After clicking on a class title, members will need to create an account or sign in by clicking the links on the blue bar at the top of the page. Member discounts will then be applied on the next page - the cart/ticket order page.

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Adult Education Programs attract some of the region’s leading experts to teach close to 200 classes on a range of topics each year. Course descriptions are listed in GROW, a publication combining the Arboretum’s newsletter and Adult Education catalog, which comes out three times a year. New classes are added throughout the year. Click on individual titles in the subject areas below for full course descriptions, information on the instructor and availability online.

Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to register and pay in advance. A wait list is maintained for any class that is full. Please be sure to add your name to the list and you will be contacted if a space comes available or, in the case of high demand, an additional section is added. North Carolina Arboretum Society members receive a discount on class registration fees. By registering, participants agree to the Cancellation Policy and Liability Waiver

For more information or to notify us of cancelling your registration, please contact the Adult Education Program at 828-665-2492 or email