Classes for Adults

Classes for Adults

Growing Gesneriads: Flowering Houseplants of the African Violet Family
Friday, December 3, 6-7pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $14; Nonmember $18
Nate Tschaenn, Director of Conservatory and Horticultural Exhibits
Register by Tuesday, November 30
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So much more than African violets, the Gesneriad family includes an incredible number of easy to care for houseplants with flowers and foliage in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes so diverse it rivals orchids. In this hands on class, learn about the care of many of the most popular members such as goldfish plant (Columnea), florist gloxinia (Sinningia), Cape primrose (Streptocarpus), flame violet (Episcia), and lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus). Also learn how to propagate new plants from leaf cuttings, seeds, or rhizomes and even take home your own plants to start your own Gesneriad collection.

Holiday Workshop: Evergreen Wreaths
Saturday, December 4, 10am-Noon
Saturday, December 4, 1:30-3:30pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $45; Nonmember $55
Kaitlin Bacon, Horticulturist, Children’s Garden Manager
Register by Tuesday, November 30
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Design a fantastic, modern evergreen wreath in this seasonal, hands-on workshop. Specialized instruction will lead you to create a beautiful 18-22” wreath fit to adorn any holiday display. Evergreen wreaths are suited for indoor or outdoor displays.

Creativity Blooms: Botanical Embroidery – Winter
Saturday, December 11, 1-3pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $30; Nonmember $35
Chelsey Shimanek, Chirping Chickadee Embroidery
Register by Tuesday, December 7
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Learn a new skill or come for the fun as you work on your very own botanically-inspired hand embroidery piece. Designed with beginners in mind, you will be guided through essential stitches as you practice making your own sampler, finishing out the class with your very own completed piece. Tools, basic stitches, pattern transfer, and finishing techniques will all be covered. All supplies included.