Classes & events at Fort Worth Botanic Garden for 2013 ~ Ft. Worth


Classes & events at Fort Worth Botanic Garden for 2013

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March 2
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
March 3
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
March 9
08:00 am – 02:00 pm
March 14
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
March 30
08:30 am – 05:00 pm
April 6
09:00 am – 02:00 pm
April 13
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
April 14
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
April 18
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
April 20
10:00 am – 05:00 pm
April 21
12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
May 18
09:00 am – 03:00 pm
May 23
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
June 7
08:15 pm – 10:00 pm
June 8
01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
June 14 – June 16
08:15 pm – 10:00 pm
June 20
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
June 21 – June 23
08:15 pm – 10:00 pm
June 28 – June 30
08:15 pm – 10:00 pm
July 18
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
September 6 – September 8
12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
September 19
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
September 28
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
October 12
09:00 am – 02:00 pm
October 17
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
November 2
10:00 am – 05:00 pm
November 3
12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
November 14
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Adult Programs

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden has joined with Texas Christian University’s Extended Education to bring you an amazing array of opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. Our classes feature experienced instructors teaching in unique environments that make learning enjoyable and productive. Come see for yourself how much fun it is to “think again.”

Enroll NOW!

Or call (817) 257-7132 or (817) 871-7682

Understanding Garden Insects

Do you love butterflies but hate the “worms” in your garden? Come to this class and learn about local insects, good and bad. Find out about pollinators, and take home an artificial nest to keep them in your yard this spring.

Course Number 13SBG03
Date 2/12/2013 – (1 session)
Time Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Instructor Instructor: Gail Manning
Fee Fee: $45.00

Plants that Conserve Water

Save on your water bill and reduce the demands on our precious water supplies by landscaping with plants that require less water or even live on annual rainfall alone.  Learn twelve easy tips for saving water and which native and adapted plants survive on less water in North Central Texas.  Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather since we’ll take an outside walking tour of the water conservation garden.

Course Number 13SBG14
Date 3/26/2013 – (1 session)
Time Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor Instructor: Steve Huddleston
Fee Fee: $50.00

Residential Landscape Design

Now is the time to plan your landscape for spring!  Learn the three parts of the landscape and how to develop each of these areas.  Learn the seven principles of an effective landscape design and familiarize yourself with five elements of design that will make your landscape stand out.  In this course, you will learn how to sketch a design for your landscape, and you will view examples of landscape transformations that have taken place right here in Fort Worth.

Course Number 13SBG41
Date 1/29/2013 – 2/5/2013 – (2 sessions)
Time Tu from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Steve Huddleston
Fee Fee: $55.00

The Garden in Bloom

You are invited to stroll the grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as grounds supervisor Rob Bauereisen provides you with an overview of spring color in the garden.  Come see the many flowering trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and bulbs that grace the landscape within the botanic garden during the spring.

Course Number 13SBG80
Date 4/13/2013 – (1 session)
Time Sat from 9:00 AM to 12:00 N
Instructor Instructor:  Rob Bauereisen
Fee Fee: $55.00

Front Porch Citrus

Plant your own citrus grove right here in North Texas! Homegrown fresh key lime pie, orange marmalade and ice cold lemonade are just a growing season away.  This course will teach you how to grow potted citrus on the front porch or the back patio.  If you have some sun and just a little bit of room, you can grow these attractive and useful plants.  All tools and materials provided.  This class will take place at the instructor’s home in Fort Worth.  Details provided in your course confirmation.

Course Number 13SBG08
Date 5/18/2013 – (1 session)
Time Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N
Instructor Instructor:  Rob Bauereisen
Fee Fee: $55.00

T’ai Chi in the Japanese Garden

Learn to reduce stress and increase your energy while surrounded by the serene beauty of the Botanic Garden’s Japanese Garden.  Students will experience basic T’ai Chi exercises, Xiang Gong Qi Gong, Five Element Qi Gong and other aspects of this ancient Chinese art.  Wear loose comfortable clothing and supportive shoes with flat soles.

Course Number 13SBG02A
Date 3/18/2013 – 5/6/2013 – (8 sessions)
Time M from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Justin Harris
Fee Fee: $90.00
Course Number 13SBG02B
Date 3/23/2013 – 5/18/2013 – (8 sessions)
Time Sa from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM; no class 4/27
Instructor Instructor:   Steven Blostein
Fee Fee: $90.00
Course Number 13SBG02C
Date 4/3/2013 – 5/22/2013 - (8 Sessions)
Time W from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructor Instructor:  Dennis Beck
Fee Fee: $90.00

Hatha Yoga: Introduction

Students will learn relaxation, complete breathing, and proper body alignment while developing strength and flexibility through basic yoga postures.  The class will be suitable for newcomers to yoga as well as offering a challenge to people who already practice yoga.   Please bring your own mat to class and wear clothing that allows freedom of movement.

