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Adult Programs

The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for adults to expand their knowledge of plants and their place in nature. 

For questions about our Adult Programs, please contact or 256.830.4447 ext 253.

Current Programs

Caring for Your Home Landscape: A Month-by-Month Approach | Virtual class series

Every Thursday, April 8 – May 13, at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we break down the what, when, and how of caring for your landscape from January to December! When do I cut back my perennials? How do I fertilize properly? Is now the right time to plant? Over the course of six classes, you will learn the answer to these questions (and many others), along with expert tips and tricks to help you grow and manage a thriving landscape year-round.

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More Trees, Please! Selecting Trees for Your Landscape | In-person class

April 29 & May 1 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Trees provide structure, interest, and year-round beauty to any landscape. Plus, they can offer shade for your home and help promote a healthy ecosystem in your garden. After learning just a few basic principles, you can select the perfect trees for your landscape with confidence, and enjoy their many benefits every day! In this class, certified arborist Chris Stuhlinger will cover the basics of how to select the right trees for your landscape.

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Landscape Potential: Intro to Planting Design | Virtual class

May 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join artist and landscape architect Preston Montague for a presentation about professional planting design. Preston will introduce you to strategies that professional landscape architects use to create ecologically-sound, sustainable, and beautiful planting arrangements. You’ll hear about how to attract birds and pollinators, design a landscape with year-round interest, and plan your plantings effectively. With these tips and tricks, you will be ready to take your home landscape to the next level!

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Morning Bird Walk with Herb Lewis | In-person class

May 18 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Join birding expert Herb Lewis on this morning walk through the Garden to seek, spot, and identify birds in their natural habitat. With Herb as your guide, you will learn how to look for local and migrating birds, explore what kind of landscape attracts them, and come to see why the Garden is a hotspot for a multitude of bird species. Suitable for expert and novice birders alike, this is an authentic birding experience you won’t want to miss!

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