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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.

2014 Adult Education Classes are sponsored by HD Metal Prints

Experts from around the country will inspire you to design using the best plants and practices for North Texas gardens. 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.

Multiplicity: Propagating Succulents Click for More

October 18 | 9-11 a.m.

$42 ($38 for Members)

Instructor: Kevin Wiley, Arboretum Horticulture Manager

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Join Kevin as he shares propagation techniques used by professionals to multiply succulents. He will introduce you to a variety of species from Adenium to Yucca. He will also cover proper care and how to create an environment where they will thrive. You will go home with your own newly propagated cutting.


Creating a Backyard Habitat for Birds Click for More

October 18 | 9-11 am

$30 ($27 for Members)

Instructor: Carolyn Oldham and Jerri Kerr, Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society

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Through plant and design recommendations Carolyn and Jerri will show you how to imitate nature to create a backyard oasis for a variety of bird species. Part of the class will be spent in the garden looking for birds and the plants that attract them. Please bring binoculars, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Creating Color in the in the Fall & Winter Garden Click for More

October 18 | 9-11 a.m.

$30 ($27 for Members)

Instructor: Bram Franklin, TechScape Landscape

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Bram will show you how to bring bold color and texture to your fall and winter landscape. Find out which plants are great choices for these seasons and where they will work best in your landscape.


Halloween’s Magical Herbs Click for More

October 25 | 9-11 a.m.

$30 ($27 for Members)

Instructor: Mary Nell Jackson, The Herb Society of America

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Long ago, many common herbs were called upon to aid in the transition from one season to another. Join Mary Nell Jackson as she shares the love, lore and the history of some of the herbs of Halloween. Also, go home with your own little bag of tricks. 


Creative Winter Containers Click for More

December 13 | 9-11 a.m.

$35 ($32 for Members)

Instructor: Jennifer Wang, Arboretum Horticulture Manager

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Jennifer will show you how to turn ho-hum winter containers into showstopping works of art. Using various natural materials, she will share the secrets to embellishing your containers and creating unique winter displays that will wow your neighbors. Through demonstration and a walking tour, Jennifer will show you how to create beautiful seasonal containers. 


Sustainable Rose Gardening Click for More

October 4 | 9-11 a.m., Rescheduled 

April 11, 2015 | 9-11 a.m. New Session!

$30 ($27 for Members)

Instructor: Al Oson, Arboretum Trial Garden Volunteer

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Al Olson will show you how to easily add roses throughout the garden as well as the varieties that stand up to Texas growing conditions. Learn how to prepare your soil, maintenance and pruning techniques, good watering practices and which roses you can easily grow from cuttings. 


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