$12 ($10 for CBG members)
code: NS-0313 / $12.00
Sun 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., February 12
Class Details: Winter Botany
Recognizing trees by their bark is very helpful, particularly here in the Northeast. Bark is always present and is a great aid in identifying trees. Join Cornell Botanic Gardens’ field botanist, Robert Wesley, for an engaging winter walk that will cover the basics of identifying trees by their bark, including color, texture, pattern, and the processes that gives rise to these traits. We will also cover fruit, twigs, branching patterns, and other characteristics to aid in species identification. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk through snow. Pre-Registration is required.
Instructors(s): Robert Wesley
Location: Mundy Wildflower Garden
Growing Orchids --- Naturally!:
$33 ($30 Cornell Botanic Garden members)
code: HG0319 / $33.00
Sun 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., March 19
Class Details: Growing Orchids --- Naturally!
In their natural habitats, most common household orchids grow on trees or rocks with no soil around their roots; the pots that you buy them in are there to make it convenient for you to transport and display them. This class with award-winning orchid grower and author Barbara Schmidt will show you how to free your orchid from the confines of its pot and take it back to its natural state. The first half of the class will show you the fascinating adaptations orchids have that allow them to grow without soil. The second half will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to mount an orchid on a piece of cork bark. You’ll be able to take your “natural” orchid home and proudly hang it for display. After the class, Barbara will sign copies of her book, Orchid Care: For the Beginner, which will be available for purchase in our gift shop. Pre-registration is required.
Instructors(s): Barb Schmidt
Location: Nevin Welcome Center
Availability: 22 open seats
"Sketching in the Greenhouse" starts January 29
Published: 6 days 16 hours ago
While it’s cold and wintry outside, our greenhouses full of plants are nice and warm and the perfect place for artistic inspiration! Learn to observe and enliven your creative soul as you discover an amazing variety of native and tropical plants. We will visit Cornell Botanic Gardens’ plant production facility and the greenhouses of the Plant Science Building. Bring a good quality sketchbook, erasers, and a few favorite pencils. All ability levels, and children ages 12 and older, are welcome. Pre-registration is required.
Dates/times: Three Sunday sessions, January 29, February 5 and 12, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $120 ($108 for CBG members)* Register here.
Instructor: Camille Doucet, watercolor artist
Location: Cornell Botanic Gardens' Greenhouse, 397 Forest Home Drive
*Save 10% by registering for both classes, in the combined Sketching & Painting in the Greenhouse six-week course, on Sundays starting January 29- March 5. Expand the breadth and depth of your artistic skills as you move from black and white sketching to painting in color, all in the comfortable warmth of our lush