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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

Fresh Wreaths: What to grow and how to make them | In-person class

December 11 or 16 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time

‘Tis the season for holiday wreaths! A fresh evergreen wreath in your home adds the perfect festive touch, and by knowing what to grow in your own home landscape, your decoration will be both festive AND convenient. In this hands-on class, your instructor, Rebecca Turk, will cover key trees and shrubs to grow as well as how to make an 18” wreath using those plants. 

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Member Exclusive: Mistletoe Class

December 14 at 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Central Time

Mistletoe: the plant of myth and mystery! How does it get way up in the highest oak trees and how does it survive? From ancient myths to modern applications, this program will explore mistletoe’s culture and ecology, as well as a host of interesting tidbits about this festive plant. There’s more to mistletoe than kissing!

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Terrariums: Bringing Gardening Indoors| In-person class

January 15 at 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Terrariums are a fun and fascinating way to bring gardening indoors. Plus, they serve as an exquisite decoration and a unique conversation piece in your home! Join Rebecca Turk as she teaches you the best construction methods for constructing and caring for a terrarium.

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Gardening in Containers | Virtual class series

Every Thursday, March 3 — March 31, from 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

More people are growing plants in containers than ever before! Why? Baby Boomers are downsizing, urban living is up, and small space gardening is in. Successful container gardening requires a thorough knowledge of the science of plant growth, container/media dynamics, and container gardening design principles. Come join us for this comprehensive class about all things plants and containers!

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Creating and Caring for Sustainable Landscapes | Virtual class series

Every Thursday, May 19 — June 23, from 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

This is a 6-week course for folks who are interested in gardening in a more sustainable way. We will define, and discuss the concept of sustainability as it relates to all our home gardening practices. Come learn more about gardening techniques that save energy, conserve water, reduce inputs, restore ecosystems, attract wildlife, and much more!

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