Adult Classes

Intro to Drawing

Plants and Natural Objects in Black and White

Tuesdays, January 6 - February 3
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
OR Saturdays, January 10 - February 7
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. In this class, students will learn basic composition, proportion, shading and perspective. More Information

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, January 24 - April 4
OR April 18 - June 20
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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 your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting garden setting. More Information

Beekeeping

Getting Started in Atlanta

Saturday, January 31
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. This is an information-gathering class to find out about the feasibility of urban/suburban 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. More Information

Pruning

Thursday, February 5
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
OR Saturday, February 7
10 a.m. - noon

Learn how to prune your trees and shrubs properly. A detailed discussion of pruning guidelines and principles is followed by a demonstration in the Garden. More Information

Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Saturday, February 7
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum, both beautiful genera, belong to the group whose care requirements are closest to other typical houseplants. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment. More Information

Intermediate Drawing

Drawing in Black and White

Tuesdays, February 10 - March 10
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
OR Saturdays, February 14 - March 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Using basic black and white drawing materials the continuing drawing student explores large plant studies, still lifes and landscapes. More Information

Growing Roses

Pruning and Culture for Atlanta

Saturday, February 21
10 a.m. - noon

Get your roses into shape! Discover the basics of rose pruning, along with selection, planting, and seasonal maintenance. This class highlights the organic rose care program in place at the Garden. More Information

The Inspired Gardener

Symposium & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 28
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and get inspired for springtime! Enjoy the camaraderie of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts. More Information

Summer Veggie Garden

Plan Ahead

Thursday, March 5
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce in your home garden. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well through Georgia's summer months and learn tips for improving your yields. More Information

Summer Veggie Seeds

Getting Started

Saturday, March 7
9:30 a.m. - noon

Growing vegetables from seed is empowering! Learn seed sowing and transplanting techniques, as well as after-care tips for herbs and vegetables. More Information

Intro to Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, March 17 - April 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions. Some previous drawing experience is recommended. A supply list is emailed with the confirmation. More Information

Orchids for Beginners II

Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya

Saturday, March 28
10 a.m. - noon

This group of orchid genera is adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have specialized organs to store water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes; however, they can thrive with proper care. Learn the cultural requirements of these orchids and their adaptation to the home environment. More Information

Basics of Edible Gardening

Tuesday, April 14
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Grow healthy and delicious food! Learn the basics and best practices for setting up a lower-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals. Explore bed lay-out, soil preparation, companion planting, crop rotation, and problem management. More Information

Practical Beekeeping

A Hands-On Approach

Saturday, April 18
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the Garden beehives.
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Brunch in the Garden

Saturday, April 18
noon - 2 p.m.

Join us for a Saturday brunch with Chef Ian Winslade. Relax and enjoy wonderful food and a mimosa while our guest chef shares four favorite menu dishes from one of Atlanta's favorite brunch spots. More Information

Intermediate Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, April 21 - May 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This class offers the rich and varied colors, shapes and forms of the tropical world. Drawings are large in scale, emphasizing contours and select focal points of concentrated color and detail. Students use Prismacolor watercolor pencils as well as wax pencils. More Information

Container Gardening

Thursday, April 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types and appropriate containers.  Learn how to design containers for year-round appeal with annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that do well in pots. More Information

The Flavors of Spring

Thursday, April 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Chef Brent Banda as he highlights the season's best flavors. Enjoy a beautiful evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping wine, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu featuring the freshest local spring produce. More Information