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Gardening and Design

Gardening and Design programs at the Arboretum help expand your gardening knowledge and give you the information to create an incredible landscape from season to season.

Experts from around the country will inspire you to design using the best plants and practices for North Texas gardens. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Sustainable Rose Gardening Click for More

Sustainable Rose Gardening

May 14

9 - 11 a.m.

$35 ($32 for Members)

Al Olson, Arboretum Trial Garden Volunteer


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Discover how to easily add roses to your garden as well as the varieties that stand up to our Texas growing conditions. Learn how to prepare your soil, maintenance and pruning techniques and which roses you easily grow from cuttings. Then tour the Haggar Rose Garden in full bloom.

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Multiplicity: Propagating Plants

May 7

9 – 11 a.m.

Jill Mullaney, Dallas Arboretum Greenhouse Manager

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Jill will introduce you to seed propagation, stem cuttings, germination times and soil types. You will practice the techniques and go home with two newly propagated plants.

Lunch & Learn Series – Garden of Eatin’ Click for More

Lunch & Learn Series – Garden of Eatin’

May 11 & 25 and June 8

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$25 ($20 for Members)

Dallas County Master Gardeners


Bring your lunch on Wednesdays in May and June as our local Master Gardeners share their passion for gardening. Some programs will include tours of the garden, so please dress accordingly.


May 11 - Secrets for successfully growing vegetables in Dallas, Ruth Klein


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May 25 - Harvesting and preparing the bounty from your garden, Barbara Gollman


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June 8 - Herbs made simple, Paula Spletter 


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Solutions for Shade

June 4

9 - 11 a.m.

$33 ($30 for Members)

Bram Franklin, Design & Build Expert with Complete Landsculpture


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Learn how to incorporate texture, contrast and color in your shade garden. Bram will discuss selecting the best plants, design suggestions and maintenance tips for your shade garden. 

Hardy Tropicals for North Texas Click for More

Hardy Tropicals for North Texas

June 4, 12-2pm

$33 ($30 for Members)

Diana Harris, Dallas County Master Gardener


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Give your landscape a touch of the tropics! Learn how to create an exotic look in your garden, how to select the right hardy plants, and which ones are well adapted to our climate.