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Wed, Jul 12, 2023 10:30 am

Flower Photography

The gardens are in bloom and what a great place to photograph! Join photography teacher Kevin Hanley to learn more about proper equipment and composition, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both natural light and flash photography for flower subjects. There will be time to eat while getting cameras ready for the active photography portion of the class so packed a lunch along with your camera.

Instructor: Kevin Hanley, photographer

Wed, Jul 12, 2023 12:00 pm

Bike for Butterflies Virtual Lecture - Simon Saville

Join us for a special virtual lecture by an inspiring professional working hard to bring more attention to butterfly conservation. Learn about how they combined long biking journeys with their passion for butterflies. Simon Saville has had a life-long passion for butterflies, having been raised in the rural south of England. He is an active volunteer and trustee of Butterfly Conservation, the only UK charity dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and the habitats they depend on. He now lives in London and encourages people to explore, enjoy and improve the green spaces near where they live and work. There’s nature under our noses, even in a metropolis like London! Simon’s virtual lecture will recount his 2021 adventure, when he combined another passion - cycling - with butterflies and embarked on a “Bike for Butterflies” journey along the whole length of Britain. Starting at Land’s End in the south, he rode 1,200 miles finishing at John o’Groats at the tip of Scotland 30 days later. Every day, he visited a different wildlife site to promote the cause. Doing so, he raised over £30,000 for Butterfly Conservation.

Instructor: Simon Saville

Wed, Jul 12, 2023 5:00 pm

Summer Container Walk

Discover the endless possibilities of designing garden containers to enhance your landscape! Containers can thrive all season long by learning tricks and tips of designing, planting, pruning, and general maintenance. Design techniques for sun and shade containers, hanging baskets, succulent combinations, herbs, tropicals, and more will be shared. Gardeners of any experience level will enjoy this walk.

Instructor: Samara Eisner, Olbrich Botanical Gardens