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Kennesaw – Smith-Gilbert Garden Events

Smith Gilbert

Holiday Decorations From Your Home Garden
Date: November 7, 2009
Description: Holiday Decorating
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30144
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class begins at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 770-919-0248  Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: Fee: $20
Details
Decorate your home for the holidays using greenery and berries from the garden.  Master Gardener Electa Keil and SGG Head Gardener/MG Jack Driskell think “out of the box” when it comes to creative ways to decorate using natural materials.  Limit 20 participants.  Please call for reservations.
Winterizing Your Pond
Date: November 14, 2009
Description: Pond Care
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30144
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class begins at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 770-919-0248  Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: Free with Garden Admission of $5.00
Details
Ever wonder if you should overwinter your pond?  We will answer those questions, explain how to clean your pond and how to keep it from becoming a mess in the first place!  Instructor Rob Moon will also discuss pruning and winter care of aquatic plants.
Stepping Stones
Date: November 21, 2009
Description: Children’s Class
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30152
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class begins at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 770-919-0248  Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: Fee: $10 plus Garden admission.
Details
Children will use marbles, rocks, colored stones and mosaics to create stepping stones for their garden.  Please call Garden office to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult during program.

Beekeeping for Beginners
Start Date: December 4, 2009
End Date: May 8, 2010
Description: Beekeeping
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30144
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class times vary. Call Garden for details
Contact: 770-919-0248  Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: $100 or $130 after Nov. 1
Details
Keep these important pollinators happy and busy in your yard.  Dan Harris from Booger Hill Farm will lead a series of workshops on beekeeping.  Before you know it, you will be harvesting honey and collecting beeswax for soap and candlemaking.  Call SGG office for more information and/or brochure.  Limit 15 participants.  Participants can choose a Friday or Saturday workshop

Bonsai
Date: December 12, 2009
Description: beginning bonsai workshops
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30152
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class time varies. Call Garden for details.
Contact: 770-919-0248  Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: Class fees vary from $25 to $85. Call Garden for details.
Details
Join us the second Saturday of every month for lectures, workshops, and applied instruction in the art of Bonsai.  Please call or email SGG for further information. Registration is required.  Class space is limited.
Hypertufa Containers
Date: December 12, 2009
Description: Hands-On Class
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30152
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class begins at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 770-919-0248   Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: Fee: $10
Details
Using a mixture of concrete, peat moss and perlite, creative gardeners can make their own troughs, flower pots, bird baths – even free form sculpture.  Bring a form (such as a plastic bowl or shoe box), old clothes and rubber gloves. 

What’s Under Rocks?
Date: December 19, 2009
Description: Children’s Class
Address: Kennesaw, GA 30152
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hours: Class begins at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 770-919-0248  Email: Susan Schroeder
Cost: Class is free with Garden admission of $4.00. Adult admission $5.00
Details
Artist and nature lover Palma Rhoades will lead children around the Garden turning over rocks, logs, leaves and discussing all the creatures they discover.  Children must be accompanied by an adult during program.  Please call Garden office to register.

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