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.
Registration for Spring 2015 classes is now open.
May 28 | 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Times Ten Cellars
$55 ($50 for Members)
What better way to kick off the Cool Thursday Concert than with a fun wine tasting? 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. Fee includes admission to the concert.
May 30 | 9-11 a.m.
$89 ($80 for Members)
Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center
Water is a precious commodity and saving rainwater is something that you can do with ease. Learn basic water-harvesting strategies and how to calculate the amount of water that you can capture. Than construct and go home with a rain barrel that is ready for harvest – rainwater harvest that is.
May 30 | 12-2 p.m.
$75 ($68 for Members)
Jill Mullaney, Arboretum Greenhouse Manager
The Arboretum is known for our grand topiary displays, and now you can learn how to bring a touch of this art to your home. Jill will share a variety of ideas for creating a beautiful floral tabletop topiary and then help you create your own arrangement to take home.
June 13 | 12-2 p.m.
$90 ($81 for Members)*
Cynthia Koogler, Flower Child Plants
Who says you have to have a lot space to garden? Learn about terrariums, plants that work well under glass, and how to assemble a small garden. Then, Cynthia will help you put together your own terrarium to take home.
*Updated price includes all supplies
June 20 | 9-11 a.m. - Succulent Plants SOLD OUT
June 20 | 12 - 2 p.m. - Succulent Plants
$99 ($89 for Members)
Steven Chamblee, Chandor Gardens
Vertical gardens are one of the trendiest ways to adorn your walls, but did you know that you can make them yourself? In this hands-on class, Steven will help you design and construct a vertical, wall-hanging garden frame and fill it with beautiful succulent plants. You will go home with a one-of-a-kind work of living art that is sure to wow your friends.
June 20 | 12-2 p.m.
$80 ($72 for Members)
Emily Riggert, Oil & Cotton
Back by popular demand! This fun class will teach you how to turn your glass bottles into functional glassware. Please bring any cylindrical glass bottles you have with you, and remove all labels beforehand. Get ready, this technique is addictive.