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Week of Events
Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants
Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants is a certificate series designed to provide home gardeners and emerging landscape professionals with foundational concepts of landscape design, species selection, implementation and maintenance of compellingly beautiful and ecologically productive native plant gardens based on conservation principles.
This course is a broad study in the elements that formulate a good artistic composition. Students learn how to make visual choices and determine how parts of a plant are arranged on the page to balance botanical accuracy and artistic sensitivity.
Looking for something for your nature enthusiast when school’s out but you still have to work? Get them outdoors and into nature at the Garden! Led by our staff environmental educators, your child will explore what plants and animals are up to in the fall through a variety of fun and educational activities, games, stories, and crafts.
Start your day with 60 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The morning class will be held outside along the Streamside Trail (refer to map for parking and class location). You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of early morning in the garden as the teacher leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.
Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Climate Change Gardening for the South: Planet-Friendly Solutions for Thriving Gardens
Gardeners across the nation are seeing clear signs of trouble in their home gardens, no matter the size—like many aspects of life on our warming planet, gardening practices need updates. In the Southeast, gardeners are under pressure to deal with increasing weather extremes, shifting hardiness zones, and seasonal unpredictability. Such environmental conditions are increasingly tough on plants as well as insects, pollinators, birds, and mammals. Hear from author Barbara J. Sullivan as she empowers southerners to grow beautiful gardens while using gardening practices that contribute to solutions for our shared environment.