Engaging Adult Programs at the Arboretum

Presented by Full Color

Learn how to make a beautiful mosaic pathway, create your own cocktail ingredients using plants from your garden, or take a great photo with your camera phone.

Adult Programs at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden have been enlightening North Texans for over 15 years. Classes are offered year-round with topics including horticulture, landscape design, photography, art, floral design and much more. Class styles include demonstration, lecture and hands-on. With many different topics and class types, you are sure to find the perfect activity to suit your interests.

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Registration for Fall Adult Education is open!

Discover all of our offerings in the Digital Program Guide, click below to see individual listings and register, or call 214.515.6539 for more info.

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Gardening and Design


Creative Arts




Special Interest and Travel


Continuing Professional Education

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The quickest way to reserve your space in class is to select the "add to cart" option on the programs listing. If you prefer to pay by check or cash, please fill out and submit your registration request online, print a copy, and mail it to the address listed on the form. If space is available, we will confirm your reservation upon receipt of payment. Please contact with additional questions.

How to Register

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Give the Gift of Learning

Want to share the excitement of Arboretum classes with a friend? Give them a certificate for a specific class or purchase a gift certificate in increments of $30. These are great for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or just because. Interested in purchasing a specific class as a gift? Call 214.515.6539 for assistance.

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds cannot be issued for missed classes or cancellations made less than the required number of days prior to class. Cancellations must be sent in writing to Once your email has been received the education department will contact you to confirm your cancellation.

Onsite Lectures and workshops: Cancellations, subject to a $10 (or 10%) processing fee per ticket, can be made up to five (5) business days prior to the class.

Photography Trips & Day Trips: Cancellations, subject to a 50% fee, can be made up to fifteen (15) business days prior to the start date of the program.