Adult Classes


An exciting season of Arboretum educational programming awaits you, packed with new topics, fun themes, and empowering, planet-friendly knowledge! Featuring 1,200 acres of natural beauty, talented instructors, inspiring subject matter, and fun social connections, the Arboretum team invites you to learn and experience something new this season.

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Online and @Home
Classes, webinars, workshops from the comfort of your home computer

Gardening & Horticulture
Grow your green thumb for all plants, inside and out!

Fine Arts & Crafts
Get inspired by the Arboretum's natural beauty...grow skills and improve your artistic confidence.

Food and Wine Food & Wine
Taste as you learn! 90% of the world's food comes from plants.

Learn about local pollinators and discover unique ways to help them.

Improve your photography skills with nature-inspired themes.

Nature Appreciation
Guided experiences show you the secrets and mysteries of our natural world.
 lavendar soaps, photo Pixabay Home, Health & Beauty
Explore fun and fascinating ways nature can enhance our home, health, and well-being
photo John Pennoyer Birds
All about birds, from bird watching to growing a welcoming bird oasis in your yard.
Books & Literature
Discover new and unique ways the written word can enhance our understanding of nature.
Special Access
Go behind-the-scenes special access to Arboretum experiences that are not available to the public!
Nature-Based Therapeutics
Explore the different ways nature can heal.
 Girl planting seeds with her mother, photo bubutu/Shutterstock

Kids & Family Programs
Spend quality time together with your kids at the Arboretum!

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Drop-In Programs
Most drop-in programs are included for members or with gate admission.
Conferences & Summits
Learn from experts and professionals on topics that are important to today and our future.
Greenlist's a secret!
Art: lOvElOvE/Shutterstock
Photography: Azlan Dupree/Flikr
Seasonal Gifts: Mirage Studio/Shutterstock
Pollinators: Siah StClair
Holiday: Arboretum Photographer's Society
Family Programs: Lumina Images/Shutterstock

Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy
COVID-19 Class Updates

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

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Youth & Families


Kids Night Out

Youth+Adult Together
PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family Programs
Homeschool Days

ONLINE! PlantMaker Studio@Home
ONLINE! StoryTime@Home


Online Learning
ONLINE! Online/@Home Programs, Webinars

Special Access
Special Access Tours & Experiences
Special Access Photography

Gardening & Horticulture
Gardening - General
Edible Gardening
Landscape & Design
Floral & Botanical Design

Pollinator Summit 2020

Fine Art & Crafts
Painting & Drawing
Jewelry & Wearable Art
Fiber Arts
Floral & Botanical Design
Mixed Media
Stone Balancing & Sculpture
Open Art Studio
Book Club & Literature

Special Access Photography

Food & Wine
Dine with a Chef
Cooking Hands-On
Edible Gardening

Healthy Living
Home, Health & Beauty
Book Club & Literature


Nature Appreciation
Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics
About Nature-Based Therapeutics
NBT Programs & Events


About Arboretum Education
Instructor Bios
Arboretum Staff Bios
Education Department Statistics