Learn on Saturdays

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).  

January 7     
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

January 14  
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

January 21      
10:30 a.m. Ron Heinen, Iowa Bonsai Association – Bonsai 101     
11:30 a.m. Dr. Chris Currey, Iowa State University – Hydroponics                                                              

January 28      
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 

February 4      
10:30 a.m. Derek Carwood, Botanical Garden – Carnivorous Plants
11:30 a.m. Elvin McDonald, Botanical Garden Volunteer – Begonias and Pelargoniums

February 11    
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 

February 18 
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

February 25    
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 

March 4     
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

March 11
10:30 a.m. Andy Benson, Midwest Wild Edibles & Foragers Society – Wild Edible Plants: Foraging in
Iowa
11:30 a.m. Kristie Burns, The BEarth Institute – Iowa Fungi and Lichens

March 18    
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

March 25      
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

Event Schedule

  • January 7, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • January 14, 2017 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
  • January 21, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • January 28, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • February 4, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • February 11, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • February 18, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • February 25, 2017 10:30 AM–01:30 AM
  • March 4, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • March 11, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • March 18, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • March 25, 2017 10:30 AM–12:30 PM