Adult Classes

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, July 12 - September 13
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

Pickling & Preserving

Sunday, July 27
3 - 5 p.m.

Preserve the flavors of summer in a jar. Discover the time-honored tools and techniques of home canning and pickling. Walk away with canning confidence, countless ideas, preserved tomatoes and a jar of pickles! More Information

Drawing Orchids

Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, July 15 - August 12
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Explore the exquisite and varied colorations of the Orchid family. Students start by drawing from color reproductions of orchids for color studies, then move on to work from live orchid stems. More Information

Conifers of Atlanta

Tuesday, August 5
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore the wide variations within the conifer group and their usefulness to southeastern gardeners. Gain knowledge of proper planting and pruning techniques, site selection strategies, and recommendations of species and cultivars that are adaptable to our climate. 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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Fresh Plates Series

May - October
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

Shade Gardening

Tuesday, August 12
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community. More Information

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

Turn Red Clay Into Soil

Tuesday, August 26
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The secret to any successful garden is good soil. While it may not be a glamorous topic, soil preparation is the key task for any gardener. Learn how to select the appropriate soil amendments and fertilizers needed to maintain good garden soil. Take this class before you condemn another plant to a short life in poor soil! More Information

Autumn Veggie Garden

Plan Ahead

Thursday, August 28
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 autumn months and learn techniques for a delicious harvest up to and beyond the first frost. More Information

Autumn Veggie Seeds

Getting Started

Saturday, August 30
9:30 a.m. - noon

Growing your vegetables from seed can be a fun and empowering experience. Learn seed sowing and transplanting techniques, as well as after-care tips for cool weather annuals, herbs and vegetables. Students leave with a complete autumn garden. 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, nd raw cacao energy bars. More Information