Workshops and Lectures


Fall 2015 Workshops

Horticulture workshops are held at Barnes Arboretum, Merion campus. Contact Horticulture Education and Programs Manager Nicole Juday: 215.278.7373.

Contemporary Botanical Illustration
Thursdays, October 1–November 19 (8 classes)
1–4 pm
Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer, certified botanical instructor
Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. Learn how colors interact in watercolor and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.
$360; members $324

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Wednesdays, October 28–December 16 (6 classes)
1:30–4 pm
Instructor: Richard Bitner, horticulturalist
Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. Focus is on the major coniferous genera, emphasizing identification, growth patterns, and landscape use. Through classroom lectures, examination of cut specimens, and field observation, learn about conifers for larger landscapes, as well as dwarf or slow-growing cultivars for smaller gardens,
$210; members $189

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Holiday wreath workshop
Friday, December 4, or Saturday, December 5
10:30 am–noon
Instructor: Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener
Learn simple techniques to transform a selection of fresh-cut evergreens, pods, cones, and berries from the Barnes Arboretum into a wreath embellished with unusual decorative elements inspired by nature. More beautiful than anything commercially available, your custom wreath will last well beyond the holiday season.
$88; members $79

Register online for December 4 or December 5 or call 215.278.7200.


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