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Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages! Desert Botanical Garden offers a wide range of classes, with registrations taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. Confirmation of your enrollment will be sent to you via email after you have completed registration. View Adult Education Cancellation and Refund Policies.

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March 3, 2015

Photography and Art

Moonscape Photography - March

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product Moonscape Photography 3/3/15
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For amateur photographers who want to develop their nighttime photography skills through hands-on guidance and personal instruction on the Garden trails. For digital or film SLR cameras with a tripod only.
March 3, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Aravaipa Canyon Field Trip - Spring

Escape the city at the renowned and mysterious Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Come with us into the heart of this unique region as we hike along the Aravaipa Creek.
March 4, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - Mar. 4

General $18.00
Member $14.00
Product Sundown Yoga 3/4/15
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You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon.
March 6, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony - March 6

General $70.00
Member $56.00
Product Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony 3/6/15
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$70.00
 
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Escape to the Far East for this unique opportunity to visit the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden for a specially arranged private garden tour and tea ceremony.
March 6, 2015

Photography and Art

Nature Journaling

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product Nature Journaling 3/6/15
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$56.00
 
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Gold Canyon author Kathleen O’Dwyer leads exercises to encourage your connection to nature and creativity. You will find a place to write undisturbed about the beauty of nature in the world around you.
March 6, 2015 - March 13, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

General $75.00
Member $60.00
Product Vegetable Gardening for Beginners 3/6/15
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$75.00
 
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If you are new to vegetable gardening in the Phoenix area and unsure where to begin, let us help. Harvest all year long by following 10 basic steps.
March 7, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Cooking with Desert Plants

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Cooking with Desert Plants 3/7/15
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$62.00
 
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Discover some unique and unexpected ways to add desert plants, including the seemingly inedible cactus, to your dishes.
March 7, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Lower Salt River Sunrise Float Trip - March

General $236.00
Member $189.00
Product Lower Salt River Sunrise Float Trip 3/7/15
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$236.00
 
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Experience a desert sunrise and view wildlife attracted to this oasis against the backdrop of the rugged desert, while learning about the cultural and natural history of a rare ecosystem.
March 8, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Pruning Trees and Shrubs - March

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Pruning Trees and Shrubs 3/8/15
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$44.00
 
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Discover the basics of pruning to keep your plants healthy, functional and looking great, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, and how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes.
March 8, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Plants for Spring Color

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Plants for Spring Color 3/8/15
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$44.00
 
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Learn which plants provide sensational spring color in Sonoran gardens. Leave with a knowledge of basic color theory and a list of plants for your garden.
March 9, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Photography and Art

Watercolor Studio Package Deal

General $160.00
Member $128.00
Product Watercolor Studio Package Spring 2015
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$160.00
 
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Purchase Watercolor Techniques and Desert in Watercolor as a package by March 2 and receive an exclusive 20% discount!
March 10, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Sunrise Tai Chi - Package Deal

General $98.00
Member $78.00
Product Sunrise Tai Chi Package Spring 2015
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$98.00
 
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What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan. All levels welcome.
March 11, 2015

Photography and Art

Watercolor Necklace

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Watercolor Necklace 3/11/15
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$44.00
 
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Using a few simple watercolor texture tricks and a masking tape transfer, you will create a one-of-a- kind piece of jewelry.
March 11, 2015

Children and Family Education

Spring Break Drop-off Class: Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

General $60.00
Member $50.00
Product Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud - Spring 2015
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$60.00
 
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Squish and squelch into the world of mud, dirt and soil in this full immersion camp! For ages 6 - 9.
March 12, 2015 - March 19, 2015

Photography and Art

Owl Planter

General $124.00
Member $99.00
Product Owl Planter 3/12/15
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$124.00
 
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Create a whimsical owl planter based on your imagination and creativity.Glazing process occurs over multiple days.
March 14, 2015

Photography and Art

iPhone and iPad Photography - March

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product iPhone and iPad Photography 3/14/15
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$56.00
 
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Learn how to stabilize, hold and shoot using your iPhone or iPad and get recommendations for great apps. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails.
March 14, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Cooking 101: Pasta

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Cooking 101: Pasta 3/14/15
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Learn how to keep carbs under control and how to make easy and nutritious pasta meals. We also sample a pasta appetizer, two classic pasta dishes, a cold pasta salad and pasta's mostly ignored close cousin—gnocchi.
March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Photography and Art

