Explore | Learn | Grow

Our adult education programs offer a diverse range of opportunities for both personal enjoyment and professional growth. Whether you’re interested in botanical arts, horticulture, gardening, cooking, nature and birding, photography, or garden design, we have classes and workshops to suit your interests. The Garden also hosts year-round wellness and fitness activities, including yoga, t’ai chi, and more, all designed to enhance your well-being. For those seeking professional development, we provide certificate programs and specialized training.

Become a Garden Member today and receive exclusive discounts on our programs and workshops.

You can browse, select and purchase classes directly from the calendar. To purchase, simply click on your desired class and you will be redirected to the ticketing page.

Walk & Talk

Join us as we explore the Garden and learn about the diversity of nature.

Live Well

Experience wellness programs at the Garden, featuring cooking, sound meditation, yoga, and t’ai chi.


Whether you’re a gardening novice or looking to deepen your expertise, our classes provide the essential skills you need to become a successful gardener.


The Garden offers programs in arts and crafts, drawing and painting and more!

All art class materials are included with attendance unless otherwise noted.


Let curiosity take root with our nature and wildlife programs.

Dig Deeper

Go beyond the basics for a deeper understanding.

The City of Norfolk Lifelong Learning initiative, guided by the 2018 Mayor’s Commission on Lifelong Learning, is the road map for innovation, resiliency, economic opportunity, and prosperity.

Still have questions?

Please visit our FAQ page or contact the Adult Education Manager at 441-5830 x338 or registrar@nbgs.org.