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Living Art

August 3 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Bring art to life indoors with plants! Did you know some plants don’t even need soil to survive? It’s true! Come learn how to mount plants such as air plants, bromeliads, and orchids to create beautiful pieces of art while expanding your indoor plant knowledge. All participants will create a wooden mount with plants to take home.

This class will take place in person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Location information will be provided via email the week of the program. 

Members: $60
Non-Members: $110

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Instructor Bio: 
As the Cultivated Areas Supervisor at Huntsville Botanical Garden, Colby Creel provides support through ground maintenance, education, and garden design.  Throughout his life he has always had a passion for horticulture. He continues to grow his knowledge of cultivation at the garden and is enthusiastic about sharing his expertise. He carries over his love of plants by practicing bonsai and delving into the world of tropical plants.

Leaf Castings

August 8 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Leaf castings are a unique and impactful way to preserve the beauty of nature. Created using concrete molds of real leaves, these lovely décor pieces highlight the individuality of a leaf’s shape and structure. They can be as garden accents, birdbaths, bowls, and more!

Join Rebecca Turk to learn the steps and tricks to making these beautiful and natural pieces of art. This is a hands-on class, and all materials will be supplied. At the end of the class, you will take home a copy of the instructions and two leaf casts of your own! Plus, you are sure to be full of creative ideas for future leaf casts that will enhance your garden.

This class will take place in-person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in an indoor space. Please come prepared to get messy! Wear old clothes, avoid wearing jewelry, and bring heavy-duty dishwashing gloves.

Because leaf casts need time to cure, class attendees will need to pick up their leaf casts on Friday, August 9.

Members: $70/person
Non-Members: $120/person

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!

About the instructor:
Rebecca graduated with her Master of Science degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University in 2012 and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, focusing in horticulture, from Stephen F, Austin State University in 2010. She discovered her passion for public horticulture and teaching through her mom and her various employments at the SFA Mast Arboretum, “Nacogdoches Naturally” Education Program, Missouri Botanical Garden, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and Moore Farms Botanical Garden (MFBG). At the Huntsville Botanical Garden, she serves as the VP of Learning and Public Engagement. She has a strong passion for educating the community, leadership, public horticulture, and sharing her love for the outdoors while teaching. She and her husband, Christopher, love their shared interest of horticulture and enjoy every moment outside with their sweet daughters, Emilia and Ila.