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Photographing Butterflies in the Garden

Grow Your Mind at the Garden in 2024 with New Classes and Workshops

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The Garden’s Adult Education staff are excited to introduce a 2024 class line-up driven by the organization’s mission to “explore the critically important world of plants, collaborate to discover the role they play in our cultural and natural environments, and engage people to conserve nature and improve the human experience.”

Look for a mix of both new and returning classes focused around Botanical Creative Arts, Botany & Nature, Horticulture & Gardening and Food & Wellness. Highlights include the following:

More classes featuring our staff and collections. Learn from the best as our Garden experts share their expertise in a variety of new staff-taught classes. Executive Vice President Bob Byers will start us off with a course on Soils for Gardeners on Jan. 23. We’re also excited to begin a new “Collection Spotlight” series in the second quarter that will introduce guests to different areas of the Garden with the staff who know them best.

Exciting health and food content from our new community partner, Natural Grocers. Tap into the expertise of this leader in organic and natural foods with fun, free courses on earth-conscious eating and life. For example, in April Jayne Bell, certified integrative nutrition health coach at Natural Grocers, will offer tips on protecting some of the garden’s most helpful insects in a class on Ladybug Love.

Expanded event- and exhibit-themed courses. The Garden will host multiple fun and fascinating events and exhibits in 2024, and we’re offering a variety of classes to help enrich the experience. Explore FLORIGAMIINTHEGARDEN before it departs with a special Drawing in the Garden class in February. Then make the most of Butterflies in the Garden with a course on photographing these magical insects and explore the traditional Ukrainian art of pysanky–a breathtaking form of decorating eggs for Easter–with a butterfly twist. Look for additional opportunities throughout the year tied to exhibits including the Kokedama Forest this fall.

Find health and healing in nature. Our ever-popular Gentle Yoga series continues this year with a new location; yoga will take place in the Fuller Garden whenever the weather permits. We’re also expanding our initial 24-Form Tai Chi class with two new variations: Tai Chi Sticks and 48-Form Tai Chi. Registration for Tai Chi Sticks has already closed, but we plan to alternate all three courses over the course of the year. Finally, we’ve reduced the price of the rejuvenating Forest Bathing workshop, held on the second Saturday of every month. Now only $20 for nonmembers and $15 for members, we hope you return month after month to build your forest bathing practice and connect with a community of peers.

Registration is required for all workshops and classes, and members receive discounts on most offerings. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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