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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

Terrariums: Bringing Gardening Indoors | Virtual class

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

Terrariums are a fun and fascinating way to bring gardening indoors. Plus, they serve as an exquisite decoration and a unique conversation piece in your home! Join your instructor, Rebecca Turk, as she teaches you the best methods for constructing and caring for a terrarium.

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Pruning for the Home Owner | Virtual class series

February 4 and February 11 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Of all gardening tasks, home owners are often most nervous about pruning. What plants should be pruned? When? And, of course, how? In this two-class course, your instructor will equip you with all the information you need to prune your garden plants with confidence.

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Member Exclusive: Morning Bird Walk | In-person class

February 23 and February 25 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This program is available to Garden members only. February is an ideal time for bird watching! Join birding expert Herb Lewis on this morning walk through the Garden to seek, spot, and identify birds in their natural habitat. Suitable for expert and novice birders alike, this is an authentic birding experience you won’t want to miss.

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Gardening for the Birds | Virtual class

February 27 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Attracting birds to your garden is a fun, easy way to promote a healthy backyard ecosystem. Plus, with all their shapes, sizes, and colors, they are beautiful and delightful guests to have in any landscape! In this virtual class, your instructor, Herb Lewis, will show you how to attract birds to your backyard garden.

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Foodscaping 101: Practical Solutions for Growing Your Own Food | Virtual class series

Every Thursday, March 11 – April 1, at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn to grow your own food! In this four-week virtual course, bestselling author and professional horticulturist Brie Arthur will share her knowledge on foodscaping, the practice of integrating food crops into your ornamental landscape. Combining details from both of her books, Brie will cover a variety of topics related that will inspire you to start a successful foodscape of your own.

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

March 18 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 will demonstrate all of the basics to properly and successfully divide bulbs, grasses, perennials, and more.

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