Learning for Adults
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is committed to providing educational opportunities that are timely and of interest to many audiences. We hope you find them informative and inspiring.
You can view our current offerings here, click through by category to the right or if you prefer to search by date, go to the Calendar of Events and click on the day(s) when you’ll be visiting. You can also view Grow!, our printed calendar of events as a PDF by clicking here.
Adult Programs – Fall 2014
Tuesday Discussion Dates, December 9, January 13 and February 10 Saturday, December 6
Fireside Book Club
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price includes refreshments and all four sessions.
Back by popular demand! Your garden is put to bed – and now is the perfect time to get cozy by the wood fire with books. Director of Education Melissa Cullina and last year’s club members together have selected four diverse books that blend the botanical and the literary – specially chosen for plant and garden enthusiasts! Gather around the Gardens’ fireside one Tuesday afternoon per month to discuss the book and enjoy coffee, tea and treats. Please sign up, and then simply read and come to the Visitor Center on the discussion date to share what you’ve experienced through reading each book.
Flower Confidential: The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
by Amy Stewart
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins her Life's work at 72
by Molly Peacock
An Island Garden
by Celia Thaxter
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Making Festive Holiday Greens with Diane Walden
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tis the season to take part in the marvelous tradition of making holiday greens at the Gardens!
Once again, floral and horticultural designer Diane Walden will gather a diverse assemblage of greens, ribbons and cones for our festive workshop. She’ll then guide us through process of creating our own unique style of holiday greens. Choose to make a swag, wreath, centerpiece or garland to take home, and develop a skill you can use to deck the halls in your own personal style year after year. All while enjoying the fun holiday refreshments and music!
All materials (including wreath rings, wire, greens, cones, ribbons, containers and oasis) needed to make gorgeous traditional designs will be provided. As always, participants are welcome to bring favorite or themed ornaments or supplies from home, too. Beginners and advanced students alike are welcome – we’ve extending the class length this year to accommodate everyone.
Please bring gloves and pruners if you have them and cookies or other treats if you’d like to add to the day’s merriment!
Tuesday Discussion Dates, December 9, January 13 and February 10
Saturday, December 6