Garden Programs for Adult Learners

Grow and learn at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! In this dynamic, ever-changing “learning landscape,” you can expand your knowledge of the plant world through multiple adult learning opportunities. Develop your gardening skills, explore the natural world through art, or sample the best in horticulture and landscape design. You can also refine your photography skills, relax in a yoga class, or enjoy a lunchtime lecture.

Check out our current season of classes and browse courses in more than twelve disciplines. Email a request for a mailed copy of the catalog: registrar@lewisginter.org or  view a digital version of the current catalog.

Current Classes

Browse our current classes, workshops, and lectures by discipline. Explore the offerings or register for a class

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Garden Education Certificates

For in-depth studies in home gardening and floral design, the Garden Education Series leads to a certificate of completion. The botanical illustration program leads to a certificate of competence. It’s a good way organize your learning path.

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Symposia and Seminars

The Garden regularly hosts symposia on various aspects of gardening, garden design, and professional issues in the green industry.   These include the annual Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course and the biennial Charles F. Gillette Forum on Landscape Design.

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Green Industry Professional Programs

Participate in symposia on a variety of topics, or take a class to advance your knowledge and help meet continuing education requirements.  Continuing education credits are offered through a variety of allied professional organizations. More info coming soon!