Saturday Drop In Programs

Saturday, August 19 2017 thru Saturday, December 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:

Aug 5: Hidden Treasures - Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept 2: Monarch Madness - Tracking the Monarch Migration

Oct 7: Season Finale - Fall Garden Stars

Nov 14: Spines, Prickles and Thorns - Explore Plant Defenses

Dec 2: Winter Blooms - Amaryllis and other Bulb Beauties

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

Aug 12: Garden Highlights Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sept 9: Garden HighlightsTours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Oct 14: Garden HighlightsTours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Nov 11: Garden Highlights Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec 9: Garden HighlightsTours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

Aug19: Demos 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Sept 16: Demos 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Nov 18: Demos 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Dec 16: Demos 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

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

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly - Origami Pollinators

Oct 28: Capturing Fall - Leaf Rubbings

Nov 25: Forcing Spring - Plant a Bulb

Dec 23: Smells of the Season - Scent Scahets

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

  • 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
  • October 7, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • October 14, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • October 28, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • November 4, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • November 11, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • November 18, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • November 25, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • December 2, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • December 9, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • December 16, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • December 23, 2017 10:00 AM–01:00 PM