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.

New!  Online gardening classes are now available!  Scroll down for more information.

Online Classes
& In-Person Walking Tours

Explore our new offerings for live (synchronous) virtual classes in a variety of subject areas. Plus, in-person tours. Learn more and register!

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Garden Education

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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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.

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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.