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Adult Programs

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Fall 2022 Program Registration

Click HERE to browse and register for fall 2022 programs.
Mushrooms, oaks, Japanese tea, techniques for noticing nature, landscape design basics—learn about all of these and more in Duke Gardens’ fall programs. From "Nature Babies" to "Botanizing on Occoneechee Mountain"—register now for engaging programs for all ages.
Looking for free programs? You’ll find a virtual film screening, the Harvest Festival, The Festival of Fabulous Mums and more on the list and below. 


A Festival of Fabulous Mums
Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 27-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Presented by the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society and Duke Gardens

Enjoy an explosion of color this fall during the Festival of Fabulous Mums at Duke Gardens. Show mums grown by members of the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society, including Duke Gardens staff, will create a dazzling floral display outdoors in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum.
Members of the chrysanthemum society will be on hand to highlight the 13 classes of mums and answer all your questions.

Free drop-in exhibit for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration necessary.  
Location: Throughout Duke Gardens. Learn about specific locations at the information desk.
Tours: fee-based walking tours available Oct. 27 & 28. Please see our fall programs page for information and to register.


The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World

Fee: Free with registration.
Format: virtual on your own schedule between Nov. 1 & 7
Location: the link to view the movie will be emailed to you. Upon connecting through the link, you will be asked for some basic information, including your name, email, and country of residence.

Online with Durham-based panelists and moderator Kavanah Anderson, director of learning and community engagement at Duke Gardens.

Join us for a discussion of efforts in Durham to address the challenges of climate, racism and social injustices. The panelists will give a brief outline of their work, followed by questions, commentary and dialogue between panelists and audience.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Fee: Free to all with registration.
Format: virtual presentation.
Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Click here to register!


More information

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.

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

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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.