Saturday Drop In Programs
Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.
1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:
July 1: Plants that Bite Back: Carnivorous Plant Exploration
Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures: Foodscaping for the Home Garden
Sept. 2: Monarch Madness: Tracking the Monarch Migration
2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:
3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:
4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:
June 24: Wildflower Planting
July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration
Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies
Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators
Free with regular admission and registration is not required.
All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.