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Think of French garden design and you immediately envision beautiful, intricate parterre gardens, uniformly shaped plants, geometric planting beds, walkways, borders, or long avenue of trees or allées interspaced with large water features and garden ornaments. French garden design is a very formal, very ordered gardening style with lots of straight lines, balance, and symmetry.
This type of garden style is created to impress, but we will discuss how one can incorporate the elements and the ideas to great effect in a domestic garden, even one that is small.
This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance. A supply list will be sent.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago, Illinois Online
Class will be taught via Zoom
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify...
Wednesday Jul 14th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil. Recommended Textbooks: Botanical Art Techniques, American Society of Botanical Artists...
Thursday Jul 8th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
Learn to identify some of Western Washington’s common native plants as well as pick up a few tips on plant identification in general! We’ll cover several different species of native plants as well as their growth preferences and how best to incorporate them into your garden or yard at home. This online class will be delivered using Zoom and will...
Monday Jun 14th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time
This foundation course will give you the tools to begin to create and realize your garden and landscaping ideas. From the initial sketch to a unified garden design, this course will include the indoor-outdoor connection. The course will review the elements within the garden design typology. A review of the "softs-cape" comprising the animate (living),...
Tuesday Jun 15th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Do you prefer simple and clean or wild and lush? Whatever your preference, learn to use basic principles of repetition, symmetry, and color theory to blend your beloved collection of houseplants into a unified design. We'll discuss a broad palette of plants, how...
Sunday Jun 20th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid to those varieties that not only taste great but also look beautiful, including varieties that have interesting or unusual blooms and foliage.
Sunday Jul 18th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage...
Wednesday Jun 16th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips...
Wednesday Jun 16th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers and you'll be ready to go!
Sunday Jul 11th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
Climate change is here and it is impacting our landscapes—increased flooding, more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events and increasing temperatures. Ecological mismatches, record losses of native species, and an increase of invasives are now the norm. Want to help fight climate change at home? Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape...
Thursday Jun 17th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Small steps can have big effects. Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you.
Friday Jun 18th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.
Saturday Jul 10th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics...
Monday Jul 12th, 9am - 11am Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Terrace Gardening Workshop: Disease and Pest Control in Pots - ONLINE This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Pests and diseases can pop up anywhere—even on a 20th-floor balcony! Learn the classic signs of infections and infestations found in urban pots and planters. Get tips on how to properly clean...
Saturday Jun 19th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary...
Monday Jun 28th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants...
Saturday Jul 17th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban terrace gardener knows the challenge of dealing with conditions such as harsh sun, perpetual shade, relentless wind, and managing plants confined to containers....
Sunday Aug 1st, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize production. We'll discuss the pros and cons of different grow sites and...
Wednesday Aug 4th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.
Thursday Aug 5th, 9am - 11am Eastern Time(4 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees in your neighborhood,...
Friday Aug 6th, 2pm - 4pm Eastern Time
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