Adult Classes

Drawing Trees

Tuesdays, August 26 - September 23
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate trees by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal. With the focus on trees native to Georgia, students draw leaves and branches, tree trunks and bark, tree bases and roots, and tree structures and shapes. Join this fun and life-affirming art class. More Information

Well-Seasoned Chef Series

First, Second OR Third Tuesdays, May - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table chefs for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. Learn from the best as these astonishing chefs prepare a four-part tasting menu with food freshly-harvested from the Edible Garden.
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Beekeeping

Getting Started in Atlanta

Saturday, September 6 OR October 18
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

Chocolate Treats

Saturday, September 6
3 - 5 p.m.

Discover the many delicious sides of chocolate. Taste a variety of cocoa powders, cocoa butter, and chocolate bars and watch Chance Claar-Pressley demonstrate how to transofrm these base ingredients into chocolate syrup, frozen mochas, mint-infused ganache for truffles, and raw cacao energy bars. More Information

Fresh Plates Series

Select Weekdays
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chefs from Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurants provide the rare opportunity to learn how they create their signature dishes. Enjoy a fun evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu of dishes you know and love! More Information

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, September 20 - November 22
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

Japanese Maple Primer

Saturday, September 20
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn from an Atlanta expert how to care for and prune your Japanese Maple tree. This class will cover the selection, planting, and care of Japanese Maples, with an emphasis on basic pruning techniques. More Information

Botanical Illustration

Fine Line Pen

Tuesdays, September 30 - October 28
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

The ink medium has been traditionally used to illustrate drawings and professional reproductions of plants, especially for books and publications. Fine, acid-free paper and archival inks using pens with a variety of point sizes are essential for creating high quality renderings in fine line pen. More Information

A Vegetarian Feast

Tuesday, September 30
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Atlanta can count on Souper Jenny for healthy soups and salads, including an array of vegetarian options. Celebrate the bounty of the fall garden as Jenny Levison features vegetables in new and fantastic ways. More Information

Basics of Jam Making

Saturday, October 4
3 - 5 p.m.

Preserve the flavors of autumn in a jar in this hands-on class. Discover the time-honored tools and techniques of home canning and jam making. Walk away with canning confidence, countless ideas and a jar of apple butter jam. More Information

Metro Atlanta Amphibians

Tuesday, October 7
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Did you know there are 30 documented species of amphibians living in and around our Atlanta neighborhoods? Learn how to identify the amphibian species hiding under the rocks, logs and in the water all around us. Anyone interested in local frogs and salamanders, and learning how to identify frog calls is encouraged to attend. More Information

Thanksgiving Inspiration

Wednesday, October 22
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Need inspiration for the holiday table? Chef Jeb Aldrich demonstrates his contemporary take on Thanksgiving favorites featuring local and seasonal ingredients. Participants enjoy a glass of wine, taste four different dishes and leave with recipes to recreate these festive dishes at home. More Information

Fall Pruning

Saturday, November 1
10 a.m. - noon

Now is the time to prepare for fall and winter pruning. Proper pruning ensures your plants will be their healthiest and look their best from season to season. Learn all manner of pruning methods including tree and shrub pruning and fall cutbacks along with the proper timing for these techniques.  More Information

Frame Your Art

Professional Matting

Saturday, November 1
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn to display your portfolio of black and white and colored pencil artwork beautifully. More Information

Holiday Pie Making

Saturday, November 1
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Transform your pies from good to gourmet by learning how to make pie crust from scratch and incorporating decorating techniques. This hands-on class covers a roll out crust, cream cheese pastry for tassies and tartlets, decorative individual apple pies, chess pie and cranberry tarts. Leave with a few tricks up your sleeve that will make holiday baking easy as pie! More Information

Drawing the Fall Harvest

Tuesdays, November 4 - December 2
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The summer growing season culminates in the fall harvest, when a bounty of fruits and vegetables spill out of the cornucopia reminding us of what the earth provides. In this class students create still-life drawings in colored pencil and/ or black and white mediums. More Information

Boughs and Berries

Holiday Cards

Saturday, November 15
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Give family and friends unique botanical cards. Bring live holiday plants and cuttings, such as evergreens, holly leaves, berries and poinsettias; also bring black cards and envelopes, color pencils and drawing materials, 12" metal ruler, #11 Exacto knife and two 14"x17" gray chipboards.  More Information