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Enter into the amazing world of the UT Gardens and share in the excitement as Newt Scamander helps us explore the many beasts that we find crawling and flying around the garden. Learn how to help encourage beasts like pollinators and birds in your garden. We will learn ways to help conserve these beasts. Of course we will throw a little magic into the mix also.
Cost: $22/members, $26/nonmembers
**Please review our cancellation policy before registering**
Camp is full. Registration is closed.
Have you ever wondered where fairies live and how to attract them? Well, look no further than this day camp where young and old can learn all about fairy gardening. We will learn all about fairies, dwarf and miniature plants. Then we will design and maintain the perfect miniature landscape to attract fairies to your garden for all seasons.
Ages 4-12 and a grandparent
Cost: $20/members, $25/nonmembers
During this week-long camp, we will learn all about the science behind plants and gardens. Participants will learn how plants grow, the movement of materials through plants, the life cycle of plants, the water cycle, the nitrogen cycle, decomposition and more! In this exciting week of camp participants will learn how to indulge inquiry in the garden, set up simple research experiments, collect and share data! It's never too early to cultivate research gardeners!
Cost: $110/members, $130/nonmembers
In this week-long camp, campers will learn about where people get their food. We will explore the ideas of gardening, farming, producers, consumers and food chains. Lil' gardeners will learn to plant vegetables, care for the vegetable garden, harvest, clean, store and prepare summer veggies for snacks! We will also learn about different kinds of food using MyPlate.
VEGGIE - Veterans Experiencing Growth through Garden Interactive Experiences - is a 5-week-long horticulture therapy program for veterans. A promising new area of treatment for veterans is horticultural therapy. Horticultural therapy is the engagement of horticultural activities by a trained therapist to achieve treatment goals. Studies show that horticultural therapy can reduce stress, improve mood and help with other invisible wounds incurred from service. During our 5-week pilot program, we will learn the basics of gardening while reducing stress and improving moods!
This program is by invitation online. If you are a veteran and are interested in this program, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or email@example.com.
Learn how to make unique garden containers out of simple materials. This class will explore the origins of stone troughs and how hypertufa can make a great container for your plants. Participants will create their own hypertufa to take home. Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director
Cost: $25/Garden members, $35/nonmembers
** Please refer to our cancellation policy prior to registering.**
TN AgrAbility Project/UT Gardens Veterans' Horticultural Therapy Workshop
This 6-hour workshop is designed for current military personnel and veterans. Research shows that exposure to nature and gardening has been shown to improve mental health outcomes for veterans. This workshop will explore the following:
1. Career options for veterans and opportunities to learn about how TN AgrAbility Project can assist veterans.
2. Hands-on gardening/horticulture activities that can help assist veterans when starting a career in horticulture/agriculture.
3. Opportunities to network with other veterans with similar interests.
If you are current military presonel or a veteran and are interested in this program, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class will explore natural dyes made from plants. Participants will get an opportunity to practice the skill and art of dying natural fibers and learn a little about cultivating plants that produce dyes so you can grow and dye at home.
Instructor: Beth Willis, UT Gardens Volunteer and Membership Coordinator
Join us for a relaxing evening of wine and painting in UT Gardens. This class is geared towards beginners ready to delve into their creative side. Follow along with UT Gardens educator and accomplished artist David Pease to create your very own masterpiece. All painting supplies and wine will be provided. Ages 21 and up.
Cost: $30/Garden members, $40/nonmembers
Whether you call it a vivarium a paludarium, a terrarium or a dish garden, most of us agree that growing your own miniature jungle is rewarding and fun. Come create your very own indoor garden to take home. Containers and plants provided.
Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director
Cost: $35/Garden members, $45/nonmembers
This workshop will help you get in the Holiday mood by teaching you how to create a wreath from natural materials. Decorate your home and enjoy the smells of the season with gorgeous freshly cut greenery. Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director
Cost: $25/members, $35/nonmembers