Our Adult & Community Education Program provides learning opportunities to the community throughout the year, with most classes and workshops held on weekends or weeknights. Click on a topic area to discover what you can learn at BBG. New classes are regularly added, so check back often!
Whether you are looking to increase your artistic talents to capture the beauty within your garden, or are interested in exploring the first steps in the artistic process, our botanical art classes provide a wonderful opportunity to learn within a community of of like-minded students under the tutelage of excellent instructors.
Being good gardeners and responsible stewards of the land starts with a solid understanding of our local ecology. Join visiting ecologists to discover the role insects, wildlife, birds, fungi, and other organisms affect the plants in our New England plant communities.
Gardening & Horticulture
Are you preparing to start your first garden? Or are you a seasoned horticulturalist hoping to learn the latest and greatest new varieties to hit the market? BBG offers classes, workshops, and lectures throughout the year that provide everything from basic how-to information to cutting edge techniques and methods useful to all gardeners.
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Health, Wellness & Cooking
Learn to use plants to heal your body and soul through our Health, Wellness, and Cooking classes. Our programs include topics like preserving your seasonal harvest, meditation in the garden, and making herbal body products.
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Make the most of your landscape and learn to become self-sufficient through our homesteading workshops. Whether you are looking to keep bees organically, make your own fermented beverages, or integrate animals into your garden, BBG is your DIY learning center.