Adult Classes

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is pleased to partner with BRIT and the Fort Worth Nature Center on a new educational outreach program – TERM (Techniques for Ecological Research and Management). TERM provides participants with hands-on experience in the fields of plant and wildlife science through carefully designed field explorations, workshops, and classes. For more information or to register for TERM classes, please visit: http://brit.org/events/term

 

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Begonias

Learn the secrets of our Nationally Accredited Begonia Collection. The Begonia Society has developed three classes that will take you behind the scenes and teach you all you need to know about begonias. Many skills acquired in these classes can be applied to other plants, allowing you to grow your own collection without emptying your wallet. 

All Money raised from these classes will benefit the Begonia Society and their continuing conservation of the Begonia Collection inducing but not limited to: supplies, materials and the dream of a new greenhouse.

 Propagating and Growing Rhizomatous Begonias

February 18th,  1:00-2:00 pm

Learn how to create new begonias from just a leaf! This class goes over propagation rhizomatous begonias from stem and leaf cuttings.

In this class you will learn:

  • Propagating rhizomatous begonias
  • The proper materials and techniques used for propagation. 

This class includes supplies and 3 pots of cuttings (Valued at $25)

Space is limited.

Begonia Terrariums 

March 11th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Build your own terrarium! 

In this class you will learn:

  • How to create a terrariums.
  • How to care for terrariums.

Class includes supplies for terrarium, and a terrarium for you to take home (Valued at $25) 

Space is limited.

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Propagating and Growing Cane Begonias

April 22nd, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Learn how to divide a large can begonia into several smaller ones. These propagation techniques apply to many tropical and landscape plants saving you money! 

In this class you will learn:

  • Steps for propagating cane begonias
  • The proper materials and techniques used for propagation.

This is a hands-on class. Price includes supplies and 3 pots of cuttings (Valued at $25).

Space is limited.

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Refunds all but cost of supplies, no refunds 1 week prior to class. Class can be transferred to another person.

Registration can also be over the phone or by email please call 817-392-5548.

 

TCU Extended Education

In partnership with Texas Christian University the Fort Worth Botanic Garden offers adult classes. For more information or to register for classes please visit TCU website. 

Creating Curb Appeal: Landscaping for Home Sellers

Dates: 2/15/2017 - 2/15/2017, Day/Time: W from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1, Instructor: Brad Sandy, Code: 17SBG62

Fee: $45.00

Have you ever wondered why one house sells faster than another? Often it is curb appeal.  A realtor survey of buyers said 60% of all home are sold as people stand at the front door.  We'll show you how to transform your yard into what people want in a modern landscape while you enjoy your yard now. Have fun in your yard, make a wise investment in the landscape, because it will pay off when you sell your home. This course is not eligible for discounts.


 

Indoor Worm Composting

Dates: 3/7/2017 - 3/7/2017, Day/Time: Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sessions: 1, Instructor: Gail Manning, Code: 17SBG111

Fee: $45.00

Want to repurpose your kitchen scraps? Feed them to worms and get rich compost to add to your flower pots, yard, or garden! Learn how to adapt a plastic storage bin into a vermicomposter to keep under your sink, mudroom, or classroom. Participants will learn all about worm composting and get a starter supply of worms. Bring a 30-quart opaque container (or smaller not less than one gallon) with a lid to get started right away. Teachers receive CPE credit. This course is not eligible for discounts.


 

Hatha Yoga: Introduction

Dates: 1/18/2017 - 5/31/2017, Day/Time: W from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM; no class 3/15

Sessions: 19, Instructor: Rebecca Estes, Code: 17SBG15

Fee: $237.00

Students will learn relaxation, complete breathing, and proper body alignment while developing strength and flexibility through basic yoga postures. The class is suitable for newcomers to yoga as well as offering a challenge to people who already practice yoga. Please bring your own mat to class and wear clothing that allows freedom of movement. This course takes place at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.


 

T'ai Chi in the Japanese Garden

Dates: 3/29/2017 - 5/17/2017, Day/Time: W from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sessions: 8, Instructor: Dennis Beck, Code: 17SBG02B

Fee: $111.00

Learn to reduce stress and increase your energy while surrounded by the serene beauty of the Botanic Garden's Japanese Garden. Students will learn a short Yang style T'ai Chi form, Eight Pieces of Brocade Chi Kung, Golden Ball Chi Kung, and other aspects of this ancient Chinese art. Wear loose comfortable clothing and supportive shoes with flat soles.