Painting in Oils and Pastels en Plein Air

General $94.00
Member $75.00
Product Painting in Oils and Pastels en Plein Air 3/14/15
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$94.00
 
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Many French Impressionists captured landscapes by immersing themselves in nature as they painted—en plein air. Students learn important composition concepts as they paint outside in the Garden.
March 15, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Vegetable Container Gardening

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Vegetable Container Gardening 3/15/15
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$38.00
 
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Learn how to grow vegetables and produce in containers, from selecting the right pot and location to proper watering and maintenance.
March 15, 2015

Photography and Art

Hummingbird Photography

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
March 15, 2015

Photography and Art

Glass Bead Garden Sparkler

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
March 15, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

STARLAB

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product STARLAB 3/15/15
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Spend a celestial evening in the Garden as we explore the night sky using the STARLAB Portable Planetarium from ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. Learn about constellations and what stars mean to us.
March 17, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Caves of Arizona

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Caves of Arizona 3/17/15
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$32.00
 
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Learn about the geology and formation of Arizona's caves and features such as stalactites, stalagmites are formed. We also cover how caves are surveyed and maps made.
March 18, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Sparrows

General $94.00
Member $75.00
Product Sparrows 3/18/15
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Spend an evening in the classroom learning about sparrows, then take a morning field trip to a local birding destination.
March 18, 2015 - April 29, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Sundown Yoga - Package Deal

General $98.00
Member $78.00
Product Sundown Yoga Package Spring 2015
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$98.00
 
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You will be quietly guided as you expand your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome.
March 19, 2015

Photography and Art

Hummingbird Mosaic

General $150.00
Member $120.00
Product Hummingbird Mosaic 3/19/15
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$150.00
 
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Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
March 21, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Vulture Gold Mine Tour

Explore the fascinating history of the Vulture Gold Mine on a two-hour guided walking tour. Then enjoy lunch at Wickenburg's famous Rancho de los Caballeros resort.
March 24, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Photography and Art

Capturing Wildflowers Package Deal

This package is SOLD OUT. Please look for individual programs still available after March 3.
March 26, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

All Things Lavender

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product All Things Lavender 3/26/15
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Learn the history of lavender and how to plant, harvest, store and use this amazing herb.
March 27, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony - March 27

General $70.00
Member $56.00
Product Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony 3/27/15
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Escape to the Far East for this unique opportunity to visit the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden for a specially arranged private garden tour and tea ceremony.
March 28, 2015

Children and Family Education

Family Class: Let’s Plant a Song

General $20.00
Member $16.00
Product Let's Plant a Song 3/28/15
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$20.00
 
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Sing, dance, wiggle and play with music educator Cynthia Elek in this fun and interactive class that connects music with nature. This class is designed for families with children ages four to 13, although children 17 and under are welcome.
March 28, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Hummingbirds

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Hummingbirds 3/28/15
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Few birds can so entrance us with their beauty and their abilities as hummingbirds. Learn how they are able to fly in such miraculous ways and what produces their color, then go into the Garden to observe hummingbirds.
March 28, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Desert Tortoise

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Desert Tortoise 3/28/15
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Learn about the life history of the fascinating Sonoran Desert tortoises, relicts of an epoch when this area was a tropical deciduous forest.
March 29, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Herb Propagation

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Herb Propagation 3/29/15
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Learn to start and grow herbs in your garden, whether from cuttings or seed.
March 29, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Marvelous Main Course Salads with Herbs

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
March 30, 2015 - April 27, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Home Landscape Design Series Package

General $135.00
Member $108.00
Product Home Landscape Design Basics Package 3/30/15
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$135.00
 
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Purchase by March 2 Home Landscape Design Basics I and II as a package and save 10%! We guide you the steps necessary to create an enjoyable outdoor space, from planning and design to the installation process.
April 2, 2015 - April 16, 2015

Photography and Art

Photoshop Elements Package Deal

This program is SOLD OUT. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
April 4, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Best Landscape Plants: Cacti and Succulents

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Best Landscape Plants Cacti and Succulents 4/4/15
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$44.00
 
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Learn how cacti and succulents are adapted to survive in the desert and how to grow and care for them.
April 6, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Herbs of the Southwest

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Herbs of the Southwest 4/6/15
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$38.00
 
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Learn about the wide variety of herbs that flourish in the Southwest and how to grow and use them.
April 7, 2015 - June 9, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Sustainable Desert Landscapes Certificate

