young children gathered around table for StoryTime

StoryTime in the Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Stories for the young and young-at-heart. Geared toward
toddlers and preschoolers.

EVENT CALENDAR

Foraging for Sustenance
Foraging for Sustenance
Date: 9/8/2017 - 2/26/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Artist Karen Gustafson pairs embroidered botanical drawings with related ancient herbals and domestic recipe books to commemorate and provide a contemporary perspective on DeMateria Medica, an ancient pharmacological text by Dioscorides.

Artist's Talk and Reception, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Snyder Aud.

Meet artist Karen Gustafson at this complimentary public reception.  Open to all visitors.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 12/2/2017 - 2/3/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.

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Whaddya Think? The Importance of Critique Groups in Art
Whaddya Think? The Importance of Critique Groups in Art
Date: 1/11/2018 - 2/18/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

Critique groups help artists work to stay fresh, relevant and active in the art community. This show highlights a Minnesota group that has built a vibrant community through mutual respect and support resulting in stunning works of art.

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Annual APS Show and Sale
Annual APS Show and Sale
Date: 1/11/2018 - 4/8/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Juried exhibition "Seasons of Light" represents the Arboretum in all seasons, as seen through the lenses of talented members of the Arboretum Photographer's Society. Sunday hours begin at 10 a.m.

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Science of Plant Propagation: Grafting
Science of Plant Propagation: Grafting
Date: 2/3/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Grafting remains one of the more mysterious and difficult methods of plant propagation. Remove the mystery and learn all about the different methods of grafting. Then practice the techniques to make a number of grafts - and take home the results!

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Watercolor Workshop: Learn to Paint the Winter Landscape
Watercolor Workshop: Learn to Paint the Winter Landscape
Date: 2/3/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Proper handling of light is the key to capturing winter landscapes. You'll learn tips and techniques to capture, depth, shadows, atmoshperic conditions, color combinations and values in your paintings.

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Pastel: Exquisite Orchids
Pastel: Exquisite Orchids
Date: 2/3/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Snyder Building

Pastels are a perfect medium to capture the bold shapes and hues of the orchids in the Arboretum's Conservatory. Your instructor will introduce you to the medium of pastels and provide an overview of drawing composition and techniques.

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Create Habitat for Birds and Butterflies in your Yard and Garden
Create Habitat for Birds and Butterflies in your Yard and Garden
Date: 2/3/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Attract more birds and butterflies to your garden or patio. Learn their preferences for food, water and shelter, and find which plants will best fit your location. Discover what species you might attract.

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PlantMaker Studio: Basil, King of Herbs
PlantMaker Studio: Basil, King of Herbs
Date: 2/3/2018 - 3/31/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Refresh your senses and bolster your immune system with aromatic, antiviral basil. Gather ideas for how to use basil in your kitchen, then plant a pot of basil to take home and enjoy.

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 2/3/2018 - 3/31/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Stop by the Master Gardener desk in the Visitor Center to pose gardening questions to our volunteers, get information on sustainable practices and find out what areas are at their peak of bloom and beauty.

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Exclusive Access: Orchids - Macro Photography
Date: 2/3/2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Learn DSL techniques to create macro images, including tips on focus, lighting with and without flashes, background and composition. Then enjoy an hour of private access to the Conservatory to practice your skills.

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