Origami in the Garden Classes

All Ages: Free (with admission) Programs

Plant Maker Studio Basil

FREE Drop-in Garden Origami Folding Station

Saturdays & Sundays, June - September 2018, drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
FREE with gate admission
ALL AGES Fold your own garden themed origami to talk home. What will you create; flower, leaf, acorn, or a bird? Hands-on origami projects are self-guided.

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Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

FREE Drop-in PlantMaker Studio: Hand-Made Plant Paper

Saturdays & Sundays, August - September 2018, drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
FREE with gate admission
ALL AGES Create hand-made paper out of Arboretum plants to take home! Use our diverse plant palette including; colorful flower petals, fragrant herbs, and plants known for their strong fibers.

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Adults: Fee-Based Programs


Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Create-Your-Own Kokedama: A 30 minute Drop-in Mini Workshop

Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of houseplants, from ferns to orchids. They are equally beautiful displayed on a table or suspended by your window and are easy to care for.

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Through the Lens: Capturing the Art of the Japanese Garden

Wednesday, August 22, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join photographer David Cobb as he discusses the art and design of Japanese gardens through a virtual tour of his beautiful images. Learn how to really see the Japanese garden- from a unified whole down to the smallest details- and how to photograph their unique beauty through the seasons.

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Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Beginning Asian Brush Painting

Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Inspired by the Arboretum’s  “Origami in the Garden” exhibition, learn about traditional Asian painting, calligraphy, and even a little bit of tai chi will be practiced to change breath and improve energy.

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Arboretum 60th Anniversary