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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

Leaf Castings | In-Person class

August 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and August 20 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

leaf casting

Leaf castings are a unique and impactful way to preserve the beauty of nature. Created using concrete molds of real leaves, these lovely décor pieces highlight the individuality of a leaf’s shape and structure. They can be as garden accents, birdbaths, bowls, and more!

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Gardening for Wildlife | In-person class

August 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gardening for wildlife means providing resources to all levels of the food chain, not just the birds and insects! Learn how to integrate small changes and create a whole ecosystem of diverse insects, birds, and other fauna in your own backyard. We will focus on native plants and their dependent insect species, the food source that these plants and insects bring to other wildlife, and the unique interactions within our urban or suburban ecosystems.  

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Flower Pot Gnome Homes | In-person class

September 15 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Every yard can use a whimsical, creative touch, so why not add a gnome home? Gnomes are said to be magical protectors of our plants and soil. They can be spotted in gardens all across the globe!
These flower pot gnome homes are a delightful addition to any home landscape, and they are fun for all ages to build, too! Remember: Your gnome home can be as simple or as intricate as you’d like!

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Selecting Trees for Your Home Landscape | In-person class series

October 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Small Trees and Shrubs
October 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Medium Trees
October 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Large Trees

Trees come in many shapes and sizes…not to mention how different they all look! How do you choose the best tree to plant in your own home landscape?
Join us for a walk through the Garden with certified arborist Chris Stuhlinger to learn about the features of different trees and shrubs and how each species might enhance your landscape at home. We will help you choose the right tree for the right place! 

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How to Properly Prune Your Trees | In-person class

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

Person pruning tree branch

Pruning is one of the most common tree care practices, but it is not always easy to know how, when, and why to prune your trees. 
In this class, we will review the best practices for pruning trees, including reasons for pruning, types of pruning, how a tree responds to pruning, when to prune, and more. You will leave the class feeling more confident and ready to take care of all of your trees’ pruning needs!

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