Adult Classes

Instructor leading an Adult Education class at the Botanical Gardens

2021 Education Classes for Adults

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers many helpful and informative classes designed to deepen your relationship to the region’s flora and fauna and to help you successfully landscape with natives. We enjoy relationships with many of the region’s naturalist experts. Thanks to their generosity, we can offer our community an in-depth and affordable look at one of the world’s most unique and diverse native habitats.

REGISTRATION

Welcome to our 2021 class schedule! We currently have a very limited number of classes due to Covid-19.  We hope to add more classes later this year, so please check back with us.  If you would like to receive emails with information on our upcoming classes please sign up here.

Please click on the arrows to reveal each class description.  PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT are required for all classes.  Please note that most classes have a maximum capacity and some classes fill up quickly.  To register and pay, please call (828) 252-5190.

Eastern Screech-Owl

APRIL 2021

Spring Bird Walk

with Dr. Andrew Laughlin

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 8:30-10:00 am

MEET AT VISITOR CENTER (Outdoor Class)

 

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an easy, early morning bird walk in the Gardens led by Dr. Andrew Laughlin, longtime birder and UNCA assistant professor and researcher. As we look for, listen to and enjoy the birds, we’ll learn to recognize their songs and calls. Field guides helpful but not required. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for rain or shine.

 

BIO: Dr. Andrew Laughlin is an assistant professor in the Environmental Studies department at UNC Asheville where he teaches General Ecology, Avian Ecology & Conservation, and Wildlife Ecology & Management. His interest in birds was sparked 20 years ago in Portland, OR, where he saw his first Great Blue Heron rookery at a wildlife reserve just south of the city center. His current research includes a re-survey of the bird communities of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, studying the effects of climate change and Eastern Hemlock decline on bird distribution and abundance in the Park.

 

Participants must pre-register and pre-pay for classes: 828-252-5190.

Cost for the workshop is $15 for BGA members, $20 for non-members.

Limit 12

Masks Required

2021 Spring Plant Sale - Online Ordering Begins

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 9:00 am

Our interesting selection of native plants will be sold online beginning on Thursday April 15 at 9:00 am.  All plants ordered online will be scheduled for curbside pick up at the Botanical Gardens on Friday April 30, noon to 6 pm  & Saturday, May 1, 9 am to 3 pm.

 

Click here to Shop for Native Plants

2021 Spring Plant Sale

CURBSIDE PLANT PICKUP

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, NOON - 6:00 pm & SATURDAY, MAY 1, 9 am - 3 pm

Our interesting selection of native plants will be sold online beginning on Thursday April 15 at 9:00 am.  All plants ordered online will be scheduled for curbside pick up at the Botanical Gardens on Friday April 30, noon to 6 pm  & Saturday, May 1, 9 am to 3 pm.

 

Click here to Shop for Native Plants

MAY 2021

2021 Spring Plant Sale

CURBSIDE PLANT PICKUP

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, NOON - 6:00 pm & SATURDAY, MAY 1, 9 am - 3 pm

Our interesting selection of native plants will be sold online beginning on Thursday April 15 at 9:00 am.  All plants ordered online will be scheduled for curbside pick up at the Botanical Gardens on Friday April 30, noon to 6 pm  & Saturday, May 1, 9 am to 3 pm.

 

Click here to Shop for Native Plants

JUNE 2021

No Classes Scheduled

White Pine Cone

JULY 2021

No Classes Scheduled

An adult education class

AUGUST 2021

No Classes Scheduled

Fall plant sale

SEPTEMBER 2021

Fall Plant & Rummage Sale

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We hope to return to our in person plant & rummage sale this fall.  We are watching public health guidelines and a decision on this will be made later this summer.  If necessary the sale will be held online with plant pickup at the Gardens.

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