Course Number 13SBG11
Date 1/16/2013 – 4/17/2013 – (14 sessions)
Time W from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Rebecca Estes
Fee Fee: $195.00

Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu

Learn the basics of the ancient and beautiful art of Shaolin Kung Fu in the Japanese Garden! This class will introduce you to this ancient exercise for health, self-defense, and peace of mind.

Course Number 13SBG87
Date 3/20/2013 – 5/8/2013 – (8 sessions)
Time W from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructor Instructor:  Justin Harris
Fee Fee: $90.00

Meditation in the Japanese Garden

Improve your health and well-being with meditation in the serenity of the Japanese Garden. Most modern urbanites find the traditional meditation techniques of sitting in stillness and one point focus very difficult.  We will practice active techniques that increase our awareness, compassion and joy, while laying a foundation for deeper meditation. Techniques may include mindfulness, chakra toning, qigong, laughter, circle walking, dancing, shaking, and whirling. You will leave the Garden relaxed, refreshed and closer to your true nature. Our aim is to discover meditation techniques that you enjoy and will want to practice regularly outside of class to establish a daily practice. Bring a mat to class.

Course Number 13SBG29
Date 3/28/2013 – 4/25/2013 – (5 Sessions)
Time Th from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Pat Dorraj
Fee Fee: $80.00

Quit Smoking in the Japanese Garden

One of the best places to quit smoking is the Japanese Garden. The best time to quit, when you think about it, is now. This smoker-friendly class is designed for those who don’t want to quit but know they should. Using unique methods that are part of learning the ancient art of T’ai Chi, the smoker will learn to finally overcome his or her dependence on tobacco.  Motivational strategies, relaxation exercises, and group discussion will be part of the process of pre-quitting, quitting, and post-quitting.  Techniques such as Punching Up the Yuck Factor, Lite Discipline, and Investing in Loss are intended to move the student into the nonsmoking section of life permanently.

Course Number 13SBG10
Date 4/7/2013 – 4/28/2013 – (4 sessions)
Time Su from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Dennis Beck
Fee Fee: $90.00

Champagne in the Garden

Enjoy a Sparkling Wine evening in the beautiful Japanese Garden.  You will learn how sparkling wines are produced and sample five from different areas of the world including Champagne, France.   Participants will receive a free admission ticket to the Botanic Garden’s Japanese Festival (April 28 – 29)! Please Note: no perfume or cologne.   You must be 21 to register for this class. Course not eligible for discounts.

Course Number 13SBG22
Date 4/23/2013 – (1 session)
Time Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Ray Raney
Fee Fee: $60.00

Photographing in the Gardens – Digital Point and Shoot

Learn how to capture and enhance the beauty of formal or botanic gardens in images made with your 35mm SLR camera.  Review the basics as they impact the problems of shooting in the garden, and learn some advanced techniques.  Discuss film selection, equipment, using available light, the foundation of good composition, the role of depth of field, focusing techniques, lens selection and filters.  The class will go to the Botanic Garden for a Saturday morning shoot.  The last session will be a review and critique of students’ images shot the previous class.  Students must supply their own camera equipment. ($30 material fee included in tuition).  Course not eligible for discounts.

Course Number 13SBG48A
Date 4/6/2013 – (1 session)
Time Sa from 12 N  to 4:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Angilee Wilkerson
Fee Fee: $60.00

Photographing in the Gardens – DSLR Photography

Learn how to master your digital camera’s settings and the relationship between shutter speed and aperture for depth of field, motion, sharpness and perfect exposure.  Improve your skills of composition and capture perfect exposure and rich color each and every time. Class begins with lecture and demo, followed by shooting in the gardens with the guidance of the instructor.

Course Number 13SBG48B
Date 4/20/2013 – (1 session)
Time Sa from 12 N  to 4:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Angilee Wilkerson
Fee Fee: $60.00

Alternative Photography – Botanical Cyanotypes: Blueprints

Learn how to make one of the oldest and most beautiful forms of photography using sunlight, emulsion painted paper or cloth and botanical specimens. In this class you will produce a photographic image of botanicals on a deep blue surface. This class will take place at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  Tuition includes a $20 supply fee.

Course Number 13SBG48C
Date 2/2/2013 – (1 session)
Time Sa from 12 N  to 4:00 PM
Instructor Instructor:  Angilee Wilkerson
Fee Fee: $80.00


3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Located approximately 3½ miles west of downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of Interstate 30 and University Drive. Take the University exit and turn north. The Garden has two entrances on your left. The Garden Center is located at the second entrance.The Gardens Restaurant and Catering is located inside the Botanic Garden near the first entrance.


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