Adult Programs

COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens is closed through the end of 2020. We do not yet have a reopening date.

See our exciting fall 2020 schedule of online adult programs in this PDF & register here.

Please see our latest at-home learning activities, classes and links here.

Duke Gardens' temporary closure is in keeping with Duke University’s policies aiming to minimize health and safety risks to the Duke community and beyond, and to encourage social distancing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This closure includes all indoor and outdoor areas. When we have a reopening date, we will post it here and in social media in advance of the date.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to joining you for Duke Gardens on site education and discovery programs again in the future.

All information is subject to change on short notice. See more updates and advisories from Duke University at

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Thank you!





Explore the natural world at Duke Gardens in classes, lectures, workshops and free programs. We cover a wide range of topics including horticulture and home gardening to natural history, vegetable gardening, mindfulness and nature crafts.

Nature Adventures Camps information.

Children and Family Programs information.

Duke Gardens Tour information.

Learn more about membership and join here to receive education program discounts, free admission to select programs and event, & more.

Want to bring your student group to Duke Gardens in the future? Please see our School and Group Programs and Academic Programs pages.