Camps and Classes

Camps and Classes Calendar

August 2017

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  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Garden Tea

    Location: Jasper Educational Center
    Description: Please join us at the Arboretum for a Garden Tea

    A leisurely stroll through the gardens to admire and note what is in bloom followed by tea, a variety of scones, homemade clotted cream and Queen Anne's Lace jelly. Suggested cost $10

    Registration Required - 605.367.4414 or lkiesow@maryjowegnerarboretum.com
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    First-Day-Of-Issue Dedication Ceremony

    Location: Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
    Description: Program will include:
    South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
    Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether
    Sioux Falls City Council member Michelle Erpenbach
    U.S. Postal Service Employee Resource Management Vice President Simon Storey
    Stamp artist Elizabeth Brandon
    Plant Scientist Sarah Stowers

    Background:
    The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of flowers from American gardens by issuing the Flowers from the Garden Forever stamps. The four stamps feature still-life paintings of bountiful floral bouquets. The stamps may be pre-ordered now at this link for delivery shortly after the Aug. 16 issuance.

    Elizabeth Brandon’s paintings were inspired by floral still lifes created by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th and 18th centuries. Eachstamp features one of four different paintings of flowers gathered from the garden and artfully arranged in a container. One stamp features red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher, while on another there are white peonies and pink tree peonies in a clear vase. An arrangement of white hydrangeas, white and pink roses, green hypericum berries, and purple lisianthus in a white vase graces another stamp, while blue hydrangeas in a blue pot appear on another.

    The floral paintings of the Dutch and Flemish artists featured exuberant, massed arrangements, which gave the impression of wild abandon and impromptu creativity. However, the arrangements were in reality carefully thought out and many times purely imaginary—and frequently botanically impossible. Though they looked as if they had just been plucked from the garden, the bouquets might include flowers that did not bloom during the same season or sometimes even grow in the same country.


    R.S.V.P at usps.com/flowers
    Contact Information:
    605-367-4414
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: Lower Level Event Space
    Description: The Jasper Educational Center will be closed to the public during this private event.
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Jasper Educational Center
    Description: This FREE class is for all ages, bring the family, come learn about butterflies found at the Arboretum.
    Contact Information:
    605.367.4414