Botanical Design & Crafts
Classes & Workshops

Flowers and natural materials inspire botanical creations


 

Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Wreath

150-11-09-19
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Level
No experience necessary!
Supplies
All supplies are included in the fee for a ~14" diameter wreath (varies slightly based on the wreath maker)
Where better to create a show-stopping evergreen wreath than an Arboretum? Enjoy a fun, casually-festive Arboretum atmosphere as you custom create your own wreath--great for your own seasonal decor, or as a gift! 
  • Learn why evergreens are so well-suited for winter outdoor display
  • Follow step-by-step guidance to create a full, botanically diverse wreath on a wire frame
  • Add unique botanical touches such as cones, pods, fruit, and perhaps even citrus!
You will go home with a beautiful creation that will welcome visitors throughout the holiday season, and the skills needed to make more wreaths in the future!
Bring from home: gloves and pruners, a garbage bag to safely transport your wreath, and dress for sap!

Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
register

$89 member/$104 non-member
includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

 

Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Swag

150-11-09-19-01
Saturday, November 9, 2019
noon-2 p.m.

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Level
No experience necessary!
Supplies
All supplies are included in the fee for a ~12" wide by 20" long swag (varies slightly)
Where better to create a show-stopping evergreen swag for your front door than an Arboretum? Enjoy a fun, casually-festive Arboretum atmosphere as you custom create your own swag--great for your own seasonal decor, or as a gift! 
With Laura's help, you will:
  • Learn the unique properties that make evergreens so well-suited for winter outdoor display
  • Follow step-by-step instructions to create a full, botanically diverse, handmade swag
  • Add unique botanical touches such as cones, pods, fruit, and perhaps even citrus!
You will go home with a beautiful creation that will welcome visitors throughout the holiday season, and the skills needed to make more swags in the future. 
Bring from home: gloves and pruners, a garbage bag to safely transport your creation, and dress for sap!

Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
register

$89 member/$104 non-member
includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

 

Promise of Spring: Forcing Branches to Bloom Indoors

150-02-29-20
Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director - MN Nursery & Landscape Assn

After a long Minnesota winter, it's nice to be rewarded with some early spring blooms like pussy willows and forsythia! Brighten your home space with these beautiful blooming branches or gift them to a friend. In this class, you'll learn: 
  • What kinds of tree and shrub branches can be forced
  • Where to get branches for forcing, or how to wisely harvest them from your own plants
  • How to coax tree and shrub branches to bloom early and indoors
  • Take home several branches to practice what you've learned
Limit 22, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab

register

$41 member/$56 non-member
includes Arboretum admission
 

 

 


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