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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

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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Selecting Native Plants that Thrive in Summer | In-person class

June 3 or June 19 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us at the Garden to learn which native plants have the summer “WOW” factor and which ones are must-haves in your home landscape. The Garden’s own native plant expert, Matt Shaw, will walk you through the Garden to highlight specific native plants that are in their peak this time of year and teach you how to select the right ones for your own garden.

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Home Propagation 101 | In-person class

June 5 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In this class, the Garden’s Greenhouse Propagator, Rachel Holland, will show you everything you need to know about home propagation. You will have the opportunity to practice propagating annual and perennial plants from the Garden (and then take your newly propagated plants home with you!). With demonstrations and hands-on instruction, you will leave this class with the foundational knowledge you need to start propagating your plants in no time.

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