Saturday, January 7 2017 thru Saturday, March 25 2017
Don’t let the cold get you down. Join us on Saturday mornings January through March for weekly education on a range of topics from designing your garden to foraging in the wild.
Price per Saturday: Members $6, Nonmembers $12 *Pre-registration is not required for Learn on Saturdays.
Punch Card (6 weeks): Members $30, Nonmember $60 Click here to purchase a punch card
Season Pass for all 12 weeks: Members $50, Nonmembers $100 Click here to purchase a season pass
**Punch cards and season passes provide savings for both members and nonmembers.
Regular price to attend 6 classes would be $36 for members (save $6) and $72 for nonmembers (save $12).
Regular price to attend all 12 classes would be $72 for members (save $22) or $144 for nonmembers (save $44).
10:30 a.m. Kelly Norris, Botanical Garden – Plant Exploration at the Botanical Garden
11:30 a.m. Deb Wiley, Garden Writer, Editor and Botanical Garden Board Director – Great Private
and Public Gardens of Philadelphia: The 2016 GDMBG Tour
10:30 a.m. Ed Lyon, Reiman Gardens – Shade Gardening: The Plants You Don’t Know
11:30 p.m. Leslie Hunter, Botanical Garden – Principles of a Layered Garden
10:30 a.m. Ron Heinen, Iowa Bonsai Association – Bonsai 101
11:30 a.m. Dr. Chris Currey, Iowa State University – Hydroponics
10:30 a.m. Justine Kandra, Botanical Garden – Invasive Plants: Regaining Balance in Our Gardens
11:30 a.m. Rita Minard, Clematis Enthusiast – Clematis for All Occasions
10:30 a.m. Derek Carwood, Botanical Garden – Carnivorous Plants
11:30 a.m. Elvin McDonald, Botanical Garden Volunteer – Begonias and Pelargoniums
10:30 a.m. Jamie Beyer, Iowa Master Gardene r– Wildlife in the Garden
11:30 p.m. Leah Worth, Iowa Arboretum – The Iowa Arboretum and Iowa’s Trees
10:30 a.m. Lisa Orgler, Iowa State University – Creating Structure in Your Garden
11:30 a.m. Kelly Jensen, Ted Lare Garden Center – Organic and Eco-Friendly Gardening
10:30 a.m. David Jahn, City of Des Moines Arborist – Des Moines Trees: Past, Present and Future
11:30 p.m. Sandra Gerdes, Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden – Dahlias and Summer Bulbs
10:30 a.m. Dr. John Greaves, Kemin Industries, Inc. and Botanical Garden Board Director –Developing Tomorrow’s Natural Products in Plants...Today! 11:30 a.m. Dr. Emily Heaton, Iowa State University – Perennial Power
10:30 a.m. Andy Benson, Midwest Wild Edibles & Foragers Society – Wild Edible Plants: Foraging in
11:30 a.m. Kristie Burns, The BEarth Institute – Iowa Fungi and Lichens
10:30 a.m. Hilary Burbank, Lutheran Services In Iowa – Global Greens Refugee Program
11:30 a.m. Aubrey Alvarez, Eat Greater Des Moines – Eat Greater Des Moines
10:30 a.m. Josh Schultes, Botanical Garden – Demystifying Hardscaping
11:30 a.m. Megan Will, Iowa Master Gardener – Spring Garden Festival Plant Preview
Event Category: Adult Education