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The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers educational classes for adults throughout the year.

2016 Adult Educational Classes: 
  
Saturday, March 12
1 pm - 4
Wood Identification,  Ron Lance
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).  

Sunday, April 3
noon - 4
Plant Families, Marc Williams
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

 

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).  

Saturday, April 17
9:30 am - 1130

 

Botanical Gardens Walk, David Clarke
Asheville Botanical Gardens
Fees: $12 members; $17 non-members.  

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).
Sunday, May 15
2 pm - 4
Natural History Walk with Shrubs & Trees, Ron Lance
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Sunday, May 22
8 am - 10
Bird Walk, Simon Thompson
Asheville Botanical Gardens
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.



Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Sunday, June 19
9 am - 11
Plant Compounds, Jay Kranyik
Asheville Botanical Gardens
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Jay Kranyik, BGA Garden Manager, Horticulture Chairman, naturalist, and nature photographer, has been an integral part of the Gardens since 1999. He has botanized widely in the region, and is co-author of "The flora of Dupont State Forest." “What we're really after is to reconnect people with Appalachia and to show people the miracle that they walk by every day.” Kranyik, Asheville Citizen Times 17 APR 2010.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Saturday, June 25
10:30 am - noon
Native Plants for Pollinators, Lisa Wagner
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Sunday, July 17
2 pm - 4
Mushroom Expert,, Mike Hopping
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Sunday, August 21
9 am - 11
Nature Walk, Jay Kranyik
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees: $12 members; $17 non-members.  

Numerous facets of natural history will be observed and discussed during this slow ramble through the Gardens. Botany, scientific names, natural community ecology, birds, insects, weather, even plant sex will be considered! Bring binoculars and a loupe if you have them. Rain or shine - bring rain wear/umbrella.

Jay Kranyik, BGA Garden Manager, Horticulture Chairman, naturalist, and nature photographer, has been an integral part of the Gardens since 1999. He has botanized widely in the region, and is co-author of "The flora of Dupont State Forest." “What we're really after is to reconnect people with Appalachia and to show people the miracle that they walk by every day.” -Kranyik Asheville Citizen Times 17 APR 2010.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Sunday, October 16
10 am - noon
Growing Native Perennials from Seed, Pat Sommers
Botanical Gardens
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Pat Sommers owns Natural Selections Nursery where she grows Southern Appalachian native perennials from seed and spore. She also serves on the BGA Board of Directors and helps maintain the gardens there.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

Sunday, October 23
1 pm - 4
Winter Tree Identification, Jason Rodrigue
Botanical Gardens Visitor Center
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).

 

Saturday, October 29
10:30 am - noon

Creating a Garden Full of Life:  Gardening for Nature
Fees:   $12 for BGA members; $17 for non-members.

 

Participants must register register and pre-pay.  For additional information or to register, please contact our Office Manager (252-5190).