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Come to the Garden with your preschool aged child (3-5) for an opportunity to explore the natural world together. Each month we focus on a theme from the garden using children’s literature, games, eco-art and a scrumptious snack.
Classes meet at 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.
$9, $6 for members; class limit 15 per session
Nov 12th Birdhouse for Rent
Learn who takes shelter in our backyards
Dec. 10: Sticks & Stones
Discover their place in the garden
Jan. 14: What Do You Do with That?
Learn the amazing things animals do with their eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
Feb. 11: Snow Day Pajama Party
Home Grown Education
Bring your budding botanists to Botanica for an incredible learning experience! Topics will be related to plant and animal life in the garden. Each class will include: instructional teaching, hands on learning projects, and (weather permitting) activities in the gardens. Lessons are designed for early elementary (K-5th) and follow curriculum guidelines.
Classes meet most first Thursdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.
$5 for members $15 cap per family and $7 non-member $21 cap per family; class limit 15 per session
December 5th and 6thFlower Anatomy and Dissection: Petaled plants unveiled.
January 3rd and 4thKitchen Botany: Plant parts for enjoyable eating.
February 6th and 7th Worms and Vericomposting: Everything earthworms from cocoons to castings.
Family Nature Crafts
Pull up your sleeves and get ready to create wonderful works of art from natural objects. Adult participation is encouraged! Calsses offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Basic sewing instruction will be provided.
January 18th 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pebble Owl Families and River Stone Brooches
February 20th 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fanciful Felt Bracelets and Coin Pockets
To register for Garden Sprouts , Home Grown Education or Family Nature Crafts classes please contact Karla at 316-264-0448, ext. 115. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration must be received by noon the day before class.
Gifts from the Gardens
Dec. 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring children for a unique twist on gift giving. Enjoy eight nature craft stations to make keepsakes that will win the hearts of any family member! One adult is admitted with a registered child. Younger children will need assistance in completing the projects. $13 members, $15 non-members.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration must be received by noon the day before class.
Adult Education Series
Jan. 23rd Winter Cleaning: Caring for Indoor Plants in the Off Season, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Pre-registered class, $12 members, $15 non-members.
Join Horticultural Therapist, Katie Nance, in troubleshooting the winter infestations and diseases your household plants may be battling. The discussion will also encompass optimal indoor plant health. At the lecture’s close the speaker will be available to answer questions including looking at your troubled plant if you choose to bring it.
Feb. 27: Succulent Wreath Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m.
Pre-registered class $45 members $55 non-members.
Create a living wreath with nursery owner, Rita Arnold, using drought-tolerant succulents to dress up your home during the dull days of winter. All materials are included for you to make a wreath of your own design. A wonderful selection of succulents will be available courtesy of Arnold’s Greenhouse of LeRoy, Kansas.
To register for adult classes, please contact Karla Jahn at 316-264-0448 ext. 115.
Young Women as Leaders: Girl Scout Classes
January 25th: Everything Eco-Friendly, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
To register for this class please visit www.kansasgirlscouts.org/events.