Admission to Lifelong Learning classes and workshops include admission to Naples Botanical Garden on that particular day.

Exploring the Birds of the Garden: A Guided Walking Tour

Instructor: Bill Overton

Class Description: Do the birds catch your eye just as much as the plants at Naples Botanical Garden? Expert birder Bill Overton will lead you on a 2.5 hour informal birding “walk and talk”. Don’t forget your binoculars and bird field guide. Classes are held monthly from November through April. Register for as many classes as desired there is always something new to see!

Date/Time: January 17, February 28, March 21, and April 18 / 7:30 - 10 am

Location: From Berger Entry Pavilion to the White Birding Tower

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members per class

Watercolor Pencil Workshop: Botany through Art

Instructor: Elizabeth Smith

Class Description: In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the media of watercolor pencils in the context of a nature journal, a combination of sketches and text. Drawing skills are helpful but not required. Our goal is to experience the process, and to broaden our connections to the natural world. A starter kit will be available for purchase, or students may bring their favorite portable materials.

Date/Time: December 29 and January 5 / 9 am - 12 pm

Location: Class will meet in Kapnick Center 124 and then move to the Garden

Cost: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members per class, the starter kit is sold separate on the day of the class ($40) paid by cash or check.

Gardening with Confidence®: 50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity

Instructor:Helen Yoest

Class Description:Talk based on my newly released book,Gardening with Confidence® 50 Ways to Adding Style for Personal Creativity. Gardening with Confidenceis designed to give insight on the basics of adding and arranging the components of your garden. The confidence you’ll gain in knowing how to add design features, while developing your own personal style, will help you take your garden to the levels seen in the fantastic gardens that inspired you to begin your own work of art.The powerpoint 60 minute presentation takes the audience through examples of garden elements and placing those elements into the garden.

Date/Time:January 4 from 3-4pm

Location: Kapnick Center room 126

Cost: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members

Advanced Photography in the Garden

Instructor: Dennis Goodman

Class Description: Calling seasoned photographers! Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join Naples wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Goodman for a hands-on workshop. The class will focus on water lilies, butterflies and various plants that may be in bloom in the Garden. Dennis will share a brief presentation with all participants on tips, tricks, and techniques on camera settings, composition, bracketing, backgrounds, and lighting. Then the class will go out into the Garden and put these recommendations to work. Please bring your own DSLR camera, tripod, shutter release, and variety of lenses for different subjects.

Date/Time: January 8 and 29, 2015 / 8 - 10 am

Location: Class meets in the Berger Pavilion and finishes in Kapnick Center 123 or 124 if time allows

Cost: $95 Members / $105 Non-Members for both January classes

Journaling for Joy and Rejuvenation

Instructor: Jane Eberly

Class Description: “Under the palms, she put pen to paper and wandered through her mind, discovering wonderful bits of herself,” Jane Eberly. Find joy, insight, and energy in this informal journaling group. No talent required! Come to either – or both – workshops. The journaling activities will spark your memories, startle your thinking, and brighten your day. We’ll meet in Kapnick Center 124 for a bit of discussion about journaling, then spend time writing, and finally reconvene to talk about our experiences and – on a voluntary basis – share our work. Sometimes we will write at tables and sometimes in our laps. Bring writing materials -- a notebook with a hard cover or paper and a hard surface. Expect to surprise yourself!

Date/Time: January 8 and 15 / 10:30 - 12 pm

Location: Class will meet in Kapnick Center 124 then will move to the gardens

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members per class

Bromeliad: Biology and Care for the Home Garden

Instructor: Dennis Cathcart

Class Description: Are you in awe of the stunning diversity of bromeliads at Naples Botanical Garden and yearn to incorporate them into your own garden? A great way to start is to learn the basics from bromeliad expert Dennis Cathcart, who will explain bromeliad biology and preferred growing conditions. Dennis will also demonstrate how to assemble a bromeliad container garden so you can learn how to display these intriguing and hardy plants at home. The class also includes a take home bromeliad from the Naples Botanical Garden.

Date / Time: January 9, 2015 / 10 am - 12 pm

Location: Kapnick Center 124

Cost: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members (includes a bromeliad from the Garden's collection to take home!)

Tropical Fruits in the Home Landscape Lecture with Tropical Fruit Ice Cream Tasting

Instructor: Stephen Brady

Class Description: Come and join Stephen Brady and become inspired to grow your own tropical fruit trees in your home landscape. There will be a classroom style lecture followed by a walking tour of the garden then the class will end with a Tropical Fruit Ice Cream tasting made with seasonal fruits available locally and made by the Fogg Café.

Date/Time: January 10, 2015 from 1-3 pm

Cost: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members

Vermiculture Workshop: All About Worms

Instructor: Rachel Singletary

Class Description: This class will start with an introduction lecture on earthworm’s value to our environment. Then it will discuss how to attract native worms to your garden though different planting and composting methods. And will finish with a demonstration on how to prepare a worm bin to create a valuable fertilizer and soil additive to incorporate into your garden. Each participant will have the opportunity to make their own worm bin to take home, but will need to sign-up for worm bin materials when registering for the class and will pay for the materials on the day of the class by cash or check.

Date/Time: January 24, 2015 / 10 am - 12 pm

Location: Kapnick Center 124

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non- Members

Advanced Photography in the Garden

Instructor: Dennis Goodman

Class Description: Calling seasoned photographers! Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join Naples wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Goodman for a hands-on workshop. The class will focus on water lilies, butterflies and various plants that may be in bloom in the Garden. Dennis will share a brief presentation with all participants on tips, tricks, and techniques on camera settings, composition, bracketing, backgrounds, and lighting. Then the class will go out into the Garden and put these recommendations to work. Please bring your own DSLR camera, tripod, shutter release, and variety of lenses for different subjects.

Date/Time: February 4 and 18, 2015 / 8 - 10 am

Location: Class meets in the Berger Pavilion and finishes in Kapnick Center 123 or 124 if time allows

Cost: $95 Members / $105 Non-Members for both February classes

Registration:

To register for any of these classes, please call 239.325.1366 or email agrace@naplesgarden.org . You may also fill out the registration form below and mail it in or hand deliver to

Naples Botanical Garden
Attn: Lifelong Learning
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples FL, 34112.

Please note that certain classes fill up quickly and we will accept registrations on a first come, first served basis.

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Admission to Lifelong Learning classes and workshops include admission to Naples Botanical Garden on that particular day.

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