General $324.00
Member $259.00
Product DLS - Sustainable Desert Landscapes Certificate - April - June
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$324.00
 
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In this 20-hour program, students learn crucial concepts to design landscapes that are resilient, long-lasting and that use resources wisely.
April 8, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Gardening for Wildlife

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Gardening for Wildlife 4/8/15
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Replicate natural ecosystems to attract wildlife to your yard using observation and sustainable practices.
April 9, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Growing Citrus

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Growing Citrus 4/9/15
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$38.00
 
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Learn how to select and grow citrus and produce fruit for up to nine months a year!
April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Sky Islands and Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge Tour

General $537.00
Member $430.00
Product Sky Islands and Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge 4/10/15
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$537.00
 
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Explore Southern Arizona’s spectacular Sky Islands and surrounding area, including Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge,Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Nature Conservancy Preserve.
April 11, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Agave and Yucca in the Landscape

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Agave and Yucca in the Landscape 4/11/15
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$38.00
 
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Agaves and yuccas are fascinating plants that add excitement to a garden. We will discuss the placement, maintenance and pest problems of these extraordinary plants.
April 11, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Fabulous Flan

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Fabulous Flan 4/11/15
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$62.00
 
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Flan is a favorite in our Southwest region and not as complicated to make as you may think. Learn how to create the perfect flan and variations on a simple, classic recipe.
April 11, 2015

Photography and Art

Shades of Sunset

General $81.00
Member $65.00
Product Shades of Sunset 4/11/15
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$81.00
 
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Paint a 5 x 9 inch watercolor cactus in brilliant sunset colors. Learn about composition, highlighting, shading, color selection and the varying types of paints and brushes.
April 11, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Lower Salt River Sunset Float Trip - April

General $236.00
Member $189.00
Product Lower Salt River Sunset Float Trip 4/11/15
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$236.00
 
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Experience a desert sunset and view wildlife attracted to this oasis against the backdrop of the rugged desert, while learning about the cultural and natural history of a rare ecosystem.
April 12, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Take Another Little Piece of My Tart

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Take Another Little Piece of My Tart 4/12/15
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$62.00
 
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With just one versatile, foolproof crust, you will learn how to make four easy tarts that will have your friends and family wide-eyed and drooling.
April 12, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Pruning Trees and Shrubs - April

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Pruning Trees and Shrubs 4/12/15
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$44.00
 
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Discover the basics of pruning to keep your plants healthy, functional and looking great, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, and how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes.
April 12, 2015

Photography and Art

Teneriffe Weaving Gourd

General $144.00
Member $115.00
Product Teneriffe Weaving Gourd 4/12/15
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$144.00
 
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Turn a gourd into a vibrant work of art by weaving Teneriffe designs on radiating spokes in a cutout on the gourd. You will leave with a masterpiece.
April 13, 2015 - April 27, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Bougainvillea Bonsai

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
April 16, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Meterology 101

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Meterology 101 4/16/15
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$32.00
 
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Arizona has a uniquely diverse climate. Learn about our varied climate and meteorology and our weather-related anomalies, including microbursts, haboobs, hail, flashfloods and even tornadoes.
April 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Desert-Adapted Plants (Core)

General $88.00
Member $70.00
Product Desert-Adapted Plants Core 4/16/15
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$88.00
 
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Get to know the many fascinating desert plants from around the world and learn how to make these intriguing and stunning plants a part of your landscape.
April 17, 2015

Children and Family Education

Family Class: Spring Star Party

General $20.00
Member $16.00
Product Spring Star Party 4/17/15
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$20.00
 
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Join members of the Phoenix Astronomical Society for a family friendly evening exploring our night sky with high powered telescopes and interactive activities.
April 17, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Best of the Barrio

General $211.00
Member $169.00
Product Best of the Barrio 4/17/15
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$211.00
 
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Join us as we taste the culinary secrets of Tucson, enjoying a full range of spectacular southwest flavors! Tour family-owned eateries eager to share their passion with you.
April 18, 2015

Photography and Art

iPhone and iPad Photography - April

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product iPhone and iPad Photography 4/18/15
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$56.00
 
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Learn how to stabilize, hold and shoot using your iPhone or iPad and get recommendations for great apps. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails.
April 18, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Urban Farm Tour

General $86.00
Member $69.00
Product Urban Farm Tour 4/18/15
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$86.00
 
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This is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of several significant city farms in the Valley of the Sun. You will hear firsthand comments from representatives of each farm about design, installation and maintenance.
April 19, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Quail

