This summer brings several classes for people seeking to sharpen their skills in growing orchids, butterfly gardening, and even gardening with bamboo. Fees vary; visit each organization’s website for complete details.
May 31 and July 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Potting and Mounting Orchids, with assistant horticulture director Angel Lara.
June 2, 10 a.m.-noon
Growing Orchids in Southwest Florida; the class includes a tour of the orchids in the Tropical Conservatory.
Aug. 5, 10 a.m.
If you’re a novice orchid grower, this is the class for you.
Aug. 10, noon-1 p.m.
Landscaping with Garden Friendly Bamboo
A Gardens horticulturist leads a discussion about the types of noninvasive, garden-friendly tropical bamboos.
June 6, 2:30 p.m.
Butterfly Garden Tour
A tour from the gazebo to the butterfly garden, with an emphasis on butterfly plants found along the way.
June 13, 2:30 p.m.
Potting and Re-potting Orchids
With resident orchid expert Bruce Weaver. Free, but reservations required.
May 27, 10 a.m. - noon
In the Palm of Your Hand: Survival Uses of Palms
Riley Winans leads a discussion of the many survival uses of palms and palmettos, from food to food gathering, housing and hunting.