The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center encourages you to never stop learning and to have fun while you do it! We offer a variety of adult classes and social events, including workshops to build rain and compost barrels, birding and photography classes, and opportunities to experience the Arboretum at night. Adult beverages and snacks are included in most evening classes.
Programs for Adults
Experience the Arboretum after dark with this special series of events, including night hikes, wine and cheese tastings, bat walks, stargazing through telescopes, and more.
Houston is home to a variety of fascinating wildlife. From classes on bird migration to a lesson on edible wild plants, our Nature & Wildlife series provides you with an enhanced understanding of local flora and fauna.
In addition to the Arboretum’s sustainability, wellness, and native plant gardening classes, we also offer food and wine courses to enrich your lifestyle. Our wine class instructors are trained sommeliers, able to provide in depth knowledge about the world of wines for beginners and experienced connoisseurs alike. Our instructors in our food classes are experts in edible wild plants, and in eating raw and healthy foods.
In addition to offering courses focused on gardening and green living, the Arboretum also provides an opportunity to improve your lifestyle through lessons in nature art and photography.