Currently the Garden's field trip program is on hiatus. The Garden is committed to offering quality education programs for schools and teachers, please stay tuned for new ways to bring the Garden into your classroom. Self-Guided field trips for educational groups are still available on a limited basis.
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Welcome
Take learning into your own hands and enjoy specialized one-time classes at Desert Botanical Garden. Explore hands-on and instructional workshops that will invigorate your passions for the environment, food, wellness and more!
Gain skills and confidence to get the job done in all aspects of desert landscaping, plus earn a credential after you successfully complete all the certificate programs.
Families engage in hands-on, nature-based experiences in a fun and safe environment, and teachers can participate in professional development opportunities.
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS CATEGORIES
 
Landscape and Gardening
Whether you are new to gardening or want to increase your knowledge, these classes give you the necessary skills to become a successful low-desert gardener. Learn more about vegetable gardening, desert plants, container gardening, sustainable practices and landscape design.

Mediterranean Gardens
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Monday | August 22
6-8 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Learn how to create a Mediterranean style garden with desert-adapted plants, trees and herbs. Discover how to integrate essential design elements including water features, fireplaces, outdoor lighting, pergolas, walkway materials, wall treatments, dining areas and planting design. Whether you are starting with a blank slate for a new home, or redoing your current yard, this class will help add a villa vibe to all outdoor living spaces. Instructed by landscape designer Marie White.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.
Session Summer II 2022: Monday, August 22, 2022 6:00PM - 8:00PM WAIT LIST

Outdoor Living Rooms
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Monday | August 29
6-8 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Extend your living space into the great outdoors! Learn how to create “outdoor rooms” for personal relaxation retreats, multi-use spaces for entertaining or family fun centers. Creative approaches include desert-adapted plants, structural elements and local case studies. Bring your wish list of outdoor activities to get additional ideas. Instructed by landscape designer Marie White.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.
Session Summer II 2022: Monday, August 29, 2022 6:00PM - 8:00PM (3 AVAIL)

Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Design
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Monday | September 12
6-8 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Learn how to add a mid-century modern or contemporary flare to your home’s landscape with desert and desert-adapted plantings, geometric hardscape elements and unique lighting ideas to bring a modern vibe to your outdoor spaces. We’ll also look at some examples from a local neighborhood of Haver homes. Bring a photo or sketch of your yard for some quick ideas and one-on-one advice. Instructed by landscape designer Marie White.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.
Session Summer II 2022: Monday, September 12, 2022 6:00PM - 8:00PM WAIT LIST

Beautiful Lavender for Health & Beauty
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Sunday | September 18
10 a.m.-noon
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Did you know the use of lavender has been documented for over 2,500 years? The fresh, clean scent has attracted cultures around the world and applied in cosmetics and skin care products from perfumes, soaps and cooking oils. Not only does lavender smell good, but also improves your circulation, attracts pollinators to your yard and helps you sleep. Learn how to grow a new plant from cuttings, air-dry flowers for year round use, and create DIY body care products that can be used for hair, skin and body care. Each participant will receive “Beautiful Lavender Workbook” that shares tips, recipes and herbal craft ideas. Instructed by natural beauty expert and author Janice Cox.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.
Session Summer II 2022: Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:00AM - 12:00PM (1 AVAIL)

Plant Spa: Container Herb Garden
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Monday | September 19
6-8 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


It’s scientifically proven that people who spend time growing and caring for plants are happier, healthier and less stressed. Learn how to care for new plants, air dry herbs and flowers for year-round use and create your own DIY hair, skin and body care products. Don’t miss the chance to plant a “Healthy Herb Container” to take home. Instructed by natural beauty expert and author Janice Cox.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.
Session Summer II 2022: Monday, September 19, 2022 6:00PM - 8:00PM (5 AVAIL)


CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors.
REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program.
AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend education programs with an adult and both must pay fees. Those 15 and older may attend without an adult.
 
Cooking and Wellness
Join the Garden's demonstration classes to explore new cuisines, cooking techniques or sharpen your culinary skills. From beginner cooking 101 classes to baking and international cuisine, experience truly unique culinary offerings with family and friends. The Garden also offers wellness programs including sound meditation, yoga and more. Classes are small and suitable for all skill levels.

All cooking classes are demonstration only, and participants can enjoy a bountiful taste of each recipe shared by our chefs.

Use Your Voice: Vibrational Healing
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Wednesdays | July 13, 20, 27 | August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | September 21
6-7:30 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Join Joya Sosnowski, MMT and certified sound healer in this sonic sound massage that will leave you rested and calm. In this class, listen and use the power of your own voice to experience the vibrations of sound from the outside in and the inside out. Allow the sounds of crystal bowls, chimes, drums, gongs and other healing instruments to wash over you to relax the mind and nervous system. Yoga mats are not provided, please bring your own.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.

Summer Sol Yoga
Regular Price: $27.00
Member Price: $20.00
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Thursdays | July 14, 21, 28 | August 4, 18, 25 | September 8, 15, 22
6-7:30 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Yoga is one of the oldest techniques that focuses on the body, mind and spirit connection to enhance health and wellbeing. You will be guided as you expand your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the cool evening hours. All levels welcome. Yoga mats are not provided, please bring your own. Instructed by De la Sol Yoga.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Fridays | July 15, August 19, September 16
6-8 p.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method largely based on medical and psychological research for addressing chronic pain, anxiety, depression and general stress reduction. Learn how to incorporate key aspects of mindfulness, presence, self-awareness to improve stress response in this modified introductory course. MBSR is a nonsectarian, scientifically researched approach that is in harmony with any faith-based tradition. Instructed by wellness practitioner Ebony McClellan Medina.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.

Sonoran Sound Meditation
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Saturdays | July 16, 23, 30 | August 6, 13, 20, 27 | September 10, 17
10-11:30 a.m.
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Take a deep breath and let the powerful sounds of singing bowls, gongs and other instruments take you on a journey of relaxation and meditation. Participants will be seated or laying down for entirety of the class. All levels welcome. Yoga mats are not provided, please bring your own. Instructed by experienced sound practitioners.

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.

Sugar Detox: Tips and Tricks
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Saturday | August 6
10 a.m.-noon
Desert Botanical Garden- Indoors


Do you have intense cravings for sugary foods like soda, cookies or ice cream? Learn how to break free of those pesky sugar cravings and other empty calories. Join chef and nutritionist Teresa Hansen as she demonstrates the science behind cravings and shares her Top 10 list of foods you may be consuming with hidden sugars. Discover sugar hack recipes that will help cut those cravings while still satisfying that sweet tooth and nourishing your body with guilt-free and nutrient-rich foods. Recipes include substitutions for high sugar beverages, cookies, ice cream and more!

For information on the Garden's Student Safety Protocols, please click here.
Session Summer II 2022: Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00AM - 12:00PM CLOSED


CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors.
REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program.
AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend education programs with an adult and both must pay fees. Those 15 and older may attend without an adult.