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Quail 4/19/15
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$38.00
 
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Learn about Arizona's five species of quail, and how to find and identify them. Explore their distinctive breeding behavior, social structure and ecology. Then, go into the Garden to observe quail and apply what we learned.
April 19, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Baking with Chocolate

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Baking with Chocolate 4/19/15
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$62.00
 
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Learn more about the history of chocolate and how to bake a Mexican chocolate cake, chocolate macaroons with orange cream filling, chocolate pecan toffee and triple chocolate cookies. Yum!
April 19, 2015 - April 23, 2015

Photography and Art

Digital Desert Photography: Getting Started - Spring

General $94.00
Member $75.00
Product Digital Desert Photography: Getting Started 4/19/15
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$94.00
 
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Ideal for beginning digital camera users interested in learning how to create consistently better-looking photos. Open to all digital camera owners.
April 21, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Classic Quinoa

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Classic Quinoa 4/21/15
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$62.00
 
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In this all-vegan class, create a variety of dishes with quinoa and learn how it can be included in breakfast, lunch and dinner.
April 21, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

The Art of Watering

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product The Art of Watering 4/21/15
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$38.00
 
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Even though succulents need less water, they do need it in the right amounts and at the right time. Find out how to keep your succulents in peak condition.
April 21, 2015 - May 19, 2015

Photography and Art

Mastering the Tools of Photography Package - Spring

General $202.00
Member $162.00
Product Mastering the Tools of Photography Package Spring 2015
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$202.00
 
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To capture something unique, as you see it, you must have proficient knowledge of light, exposure, composition and timing. Master your photography skills and register for all the classes in this series by March 2 and receive an exclusive 10% discount!
April 22, 2015

Photography and Art

Beneficial Bug House

General $65.00
Member $52.00
Product Beneficial Bug House 4/22/15
Quantity
$65.00
 
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Attract bees and other beneficial insects to your garden! Create whimsical structures that are both decorative and functional using recycled plant material.
April 23, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Summer Flowering Annuals

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Summer Flowering Annuals 4/23/15
Quantity
$38.00
 
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Learn how to select and grow colorful summer annuals and keep your garden bright and beautiful even in our hottest months!
April 26, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Breakfast Makeover

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
April 26, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Raised Bed Gardening 4/26/15
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$38.00
 
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Learn the advantages and disadvantages of raised-bed gardening and explore different construction materials, designs and soil mixes used in creating a raised bed.
April 26, 2015

Photography and Art

Photography: Capturing Sunsets

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product Photography: Capturing Sunsets 4/26/15
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Learn how to use your camera and various techniques to capture your own vibrant photographs of a Sonoran sunset, with the help of hands-on instruction in the Garden.
April 26, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Education through Travel and Adventure

Birds, History and a Bit of Spice Early Bird

General $834.00
Member $659.00
Product Birds History and a Bit of Spice Early Bird 4/26/15
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$834.00
 
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Early bird special: sign-up by March 2 and receive $40 off!
April 27, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

The Moon: A World Away

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product The Moon: A World Away 4/27/15
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$32.00
 
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The moon has only recently been mapped in high resolution revealing its fascinating geologic history. Learn about Arizona’s connection to the exploration and to the moon in the past, present and future.
April 28, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Designing Poolside Landscapes

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Designing Poolside Landscapes 4/28/15
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$38.00
 
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Learn how to create a beautiful, comfortable and low-maintenance pool oasis with design, plant and landscape maintenance tips.
April 29, 2015 - May 20, 2015

Photography and Art

Drawing Cactus Flowers

General $143.00
Member $115.00
Product Drawing Cactus Flowers 4/29/15
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$143.00
 
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Explore the cactus flower using either watercolor or colored pencil techniques, including watercolor washes, glazing, dry brush, colored pencil layering and grisaille.
May 1, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Children and Family Education

Baby Boojums For Ages 0 - 18 months

General $45.00
Member $40.00
Product Baby Boojums 2015 Spring 0-18 Months
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$45.00
 
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It is never too early to make a connection with nature! Babies and toddlers explore the world around them in this fun and highly interactive program. Program is for 0-18 months.
May 1, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Children and Family Education

Baby Boojums For Ages 18 - 30 months

General $45.00
Member $40.00
Product Baby Boojums 2015 Spring -18 - 30 Months
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$45.00
 
