Programs: Calendar

Botanical illustration

Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Mastering the Art of Illustrating Plants

Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer

Develop techniques in line drawing and watercolor to create highly detailed and accurate botanical paintings. Understand the properties of the watercolor medium and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.

Thursdays, October 2–November 20 (8 classes)
1–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $360; members, $324

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Peony propagation workshop

Instructor: Kathleen Gagan, owner of Peony’s Envy peony farm

Learn how to divide herbaceous peony roots, graft tree peony scions, and propagate peonies from seed. Participants bring home their own grafted tree peony.

October 8, 2014
6–7:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $25; members $22

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

the Barnes Arboretum

Conifers

Instructor: Richard L. Bitner, horticulturist and author of Designing with Conifers andConifers for Gardens

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. Focus is on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and landscape use. Conifers for the larger landscape as well as dwarf/slow-growing cultivars for smaller gardens in every genus are plentifully illustrated.

Wednesdays, October 29–December 17 (7 classes; no class November 5)
1:30–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $210; members $189.

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Designing with Plant Ensembles

Instructor: Dan Benarcik, Chanticleer horticulturist

Often we feel that a garden must be design-driven, based on principles above our heads or beyond our means. This workshop introduces the discipline of designing with plants, including selecting plant combinations and presenting them in an aesthetically successful manner. Different elements of the garden are featured each session. The course also covers how to incorporate must-have plant purchases.

Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20 (3 classes)
9:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $105; members $94

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Moss is Boss!

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

Moss, the oldest living plant, is enjoying a surge of popularity among gardeners. This two-part lecture covers mosses and their role in the ecosystem, anatomy and reproductive cycle, growing conditions, garden uses, and design ideas for a variety of mosses.

Fridays, November 7, 14 (2 classes)
9:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $55; members $49

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Moss is Boss make-and-take

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

A complement to the Moss is Boss lecture, this workshop includes demonstrations on propagating and cultivating moss, along with a hands-on moss project to take home.

November 21, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $35; members $31

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Moss is Boss make-and-take

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

A complement to the Moss is Boss lecture, this workshop includes demonstrations on propagating and cultivating moss, along with a hands-on moss project to take home.

November 21, 2014
1–3 pm Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $35; members $31

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.