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.
Join Lewis Ginter for a fully reopened fall schedule of classes! Choices range from one-day workshops to full classes, from art in the Garden to floral design and T’ai Chi. We’re using the lessons of the past year to bring interesting speakers from around the country to you via virtual online programs, and experimenting with hybrid classes-with both in person and online modules.
NOTE: The status of in-person classes depends on COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and requirements. The Garden is following current state and local guidelines and will email students prior to the class with any changes.
In-Person Classes & Garden Tours
Plus Online & Hybrid Programs
Explore our new offerings for in-person classes, live online synchronous classes, hybrid programs and in-person guided tours covering a variety of subject areas. Explore the new Winter/Spring 2023 offerings! Learn more and register.
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.
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 Landscape Design Symposium.
Plants, Cuisine and Culture Series
Join dynamic, nationally known authors, chefs, scholars and speakers for specialized webinars on the intersection of plants, cuisine and culture.
Active Network Registration Account
Cancellation policy: If a class is full, your fee will be refunded to your credit card (or a check will be mailed if original payment was in the form of cash or check). If a class is not full, you will receive a Garden Credit which is good toward a future Adult Education class. Credits must be used within one year from the date of the original class.