Classes

Join us on the Garden Path

Education has always been a part of our mission.

Join us for a blended offering of art, gardening and science classes at Beech Hollow’s Reading Room at 389 North Clarendon Ave, Scottdale GA 30079. This spring we are offering the Garden Path Series of classes.  These educational talks cover gardening, native plants, habitat gardening, gardening for wildlife, as well as how to maintain those gardens.

Plenty of nectar to share.

Invite a Monarch to Lunch

$25.00 Add to cart 03/13/22 Invite a Monarch to Lunch 2 pm – 3:30 pm Trecia Neal In this class participants will learn about the biology, ecology, and migrations of the monarch butterfly. Monarch population declines and efforts to help monarchs recover will be discussed. Trecia Neal has served as a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist…

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Feel Empowered to Prune

$25.00 Add to cart 03/27/22 Feel Empowered to Prune 2 pm – 3:30 pm Barbara Dorfman With the right tools, gardeners and homeowners can do the job themselves or supervise family members, instead of being at the mercy of unskilled landscapers with hedge trimmers and chainsaws. “Feel Empowered to Prune” will cover: Tools that make…

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The How to of Planting

$25.00 Add to cart 04/03/22 The How to of Planting 2pm – 3:30 pm Trecia Neal Learn how to put the right types of plants in the right place and the correct way to tuck them into their garden beds.  Planting and proper installation of perennials, shrubs and trees will be covered. The mission of…

Compost enriches your soil.

Composting

$25.00 Add to cart 04/24/22 Composting 2pm – 3:30 pm Trecia Neal Stop throwing out the other black gold: nutrients.  Learn hands-on how to take garden debris and turn it into rich, water-holding compost, perfect for droughts. Trecia Neal will present the best way to create compost in your landscape. We will discuss the importance…

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Plant Selection and Design (2 part class)

$50.00 Add to cart 05/01/22 & 05/08/22 Plant Selection and Design (part 1&2) 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Andrea Greco $50.00, two day Workshop. Limit 15. During this two day workshop, you will learn how to utilize native plants that play a critical role in the life cycles of our indigenous wildlife. The workshop will…

Community project: permanent plant installation at Hurt Park in Atlanta, GA.

General Maintenance in the Wildlife Garden

$25.00 15 in stock General Maintenance in the Wildlife Garden quantity Add to cart Maintenance for wildlife or pollinator centric gardens is very different from maintenance for a formal garden.  Learn how to help your wildlife and pollinators thrive through mindful garden maintenance.  Class will cover how to control pests without harming bees or caterpillars,…

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Shade Gardening…the “Dark Side”

$25.00 Add to cart 10/02/22 Shade Gardening 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Andrea Greco Not much sun? No problem! This class will focus on gardening in the shady areas of your garden using primarily native plants originating in the forests of the Piedmont region of Georgia. Shade gardens can be some of our most beautiful…

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Gardening for Wildlife

$25.00 Add to cart 09/18/22 Gardening for Wildlife 2pm – 3:30 pm, Andrea Greco If you have wanted to enhance your garden with more wildlife/bird/pollinator friendly plantings, but didn’t know where to start, we are offering this class for you! In this class you will learn about how to select native plants that play a…

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Patio Planters and Small Spaces

$25.00 Add to cart 6/26/22 Patio Planters and Small Space Planting, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Andrea Greco Even if you are restricted on planting space where you live, there are many fun options to create an ecologically beneficial and enjoyable landscape. In this class you will learn plant combinations and planting techniques for different…

Small head liatris, or Liatris microcephala, a shorter but tough as nails plant that can handle the brutal summers on Stone Mountain in Georgia.  A great plant for dry sunny areas.

Xeriscape – the Dry Garden

$25.00 Add to cart 06/12/22 Xeriscape – the Dry Garden 2pm – 3:30 pm, Andrea Greco Xeriscaping (zeh·ruh·skay·puhng) is a landscaping technique involving the use of conscientious design to create a drought tolerant and lower maintenance landscape that will conserve the use of supplemental water. While the Atlanta region typically experiences generous seasonal rainfalls, we…

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