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 Fall programs is now open. We look forward to seeing you in the garden soon.
Wine Tastings with Times Ten Cellars
December 3 and December 10
$55 ($50 for Members)
Times Ten Cellars
What better way to begin your visit to The 12 Days of Christmas 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 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit.
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!
Tea Time in Texas – Making the Perfect Cup of Tea
$45 ($41 for Members)
Randy & Sue Weston, Owners of Weston Gardens in Bloom
Randy and Sue Weston will take you on a tour around the globe and share the history and legend of this influential commodity. Learn all about the tea plant, the different processing methods, the difference between herbal and pure tea as well as how to make the perfect cup. Lastly, enjoy samples of various teas from around the world and discover why it appeals to all of your senses. After class, stay and enjoy The 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit.
Deluxe Cuba Gardens & Nature Trip
January 15 - 22 SOLD OUT January 29 –
February 5 SOLD OUT
$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