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The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens host a variety of classes and events year-round at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

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June 2014
$72 for six week session

Meditation – Inner Gardening for the Soul

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Class meets Wednesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 2, & 16 (no class on July 9th)
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Come to the Gardens to learn the art of meditation. We will use gentle stretches, breathing, progressive relaxation and a mantra to guide the mind to a quieting inward experience. Cultivate inner peace, restore emotional balance, and deepen your connection to the beauty of nature. Led by Lata Massa of the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center. Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat, a light blanket or shawl and small cushion. Classes meet indoors in the multimedia room at the Education and…

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July 2014
$72 for six week session

Meditation – Inner Gardening for the Soul

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Come to the Gardens to learn the art of meditation. We will use gentle stretches, breathing, progressive relaxation and a mantra to guide the mind to a quieting inward experience. Cultivate inner peace, restore emotional balance, and deepen your connection to the beauty of nature. Led by Lata Massa of the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center. Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat, a light blanket or shawl and small cushion. Classes meet indoors in the multimedia room at the Education and…

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August 2014
$15 members / $20 non-members

Boerner’s Hike and Bike

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Hike through Boerner Botanical Gardens and learn about late summer blooms – then tour Boerner’s arboretum and experience the many majestic trees that grow here. Bring your own bike or rent one from South Shore Cyclery. Reserve your bike up to one day before the hike and bike by visiting http://southshorecyclery.com/products/rental-bikes-pg364.htm. (In the rental section notes, please mention that you are participating in the Hike and Bike at Boerner.) Membership Type Member $15Non-Member $20

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September 2014
$10 members/$15 non-members

Orchids for Beginners

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Care and upkeep of orchids with Bruce Efflandt of the Wisconsin Orchid Society. Includes a slide presentation and potting demonstration. Each participant will receive a live plant to nurture at home. Select Membership Type Members $10Non-Members $15

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October 2014
$10 members/$15 non-members

Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Blooms

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Learn which bulbs are best in our growing zone and how to plant them. discover how easy it is to force spring bulbs for January and February indoor blooming. All attendees will receive a bulb to plant. Select Membership Type: Members $10Non-Members $15

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$20 members/$25 non-members

Aquaponics: Year ‘Round Gardening

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Two-part aquaponics demonstration will teach about aquaponic food production and how you can grow fresh fish and vegetables. Session I: Thursday, October 9th, 6:30-8:00pm at Boerner Botanical GardensSession II: Saturday, October 11th, 10:00am-11:00am at Central Greens (51st and Bluemound) Select Membership Type: Members $20Non-Members $25

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$20 members/$25 non-members

Aquaponics: Year ‘Round Gardening

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Two-part aquaponics demonstration will teach about aquaponic food production and how you can grow fresh fish and vegetables. Session I: Thursday, October 9th, 6:30-8:00pm at Boerner Botanical GardensSession II: Saturday, October 11th, 10:00am-11:00am at Central Greens (51st and Bluemound) To register, please click here.

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$10 members/$15 non-members

The Lore and Lure of Spices

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Milwaukee Spice House will discuss the history and uses of a variety of spices. Tasting and samples are included. Select Membership Type: Members $10Non-Members $15

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December 2014
$10 members/$15 non-members

Make a Holiday Swag

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Express your creativity by making a holiday swag to decorate your home for the holidays using fresh greens. Evergreen boughs and a select amount of ornaments will be provided. Please bring four feet of ribbon and your own pruners and garden gloves (if desired).  Select Membership Type: Members $10Non-Members $15 Pre-registration is recommended .  Classes will be cancelled if attendance is below 10 registered attendees.   Any classes cancelled will result in a credit to be used for another class, membership or…

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10 members, $15 non-members

Make a Holiday Heirloom with Recycled Glass

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens,
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
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Make a holiday heirloom using recycled glass dishes, plates, bowls and teacups. Repurpose your old glassware into beautiful and whimsical holiday art. Bring along your holiday themed/colored plates, dishes, and teacups of different sizes and shapes and learn how to create your very own holiday heirloom! Decorate your home with your creation or give it away as the perfect holiday gift! No matter what, you won’t regret learning how to make your own heirloom! For more information, or to sign up for this…

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