Saturday Drop In Programs

Saturday, June 24 2017 thru Saturday, September 23 2017

Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.

1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:

July 1: Plants that Bite Back – Carnivorous Plant Exploration

Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures – Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept. 2: Monarch Madness – Tracking the Monarch Migration

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

July 8 

Aug. 12 

Sept. 9 

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

July 15

Aug.19

Sept. 16

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

June 24: Wildflower Planting

July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration

Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Free with regular admission and registration is not required. 

All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

 

Event Category: Youth & Families Adult Education

Event Schedule

  • June 24, 2017 11:00 AM–02:00 PM
  • July 1, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • July 8, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • July 15, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • July 22, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • August 5, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • August 12, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • August 19, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • August 26, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • September 2, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • September 9, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • September 16, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • September 23, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM