Adult Education

Attending Adult Education classes is a great way to expand your knowledge. Our calendar of events features a wide variety of classes, including seminars, workshops, demonstrations and symposia.

Some of our classes require pre-registration. Below is a listing of all options available to you through our education program at Rotary Botanical Gardens. We hope you will join us!

Questions? Please contact our Education Department via email: [email protected]

Upcoming Adult Education events

Children’s Education information may be found on our youth & families page. A listing of all classes and events may be viewed on our e-calendar.

  • Exploring the Urban Pollinator Garden

    This session, led by Ann Pedder Reilly, will help you understand how both native and non-native plants meet pollinator needs.

    April 20 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
  • Designing the Urban Pollinator Garden

    Design your own pollinator garden and learn how the anatomy of pollinators and the structure of pollinator plants interact.

    April 20 @ 1:30 pm3:30 pm
  • What’s In Bloom? Tour

    Director of Horticulture Michael Jesiolowski provides a behind-the-scenes look at what’s blooming this month and answers your questions.

    April 24 @ 10:00 am11:00 am
  • Yes, You Can Grow Rhododendrons in Wisconsin

    It is important to follow the steps necessary to not only grow rhododendrons, but to see them thrive in Wisconsin gardens.

    April 27 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm
  • Learn to Make Kombucha at Home

    Kombucha is easy and very affordable to make at home. All you need are a few basic ingredients, some imagination, and a scoby.

    May 2 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
  • The Japanese Garden

    Stan & Kristin Kresal will examine the definition of a Japanese garden, explore a short history of Japanese gardens, view examples of Japanese gardens, and end with an overview of our Japanese garden …

    May 21 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm
  • What’s In Bloom? Tour

    Director of Horticulture Michael Jesiolowski provides a behind-the-scenes look at what’s blooming this month and answers your questions.

    May 22 @ 10:00 am11:00 am
  • Captivating Containers Workshop

    Learn how to create impactful, eye-catching containers overflowing with color using summer annuals.

    June 1 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
  • Asian Maples: Just The Tip of the Iceberg

    explore the diversity of maples from temperate regions of east Asia, and tips for growing them in our area.

    June 13 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
  • What’s In Bloom? Tour

    Director of Horticulture Michael Jesiolowski provides a behind-the-scenes look at what’s blooming this month and answers your questions.

    June 19 @ 10:00 am11:00 am
  • How to Improve Your Life with Moss Gardens

    Learn year-round gardening practices to encourage bird visitors, plus birdfeeders, water, and how to improve shelter and nesting sites.

    July 9 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm
  • What’s In Bloom? Tour

    Director of Horticulture Michael Jesiolowski provides a behind-the-scenes look at what’s blooming this month and answers your questions.

    July 17 @ 10:00 am11:00 am