CLASSES

Nature Classes

Harry P. Leu Gardens offers a wide array of classes for horticulture, landscaping, fine arts, and specialties all year round for children and adults. Please call the Education Department 407.246.3621 or email linda.schmidt@cityoforlando.net for further information.

Registration is available at leugardens.eventbrite.com  or by calling Linda Schmidt at 407.246.3621. Registration forms may be submitted via fax at 407.246.2849 or email to linda.schmidt@cityoforlando.net. Pre-registration and pre-payment, recommended for all classes and required for classes as noted, must be completed by 5:00 pm the last weekday before the class. Walk-ins may be permitted in certain classes as also noted, but must first pay at the front desk. Evening walk-ins must pay by check or credit card.

Participants must withdraw from classes at least five days prior to the start of class in order to receive a full refund or credit. If we must cancel a class, we will make every effort to inform you prior to the class time, and you will receive a full refund or credit.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to FNGLA Certified Professionals upon request.

Only those who pay for the class will be permitted in the classroom. Childcare services are not provided.

Honey Tasting
Saturday, March 8
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

 

Learn about the history of honey hunting, beekeeping & using different types of honey. Sample about 20 different types of honey and compare the different tastes and qualities. Discover your favorites while learning about the production practices that beekeepers, honey production facilities and honey houses use to bring so many selections to please the palate.

Register: honeytastingmarch.eventbrite.com 

Location: Palm Room
Walk-ins if space available

Instructor: Christopher Stalder
Fee: $14 (Members $8):
 

Nighttime in the Gardens
Friday, March 28
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

Come see the Gardens as you have never seen them before, by moonlight. Take a walk with us as we see how differently the plants and garden creatures look at night. Please bring your own flashlight. This walk is for adults and children over the ages of 10.

Register: nighttimetour.eventbrite.com 

Location: Meet on Patio
Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Leu Staff & Garden Guides
 

Snake Encounters for Gardeners

Saturday, April 5

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

 

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

Get as up close & as personal with some common native FL non-venomous snakes as your comfort level allows.  Become empowered with confidence when encountering a snake outdoors & get advice on how to handle situations when outdoors to avoid unnecessary bites.  Learn about Florida's 6 venomous snake species & what to do if an accidental bite occurs.  Instructor is a herpetologist with a FL Venomous Reptile license.

Location: Cottage

Walk-ins if space available

Register: www.snakeclass.eventbrite.com

 

Instructor: Christopher Stalder
 

Florida Shell Collecting

Saturday, May 3

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Fee: $14 (Members $8):

Learn where to find various species of mollusks in FL & the hotspots for shell collecting.  Learn about cleaning & preserving your shells for display.  Discover interesting facts about the lifestyles of some of these amazing creatures.

Location: Palm Room

Walk-ins if space available

Register: www.shells.eventbrite.com

Instructor: Christopher Stalder
 

Native Pollinator & Honey Bee Gardening

Saturday, June 7

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

 

 

Learn about some great plants to add to your garden to invite a pollinator party.  Native bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths & hummingbirds will be addressed as to how to make your garden attractive for their visits.  Learn how to propagate various plants to keep your garden blooming & active with pollinators year-round.

 

Location: Palm Room

Walk-ins if space available

www.beegardening.eventbrite.com

 

Instructor: Christopher Stalder