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It is never too early to make a connection with nature! Babies and toddlers explore the world around them in this fun and highly interactive program. Program is for 18 - 30 months.
May 2, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Biscotti

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Biscotti 5/2/15
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$62.00
 
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Biscotti are twice-baked cookies that have been know in Italy since the 1700s. They can be sweet, savory or salty. Learn tantalizing variations of a basic technique.
May 2, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Drip Irrigation Design and Installation

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Drip Irrigation Design and Installation 5/2/15
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$44.00
 
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Learn how to maintain a drip irrigation system and how to avoid many of the common mistakes associated with design and installation.
May 2, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Strange Succulents for Unique Gardens

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Strange Succulents for Unique Gardens 5/2/15
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$38.00
 
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In this class, we look at the many strange succulents suited to our desert and how they can add unique character to your garden.
May 2, 2015

Photography and Art

Finding the Perfect Angle

General $50.00
Member $40.00
Product Finding the Perfect Angle 5/2/15
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$50.00
 
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Find the perfect angle and discuss exposure, composition and lens selection to enhance both your vision and photography skills as you photograph the beauty of the Garden.
May 3, 2015

Photography and Art

Moonscape Photography - May

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product Moonscape Photography 5/3/15
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$56.00
 
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For amateur photographers who want to develop their nighttime photography skills through hands-on guidance and personal instruction on the Garden trails. For digital or film SLR cameras with a tripod only.
May 3, 2015

Photography and Art

Recycled Bracelets

General $63.00
Member $50.00
Product Recycled Bracelets 5/3/15
Quantity
$63.00
 
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Make colorful beads from discarded paper and accent with glass or wire beads. Connect your pieces with colorful wire to create your one-of-a-kind bracelet.
May 4, 2015 - June 8, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Landscape for Life

General $110.00
Member $88.00
Product Landscape for Life 5/4/15
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$110.00
 
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Explore the roles of the five universal elements of residential landscapes: water, soils, plants, plant practices and materials.
May 5, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Vegan India

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Vegan India 5/5/15
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$62.00
 
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Explore the cuisine of India, vegan-style, and learn authentic methods and modern techniques for creating curries, chutneys and chai.
May 5, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Evening Birding at the Garden

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Evening Birding at the Garden 5/5/15
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$32.00
 
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In the evening, birds come out for a meal and lots of socializing, their equivalent to dinner and a movie. Learn about the typical spring birds encountered in the Garden and how to identify them by their sounds.
May 6, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Plants for Shade

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Plants for Shade 5/6/15
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$38.00
 
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Explore which beautiful desert-adapted plants thrive and flower in low-light and shady environments and how to choose plants to match your specific shade conditions.
May 6, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Javelinas

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Javelina 5/6/15
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Some people think javelina are wild pigs, but they are members of the peccary family, a group of hoofed mammals unique to the New World. Learn about the natural history of these fascinating Arizona icons and of their recent immigration from the tropics.
May 7, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Regrowing Food Scraps

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Regrowing Food Scraps 5/7/15
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$38.00
 
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Do not toss--re-grow! Learn how to give new life to pineapple tops, avocado pits, green onions and many other food scraps.
May 9, 2015

Children and Family Education

Family Class: Desert Book Club with Author Susan Lowell

General $20.00
Member $16.00
Product Desert Book Club with Author Susan Lowell 5/9/15
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$20.00
 
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Go on an exciting adventure with three javelinas in Susan Lowell’s desert adaptation of The Three Little Pigs. This class is designed for families with children ages four to 13, although children 17 and under are welcome.
May 9, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Summer Survival for Vegetable Gardens

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Summer Survival for Vegetable Gardens 5/9/15
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$38.00
 
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With the miracle of mulch, the solace of shade and the deliverance of drip irrigation, your vegetable garden thrive in the inferno of a desert summer.
May 9, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Faux-Stone Pots and Succulents

General $106.00
Member $85.00
Product Faux-Stone Pots 5/9/15
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$106.00
 
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Create a durable, light stone-like planter to plant with various succulents and take home.
May 13, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

The Science of Dog Intelligence

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product The Science of Dog Intelligence 5/13/15
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$32.00
 
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Dr. Clive Wynne from ASU’s Department of Psychology shares recent research on the behavior and cognition of dogs with comparisons to their wild cousins.
May 14, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Exuberant Summer Vegetable Gardens

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Exuberant Summer Vegetable Gardens 5/14/15
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$38.00
 
