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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

Bug Bungalows | In-person class

October 21 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Central Time

Did you know insects have homes too? They are the laborers that make our garden thrive year long. Without these beautiful and beneficial bugs, our gardens wouldn’t be the same. “Bug Hotels” have become very popular to help make sure our six-legged friends have a safe place to live while they pollinate, hunt, and work in the garden.

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Divide and Conquer! Getting the Most Out of the Plants You Have | In-person class

October 27 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Let’s divide and conquer…PLANTS! Learning what plants you can divide will save you money and allow you to have more of the plants you love. Your instructor, Rebecca Turk, will demonstrate all of the basics to properly and successfully divide bulbs, grasses, perennials, and more. Rebecca will share industry tips and tricks that will aid in gardening success.

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Bulbs as Companion Plants | Virtual class

November 2 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Central Time

Whether you are planning to plant bulbs in a newly prepared garden or you are adding them to an existing landscape, Brent and Becky Heath will have the answers for you! Brent and Becky are third-generation bulb growers and owners of the world-renowned bulb company Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.

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Woody Winter Wonderland | Virtual class series

November 4, 11, & 18 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Time

Although the show-stopping colors of spring and summer may get more attention, there are countless plants that can add unique interest and beauty to your home garden during even the coldest months. Join landscape designer and author Brie Arthur for a deep dive into the plants that provide interest and aesthetics throughout the seasons.

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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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