Learning is a lifelong creative endeavor. 

Grow in mind and place with Adult Education Programs at The North Carolina Arboretum.

Explore and expand your understanding of the uniqueness of one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions. We attract leading experts to teach more than 200 classes each year covering topics in Natural History, Horticulture, and Contemplative Arts & Wellness.

Classes & Experiences

Whether in the classroom, the garden or the forest, the Arboretum’s Adult & Continuing Education classes may be your beginning to new connections and personal growth. Learn with some of the region’s leading experts, covering a variety of disciplines and subject areas.

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Certificate of Merit Programs

The Arboretum offers the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate of Merit and the Blue Ridge Eco Gardener Certificate of Merit, providing students with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and develop their expertise.

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