Adult Programs

COVID-19 Update: Duke Gardens is closed until further notice.

This decision 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.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to joining you for Gardens 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 coronavirus.duke.edu.

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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.

January-March 2020 programs

 

Morning Walk for Adults at Duke Gardens | First Saturday most months, Feb. 8, March 7, 8:30-9:30 am

Free. Pre-registration suggested.

Walk on the Wild Side | First Thursday of each month (except January), 11 am-noon

Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5. Fee: $10; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

Piedmont Prairie Pocket Gardens | Saturdays, Jan. 18; March 14; May 2, 9:30 am-noon

Fee: $90; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

The Beneficial Garden – 4 sessions

This series introduces you to ideas, techniques and strategies to build a healthier landscape.

Each class meets twice, from 7-9 pm. Fee per session: $52; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

· Natures Impact | 2 Thursdays, Jan. 23 and 30, 7-9 pm.

· Soil and Water Work | 2 Thursdays, Feb. 6 and 13, 7-9 pm.

· Plant Choices for the Beneficial Garden | 2 Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27, 7-9 pm.

· Designing for Drought and Creating Shade | 2 Thursdays, March 12 and 19, 7-9 pm.

Plants of Distinction: Winter – 3 sessions

Fee per session: General public $10; discount of 20% for Gardens’ members.

· Winter Deciduous Tree Silhouettes | Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:30-4 pm.

· Harbingers of Spring | Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2:30-4 pm.

· An Evergreen Walk | Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2:30-4 pm.

How to Grow and Re-pot your Orchid for Beginners | Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:30 am-noon

Fee: General public $25; discount of 20% for Gardens’ or TOS members.

Landscape Plants for North Carolina Gardens: Winter – 3 sessions

Fee per session: General public $40; discount of 20% for Gardens’ members.

· Evergreen Trees | 2 Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 7-8:30 pm & Feb. 12, 3:30-5 pm.

· Evergreen Shrubs | 2 Wednesdays, Feb. 19, 7-8:30 pm and Feb. 26, 3:30-5 pm.

· Winter Flowering Plants | 2 Wednesdays, March 4, 7-8:30 pm and March 11, 3:30 5 pm.

Winter Tree Ramble | Saturday, Feb. 8, 3-5 pm

Fee: $10; free for Duke Gardens members.

How Plants Grow and Work | 4 Tuesdays, Feb. 25-March 17, 6-9 pm

Fee: General public $130; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

Grafting Japanese Maples | February 28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Fee: $65; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

Winter Garden Ramble | Saturday, March 21, 3-5 pm

Fee: $10; free for Duke Gardens members.

Houseplants 101 | Tuesday, March 24, 7-9 pm

Fee: General public $25; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

A Mindful Walk and Tea | Saturday, March 21, 10 am-noon

Fee: $30; discount of 20% for Gardens members.

 

Nature Adventures Camps information.

Children and Family Programs information.

Duke Gardens Tour information.

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