Adult Programs at Powell Gardens
At Powell Gardens, we believe developing an appreciation for plants is a lifelong process. We invite you to attend one of our adult programs to deepen your affection for the natural world, learn a new skill, or enjoy a unique activity with a friend. Weekend, evening, and weekday classes and programs are offered year-round. Check our calendar for the latest listings.
Programs fill up quickly. Make sure to register early to reserve your space. Once registered, you will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email. Class updates and links will be sent to the email address used to register.
Types of Adult Programming
Powell Gardens offers a variety of classes throughout the year. (See descriptions below.) Click each class type to see current offerings in that category.
Gardening 101 classes are great for all gardeners interested in establishing new or improving existing gardens. Powell Gardens’ staff will share their expertise, take questions, and give a tour.
Lunchtime Lectures provide deep-dives into plant and horticulture topics, presented by industry experts.
Work & Learn
These programs allow participants to roll up their sleeves for a hands-on lesson in the Gardens with horticulture staff. Participants will go home with a new skill and occasionally a cutting or treat.
Garden to Glass
Everything we drink comes from a plant! Garden to Glass classes are taught by rotating experts and include two drinks attendees make themselves, a short explanation of how the featured drink is made and its history, and a goodie bag featuring a Powell Gardens branded glass, ingredients for a future drink, or other fun items. Look for Garden to Glass classes once or twice a month.
Explore Garden to Glasses here.
Horticulture Happy Hour
In these laid back hourlong classes, attendees will see a horticulture demonstration or presentation, then enjoy a tour of Powell Gardens’ garden spaces as related to the subject matter. Attendees are served beer and wine and may receive a take home item like a bulb, cutting, or tool. Horticulture Happy Hours will be held on the second Saturday of the month, when the Gardens are open extended evening hours.