Creativity Blooms: Botanical Embroidery – Pumpkins
Saturday, October 16, 1-3pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $30; Nonmember $35
Chelsey Shimanek, Chirping Chickadee Embroidery
Register by Tuesday, October 12
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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.

Seed Saving and Sharing
Saturday, October 23, 11am-noon
Water Plaza Room & Garden Grounds
Member $10; Nonmember $12
Bradley Fowler, Horticulturist
Register by Tuesday, October 19
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Learn how to properly harvest, save, and store seeds collected from your garden and beyond. We will discuss the benefits of seed saving and learn techniques to identify, collect, and store them. Learn about heirlooms and seed swapping before we take a walk around the Garden grounds to collect your own starter stash of seeds.

What’s in a Name?: Botanical Nomenclature
Thursday, October 28, 6-7pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $7; Nonmember $9
Kaitlin Bacon, Horticulturist, Children’s Garden Manager
Register by Friday, October 22

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Did you know that scientific names can provide insight into many different aspects of a plant? They provide a system of consistency between languages and can give us insight into their care, habitat, growth habits, and more. Join us as we learn all about naming conventions, from Genus all the way to Cultivar, and how to interpret some of our most popular plants through their names.

Workshop: Foraged Fall Wreaths
Thursday, November 4, 6-7:30pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $20; Nonmember $25
Roberta Rowland, Conservatory Manager
Register by Friday, October 29
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Beauty can be found in all seasons. Come enjoy putting your own piece of natural beauty together by decorating a grapevine wreath with collected grasses, seed heads, dried flowers, and more. Tips and tricks for maintaining your wreath as well as options for changing pieces out will be discussed. All tools and supplies provided.

Workshop: Papercrete Planters
Saturday, November 6, 10am-noon
Water Plaza Room
Member $35; Nonmember $40
Bradley Fowler, Horticulturist
Register by Tuesday, November 2
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Join us and learn how to turn paper and cement into sturdy, unique planters suitable to the Oklahoma elements. We will discuss what papercrete is, the process to make it, and how to use it to design and create our very own planters. Not only will you walk away with your own self-made piece, we will provide tips and tricks for care and designing molds for future papercrete fun. All supplies included.

Creativity Blooms: Botanical Embroidery – Harvest
Saturday, November 13, 1-3pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $30; Nonmember $35
Chelsey Shimanek, Chirping Chickadee Embroidery
Register by Tuesday, November 9
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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.

Putting Your Garden to Bed
Friday, November 19, 10-11am
South Lobby & Garden Grounds
Member $3; Nonmember $5
Register by Tuesday, November 16
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November is the time to prepare your garden for the colder winter months so it looks its best and returns in the spring in the best shape possible. Our horticulture staff will talk through what they’re doing in the garden at this time and will discuss what is and isn’t getting cut back. They’ll also discuss adding mulch for cold protection, removing and composting annuals, and other best practices.

Herbal Teas for Winter Immunity
Saturday, November 20, 1-2pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $12; Nonmember $14
Alex Wedel, Horticulturist
Register by Tuesday, November 16
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Winter colds, the flu…no thank you! Whether you’re trying to avoid it or just wanting to feel better faster, herbal teas have been used for centuries to help strengthen and support our immune systems in their fight for our bodies. Join us in learning about specific herbs and their immune-boosting properties, tips and recipes, as well as making our own tea mixtures to take home and enjoy.

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.