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Join us each month at the State Botanical Garden as we have a unique educational opportunity for our friends. Each month features a guest lecturer who will bring you updates to all things garden and plant related. Sponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia


This year we will be presenting the following talks:

October - Seasonal Plant Containers: Curated Beauty

Sheldon Jones has been Curator of Seasonal Color at the State Botanical Garden since 2011 and has a degree in horticulture from the University of Georgia. He is responsible for the Visitor Center patio water feature, multiple annual beds, native grass plantings on the entrance drive, and the maintenance and care of the conifer collection at the Callaway Administrative Building. He also cares for the orchid collection housed in the Horticulture Complex greenhouses. Sheldon will discuss the beautiful containers he creates and how you can have the same beauty at your home throughout the seasons.

November - Winter WonderLights

Join us as Jared Peden, Associate Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, introduces a new garden event--Winter  WonderLights.  Jared has been the Associate Director of the State Botanical Garden since April 2021.  His association with other University of Georgia departments allows him to bring a wealth of knowledge to his new position.

Winter WonderLights will be an annual event that is sure to become a favorite for our many visitors, both young and young-at-heart. Jared will give an overview of what to expect while walking through and enjoying the many brightly colored lights and themed garden displays. This event will enhance your holiday seasons for many years to come. Also, Jared will explain how we can volunteer and help make this an unforgettable experience for everyone.

December - Winter Arrangements for your Home

A few years ago, State Botanical Garden of Georgia staff members Pam Butts and Connie Cottingham demonstrated holiday floral arrangements for inside and outside your home. Since then, both Pam and Connie have retired but have agreed to return to inspire you to create designs for your home using berries, cones and foliage gathered from your garden or with purchased flowers and other materials. They will also share tips for designing with Camellia blooms and other winter treasures in your garden.

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Section Title
October 2021 - Seasonal Plant Containers: Curated Beauty
Type
Virtual
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Oct 01, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Members non-credit $0.00
Non Member non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Sheldon Jones has been Curator of Seasonal Color at the State Botanical Garden since 2011 and has a degree in horticulture from the University of Georgia. He is responsible for the Visitor Center patio water feature, multiple annual beds, native grass plantings on the entrance drive, and the maintenance and care of the conifer collection at the Callaway Administrative Building. He also cares for the orchid collection housed in the Horticulture Complex greenhouses. Sheldon will discuss the beautiful containers he creates and how you can have the same beauty at your home throughout the seasons.

Section Title
November 2021 - Winter WonderLights
Type
Virtual
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Nov 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Members non-credit $0.00
Non Member non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Winter WonderLights will be an annual event that is sure to become a favorite for our many visitors,  both young  and young-at-heart. Jared will give an overview of what to expect while walking through and enjoying the many brightly colored lights and themed garden displays. This event will enhance your holiday seasons for many years to come. Also, Jared will explain how we can volunteer and help make this an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Section Title
December 2021 - Winter Arrangements for Your Home
Type
Virtual
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Dec 03, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Members non-credit $0.00
Non Member non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

A few years ago, State Botanical Garden staff members Pam Butts and Connie Cottingham demonstrated holiday floral arrangements for inside and outside your home. Since then, both Pam and Connie have retired but have agreed to return to inspire you to create designs for your home using berries, cones, and foliage gathered from your garden or with purchased flowers and other materials. They will also share tips for designing with Camellia blooms and other winter treasures in your garden.

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