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Programs for Adults

Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi: Enjoy the Balance
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Chris Cady-Jones.

Saturday, August 5 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT- Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: A Day at the Beach
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, August 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, August 5 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields

Tuesday, August 8 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Monday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Autumn Surprise
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, August 22 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, August 29 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, September 5 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Rest and Restore
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
- THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL - Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi: Cultivate and Renew
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Julie Jenowe.

Saturday, September 9 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: The Waning Shades of Summer
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Crafty Creations: Reverse Painting on a Window Pane
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Saturday, September 9 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields

Tuesday, September 12 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Kevin's Birthday Surprise
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor in the Garden | Session One
Four sessions. September 18 and 25, October 2 and 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop and paint the roses in this class that will teach the watercolor basics. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. All classes meet at Lauritzen Gardens. A supply list will be provided.

Tuesday, September 19 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: From Field to Vase
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor in the Garden | Session Two
Four sessions. September 18 and 25, October 2 and 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop and paint the roses in this class that will teach the watercolor basics. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. All classes meet at Lauritzen Gardens. A supply list will be provided.

Tuesday, September 26 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Monday, October 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor in the Garden | Session Three
Four sessions. September 18 and 25, October 2 and 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop and paint the roses in this class that will teach the watercolor basics. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. All classes meet at Lauritzen Gardens. A supply list will be provided.

Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Let Go Flow
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi: Balance and Energize
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Julie Jenowe.

Monday, October 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor in the Garden | Session Four
Four sessions. September 18 and 25, October 2 and 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop and paint the roses in this class that will teach the watercolor basics. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. All classes meet at Lauritzen Gardens. A supply list will be provided.

Tuesday, October 10 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Nature Experience: All About Oaks
Guided by the garden's director of conservation, Jim Locklear, this walking tour will have you winding through the woodland trail as you learn about the ecology of the garden's native oak-hickory forest. Then, journey to other beautiful garden areas to view and learn about even more oak species in the garden's collection.

Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Frightening Florals
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Crafty Creations: Reverse Painting in a Picture Frame
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, October 14 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructed by Will Fields

Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Romancing Renaissance
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Tuesday, October 24 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, October 28 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bump in the Night
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Tuesday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Gratitude Flow
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, November 4 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Fall Flora and Fauna
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields

Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Saturday, November 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Crafty Creations: Paper Flowers Abloom
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Autumnal Opulence
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: The Thankful Bounty
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Saturday, December 2 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Oh Tannebaum
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.
  
Crafty Creations: Painting Designs on a Wine Glass
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields

Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Ties that Bind
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Enchanted Holiday
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Monday, December 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Doubling Up on Your Holiday Treat
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.
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