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 education@hsvbg.org or 256.830.4447 ext 253.


Current Programs


Habitat Restoration with Native Plants

This class is full. Please contact education@hsvbg.org to be placed on the waitlist.

February 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Explore the wonders of creating a wildlife haven in your own backyard! If you’re eager to transform your property into a sanctuary of native plants but feel unsure about where to begin, this class is tailor-made for you. Join us for a 90-minute course where you’ll delve into the significance of local ecosystem types and discover how to seamlessly integrate this knowledge into your garden.

This class is full


Pruning for Homeowners

March 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Discover the art of pruning with our program designed exclusively for homeowners and garden enthusiasts eager to enhance their knowledge of pruning techniques for both home gardens and landscapes. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning through on-site demonstrations led by experienced instructors.

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Backyard Composting

March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Unlock the secrets of sustainable gardening with our Composting Workshop! Dive into the world of composting and discover how simple it is to nurture your plants with nutrient-rich soil.
Join us to learn the ins and outs of creating and maintaining compost bins right in your backyard. Explore the magic of turning vegetable and yard scraps into “black gold” compost, perfect for fueling your garden’s growth.

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Gardening 101: Beginning Gardening Series

April 18, 25, and May 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Looking to cultivate your green thumb but unsure where to begin? Whether you’re a novice or have had little success in the past, this gardening series is tailored just for you! Led by instructor Rebecca Turk, this comprehensive course will guide you through the essentials, from understanding light exposure to mastering bed preparation, plant selection, soil quality, watering techniques, and essential tool selection. With a blend of informative lectures and hands-on demonstrations, participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for outdoor activities. As a bonus, attendees will receive seeds to jumpstart their own home garden journey! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow your gardening skills and harvest successful results!

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