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Far from spooky, bats are an integral part of our ecosystem which help keep insect populations in balance. Come celebrate these amazing mammals with wings at the annual UT Gardens nature based Halloween festival. Children and their parents are invited to come dressed in costumes and enjoy food-free trick or treating and bat education. The event is designed to avoid the feared sugar rush and allow those with food allergies to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities. Scare yourself silly as you take part in activity stations throughout the garden and gain enchanting information about beautiful, bewitching bats!
Cost: $6 per child (12 and under)
Cancellation policy: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.
Register and pay online at https://tiny.utk.edu/utgardensbats.
Enhance your homeschool program with hands-on fun and educational classes. Cost: $5 per student.
Ever wonder why so many plants in gardens and landscapes look almost identical? Well, it’s because genetically they are identical! In a world where so many people and animals of the same species all look so different, how is it that we have identical plants? In this lesson will learn about basic plant physiology and the movement materials in, through and out of plants so that we can learn how to propagate, or clone, identical plants. We learn various propagation methods and how to manipulate the environment to provide an optimal environment for propagation.
Cost: $5 per student
In this leafy lesson, we will learn about the structure and function of plant leaves, leaf morphology, nomenclature, identification, why they fall and change colors and ways to collect leaves. We will learn how to save leaves, create rubbings and prints using leaves collected as we scavenge around the gardens.
In this workshop, we will learn about the history and methods of Kokedama applying our knowledge of this ancient variation of Bonsai to create one of kind holiday decorations and/or gifts. This unique blend of art and horticulture can be used for mantles, tabletops, windows, candleholders or hanging decorations. Just imagine a centerpiece in any room of your home made up of multiple Kokedama, or spread a few around the house here and there as a cheerful living ornament. They can make great gifts or holiday party favors. Some of the plants available will include evergreens and conifers that can be nurtured inside for the winter. Then, with proper acclimation, these Kokedama can transferred into the landscape as a living gift and reminder of the 2016 holiday season for every season to come! Materials and decorative materials will be provided, but if you have some ribbons, ornaments or miniature decorations that fit into your home décor scheme you are welcome to bring them to customize your Kokedama!
Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members
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.
Cost $25/member, $35/nonmember