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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 education@hsvbg.org or 256.830.4447 ext 253.


Current Programs


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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Ahead of the Curve: New, Rare, and Unusual Plants | Virtual class

June 17 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Central Time

In this virtual class, your instructor, Mark Weathington, will talk about some of the best new plants out there, along with a few plants that are worth reconsidering. These plants are new, rare, and unusual, and they will certainly help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home gardens and landscapes! Grab a pen and some paper, and get ready to add some new “show stoppers” to your dream plant list.

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Keep the Animals Out! | Virtual class

June 26 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Central Time

In this virtual class, author and horticulturist Brie Arthur will share her practical approach to dealing with unwanted animals in your garden. She will cover the best repellents and inexpensive fencing solutions, a few favorite plants that can help deter certain critters, and which gardening practices you should avoid to keep the animals away! Brie aims to make you laugh as you learn her easy-to-apply strategies and have all your questions answered in this engaging and interactive session.

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Understanding and Improving Garden Soils | Virtual class series

August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Time

Over the course of four classes, your instructor, Bryce Lane, will help you understand basic soil principles and how to apply them in your garden. Topics will include how to improve the soil in your garden, steps for properly preparing a garden bed, ways to reduce fertilizer inputs, and guidelines for choosing the best compost. With this knowledge and these practical tips, you will be ready to improve the soil in your garden to maximize the growth of your plants like a pro!

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