Adult Programs

Our educational programs for adults cover a variety of gardening topics—formal landscape design, vegetable gardening, backyard birding, etc.—as well as art, photography and tai chi. Our programs may be intimate hands-on workshops or large lectures, depending on the topic. And our gardens are ever-present examples of attainable environmental stewardship, conservation and preservation.

 

Everyday Pruning I: Fall
Sat, Sept 6, 2014
9:30-11:00
$35/Member ($45/Non-Member)
Join Ben Fletcher and Andrea Sprott for a
comprehensive lecture/demonstration where
you'll learn the art of seasonal everyday
pruning. Space is limited!

 

All Blooming Spring!
Sat, Sept 20, 2014
9:30-11:00
$35/Member ($45/Non-Member)
Join Andrea Sprott for a fun workshop planting
bulbs in containers for successive spring
bloom. Plan to get your hands dirty and take
home a container filled with anticipation.


Calling All Birders!
Migratory Birds
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
9:30-11:00
$20/Member ($30/Non-Member)
Enjoy an outing in the Clarkson
Gardens learning all about our feathered
friends who are just passing through.

Biking and Beer
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
2:00-5:00
$25/Member ($30/Non-Member)
Bring your bike, we've got beer! Enjoy a
leisurely ride through the Little Sugar Creek
Greenway and end up at Wing Haven Gardens
for local "Unknown" brew and eats.


Everyday Pruning lI: Winter
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
9:30-11:00
$35/Member ($45/Non-Member)
Join Ben Fletcher and Andrea Sprott for a
comprehensive lecture/demonstration where
you'll learn the art of seasonal everyday
pruning. Space is limited!


Succulents & Suds
Tues. Jan 13, 2015
5:30-7:00
$20/Member ($30/Non-Member)
Start using your green thumb by learning to
grow a special variety of succulents. Sip local
suds and celebrate your new accessory in
style - at Wing Haven!


Calling All Birders!
Tues. Jan 27, 2015
5:30-7:00
$20/Member ($30/Non-Member)
Can you hear the songs of a bird's delight? Fly
by for a birding tour with one of Charlotte's
best known experts; we will travel far and wide
to some of our area's most popular places to
perch.


Eat Well, Be Well
with The Whole Tulip
Tues. Feb 3, 2015
9:30-11:00
$30/Member ($35/Non-Member)
Love yourself a little bit more with the help of
Charlotte's most-talked-about food and
nutrition specialists. Clean eating and holistic
cleansing is top-notch fun and something we
look forward to with every new season.


Everyday Pruning III: Spring
Sat. Feb 21, 2015
9:30-11:00
$35/Member ($45/Non-Member)
Join Ben Fletcher and Andrea Sprott for a
comprehensive lecture/demonstration where
you'll learn the art of seasonal everyday
pruning. Space is limited!


Making the Most of Small Spaces
Sat. Mar 7, 2015
9:30-11:00
$12/Member ($15/Non-Member)
An urban-dwellers guide to fun container
gardening. Come prepared to get your hands
dirty and leave with your own contained
creation.


Bloom Where You're Planted:
"Don't Fight Mother Nature"
Tues. Mar 17, 2015
9:30-11:00
$15/Member ($20/Non-Member)
New to Charlotte or the southeast? Not sure
what to plant in your yard? Join us to learn all
about plants best-suited to our climate and
soil.


Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Sat. Mar 21, 2015
10:00-12:00
$12/Member ($15/Non-Member)
Join us to learn the principles of designing
your own garden sanctuary.


Cooking with Herbs
Thurs. Apr 2, 2015
9:30-11:00 & 5:30-7:00
$12/Member ($15/Non-Member)
Cook your heart out with flavors from The
Garden and taste the sensation of simplicity
meets delectable. Come with an empty
stomach and enjoy treats from us to you!

 

Wine Pull/Wine Tasting

Thurs. April 16, 6:00-8:30

$15/Member ($20/Non-Member)

Choose your number wisely! This event offers the oppertunity for a fabulous bottle of wine on a bare budget. Join us light edibles and flavorful wine in the gardens.

 

High Tea Birthday Celebration
Celebrating the Elizabeths' and Eddie's
Birthdays
Sun. May 3, 2015
4:00-6:00
$35/Adult, $20/age 10 & under
Make this a Mother's Day to remember! Join
us for a very special multi-generational high
tea in the Clarkson Garden.


Yoga & Well-Being
Tues. May 19, 2015
5:30-7:00
$20/Member ($30/Non-Member)
Enjoy yoga with Ellen Smith in the Clarkson
Garden followed by tips for healthy snacks pre
and post workout. The garden offers many activities throughout the year for children and families.

 

Yoga with Dia Steiger
Onoing every Monday and Thursday

9:30 am - 10:30 am
$50 for 6 classes, $100 for all 12, if pre-paid

$10 each class for walk ins. Payment at the door - no online payments accepted for this program.

Meets at the Elizabeth Lawrence House  

Join us for a well-rounded yoga practice that will build strength, flexibility. Classes are designed to provide the mature student with a introduction to yoga.