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Adult garden classes announced at Phipps

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Take a look at some of the educational opportunities below. There are some pretty amazing teachers at Phipps and you can have a chance to learn from the best.

Phipps Opens Registration for September Adult Education Classes

Covering herbaceous plants to herbal harvest, Phipps courses prepare plant lovers for fall.

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Registration is now open for the following diverse adult education classes offered by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, one of the world’s greenest public gardens:

 

 

Viburnums

Dates & Times: Sept. 11, 7 – 9 p.m. and Sept. 14, 10 a.m. – noon

Instructor: Leslie Kaplan

Fee: $44 Phipps members; $64 nonmembers

Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

This class will introduce students to different viburnum species and cultivars available for the garden.  The classroom session will be followed by a field trip examining living specimens.

T’ai Chi in Mellon Park: Reconnect with Nature

Dates & Time: Sept. 12, 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24; 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Instructor: Patty Swartz

Fee: $70 Phipps members; $105 nonmembers

Location: Phipps Garden Center Patio in Mellon Park

This T’ai Chi course offers a smooth transition from the busy work day in a peaceful garden setting.

Fall Gardening

Date & Time: Sept. 14; 9 a.m. – noon

Instructor: David Clark

Fee: $33 Phipps members; $48 nonmembers

Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Students in this class will participate in an information-packed discussion about fall garden preparation, bulbs, overwintering of tropical plants and more.

Forest Gardening Intensive

Dates & Time: Sept. 14, 15, 27 and 28; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Juliette Jones

Fee: $150 Phipps members; $165 nonmembers

Location: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

During this workshop, students will learn how plants can provide soil fertility, plus pest and weed control, to meet garden needs. Students will visit local forest gardens for inspiration, and learn planting techniques and maintenance strategies with hands-on practice.

 

Native Herbaceous Plants and Their Uses in the Landscape

Dates & Time: Sept. 16, 23 and 30; Oct. 7, 14 and 21; 7 – 9 p.m.

Instructor: John Totten

Fee: $128 Phipps members; $178 nonmembers

Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Students in this course will learn to appreciate and use native herbaceous plants in the landscape, taking into account plant characteristics and needs, and native plant community relationships.

Preserving the Herbal Harvest

Date & Time: Sept. 26; 7 – 9 p.m.

Instructor: Andrea Jackson

Fee: $20 Phipps members; $30 nonmembers

Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

In this class, students will explore methods of preserving herbs such as drying and freezing, in addition to less common preservation techniques such as making teas, tinctures, vinegars and syrups.

 

To register or learn more, interested individuals should contact Phipps at 412/441-4442, ext. 3925 or sbertovich@phipps.conservatory.edu. A complete list of classes in horticulture, landscape and native plant design, floral arrangement, botanical art and illustration, and green living can be found  online.

 

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