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February 2018

Yoga

February 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10

Join us for an all level series of 60-minute yoga classes with Instructor Tracy Wynter. Classes begin with a brief centering and evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. Comfortable outdoor dress recommended. Bring your own exercise mat. Reservations required.

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Garden-inspired Watercolor Workshop

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

Beginners and intermediates are invited to join Cathy Futral for an intense workshop experience of making landscape and floral studies during the morning painting session after demonstrations of color mixing and layer processes. During the afternoon session, participants will have a chance to paint en plein air in the Garden or form photos of the Gardens. Breakfast, lunch, and supplies provided. Space limited, reservations required.

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Nature Awareness

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25

Find harmony with your connection to nature. Bring your nature appreciation to the next level and observe nature as few have seen. Learn the techniques and skills required to redifine your connection with nature form Richard Cleveland, the director of Earth Skills School near Asheville, North Carolina.

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Natural Basket Making

February 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25

Have you ever made a basket? Most of us haven't, even though we all use them. The truth is basket-making is FUN! Join Richard Cleveland during a hands-on workshop and create useful, durable baskets from natural materials. You'll learn how to make a traditional egg basket you can be proud of. We'll be using all natural materials for this project..."no store bought materials." Students will learn several styles of baskets.

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Florida First Detector Training Workshop

February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
included with general admission

The Florida First Detector training workshop teaches participants to monitor, identify, and submit samples of invasive pests and pathogens of concern for Florida. This program is coordinated by Dr. Amanda Hodges and her team in the Biosecurity Research and Extension lab at the University of Florida, and includes a variety of speakers from the University of Florida and United States Department of Agriculture. Presenters give short talks followed by hands on training sessions with microscopes and some preserved and live…

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The MIND Diet

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
included with general admission

Learn how you can decrease your risk of Alzheimer's disease by what you eat! Taught by a registered dietitian, Andrea Nikolai, this class will teach you what to eat, what not to, and how to incorporate the MIND diet into your life to help prevent this memory-sapping disorder.

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March 2018

Intro to Relief Printmaking: Spring Greetings

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$65

Inspired by the seasonal plants of the Gardens, learn drawing and design tips to make relief prints. Share the spirit of Spring with handmade cards, tags, bags, and prints. Lead by Mollie Doctrow, students will work from natural and photographic resources to design a print, transfer it to a block, and learn carving techniques. During the second part of the workshop, students will learn the printing process, making black and white prints, and exploring creative options. Printing options include colored…

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Bee Keeping Basics

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25

BEE ready for your first hive. Join Alecia Fulsom from Red Roof Farms for an introduction to beekeeping. This lecture is targeted for people who have an interest in the hobby of beekeeping and would like guidance on how to get started. The class will focus on how to prepare for the first hive and what to expect. Participants are encouraged to bring questions to learn from the experience of a seasoned beekeeper.

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Holistic Approach to Stress Management

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45

Learn new coping skills and relaxation techniques in the beautiful, serene Bok tower setting with Kelly Andrews. Participants will get a taste of a variety of ways to instill calmness including art therapy, music therapy, meditation, yoga, and breath work. Bringing balance to our right and left brain hemispheres allows us to be more fully present in all that we do!

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April 2018

Lunch & Learn: Rain Garden Landscape Design

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
included with general admission

Rain gardens are a great way to help reduce stormwater runoff and are easily incorporated in to the existing landscape. Plants can survive both dry and rainy seasons. Join us to learn how to add a rain garden to your yard.

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Pruning and Propagation

April 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45

Join Linda Worle, state certified horticulturist and teacher for this workshop. You will be equipped to take on the challenges of maintaining your own yard. You will learn the when, whys, and wheres of pruning at this informative hands-on pruning workshop. Classroom workshop will be followed by a garden tour where propagation techniques will be explained... bring your questions.... answers await. Join us. You will be glad you did!

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Bonsai Basics

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40

Learn Japanese techniques to create miniature ‘trees’ with Garden Educator Stephen Kane. Workshop includes how to prune, wire, and care for these little trees. Make and take home a Bonsai tree, tree and supplies will be provided.

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May 2018

Glass Cloche Bell Jar Terrarium

May 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$75

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift idea? Create your own beautiful indoor enclosure for raising and observing living plants! You will learn the scientific principles behind great terrariums, as well as capturing the timelessness of an era gone by… you and your special loved one can make memories as you work on this together.

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Energize Your Life with Kundalini Yoga

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55

Revitalize your energy through the practice of Kundalini yoga with Ali Smith and Kelly Andrews! Come learn all about the chakra system and how you can create a practice to align each energy center. This workshop will be a combination of lecture and engaged learning. Please wear appropriate attire for the yoga practice and bring a journal and a pen. All levels are welcome!

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