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
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
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
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
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 summer months and learn tips for improving your yields. More Information
Tuesdays, March 17 - April 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions. More Information
This group of orchid genera is adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have specialized organs to store water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes; however, they can thrive with proper care. Learn the cultural requirements of these orchids and their adaptation to the home environment. More Information
Grow healthy and delicious food! Learn the basics and best practices for setting up a lower-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals. Explore bed lay-out, soil preparation, companion planting, crop rotation, and problem management. More Information
Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the Garden beehives. More Information
Join us for a Saturday brunch with Chef Ian Winslade. Relax and enjoy wonderful food and a mimosa while our guest chef shares four favorite menu dishes from one of Atlanta's favorite brunch spots. More Information
Tuesdays, April 21 - May 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
This class offers the rich and varied colors, shapes and forms of the tropical world. Drawings are large in scale, emphasizing contours and select focal points of concentrated color and detail. Students use Prismacolor watercolor pencils as well as wax pencils. More Information
Join Chef Brent Banda as he highlights the season's best flavors. Enjoy a beautiful evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping wine, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu featuring the freshest local spring produce. More Information
Explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types and appropriate containers. Learn how to design containers for year-round appeal with annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that do well in pots. More Information
Preserve the flavors of the season in a jar with strawberry jam making, and discover the time-honored tools and techniques of home canning. Walk away with canning confidence, countless ideas and a jar of strawberry jam. More Information