30 – 7:45 pm Session 2 8:00 – 9:15 pm Instructor: Joyce Christian, RYT Fee: $105 member/ $115 non-member Valentine’s Heart Yoga & Raw Chocolate Workshop Awaken the taste buds to the divine medicine of handmade, organic, raw cacao formulated to stimulate and calm the heart. A variety of blends/ flavors will be sampled with educational information on the value of cacao and yoga philosophy of the heart. Enjoy a lovely yoga sequence themed for the heart, improving the physical aspect as well as exploring and purifying the spiritual aspects. All levels welcome. Course Number: 06LC February 14, 2013 (Thursday) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Lacie Cosgrove Fee: $30 member/ $33 non-member

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Yoga Course – Spring Session Purify, balance and strengthen the mind and body, a workout for your soul. Previous yoga experience is an asset. Classes are held in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Course Number: 20JC April 2 – May 28, 2013 (9 Tuesdays) Session 1 6:30 – 7:45 pm Session 2 8:00 – 9:15 pm Instructor: Joyce Christian, RYT Fee: $90 member/ $100 non-member Self-Shiatsu Improve your health, avoid colds and flu, and maintain the benefit of bodywork between sessions through self-Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a hands-on pressure treatment, always received fully clothed. Course Number: 28JM April 13, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Janet Martin Fee: $77 member/ $85 non-member Introduction to Qigong Discover the fundamentals of working with Chi. You will learn moving as well as meditation positions, all of which can be practiced in a few minutes every day to gain calmness, focus, and flexibility. Moves are simple and can be achieved regardless of health or age. Course Number: 29JM April 14, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Janet Martin Fee: $77 member/ $85 non-member

NEW! Walking Gently on the Earth An introduction to ancient and modern ways of healing ourselves through nature in 8 unique experiential evenings - using stones to hold intention and energy; using breath work to move old patterns in the body; using plants of the forest and garden as medicine; using different ways of “seeing” in our lives; using fire for releasing old identities and patterns; and much more! Course Number: 41AG May 6 – June 24, 2013 (8 Mondays) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Adele Goodwin www.whisperingstones.ca Fee: $200 member/ $225 non-member Qigong II Build on the practice of “Introduction to Qigong” with moves adaptable to meditation and/or health issues as the group desires. Equivalent Qigong experience accepted. Course Number: 49JM May 25, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Janet Martin Fee: $72 member/ $80 non-member Backtracks Shiatsu Learn how to give shiatsu to your partner or family member to relieve back and shoulder discomfort or tension. Receive enough shiatsu theory to know what you are doing. Shiatsu is a hands-on pressure treatment, always received fully clothed. Register alone or with a partner (please contact the Education Department by phone to register as a couple). Course Number: 50JM May 26, 2013 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Janet Martin Fee: $77 member/ $85 non-member or $155/couple

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CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY PROGRAMS Father’s Day Bent Willow Bird House This Willow project is the perfect activity for Dad and the kids! Join Paul Dolphin, a renowned willow furniture maker, to create this rustic bird house as a family. A few basic home tools will be required (a list will be sent). Maximum two people per birdhouse. Course Number: 57B-PD June 16, 2012 (Sunday) 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Paul Dolphin -Big Moon Rustic FurnitureFee: $30 member/birdhouse or $35 non-member/birdhouse

Wildlife of Alberta Explore forests, hike trails search for tracks, and examine specimen with a trained naturalist; learning all about the fascinating animals that live right in your own backyard. Course: 59DBG June 22, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm Insects and Butterflies Spend the morning catching all different types of fascinating insects and learning all about their adaptations and life cycles. Finish with an informative tour of the Butterfly Showhouse. Course: 61DBG July 21, 2013 (Sunday) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kids in the Garden Family Education Programs A great program for the whole family to learn fun facts about our Alberta environment while getting out in nature! Program includes hands-on activities, games for the kids, as well as a guided tour of our showhouses. Children must have an attending guardian. Fee: $17 adult /$8 child (includes gate admission for the day) Ponds and Frogs Bring along your rubber boots for a fun program of pond catching! Get the chance to see frogs, fish, and fascinating wetland insects. Course: 52DBG Session 1: May 26, 2013 (Sunday) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Session 2: August 17, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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BIRTHDAY GARDEN PARTIES A stress-free birthday party that will create lasting memories for your child and their friends! All parties are outdoor, nature-based 2-hour programs, available for booking from May–October. Fees: $115/party (up to 15 children and 2 parents) Extra children ...................................$10 Additional parents .............................$5

Available Party Packages Include: Kids And Critters (Ages 5-8) Going Buggy! (Ages 6-10) Ponds And Frogs (Ages 6-14) Crafty Garden Party (Ages 8-14) Wilderness Adventure (Ages 9-14) Catering options and gift bags available on request.

