April Classes at the Botanical Conservatory

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News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:

April Classes at the Botanical Conservatory

Cook with Hook!
Saturday, April 9, 10 – 11:30 am
Arrrrgghh, mateys! Do ye like to cook? Venture into the kitchen with Captain Hook where you
(and a parent or other adult – both must register) will learn to make pasta primavera, veggie spring rolls and garlic bread. You will also decorate a cupcake for dessert. Class will include demonstration and hands-on work. You will take your dishes home for final preparation and feasting. Instructor: Captain Hook (aka Chef Todd Downs). Ages 8 – 12 with an adult. Registration deadline: April 1. Fee: $35 adult or child. To register, call (260) 427-6011 or go online at www.fortwayneparks.org.

Springtime Flower Arrangement
Saturday, April 16, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Rebecca Goetz, interior designer and owner of “Design 1, Interiors,” and Indiana Master Gardener Jennifer Mayhall show you how to plant your own professional-looking arrangement of seasonal plants and flowers in a delightful spring basket that will provide color and fragrance long after traditional cut flower arrangements have wilted away. When the weather warms, you can transplant the bulbs outside. We’ll provide everything you need, but you may want to bring your own gloves, hand trowel, and any decorative elements you would like to include. Ages 14 – Adult. Registration deadline: April 8. Fee: $34 (Conservatory Member $28). To register, call (260) 427-6011 or go online at www.fortwayneparks.org.

Botanical Brown Bag – Toad Abodes
Thursday, April 28, 12 – 1 pm
Far from being ugly, warty pests that don’t turn into princes no matter how often you kiss them, toads are actually a wonderful addition to any garden. Just one adult toad can eat over 10,000 pesky insects in a single summer! In this program, Conservatory staff and volunteers will help you build your own starter home for your new amphibious acquaintances out of an old clay flowerpot. You can then decorate it with supplies we have on hand, or you can bring your own shells, stones or other small items to make it uniquely your own. Free coffee and tea. No reservations needed. Conservatory admission applies: $5/adult, $3/child ages 3-17. (Members free.) For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is located at 1100 South Calhoun Street. For more information, visit www.botanicalconservatory.org or call us at 427-6440. To register for classes, you can call (260) 427-6011 or go online at www.fortwayneparks.org.

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