Learning is a lifelong creative endeavor. Adult Education Programs at The North Carolina Arboretum extends an invitation for you to grow in mind and grow in place. Explore the natural world and grow in your understanding of the uniqueness of this place, one of the most biologically diverse regions of the temperate world. We invite you to explore and expand your own interests and abilities; try something new to begin a new decade.

The full class schedule is now available online in the Winter | Spring issue of GROW magazine. We’ve put together over 100 classes for January through April reflecting a range of subjects, taught by some of the region’s leading experts.

Classes are listed below in chronological order. To view classes by discipline, click here. To view classes by instructor, click here.

Click on the class titles below to register.

NOTE: When two sections are listed for a class (for example: Understanding Lichens A, Winter Tree Identification B, etc.), only register for one section. The exception to this is our Mindful Arts classes, which may be repeated if desired.

Upcoming Classes

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Adult Education Programs attract some of the region’s leading experts to teach close to 300 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 class titles above for full course descriptions, information on the instructor and to register 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 Adult Education Programs at 828-665-2492 or email AdultEducation@ncarboretum.org.