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Saturdays February 6, 13, 20, 10:00am-2:00pm
These three classes are suitable for all experience levels. Students who register for the three will be choosing from more complex designs as the series progresses. Materials, handouts, samples and tools provided. All classes will be using rattan reed, hand-dyed - 14 beautiful colors.
Saturday February 20, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Garden Curator on a Winter Guided Walk to view blooming plants such as Hamamelis mollis (Witch Hazel), Lonicera standishii (Honeysuckle), Helleborus (Hellebores), Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper Bush), and Mahonia x media (Arthur Menzies Mahonia). We’ll finish our walk back at the Manor House to warm up with hot cider and cookies.
Series class - Sundays March 6, April 10, May 22, 1:00-3:00pm
Learn to recognize patterns to help you more easily identify both native and ornamental plants by learning to 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.
Spring Break 2016 Series Classes
Tuesday through Friday, March 22 - 25, 2016, 9:30am-11:30am
Tuesday through Friday, March 22 - 25, 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Japanese comic strips and animation have introduced young people the world over to a new type of creativity. This style of art is beautiful and entertaining - great to making manga on your own!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 9:00am-noon
Create two complete baskets: the first will be a table or desk basket, then we’ll head outdoors to experiment with other materials, making twisted baskets and bracelets. Choosing from dyed round reed in a rainbow of colors, students will learn weaving, shaping and pattern development to create their own unique items.
Saturday, April 16 from 9:30am* to 2pm
*Leach Garden Members ONLY pre-sale between 9am to 9:30am.
Join us for an exciting selection of unique plants from specialty nurseries and the Garden's own collection. In addition to a wide range of trees, shrubs, perennials, and northwest natives, plant enthusiasts will find diminutive bonsai, lovely carnivorous plants, and an amazing variety of hardy succulents. Hundreds of individual plants from species in the Leach collection have been propagated for this sale.