Qigong in the Japanese Garden

Dates: 3/21/2017 - 4/25/2017, Day/Time: Tu from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sessions: 6, Instructor: Pat Dorraj, Code: 17SBG108B

Fee: $88.00

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice for healing and transformation and is best done outdoors. The exercises are powerful, yet gentle and easy to accomplish. We will practice several styles and forms of Qigong. The benefits are increased energy; greater calmness and self-awareness; balanced hormones; improved strength, stamina, and balance; less joint pain and stiffness; enhanced immunity; better mental functioning; and integration of spiritual and internal energies. Wear comfortable clothing and flat, cushioned shoes to class. Bring water and a mat for sitting on the floor.


 

Front Porch Citrus

Dates: 5/20/2017 - 5/20/2017, Day/Time: Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N

Sessions: 1, Instructor: Rob Bauereisen, Code: 17SBG08

Fee: $50.00

Plant your own citrus grove right here in North Texas! Homegrown fresh key lime pie, orange marmalade, and ice cold lemonade are just a growing season away.  This course will teach you how to grow potted citrus on the front porch or the back patio.  If your yard has some sun and just a little bit of room, you can grow these attractive and useful plants.  This class takes place at the instructor's home in Fort Worth.  All tools and materials are provided. This course is not eligible for discounts.

Landscaping with Native Plants

Dates: 2/21/2017 - 2/21/2017, Day/Time: Tu from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sessions: 1, Instructor: Steve Huddleston, Code: 17SBG50

Fee: $45.00

When the rain doesn't fall naturally and water restrictions are in place, it makes sense to landscape with plants that are native to North Central Texas. These plants tolerate our soils and climatic conditions, and once established, require little maintenance. You can have a gorgeous, color-filled landscape with native plants, and your landscape will have a greater "sense of place" by using such plants. Learn what other residents of North Central Texas have done to create such landscapes. This course is not eligible for discounts.


 

Plant Combinations

Dates: 4/4/2017 - 4/4/2017, Day/Time: Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1, Instructor: Steve Huddleston, Code: 17SBG109

Fee: $45.00

Learn how to combine annuals, perennials, shrubs, and tropical plants in beds and containers to achieve stunning results in your landscape. This course features working with both cool and warm season plants to create year-round color combinations. After the class, we will view some of the plant combinations in beds and containers around the Botanic Garden. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This course is not eligible for discounts.


 

Champagne in The Japanese Garden

Dates: 4/18/2017 - 4/18/2017, Day/Time: Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1, Instructor: Richard King, Code: 17SBG22

Fee: $60.00

Enjoy a Sparkling Wine evening in the beautiful Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  You will learn how sparkling wines are produced and sample five from different areas of the world including Champagne, France. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne. You must be 21 to register for this course. This course is not eligible for discounts.


 

T'ai Chi in The Japanese Garden

Dates: 3/25/2017 - 5/20/2017, Day/Time: Sa from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM; no class 4/15

Sessions: 8, Instructor: Steven Blostein, Code: 17SBG02A

Fee: $111.00

Learn to reduce stress and increase your energy while surrounded by the serene beauty of the Botanic Garden's Japanese Garden. Students will learn a short Yang style T'ai Chi form, Eight Pieces of Brocade Chi Kung, Golden Ball Chi Kung, and other aspects of this ancient Chinese art. Wear loose comfortable clothing and supportive shoes with flat soles.

 


T'ai Chi in the Japanese Garden

Dates: 4/10/2017 - 5/29/2017, Day/Time: M from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 8, Instructor: Justin Harris, Code: 17SBG02C

Fee: $111.00

Learn to reduce stress and increase your energy while surrounded by the serene beauty of the Botanic Garden's Japanese Garden. Students will learn a short Yang style T'ai Chi form, Eight Pieces of Brocade Chi Kung, Golden Ball Chi Kung, and other aspects of this ancient Chinese art. Wear loose comfortable clothing and supportive shoes with flat soles.


Qigong in the Japanese Garden

Dates: 3/22/2017 - 4/26/2017, Day/Time: W from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 6, Instructor: Pat Dorraj, Code: 17SBG108A

Fee: $88.00

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice for healing and transformation and is best done outdoors. The exercises are powerful, yet gentle and easy to accomplish. We will practice several styles and forms of Qigong. The benefits are increased energy; greater calmness and self-awareness; balanced hormones; improved strength, stamina, and balance; less joint pain and stiffness; enhanced immunity; better mental functioning; and integration of spiritual and internal energies. Wear comfortable clothing and flat, cushioned shoes to class. Bring water and a mat for sitting on the floor.