Adult Programs

ArBOOretum 2015

ArBOOretum 2015

Happy Halloween! At ArBOOretum all the little goblins and ghouls and their parents are invited to play, learn, and have an enchanting day enjoying Halloween festivities at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Kids will love the Trick or Treat Trail where they learn about native creatures […]

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Landscaping with Texas Native Plants

Landscaping with Texas Native Plants

More than 36 shrubs and vines native to southeast Texas can provide both beautiful seasonal color and benefits to our wildlife. In this workshop, we’ll learn about growth habit, light requirement and water tolerance for each species so you can select the plant, tree, shrub or vine […]

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Plant a Hummingbird Feeder Hanging Basket

Plant a Hummingbird Feeder Hanging Basket

This class has been cancelled. Plant a Hummingbird Feeder Hanging Basket Sunday, September 13 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. $40 Member / $65 Nonmember Our recent cycles of freezes and droughts paired with habitat loss have reduced the availability of natural sources of hummingbird nectar. In this workshop, […]

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Medicinal Wild Plants

Medicinal Wild Plants

The tradition of gathering wild plants for medicine is as old as our existence on Earth. In this fun and informative workshop, you will learn how to identify some of the medicinal plants found in this region. We’ll discuss how, when and which part of each plant […]

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Wine, Cheese and Frogs

Wine, Cheese and Frogs

The snap of a twig, the fluttering of wings, the chirp behind the woodpile up ahead. What could it be? Nighttime in the summer forest is an enchanting symphony of sounds and mysterious spaces enlivened by wildlife on the move. Come enjoy a wine and cheese reception […]

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Cheeses from Around the World

Cheeses from Around the World

In this great class you will learn about fabulous cheeses from various regions of the world. We will discuss different milk types, vegetarian cheese and cheeses for the lactose intolerant. You will taste 8 different cheeses and learn to pair each with unusual items to wow your […]

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Edible Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants

From acorns to wild violets, the Texas landscape is filled with an abundance of wild edibles. Ancient foodstuff can be found everywhere from outside your front door to the depths of the Piney Woods. Learn where to find, how to identify and proper preparation of the fruits, […]

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Wine, Cheese & Bats

Wine, Cheese & Bats

  On any summer evening, you may be able to look up at the twilight sky and spot the tiny fluttering bats overhead picking insects out of midair. In this nighttime event, join us for a classroom presentation about bats by Dr. Cullen Geiselman where she will […]

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Nature Revealed: Forest Ecology

Nature Revealed: Forest Ecology

Join us at the Arboretum and learn more about Houston’s intricate forest ecology. In this class we will discuss the interrelated relationships and interactions between the forest’s woody plant species and the wildlife living among the trees. In this class, and in the other Nature Revealed classes […]

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Nature Revealed: Biodiversity: Understanding Plant Diversity Patterns

Nature Revealed: Biodiversity: Understanding Plant Diversity Patterns

Enjoy a cup pf Arboretum Early Bird coffee and get your Arboretum Certificate of Achievement in Science & Nature certifying your successful completion of each Nature Revealed class! In each class, our instructor will take you deep into various topics with regard to science and nature. Then, […]

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