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Take learning into your own hands and enjoy specialized one-time classes located at Desert Botanical Garden. Get inspired and learn new skills through one of our programs in landscape and gardening, photography, art, cooking and wellness.

Stay Tuned For Fall 2023 Classes To Be Announced Soon

Thank you for your interest in Adult Education at the Garden! Classes return this fall check back in September for details.


Learn basic principles and techniques of photography or master your skills. From smartphone photography to digital photography, explore a variety of offerings that cater to specific interests. 


cooking and wellness

Take part in one of the Garden’s demonstration classes and explore new cuisines, cooking techniques or sharpen your culinary skills.The Garden also offers wellness programs, including sound meditation, yoga and more.  

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. 


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

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

adult education frequently asked questions

What is the cancelation policy?

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 either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

What is the refund policy?

To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class orprogram. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Please send your written request to Amy Bowman at

The class I want to attend is sold out. Is there a wait list I can be added to?

Yes, when you attempt to register for a class that is sold out an option to be added to a wait list is provided. If a participant cancels, a Garden staff member will reach out to the provided phone number to add you to theregistration list. Payment will be collected before you attend the class.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept most credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). For your protection, we donot store your credit card number after the transaction is complete. Please do  not close your browser until you have reached our Confirmation page and can print your ticket(s).

What do I need to bring with me to the class?

Please present your ticket on your phone or printed ticket sent in a confirmation email after registering. If anymaterials or supplies are required, you will receive that information in a follow up email 3-5 days before the class.

What ages can participate in Adult Education offerings?

Children under 10 may not attend. Children ages 10-14 may attend adult education programs with an adult and both must pay fees. Those 15 and older may attend without an adult.

Are participants allowed to eat or drink inside classrooms?

Participants are allowed to bring water bottles. No outside food will be allowed in indoor spaces. For cooking classes,all food supplies will be provided by the Garden unless otherwise indicated.

Is general admission included with class registration?
Garden admission is included with class purchase. Admission can be redeemed immediately before and after class only. It cannot be redeemed outside of the class date.


Who should I contact with any other questions regarding Adult Education classes?

You may contact the Education Director at