Special Interest Classes
Our Special Interest programs give you an opportunity to try your hand at a new hobby.
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.
Thank you for a joining us this spring for classes. The fall calendar of programs is coming soon. Registration for programs will begin in August. We look forward to seeing you in the garden soon.
Deluxe Cuba Gardens & Nature Trip
January 29, 2016 – February 5, 2016
$4,999 (Members only)
Dallas Arboretum & Florida Keys TREE Institute
Members can join us for an unforgettable experience to the once-forbidden island of Cuba. For 13 years, the TREE Institute has been providing humanitarian exchange programs to Cuba. Raul Verdecia, one of Cuba’s leading authorities on plants, will be your guide as you travel throughout the country on the true “People to People” exchange of culture and the environment. Enjoy birding in the Zapata Swamp, Orchid hunting in the Soroa Orchid Garden, traversing the breathtaking scenery of the Vinales National Park, exploring both public and private botanical gardens and taking in the critically acclaimed National Museum of Fine Arts. This and more will be a part of your eight-day/eight-night trip. You will also have a chance to explore on your own and take in some of the Private Paladares that are revolutionizing Cuban cuisine.
What travelers are saying: “Our trip to Vinales and Havana is among the best we've ever taken… We've not had as cost effective a trip where…everything was first class from the food, the bus, the hotels to your incredibly versatile and knowledgeable guide. What a difference it makes traveling with someone who is 'wired' in so many dimensions with the host country. Our primary interest was the Cuban Botanical world, but the architectural lecture, the museum tours, the visit to the arts district and other extensions from our primary purpose are what made the trip so extra special.
Nick Hurd, Board Member: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens