Special Interest Classes

Special Interest Classes

Our Special Interest programs give you an opportunity to try your hand at a new hobby.

2014 Adult Education Classes are sponsored by HD Metal Prints


Learn how to use herbs and plants from the garden to create products for the bath or home, turn a lovely bouquet of flowers into a beautiful arrangement or get back to nature by learning how to become a bird watcher. Whichever program you choose, you are sure to enjoy connecting with nature and sharing your new talents with friends.

Registration for fall 2014 classes is now open. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

“12 Days of Christmas at Night” Wine Tasting with Times Ten Cellars Click for More

Thursday, December 4 | 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

$55 ($50 for Members)

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NEW! Kick off your visit to “The 12 Days of Christmas at Night” with a fun wine tasting with our neighbors from Times Ten Cellars. The tasting includes 3 red and 3 white wines and a Crystal wine glass to take home. Full bottles of your favorite tastings will be available for purchase after the event. Light bites will be provided. After the tasting, enjoy a stroll through the garden to take in the amazing holiday displays. Fee includes admission to “The 12 Days of Christmas at Night.”

Giving the Gift of Chocolate Click for More

December 6 | 12-2 p.m. 

$40 ($36 for Members)

Instructor: Chef Steven Pilat, Art Institute of Dallas

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Chef Steven will show you how easy it is to dazzle your friends this holiday with simple recipes that taste like you slaved in the kitchen. Learn tips and tricks to working with chocolate and sample some recipes. This fun and delicious class is always a sell out, so register early. 


Bubble, Bubble, No toil & No Trouble: Soap Making Basics Click for More

December 13 | 9- 11 a.m.

$48 ($43 for Members)

Instructor: David Fisher, Guide to Candles & Soap at About.com

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It is gift giving time and what better way to show someone you care than with hand-crafted soaps? David will demonstrate the basics of soap making and how to customize them. You will go home with instructions, materials and supplies to craft your own soap in a wide range of styles and scents.


Bathing Beauty – Handmade Bath Products Click for More

December 13 | Noon-2 p.m.

$48 (43 for Members)

David Fisher, Guide to Candles & Soap at About.com

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What better time than the holidays to create bath salts or fizzies. David will demonstrate how easy it is to make bath items to help melt away the stress of the season. Go home with samples and recipes to get you started on your own signature blends.

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