School Programs Kids in the Garden Field Trips Treat your class to a truly unique outdoor experience! Choose one of our curriculum-based environmental programs, including: Ponds ◆ Insects ◆ Plants ◆ Forests ◆ Animals Conserving Biodiversity ◆ Much More A few spots for spring 2013 still available. Interested teachers can contact our Education line at

780-987-3054 ex. 2226

Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2226 to book your party today!

Green School The Garden is pleased to offer Green School, a week-long innovative program offered to elementary classes. This curriculum-linked, nature-based program offers a unique opportunity for teachers and students to reconnect with the natural world. Interested teachers can contact

780-987–3054 ex. 2228

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SUMMER CAMPS New and exciting camps for 2013! Catch frogs, hike trails, tour greenhouses, and rediscover the natural world! All camps include environmental learning, games, crafts, and loads of fun! Superheroes! Strap on your cape and head to the Garden for a week as a superhero. Spend your days racing around the Garden, solving crimes and saving the world in this fast-paced camp! July 8 – 12, 2013 Ages: 5-7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $140 Art in the Garden A perfect week to hone your artistic skills while still enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Learn skills in drawing and painting, create a variety of art and explore the Garden. End the week with a fun hot dog roast and campfire. July 15 – 19, 2013 Ages: 8-14 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $180 Where the Wild Things Are Become a wild animal through games, crafts, and make-believe! Spend a week discovering all the different animals that live in the Garden’s natural areas. July 22 – 26, 2013 Session 1: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Session 2: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ages: 5-7 $100

Teddy Bear Picnic Bring along your favourite teddy for this week of forest adventure. Spend the week playing teddy games and making nature crafts, all leading up to a teddy bear picnic in the woods on the last day. August 6 – 9, 2013 Session 1: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Session 2: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Ages: 5-7 $80 Treasure Hunters Can you read maps and trek trails?! You’ll need these skills on this week-long adventure searching for treasure. Learn to geo-cache and read a compass to help you find hidden treasure throughout the Garden. End the week with a fun hot dog roast and campfire. August 12 – 16, 2013 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Ages: 7-11 $165 Buggin’ Out Do you love bugs of all shapes and sizes? Join us for a week of exploration, searching for insects both on land and under water. Learn about these creepy crawlers from real bug experts and be an expert yourself before the week is through! August 19 – 23,2013 Ages: 5-7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $140 Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2226 or register your child online today!

Mad Science Prepare for a week as a mad scientist out to discover creatures of the Garden! Use microscopes and conduct wacky experiments in 5 days of adventure and creation. July 29 – August 2, 2013 Ages: 5-7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $140

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Facility Rentals The Devonian Botanic Garden offers a unique setting for group functions of two to 160 people. Corporate retreats, meetings, workshops and social gatherings for up to 20 or romantic overnight stays for two can be accommodated year round in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion, a traditional Japanese teahouse. Family reunions, company picnics, birthday parties and special occasions can be celebrated in our garden tent or our Pine Pavilion (seats up to 160), during our open season. To learn more, visit www.devonian.ualberta.ca or call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223.

“FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN” MEMBERSHIPS “Friends of the Garden” is a registered charitable society founded in 1971 to support the growth and development of the Devonian Botanic Garden. Your membership in the Friends of the Garden helps to keep the Garden growing! Membership Benefits • free admission for a year • discounts on education classes & shopping • discounted or first-in-line tickets to select events • discounts on Edmonton Horticultural Society memberships

Treat yourself or a friend! A membership is a great green gift! • Shop early at the DBG Plant Sale • Discounts on guest admission passes • Single, family, senior and student memberships are available

Call 780-987-3054 ext.2227 or email DBGFriends@ales.ualberta.ca to join!

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COURSE REGISTRATION In an effort to conserve forests, receipts and confirmations will be sent via email. To avoid cancellation of courses, please register at least two weeks prior to start of course. Registrations will be processed within a week of being received. To register, have the following information: • Course name and number • Your complete contact information • Payment (Visa, MasterCard or cheque)

5 Easy Ways to Register Online Registration www.devonian.ualberta.ca Mail Mail completed registration form to: COURSE REGISTRATION Devonian Botanic Garden University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 Email Send an email to: dbgedu@ualberta.ca Fax Fax completed registration form to: 780-987-4141

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Phone 780-987-3054 ext 2226 Office hours for phone registrations: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm Fees are due at time of registration by Visa or MasterCard Cancellation Policy Student-initiated cancellations will receive a full refund (less a $20 service fee) when cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the start time of their course. For withdrawals made within 48 hours of the course start time, no refund or credit will be issued. Full refunds are issued when the Botanic Garden cancels a course. Should the Garden cancel a course (insufficient registration, extreme weather, etc.) you will be promptly notified via email and your money will be refunded. In the case of extreme weather, courses are considered running unless you receive notification otherwise. The Education Office is CLOSED Saturday and Sunday. Courses subject to change. Check the Devonian Botanic Garden website for updates.

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