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Even when temperatures flirt with 117 degrees, summer gardens can be lush, productive oases of harvestable crops.
May 15, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Astronomy at the Garden

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Astronomy at the Garden 5/15/15
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We will walk to an ideal location in the Garden to explore and learn about the Sonoran sky, with and without telescopes.
May 16, 2015

Photography and Art

Photographing Saguaro Blossoms

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Photographing Saguaro Blossoms 5/16/15
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Join Beth Ruggiero-York, Arizona Highways photography instructor, for an early morning stroll through the Garden to photograph this beautiful white flower, focusing on composition and light.
May 16, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Roadrunners and Cuckoos

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product Roadrunners and Cuckoos 5/16/15
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Explore the ecology, diet and nesting habitats of roadrunners and observe them in the Garden. Also learn about the conservation needs of the yellow-billed cuckoo in Arizona.
May 17, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Cool Lemon and Lime Desserts for Hot Days

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Cool Lemon and Lime Desserts for Hot Days 5/17/15
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$62.00
 
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If you are ready to put your culinary skills to the citrus test, we will start with a new interpretation of lemon sorbet, and then learn how to make several more deliciously different desserts using limes and lemons.
May 17, 2015 - May 21, 2015

Photography and Art

Digital Desert Photography: Next Steps - Spring

General $94.00
Member $75.00
Product Digital Desert Photography Next Steps 5/17/15
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Designed for photographers interested in learning the keys to photographic excellence. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is best suited for DSLR users.
May 19, 2015

Explorations in Natural Sciences

Sonoran Mineralogy Lab

General $32.00
Member $25.00
Product Sonoran Mineralogy Lab 5/19/15
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Explore the geology of the Sonoran Desert. Through lecture and hands-on investigation, learn about mineral formation, the basic geologic skills needed to identify various minerals and understand their unique natural properties.
May 19, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Composting 101

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Composting 101 5/19/15
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$38.00
 
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With composting, you can transform waste and food scraps into black gold for your garden.
May 26, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Photography and Art

Concrete Leaf Casting

General $94.00
Member $75.00
Product Concrete Leaf Casting 5/26/15
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$94.00
 
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Get hands-on with Lynn Reves as you dive in and explore ways to use concrete and colorant to create one-of-a-kind pieces to grace your garden.
May 27, 2015 - June 3, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Small Outdoor Patios

General $75.00
Member $60.00
Product Small Outdoor Patios 5/27/15
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$75.00
 
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Learn how to design elegant landscapes for courtyards, outdoor balconies and side yards that are beautiful and easy to maintain.
May 28, 2015

Foods and Well-Being

Sugar Detox

General $62.00
Member $50.00
Product Sugar Detox 5/28/15
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$62.00
 
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Learn how to break free of sugar and to nourish your body with wholesome, nutrient-dense, paleo-friendly recipes. Take home tips and recommended reading for starting your own sugar detox.
May 28, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Growing Sages

General $38.00
Member $30.00
Product Growing Sages 5/28/15
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Learn what makes a true sage and experiment its many uses, from cooking to attracting hummingbirds.
May 28, 2015

Photography and Art

Storm-Chasing Photography

General $56.00
Member $45.00
Product Storm-Chasing Photography 5/28/15
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$56.00
 
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This class is for beginner photographers who are interested in one of the most exciting and adventurous types of photography in the area—desert thunderstorms!
May 30, 2015

Landscape and Gardening

Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Gardens and Containers

General $44.00
Member $35.00
Product Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Gardens and Containers 5/30/15
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Tired of watering your containers by hand? Learn how to design and install a drip system to create stunning containers and gardens.


About our Programs

Program sizes are limited to ensure quality, and we regret that receipt of your payment does not guarantee enrollment. Your enrollment will be confirmed by email.

Should your program be unavailable, you will be contacted and your payment will be refunded. See below for more information about cancellation and refund policies.

For additional inquiries, email AdultEduc@dbg.org or call 480 481.8146.

Member Discounts

Desert Botanical Garden members receive a 20 percent discount on education programs and pay the lower member fee listed. Become a member today to get member prices.

Sponsors

Foods and Well-being classes sponsored by:

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Cancellation and Refund Policies

Refunds are available for cancellations made at least five (5) business days prior to the event (less a $20 fee). No refunds are available less than five (5) business days and fees/registrations cannot be transferred to another date or program.


If you are unable to attend an on-site class, you may send an alternate adult participant with your confirmation.

Adult Education Age Requirements


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