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To learn more about an upcoming class - click on the class name. To view all of our classes, tours and events, select one of links located in the column on the right. 

 

 

Botany: Winter Twig ID, Early Spring Plants and May Blooms

Series class - Sundays March 5, April 9, May 21, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Learn to more easily identify both native and ornamental plants. Learn patterns in plants to help you group plants into families. Each class will include botanic terminology and common plant families and their characteristics as different plants bloom seasonally in the garden. Beginners and those with prior plant recognition skills will benefit from the class. FREE Leach Garden Friends membership with your registration!

 

Ecology Guided Walks

Thursdays March 16, April 20, May 11, 11:00am-12:00pm

Venture out with a volunteer guide to explore microclimates at the Garden and the plants that inhabit them - mosses (March 16), lichens (April 20) and ferns (May 11).

 

Touting Trillium – Facts & Fallacies

Saturday March 25, 10:00am-11:30am

Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants, will separate facts from fallacies concerning Trillium, one of our favorite NW native early bloomers! He’ll address the nomenclature, identification, culture, and propagation of trilliums while exploring some of the myths, lore and reality surrounding the genus with most of the emphasis on our western species.

 

Spring break classes March 27-31, 2017

Beginning Manga Drawing

Monday through Friday, March 27 - 31, 9:30am-noon

Manga, Japanese comic strips and animation, have gained international popularity and have introduced young people the world over to a new genre of graphic design. This style of art is beautiful and entertaining; these classes are a simple introduction to making manga on your own.

 

Children’s Nature Illustration

Monday through Friday, March 27 - 31, 1:00pm-3:30pm

We will learn to look and really SEE how flowers, leaves, branches, and other parts of Mother Nature are constructed. We’ll create a detailed botanical drawing on paper using pencil, fine-point drawing pens and any other preferred media.

 

Fun Folding—Origami!

Two-day class, Tuesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 30, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Origami can be so much fun; discover how to fold a simple piece of paper into a bird, a flower, a box or a dinosaur. We will begin with simple models and on our last session children can have a jumping frog contest and take home a box of origami birds and their other creations.