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We offer many learning opportunities for adults and children, including home gardening workshops, nature walks, free Lunchbox Talks, and summer camps, just to name a few. We also offer certificate programs in Native Plant Studies, Botanical Art & Illustration, and Therapeutic Horticulture. Offerings range from one-hour lectures, to short classes, to longer, multi-day courses and certificate programs. We have something for everyone!
Youth & Family Programs
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Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture begins in August
Starting in mid-August, we will offer a six-week, online Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture class in partnership with NC State Extension Gardener. The Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture course is the first in an intended series of online courses that teach the theory, practice, and profession of therapeutic horticulture. Students will gain an overview of historical uses…
Upcoming Wildflower Excursions
We are excited to announce an expanding partnership with the Friends of Plant Conservation (FoPC). Through education, resource development, and advocacy, FoPC supports the NC Plants Conservation Program to preserve rare plants in unique habitats throughout North Carolina. This expanding partnership has made possible several Excursions and Lunchbox Talks that highlight some our state’s rarest…
Sims Lecture: 50 Years of Wildflower Conservation
Join us for our annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture, as Julie Moore, botanist and endangered species biologist, takes us on a virtual journey through the past 50 years of wildflower conservation in North Carolina. She will share her firsthand experience with the Garden’s early role, and how the Garden and numerous other organizations…
Nature Explorers Summer Camp
Does your child love being outside and exploring nature? Are you looking for an exciting and enriching summer camp that features discovery-based learning, small group sizes (camper to staff ratio of 4:1), experienced educators, and loads of fun? Nature Explorers Summer Camp is for you!