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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

Garden Prep for Spring | In-person class

March 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to get your hands dirty and your garden ready for the season. Join us to learn all of the tips and tricks you need to have a successful garden throughout the entire season. You will learn about proper planting, bed care, pruning, and more from the Garden’s own expert horticulture team.

This class is full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email

Landscape Design 101 | In-person class

March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn the tools and concepts to confidently plan your outdoor space and develop it into your own personal sanctuary. This class will give an overview of the process of residential landscape design and demonstrate some different tools used to create a landscape plan for your home including overlays to identify how will use the space you have, consider tweaks to make maintenance easier, effectively enhance or camouflage views, and how to align plant selections with purpose.

This class is full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email

Plant a Pot: Container Design | In-Person class

April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Freshen up your patio with a beautiful annual planter and learn the basics of container design. In this hands-on class, instructor Nettie Hardy will cover design concepts, planting tools, and care as you plant a pot to take home. Each class attendee will plant annual flowers in a pot to take home and enjoy for the summer! Soil, plants, and containers are provided.

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Gardening 101: Warm Season Vegetables

April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Have you ever wanted to learn to grow vegetables? Do you need to learn how to grow them better? Let’s go back to basics on how to grow warm-season vegetables.

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Propagation 101: Basic Tried-and-True Methods | In-person class

May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Never heard of propagation? Have you tried it, but never had any success? In this class, you will learn how to propagate your favorite plants including perennials like salvia, stonecrop, and honeysuckle; annuals such as marigolds, tomatoes, and cucumbers; and herbs like rosemary, basil, and lavender! You will learn how to take different types of cuttings, learn the science and care behind successfully rooting your cuttings, and how to properly sow and care for seedlings.

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Hypertufa Class | In-person class

May 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

hypertufa pot

In this class, you’ll be making a flower pot(s) to take home learning the step-by-step process of making hypertufa pots. This hobby is addictive, so once you start, you won’t want to stop! Let’s put on some gloves and get our hands dirty!

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Propagation 201: Intermediate Propagation Techniques | In-person class

June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

In this class, you will test your propagation powers with dividing perennials, practicing the art of grafts with annuals and perennials and even creating crazy combinations of plants with budding. You will be amazed at the variety of combinations you can make with the knowledge you learn from this class.

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Lawncare Maintenance | In-Person class

This class has been rescheduled for June 17.

June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

lawn maintenance

Come learn from Garden staff about how to prepare your lawn for late spring and summer. In addition to lawncare tips, the instructor will demonstrate how to properly use and maintain your lawn equipment.

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From Garden to Vase: Growing cut flowers at home | In-person class

June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m.


If you like fresh arrangements, then this class is for you! Growing your own cut flowers is rewarding and adds life to any room. In this class, you will learn excellent plants to utilize, planting techniques, and proper cutting procedures. You will leave with the confidence to start a cut flower garden at home and we will provide you with some wildflower seeds to get started.

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