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Fall Classes at the Garden


Gardens Around the World Series: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Date and Time: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Instructor: Ellen Gill

Instructor Bio: Ellen Gill is long-time supporter and volunteer at HBGF.

Course Description: Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. Ellen will highlight key features of visiting the garden.

Materials Needed: None

Cost: Free for Members, $5.00 Garden Admission for Non-Members / Age range: 10 years +

Art in the Garden Series: Printmaking with Nature

Date and Time: Saturday, November 1st, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Instructor: Ashley Mobley

Instructor Bio: Ashley Mobley graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Printmaking in 2006. She often utilizes nature within her work, typically using “Solarplate” to make prints with the sun.

Course Description: Printmaking with Nature: Come discover how we can preserve the beauty of nature by permanently bonding the colors of plants with paper. Learn a historical technique of plant preservation and create two works of art to take home.

Materials Needed: Please bring a hammer, scissors, tweezers, metal spoon or burnishing tool

Cost: $15.00 Members, $20.00 Non-Members (includes admission to the garden) Age range: 10 years +

Gardens Around the World Series: Great Gardens Botanical and Otherwise

Date and Time: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Instructor: Tim Walsh

Instructor Bio: Tim is a Master Gardener who has visited gardens across the globe for over 30 years, along with his wife June. They’ve visited gardens in Europe, New Zealand and Australia and of course, throughout the United States and Canada.

Course Description: There are a vast number of plants that grow on this planet and there are many ways to collect and present these plants for scientific, aesthetic and personal reasons. Listen as Tim discusses these various topics.

Materials Needed: None

Cost: Free for Members, $5.00 Garden Admission for Non-Members / Age range: 10 years +


Date and Time: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Instructor: JoAnn Olsen

Instructor Bio: Joann Olson has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Humboldt State University. She is a retired Clinical Laboratory Scientist who serves as a resource for the identification of mushrooms in possible mushroom poisonings for the 3 hospitals in Humboldt County. Her academic background includes courses in Microscopic Fungi, Mycology, and Fleshy Fungi of Northern California from Humboldt State University. She is a founding member (37 years) of the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society and has served in all offices. She is currently Program Chair and Mushroom Fair Chair. She is active in leading forays and teaching classes in mushroom identification. She is also a longtime member of the North American Mycological Association. Her mentor in mycology is Dr. David Largent, Professor Emeritus of Humboldt State University, and her fields of interest are the ecology of fungi and the genus Cortinarius.  She has broad knowledge and recognition of the fungi of Humboldt County. Course Description:

Materials Needed: None

Cost: $10.00 Non-Members, $5.00 Members / Age range: All ages

Art in the Garden Series: Wreath Making

Date and Time: Saturday, December 6th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Instructor: Michelle D. Sievertson and Andreina Torma

Instructor Bio:

Course Description: Use HBG greenery and flora to create a holiday wreath.

Materials Needed: Pruning Shears

Cost: $35.00 Non-Members, $30.00 Members / Age range: 15 years +



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Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program or RAP.  RAP privileges are included in each HBGF Membership.  Join HBGF Today

RAP guides you to and helps you gain entrance into over 200 botanical gardens across the country for free or at a discount.  Learn More about AHS Reciprocal Gardens


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