Our new Fall catalog is out, and we have a lot to offer in the next few months! We’ve got some old favorites, like the Cemetery Lichen Tour, Plant Pressing Workshop, Botanical Sketching, and Beekeeping, new classes by favorite teachers (more birding classes with Connie Sidles, and photography classes with David Perry) and a new, exciting offering, Journey Plant Medicines taught by Heidi Bohan, local ethnobotanist and author.
We continue to offer free classes and tours well as sustainable home gardening, and of course plenty of ProHort classes for our professionals and advanced gardeners.
Here are some of the highlights this fall:
Saturday, November 7, 10am – 4:30pm
Learn how to use common native and wild plants for first aid along the way during your outdoor travels, using poultices, infusions, compresses, syrups and more made simply from raw plants. We will learn plant identification and preparation techniques, and practice these techniques in sample scenarios. Each person takes home a set of laminated Journey Plant Medicine Cards.
Botanical Photography Classes
Lecture – Plant portraits celebrate the unique beauty and characteristics of a plant. Learn to take better close-ups and capture a dreamy mood while showing the plants within a larger garden setting.
Lecture and workshop – Learn to photograph the essence, spirit and beauty of trees using different portrait styles in the Arboretum’s stunning collection of Japanese Maples.
3 part series – Learn to use the camera you already have on your smartphone or tablet and the best photography apps to make pictures that can populate your website, portfolio, Instagram and Facebook pages
Free Classes and Tours
- Culinary Herbs (September 14)
- Greatest Heights and Lowest Lows of Mushroom Edibility in the PNW (October 5)
- A Closer Look: Fall Color in the Arboretum (October 13)
- Beetles Save Needles Lecture (October 26)
- Gardening with Dogs (November 2)
- Growing Cacti and Succulents Indoors (December 7)
- Weekend Walks (every Sunday)
Sustainable Home Gardening Practices
Learn to keep your yard looking spiffy the right way.
Don’t forget our professional series (ProHort) for landscape professionals and advanced home gardeners. Professional Credits available. Topics this fall include:
- Cabling, Bracing, and Staking Trees (September 17)
- Plant Health Care: Seasonal ID and Management of Disease and Pests (October 8th)
- The Root of the Issue: Planting Healthy Trees (October 15)
- Arboretum Plant Study: Seasonal Plant ID and Culture (October 22)