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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. 

Contact the Education Department if you have questions: or call  256.830.4447 Ext 253.

Current Programs

Divide and Conquer! Getting the Most Out of the Plants You Have | Virtual Class

October 27 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Holiday Spirits 101: Using Fresh Fruits and Herbs to Bring Your Party to Life

November 5 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

With the holiday season just around the corner, join us in exploring how simple botanical ingredients can add a fresh and unique twist to your holiday party bar, no matter your level of experience. 

Cool Growings: Vegetable Gardening in Winter | Virtual Class

November 12 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Want to extend your gardening season past the freeze dates? Learn how to garden on the dark side of the calendar with Dr. Jared Barnes. Vegetable gardening in the winter is possible for us in the deep South with some clever tricks, special techniques, and hardy cool-season crops.

Fresh Wreaths and Garlands: What to grow and how to make them | Virtual Class

December 12 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

‘Tis the season for wreaths and garlands! A fresh evergreen wreath or garland 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. Your instructor, Rebecca Turk, will cover key trees and shrubs to grow as well as how to make an 18” wreath and a 6-foot table garland using those plants.

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