Special Interest Programs
Our Special Interest programs give you an opportunity to try your hand at a new pastime. 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.
How to Register
The quickest way to reserve your space in class is to select the "add to cart" option on each program below. If you prefer to pay by check or cash, you may fill out and submit your registration request online. Please print a copy of the registration and mail to the address on the form. If space is available, we will confirm your reservation upon receipt of payment. Adult Education Registration form for Check payment.
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 for an amount good towards a class of their choice. These are great for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just because. Call 214.515.6539 to purchase one today.
Cancellations, subject to a $10 processing fee, can be made up to five (5) business days prior to the class. Refunds cannot be issued for missed classes or cancellations made less than five business days prior to class and must be sent in writing to email@example.com.
The Dallas Arboretum is a non-profit organization that is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park & Recreation Department.
Giving the Gift of Chocolate
December 7, 9-11am, Sold out December 7, 12-2pm, Sold out
$40 ($36 for Members)
Everyone loves gifts from the kitchen, and they love them even more when they are made of chocolate. Steven Pilat, award winning Chef from the Art Institute of Dallas, will show you how easy it is to dazzle your friends this holiday season with some simple recipes that taste like you slaved in the kitchen. Learn tips and tricks to working with chocolate, storing and packaging, and then try your hand at some of the recipes yourself. This fun and delicious class is sure to make your gifts the talk of all your friends this holiday season. This class fills quickly, so register early.
Bathing Beauty – Handmade Bath products
December 14, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sold out
$50 ($45 for Members)
Bath salts, and oils and fizzies, oh my. Everyone loves bath products, and what better time than the holidays to start working on your own signature blends. David Fisher, Guide to Candle & Soap Making at About.com, will demonstrate how easy it is to get started making your bath items to help melt away the stress of the season. Learn about and make your own products to keep for yourself or give as gifts for the holidays. Go home with samples and recipes to get you started on some great stocking stuffers.
Bubble, Bubble, No toil & No Trouble: Soap Making Basics
December 14, noon-2 p.m. Sold out
$50 ($45 for Members)
It is gift giving time and what better way to show someone you care than with hand-crafted soaps. David Fisher, Guide to Candle and Soap Making at About.com, will show you how to make luxurious custom soaps from scratch. You will learn the basics of soap making and how to make your own bars of soap in a wide range of styles and scents. Join us for this fun demonstration class and go home with instructions, materials and supplies to continue this enjoyable pastime and start working on holiday gifts for friends and family.
Deck the Halls- Holiday Floral Design
December 14, 12-2pm
$80 ($72 for Members)
The holidays are almost here, and what better way to welcome friends and family than with the scent of fresh evergreens. Donna Price, floral designer from Dallas Design Supply, will show you how to decorate your home this year with a lovely fragrant centerpiece or wreath that you will learn to create yourself. You will be able to incorporate fruit, flowers, or other natural accents to express your individual taste. Start a new holiday tradition in your home this year. It will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Please bring clippers or a floral knife. All other supplies provided.