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This month we will explore the concept of Nature Art. We will view examples of art around UT Gardens, learn what it meant to make nature art, and how to make sustainable art. We will compare examples of traditional art and nature art, explore simple design principles. Then we will learn to make some of our own art supplies from materials around the garden, use them to sketch and plan a sculpture, and then each student will create their own temporary nature art sculpture installation!
Thursday, October 25, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person
Bats, raccoons, owls, possums, flying squirrels, and other nocturnal "beasts” come alive at night while we are sleeping. Join us in the Garden for Bewitching Beasts – your chance to learn about and perhaps get to view some of these elusive animals and insects! Children and their parents are invited to dress up in costumes, enjoy food-free trick or treating, and take part in arts and crafts, raffles, and demonstrations throughout the garden. We will have a Dr. Grant's traveling bug zoo and bat experts provided by UT’s Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries. This event is sponsored by the Food Allergy Community of East TN, Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, the Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, and UT Federal Credit Union. The event is designed to avoid the feared sugar-rush and allow those with food allergies to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities. Prepare to be Bewitched!
Cancellations received (by email or phone) 7 days prior to the event will receive a full refund. Refunds within 7 days of the camp session are not possible due to financial commitments to the event.
Herbs have many uses. This class will look at tea and a variety of herbs that can be used for teas. We will also explore the history of tea and its importance for economic growth through the centuries. Students will get to sample several teas made during the class. The class will end with a look at how to plant and grow your own herbs at home to make tea.
Thursday, November 8, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Succulent Houseplant Success
Sunday, November 11, 2018--2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Succulents just might be the best houseplants ever, and many can be grown in the garden! Join local author and garden expert John Tullock as we explore the wonderful world of succulents. We will cover choosing plants, potting, growing outdoors, propagation, and designing with succulents. Participants will receive a collection of beautiful succulent plants to take home.
Garden member $30/nonmember $40
Instructor: John Tullock is a full time freelance writer who specializes in books on horticulture, with a focus on edible gardening. He earned a masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of TN. His latest book is entitled Seed to Supper: Growing and Cooking Great Food No Matter Where You Live.
** Please refer to our cancellation policy prior to registering.**
Decorate your holiday table with the beautiful bounty of nature. Knox County Master Gardener and passionate decorator, Vickie Smith and UT Gardens kitchen garden manager, Holly Jones will lead this interactive workshop on the art of nature inspired table displays. Using colorful foliage, interesting succulents, seedpods, grasses, moss and other found objects we will demonstrate a variety of techniques to brighten your home for the season. Participants will take home an ornamental pumpkin centerpiece.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: Garden member $30/nonmember $40
Learn the art and science behind natural dye. Students will get a chance to see what natural materials can be used to make dye. Learn the history of dye and how to grow and prepare plants to be used for dye. Students will get a chance to take materials collected from the UT Gardens and practice the art of natural dye.
Thursday, December 13, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.