In The Garden

A Moving Classroom

In The Garden

A Moving Classroom

A series of expert-led experiences designed for participants to connect with nature through hands-on participation.


Group Sizes Are Limited | Registration Required | $15.00 per Participant

Haiku: Planting the Seeds of a Writer

Session 1: May 10, 2018   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session 2: September 27, 2018   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Join Dr. Karen Blake Ruffner, local literacy expert, on a tour of the Garden.  Participants will walk through the Garden, stopping along the way to share and write about how the Garden touches the heart.  Anyone who is tentative to commit pen to paper will see how easy it is to become a writer through this sensory experience.  This class is intended for participants ages 18 and older.

Bat Nights in the Garden

May 27, 2018  8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
June 27, 2018  
8:00 PM – 10:30PM
July 26, 2018  
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

August 25, 2018 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

September 24, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Join us as we enjoy the music of the night creatures in the garden under the full moon.  We’ll eavesdrop on the bats that hunt over the Garden ponds while watching the sun set and the full moon rise.  Using a “bat detector,” which lowers the pitch of bat calls, we will be able to hear the bats and learn the different patterns of each species’ calls.  We’ll also listen for frogs and insects that sing at night.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Payment must accompany registration.  Refunds for classes registered through Anderson Japanese Gardens will be issued if participant cancels at least five days prior to class date.  Anderson Japanese Gardens reserves the right to cancel events in which case, a refund will be issued.