StoryTime in the LibraryDate: Every ThursdayTime: 10:30-11 a.m.Location: Andersen Horticultural Library
Discover origami sculptures in the Reedy Gallery. A single piece of paper is transformed into various objects by complex folded patterns, which are revealed by deconstructing or unfolding in this accompanying exhibit to Origami in the Gardens.
Brushwork and pottery created by local artists who have studied and reflected on Japanese culture.
Visit this monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum-quality metal.
Based on seasonal highlights, each tour will visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom. Pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature's serene beauty.
Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.
Easy activities to do together - both at the Arboretum and at home. Make time to pretend, wonder, create, and feel connected to nature. Ages 0-5.
Practice uncovering hidden plant views with table top activities. Make a take-away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder.
Create an original flower, leaf, acorn, or bird to take home.
Stop by the Master Gardener desk in the Visitor Center to pose gardening questions to our volunteers, get information on sustainable practices and find out what areas are at their peak of bloom and beauty.
Learn what soil is best for native ground dwelling bees and what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood.
Explore these works to get an idea of the myriad of ways wood is used in creative expression today. Opens at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
Create hand-made paper out of colorful flower petals, fragrant herbs, and plants known for their strong fibers. Zoom in with microscopes and get a close-up view of fiber plants.
Learn to sharpen your observational skiills and grow as an artist while discovering the portability, flexibility and the freedom to experiment with a sketchbook.
Learn how to hold a sumi-e (black ink painting) brush and how to write "horse" in Asian calligraphy. Then practice the simple horse form using charcoal before painting an ink horse on rice paper.
Capture stunning images of beneficial insects using techniques for focus, composition, shutter speed, lens selection, steady camera holding, and how to capture insects perched or in flight.
Participate in a hunt for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and fungi in the Arboretum's bog area and Green Heron Trail.
Using traditional wet felting techniques, transform fine, soft Corriedale wool fibers into a pair of cozy, durable felted slippers. Then decorate them with plant fibers such as bamboo, rose, corn and silk.