Adult Education

Learning doesn’t stop when school is over. Norfolk Botanical Garden offers a variety of classes for adults who are still growing their minds. If you want to learn more about gardening – from basic how-to to more advanced garden design – we have a class for you. We also have programs for those who see the Garden as an inspiration for their creative side, with classes in floral design, cooking, art, crafts and more. If you want to use our 155 acres to get healthy, we have classes to get you started (or keep you going) in an active lifestyle. We also offer special programs that highlight our Garden or the general world of horticulture, from special lectures to trips.

For Adult Program Reservations:  Adult Education Programs are intended for an adult audience.  The minimum age requirement to register for an Adult Education Program is sixteen.  Children under the age of sixteen may occasionally be permitted to register along with a registered adult with prior authorization from the Lifelong Learning Program Manager and program instructor.  For inquiries regarding age requirements for specific Adult Education Programs, please contact the Education Registrar at 441-5830 x338 or registrar@nbgs.org

Click to download the NEW Spring GROW 2014 Course Catalog.

We are currently updating our website.  If you experience difficulty registering on-line, please call the Registrar to register by phone (757)441-5830 x338.

Layout 1For a full chronological listing of adult class offerings click here.

Grow Spring 2013You can search for classes by topic:
Art classes
Eco-Friendly programs
Floral Design programs
Food and Cooking classes
Gardening and horticulture classes
Guided Tours and travel programs
Music classes
Photography classes & workshops
Wellness classes for a Healthier You

 

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates for educational programming are available and make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Call our Registrar for more information. 757-441-5830 (ext.338)

Group Rates for Adult Classes

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Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Earn .1 CEU per class hour on adult education programs. Please inform our registrar prior to the end of class and CEU certificate will be provided.

Meet our Instructors

Learn more about the people who are teaching our classes.

Education Refund Policy

 All programs will be held rain or shine, unless notified otherwise.

-Cancellations 5 or more business days prior to the program start date: refund, less 20% processing fee (minimum $5).

-Cancellations 1-4 business days prior to the program start date: No Refund.

-Programs cancelled by the garden due to low enrollment or inclement weather conditions will be refunded in full.  In the case of cancellations due to inclement weather, every attempt will be made to contact all per-registered participants by phone or email.