Saturday, October 10, 11am–12:30pm
Inspired by the Scary Plants
exhibition, learn how to create a beautiful and low-maintenance terrarium using carnivorous plants for yourself or as a gift. A variety of plants are available for your selection and soil, pebbles, charcoal and moss are included. Bring a clear glass container, at least 8-inches in diameter with loose-fitting lid, or purchase one from the Botanica Gift Shop.
$35 members; $40 non-members
Monday, October 12, 1:30–3:30pm
Create an arrangement using Ikenobo-Ikebana design techniques with hands-on guidance. Demonstrations focusing on the mechanics used in Japanese floral arrangements are provided. Floral materials included, bring scissors and a container to hold fresh flowers. No previous experience is necessary. Led by Gary Barlow and Lew Shupe, Professors of Ikenobo-Ikebana (Sokako), with assistance from Terri Lady (Shoden).
$20 members; $25 non-members
Saturday, October 17, 10am–12pm
Now is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Learn about both common and unique beauties that you can add to your landscape for a colorful spring display. Receive hands-on planting experience and take home a small group of bulbs.
$25 members; $30 non-members
Saturday, November 7, 12–2pm
Kokedama, a form of a centuries-old Japanese garden art, is a living planter as well as a distinctive display piece. A plant’s root ball is suspended in mud, which is then coated with soft green moss that may be affixed to a piece of wood, suspended from a string or nestled in a clear container. Create your own Kokedama to take home or give as a gift. Led by Karen Anderson of Fishers Gardens.
$40 members; $45 non-members
Thursday, November 12, 5:30–7pm
Discuss the important steps to starting a successful community garden. Topics will include organization, sustainability, and garden design. Take home the information and resources you'll need to get started.
$15 members; $20 non-members
Monday, November 23, 6–8pm
Learn basic floral design principles to create a harvest arrangement to adorn your Thanksgiving table or to take as a wonderful hostess gift. All floral materials are included in the class cost. Bring your own vase/container; a variety of containers will be available for purchase from Botanica Gift Shop.
$45 members; $50 non-members