Classes Canceled through April

The Arboretum is suspending all programming and events through April, including classes, guided trail walks and youth programming.

If you have registered for a class or program, you may request a refund or donate your fees by clicking the button below. As we will be greatly impacted financially by these cancellations and do not receive state funding for our education programs, please consider donating your registration fee to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

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 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, please contact Adult Education Programs at 828-665-2492 or email