Botanical Art – Learning How to Draw
A Six-Week Course: Fridays 10am – 1pm from January 15th to February 19th
Members: $125
Nonmembers: $150

If you have long held the desire to learn how to draw then this class is for you. And also, for those who simply wish to take their drawing skills to a higher level.

During this 6-week course, each student will engage in drawing plant specimens as they learn to recognize and create form by understanding the importance of structure, surface texture and light as “value”. Feel the magic of creating “value” as your flower drawing slowly emerges and comes to life with shape, form, depth and dimension.

About our Instructor –
Derek Norman and his wife, Ursel, are members of MBG and they are new to our Gulf Coast community, having moved here from Chicago. Derek was born, bred and educated in England before he moved to the States. His graphic works, paintings, drawings and botanical works have been exhibited in Europe and America. He has won Gold and Silver Gilt Medals at the Royal Horticultural Society in London and he is represented in many private and permanent collections including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, the Library of Congress, the British Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Florilegium Society.

Email to signup or call the office at 251-342-0555. Class sizes will be limited – so don’t delay signing up!


Bill Finch will be back with an 8 week Gulf Coast Gardening Course from Wednesday, January 13th through Wednesday, March 2nd!

Choose to attend the 1pm – 3pm session or the 6-8pm session.

Bill has expanded the course to include more of what you need to know to successfully garden in our unique Gulf Coast area. This is a fun, hands-on class and you get Bill’s undivided attention!

A GREAT CHIRSTMAS GIFT IDEA for a gardener in your life!

Members: $150, Non-members $180 – includes all instructional materials, hands-on learning opportunity, garden tours and fabulous snacks.

Enrol and pay using the choices and payment buttons below.

Bill Finch, our gardening guru, will be the instructor for this 8 week course

Bill Finch, our gardening guru, will be the instructor for this 8 week course



Friday, December 4th, 9am to 4pm AND Saturday, December 5th, 9am -1pm at the Botanical Center

Prepare for the Holiday Season!

Poinsettias: Fabulous varieties to choose from! NOW AVAILABLE for pre-buying online here

Winter-Blooming Camellias NOW AVAILABLE for pre-ordering online here

Selection of House Plants & Herbs – ideal for gifts

Satsumas, Satsuma Vinegar, Local Honey, Garlic, Kindling, AND MORE

Fresh wreaths, greenery and more from the Mobile County Master Gardeners – Pre-order by November 14th – Order form in PDF is here (opens in new tab)

Many varieties of Poinsettias to choose from!

Many varieties of Poinsettias to choose from!