Take a class!

We offer many learning opportunities for adults and children, including home gardening workshops, nature walks, 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!

Are you a lifelong learner?

Adult Programs

We offer many learning opportunities for adults, including home gardening workshops, botanical art classes, nature walks, and free Lunchbox Talks, just to name a few! We also offer certificate programs in Native Plant Studies, Botanical Art & Illustration, and Therapeutic Horticulture.
Come get your prescription filled for Nature Deficit Disorder

Youth & Family Programs

The Botanical Garden is a wonderful place for families and children. From storytime and explorations for pre-schoolers to after-school nature clubs, there is plenty to do.
Field trips are fun!

School Field Trips

The North Carolina Botanical Garden offers a variety of hands-on, age-appropriate field trip programs for school groups. Guided programs are designed to connect students to plants and natural science through positive outdoor learning experiences.
Catch Up on What You Missed


Explore recordings from some of our recent virtual programs, including Lunchbox Talks and our 2020 Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture with Ira Wallace.

Education News

Darwin Day Lectures

  Born on February 12, 1809, the same day as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin was one of the most influential scientists of all time. Darwin’s theory of natural selection and…

Upcoming symposium honors the African American legacy in horticulture

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is proud to partner with the Durham County Library, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, NC A&T, and other local organizations for The African American Legacy in…

October 22: NatureFest – for Families!

Join us on Sunday, October 22 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for NatureFest, a family-friendly celebration of our native plants and animals! From carnivorous plants to live animal encounters, native bees to…

"It was an excellent program overall and beautiful way for children to get acquainted or reacquainted with nature"

Camp Flytrap

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? Camp Flytrap is for you!

Group Tours

Experience the beauty of our unique native plant gardens and learn what makes the NCBG one of the premier conservation gardens in the U.S. by scheduling a private guided tour for your adult or senior group.