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.

  • The Chakra System Garden Tour

    Jane Hawley Stevens has created a living classroom that teaches how plants can benefit different body systems through the lens of a garden. Her Chakra Garden has seven distinct areas that correspond w…

    June 14 @ 6:30 pm8:30 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 15 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
  • Botanic Talk: Pollinator Gardens

    This program will discuss pollinator birds and insects you are likely to see and the plants that will attract them from spring through fall.

    June 22 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
  • Cyanotype in the Gardens

    Join Rita Carpenter at Rotary Botanical Gardens and create your own cyanotype, a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.

    June 25 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
  • Botanic Talk: The Prairie Ecosystem and its Plants

    Explore the prairie ecosystem by learning about its history in southern Wisconsin and the diverse types of prairies found here.

    July 13 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
  • Cyanotype in the Gardens

    Join Rita Carpenter at Rotary Botanical Gardens and create your own cyanotype, a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.

    July 16 @ 1:00 pm3:00 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 20 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
  • Botanic Talk: Bumble Bees of South-Central Wisconsin

    This program explores the biology of bumble bees, their flower preferences, and how to identify our local species.

    August 3 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
  • Botanic Plant Press Workshop

    Participants will have a variety of flowers and foliage to pick from, then lay them out in a creative garden journal, botanic pressed flower journal, or picture frame.

    August 13 @ 10:00 am12:00 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.

    August 17 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
  • Botanic Talk: Weed Identification and Management

    This program will help you identify the weeds you have using your observation skills.

    September 14 @ 5:30 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.

    September 28 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm