Saturday, June 18, 2016

Dallas Arboretum Offers Summer Classes For Adult Fun

photo c/o Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has many amazing programs to educate and entertain Dallas-area residents. Don't be fooled into thinking that the fun is all for kids! Well, maybe it is, but they offer great classes and exhibits for kids of all ages! The Arboretum has just announced its Summer 2016 Adult Programs, sponsored by Full Color Inc., featuring a variety of expert-led special interest classes for adults. This year's line-up includes horticulture, landscape and floral design, photography, art, tastings, day trips and more, all available for registration online at Classes are offered at various days and times in a range of formats and settings, including demonstrations and lectures, to hands-on in the garden. They begin at $30 for members, with costs for each class including parking and admission to the garden. Some classes also offer continuing professional education (CPE) credit, for which professionals should register for in advance online to earn. Those coming for Wednesday evening classes can also enjoy victuals from one of the food trucks on-site for Nature Nights, when the entire garden is kept open late. Upcoming classes are listed below and member pricing listed:

JULY 2016

July 7:              Bottle Cutting, 9 - 11am, $85
July 9:              Irrigation Insights, 9 - 11am, $30
July 13:            Handmade Kaleidoscope, 6 - 8pm, $70
                         Bundle Dyeing, 6 - 8pm, $70 
July 16:            Watercolor - Botanical Study, 9am - 1pm
                         For the Birds: Ceramic Birdbath Part 1, 9 - 11am, $72
July 20:            Chefs in Nature: Chef Sharon Van Meter, 6 - 7pm, $72
July 23:            For the Birds: Ceramic Birdbath Part 2, 9 - 11am, $72
                         Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, 9 - 11am, $30
July 27:            Wine Tasting with Times Ten Cellars, 6 - 7pm, $36
                         GNO - Powder Printed Fused Art Glass Coasters, 6 - 8pm, $99


August 3:         GNO - Pressed Flower Cards, 6 - 8pm, $45
                         Around the World Wine Tasting with Urban Vines, 6 - 7pm., $45
August 6:         Stroke of Genius - Watercolor, 9am - 3pm, $99
                         Straw Bale Gardening, 9 - 11am, $33
August 10:       GNO - Paint Party at the Garden, 6 - 8pm, $59
                         Wine Tasting with Times Ten Cellars, 6 - 7pm, $36
August 13:       Concrete Leaf Casting, 9 - 11am, $50 
                         SLR Photography Basics, 9am - 1pm, $65
August 17:       Chefs in Nature, 6 - 7pm, $72
August 20:       Fused Vitrograph Murrini Art Glass Bowls, 9 - 11am, $125
                         Only the Strong Survive: Trial Garden Tour, 9 - 11am, $33
August 24:       GNO - Spa Night in the Garden, 6 - 8pm, $99
                         Craft Beer Tasting with Oak Highland Brewery, 6 - 7pm, $36

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 $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit