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The Dallas Arboretum offers a plethora of adult education programs ranging from landscaping classes to jewelry making courses. Day or night, there are programs for everyone. Members receive a 10% discount on classes. Programs fill quickly, so register today by visiting online calling 214-515-6540. For general inquiries, email


A few highlighted programs:


An Afternoon with The Drunken Botanist: Saturday, February 22

Lecture: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Tickets: $40, $36 for members) -- Lecture includes a cocktail sample, thanks to Hendrick's Gin.

Book signing: After the lecture

Workshop: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Mark your calendar for February 22 when Amy Stewart, author of The New York Times best-seller The Drunken Botanist, explains the array of plants that humans have distilled, fermented, infused and imbibed. Her entertaining lecture celebrates history and lore of the trees, flowers and fruits that have brought many fine cocktails to life. She discusses some of the unusual and surprisingly common plants that have produced the world’s greatest spirits and shares some of the most delicious ways to consume them. A book signing takes place after the lecture. Space is limited.


Savor Dallas at the Arboretum: March 20

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Tickets: $65, $59 for members)

Last year’s event sold out, so be sure to purchase tickets today. Savor Dallas and the Arboretum invite guests to delight in the breathtaking beauty of spring by strolling through the garden sampling premium wines, beers and spirits. There are also delectable food samplings from some of Dallas’ finest kitchens. Each guest receives a crystal tasting glass as a memento of this wonderful evening in the garden. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Arboretum’s Education Department.


Additional adult programs include:



2/15   Greener Grass

2/15   Curb Appeal

2/15   Using Harvested Rain Water

2/15   Power of Perennials

2/22   An Afternoon with the Drunken Botanist



3/1     Landscape Design Presentation

3/1     Farming 101- From Seed to Soil

3/1     Landscape Design Consultation

3/1     Tons of Tomatoes

3/8     The Spring Garden

3/8     Mosaic Stepping Stones

3/8     English Gardening   

3/8     Good to the Last Drop                      

3/11   On the Prowl

3/11   Glass Jewelry in the Garden: Earrings and Pendent

3/11   For the Birds Ceramic Birdbath                             

3/15   Drought Tolerant Design

3/15   Butterflies & Plants

3/15   Plant This NOT That!

3/15   Spring Garden Ornaments

3/18   SLR Photography Basics

3/18   Fused Glass- Pair of Art Glass Plates

3/20   Savor the Arboretum

3/22   Paper Collage

3/22   Artist Books from the Garden

3/22   Having it All!

3/29   Gelli Printing

3/29   Graphite & Botanicals

3/29   Texas Tough Plants



4/3-6  Photographing Texas Wildflowers – SOLD OUT

4/5     Fairy Gardening

4/5     Farming 101-Food Preservation

4/5     Shady Characters

4/8     Vase/Candle Holder

4/8    Good to Last Drop!

4/10   Times Ten Wine Tasting

4/12   To Dye For - Shibori Fabric Dying

4/12   Art Deco of Mesh

4/12   Sustainable Rose Gardening

4/12   Phone-tography

4/17   Times Ten Wine Tasting



5/1     Times Ten Wine Tasting

5/3     Hummingbirds

5/3     Farming 101-Greenhouse Production

5/3     Xeriscape Plants

5/8     Times Ten Wine Tasting

5/10  Concrete Leaf Casting

5/10  Petite Fleurs – Mosaic Flowers

5/10   Jam Making

5/17  Soft Block Carving – Inspired by my garden

5/17  Concrete Leaf Casting

5/17  Mixed Media- Inspirations, Dreams and Gardens

5/17   Cacti & Succulents for the Landscape

5/31   Creative Containers: Shade

5/31   Designing a Xeriscaped Landscape

5/31  Anthotype & Lumen Prints



6/7     Farming 101-Urban Farm Animals

6/7     Felted Soap

6/7     Birds on the Water

6/7     Cyanotype

6/14   Creative Containers: Sun

6/14   Painting Flowers and Landscapes           in Watercolor

6/14   Birds on the Water

6/14   Bottle Cutting

6/21   Painting Flowers in Oils

6/21   Leather Field Guides

6/21   Painting From Your Heart & Soul

6/28   Plant a Living Picture - Vertical Succulent Garden


About the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under.  There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $10.  The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.   

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