Adult Classes

Intro to Drawing

Plants and Natural Objects in Black and White

Tuesdays, January 6 - February 3
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturdays, January 10 - February 7
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. In this class, students will learn basic composition, proportion, shading and perspective. More Information

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, January 24 - April 4
OR April 18 - June 20
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


Getting Started in Atlanta

Saturday, January 31
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


Thursday, February 5
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 7
10 a.m. - noon

Learn how to prune your trees and shrubs properly. A detailed discussion of pruning guidelines and principles is followed by a demonstration in the Garden. More Information

Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Saturday, February 7
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum, both beautiful genera, belong to the group whose care requirements are closest to other typical houseplants. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment. More Information

Growing Roses

Pruning and Culture for Atlanta

Saturday, February 21
10 a.m. - noon

Get your roses into shape! Discover the basics of rose pruning, along with selection, planting, and seasonal maintenance. This class highlights the organic rose care program in place at the Garden. More Information

The Inspired Gardener

Symposium & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 28
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and get inspired for springtime! Enjoy the camaraderie of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts. More Information