young children gathered around table for StoryTime

StoryTime in the Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Stories for the young and young-at-heart. Geared toward
toddlers and preschoolers.

EVENT CALENDAR

Inside Out
Inside Out
Date: 4/28/2018 - 10/21/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

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. 

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Harmony with Nature
Harmony with Nature
Date: 4/28/2018 - 10/21/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

Brushwork and pottery created by local artists who have studied and reflected on Japanese culture.

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Origami in the Gardens
Origami in the Gardens
Date: 4/28/2018 - 10/21/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Visit this monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum-quality metal.

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One-Hour Guided Walking Tours
One-Hour Guided Walking Tours
Date: 5/5/2018 - 10/6/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

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.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 6/2/2018 - 12/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.

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Nature Play
Nature Play
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Green Play Yard

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.

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Garden Fun Stop: Hidden Views
Garden Fun Stop: Hidden Views
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Morgan Terrace (behind Snyder Bldg.)

Practice uncovering hidden plant views with table top activities. Make a take-away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder.

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Garden Fun Stop: Garden Origami Folding Station
Garden Fun Stop: Garden Origami Folding Station
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Create an original flower, leaf, acorn, or bird to take home.

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Yard and Garden Desk Q&A
Yard and Garden Desk Q&A
Date: 6/2/2018 - 12/29/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

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.

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Garden Fun Stop: House Hunting for Pollinators
Garden Fun Stop: House Hunting for Pollinators
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Learn what soil is best for native ground dwelling bees and what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood.

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Mother Nature
Mother Nature's Medium: Explorations with Wood
Date: 7/31/2018 - 9/30/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Cafe Gallery

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.

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PlantMaker Studio: Handmade Plant Paper
PlantMaker Studio: Handmade Plant Paper
Date: 8/4/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

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.

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Nature Sketchbook Series: Fall at the Arboretum
Nature Sketchbook Series: Fall at the Arboretum
Date: 9/8/2018 - 9/22/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn to sharpen your observational skiills and grow as an artist while discovering the portability, flexibility and the freedom to experiment with a sketchbook.

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Beginning Asian Brush Painting
Beginning Asian Brush Painting
Date: 9/8/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

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.

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Pollinator Photography: Butterflies, Bees and More!
Pollinator Photography: Butterflies, Bees and More!
Date: 9/8/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

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.

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Walks with Matt: Mushrooms, Migrations and More!
Walks with Matt: Mushrooms, Migrations and More!
Date: 9/8/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Participate in a hunt for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and fungi in the Arboretum's bog area and Green Heron Trail.

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Felted Slippers
Felted Slippers
Date: 9/8/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

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.

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