A true love of nature leaps off Taylor Ikin’s synthetic painting surface called YUPO, a tree-free paper that is the basis of her nature-based artwork. Described by critics as heartfelt and empathetic, Taylor’s paintings incorporate the wonder and beauty of the natural world and will on display in the Visitor Center through April 16, 2015.
Less formal than watercolor classes, instructor Owen Jolly leads demonstrations, plein-air and self-directed activities. Intermediate and advanced students explore painting techniques and drawing skills. Discover your creativity! Club meets Thursdays, from Jan. 29 to Apr. 16. Entire series is $200 per person. Register online or call 863.734.1222.
Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of a full moon, a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours. Opt to have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Cafe before the concert, for an additional fee. $5/person; free for members.
Perennials are a wonderful asset to any garden. They come back year after year and keep your garden landscape changing throughout the season, but which are the best to use in Florida? Bring your lunch or purchase one from the Blue Palmetto Cafe. Session takes place in the Olmsted House. Included with general Gardens admission.
Learn about native wildflowers and their ecology. In partnership with South Florida State College’s Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival, Gardens’ staff host a walk through our natural areas beginning at the Visitor Center. Included with admission.
Perennials grow back each year and offer low-maintenance gardening options, including some tasty edibles. Session takes place in the Magnolia Room inside the Visitor Center. Included with general Gardens admission.
Members at the Sustainer Level and above are invited to an exclusive tour of the Founder’s Room inside the Singing Tower at 9:45, 10:45, 11:45 or 12:45. Reservations required at 863.734.1233
Stroll the blooming gardens and enjoy the many shades of green as Irish favorites plan on the Singing Tower carillon. Included with Gardens admission.
Enjoy a show-and-tell by Land Steward Katrina Noland, featuring found items from the Pine Ridge Preserve. Bring your lunch or purchase one from the Blue Palmetto Cafe. Session takes place in the Magnolia Room inside the Visitor Center. Included with general Gardens admission.
The Rising Artist Series features up-and-coming artists in the intimate setting of Pinewood Estate. Faculty and hand-picked scholars from Harrison School for the Arts perform a variety of classical programs with piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar and vocals. $25/person or $65/series.