Special Interest Classes

Special Interest Classes and Travel

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.

Register for any adult education class here

For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Registration for Fall Adult Education programs opens September 1. Call 2143.515.6539 for more info.

New! FAMILY PROGRAMS Click for More

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Join us this fall for our first programming series aimed at families with kids between ages 5-12. These fun, hands-on workshops will be great for kids and adults alike.

All sessions 6:30-8pm

$40 ($36 for Members) for an Adult & Child, $10 for additional child or adult

  • September 21 – Plants to Dye for
  • October 12 – Backyard Habitats
  • November 9 – Fermentation Fun
  • December 7 – From Plant to Paper

Day Trips from Dallas – Waco, TX Click for More

Day Trips from Dallas – Waco, TX

October 15, 8am-6pm, $149 ($138 for Members)

This fall, grab a friend and join us for a day-long adventure outside the city. Join us in October for a trip to Waco. We will tour Homestead Heritage, an Agrarian and craft-based community, enjoy lunch at their wonderful café and then visit the Magnolia Market at the Silos before heading home. This is a great way to enjoy a day with friends, make new ones and visit some great garden-related spots along the way. Minimum enrollment must be met by September 28

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Succulent Pumpkin

October 29, 9-11am, $99 ($89 for Members)

Cynthia Koogler, Flower Child Plants

Using a collection of beautiful succulents, Cynthia will show you how to transform an ordinary pumpkin into a living decoration for your home. These hardy succulents will be nestled into the top of your pumpkin and, with minimal care, they will last through Thanksgiving.

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Concrete Leaf Casting

October 29, 9-11 am, $60 ($54 for Members)

Joanne Durbin, Concrete Leaf Artist

Using leaves from the garden and a few simple ingredients, you will transform a piece of nature into a beautiful decoration for your garden. Space limited, register early!Leaf Casting

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Kokedama – Japanese String Garden

October 29, 12-2pm, $65 ($59 for Members)

Adrian Cotten & Joy Matthews, Arboretum Educators

These lovely Japanese moss balls are works of art that are ever-changing. Join us as we show you how to make your own kokedama to enjoy or give as a gift.

Fall/Holiday Pinterest Party Click for More

Fall/Holiday Pinterest Party

November 12, 12-2pm, $65 ($59 for Members)

Joy Matthews & Megan Lucas, Arboretum Educators

Join Arboretum staff as they share some fun seasonal crafts and recipes with you. We’ll provide the supplies and refreshments, you bring the creativity! Why not bring a friend and double the fun?