Garvan Woodland Gardens offers art classes and outdoor fitness activities in June
Visitors to Garvan Woodland Gardens in June can participate in a garden art sculpture class, as well as several health and fitness activities.
“Group Health Walks” will be held from 10:15 am to 11:15 am every Monday until June 28. Sharon Turrentine and her friends will lead a three mile walk. The walks will take place rain or shine. Participants should meet on the visitor center deck, and pets and strollers are welcome.
The Strength in Motion Tai Chi Series will meet from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm every Thursday through June 24th. The Oaklawn Center on Aging leads this ancient, low-impact practice that increases flexibility, balance, and strength. Loose, comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Classes will meet on the Great Lawn.
The “Vintage Glass Garden Art Sculptures” course will take place from 10:30 am to 12 noon on June 12 in the Magnolia room. Artist Judy Nowak will give a presentation on how to create beautiful garden art from glass and pottery that is very often found in thrift stores or yard and estate sales. Suitable for social distancing, the instructor will demonstrate the process and then allow students to choose from a collection of “starter projects” that they can complete at home in a few easy steps. (Call ahead to register.)
“Walk and learn! »Guided tours of Garvan Gardens will take place from 10:30 am to 12 noon on June 16 and 30. The hikes will help participants become familiar with the garden and keep abreast of current and recent construction projects in the garden. Participants must meet on the Welcome Center deck.
Garvan Forest Gardens is the botanical garden of the U of A and part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. The garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the last admission being sold at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $ 15 for adults, $ 5 for children aged 4 to 12, free for children. children 3 and under and $ 5 for dogs on short leashes. Some events and activities are free. Some require a fee, advance registration or prepayment.
Ask garden staff about specific COVID-19 precautions and safety measures.
For more information on these events or to check for upcoming events, call 501-262-9300 or 800-366-4664.