Adult Education: Classes & Workshops


You never know where GROW Adult Ed classes might take you! As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. A sweater or light jacket is a good idea in case the A/C is working too well and closed toe shoes are always a good idea. Please check individual class listings for any specific requirements and, as always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at a GROW Adult Ed class soon! 

Please note: GROW Adult Ed classes are designed for adults 18 and older. Interested children 14 and older are invited to attend classes with a parent or guardian if both individuals purchase a seat. Please don't hesitate to contact Laura Venhaus if you have any questions about this policy.

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What are you curious about?

How to draw the perfect leaf? What exactly is a 'plant based diet'? Why some varieties of vegetables do better than others in our difficult climate? At GROW Adult Education we're passionate about plants and we're equally passionate about helping you satisfy your curiosity about all things botanical. We consider it a special privilege to help adults discover the wonder of our natural world through a variety of classes, workshops and programs.

GROW Adult Education is a joint production of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and is supported substantially by our partners at the Tarrant County Master Gardeners Association, the City of Fort Worth, and the Extended Education Department at TCU. GROW builds community and helps bring Fort Worth closer to nature, science, and culture. Come join the growing community of people just like you!


Upcoming Events

Horticulture and Gardening

Come discover how your garden grows.

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.


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Monarch Migration and the Fall Garden

Paracord Garden Hacks

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Botanical Arts and Crafts

The Art of Science. The Science of Art.

Get in touch with your inner artist by taking a class in botanical drawing, painting, or photography or by attending one of our hands-on, nature-inspired craft workshops. You will find options for all interests and skill levels. These classes, taught by accomplished, professional artists, will not only allow you to increase your skills but will also enhance your understanding of the natural world.

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Garden Accents: Cement Leaves

Succulent Container Garden

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Botany, Ecology, and Nature

Workshops and classes for the botanically inclined.

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to offer this series of classes and workshops that will focus on giving participants hands-on, experience-based education in the fields of plant and wildlife science, conservation, sustainability, and ecology. These carefully designed classes and workshops (most of which will will feature field investigations or lab work) will enhance  participants' prior education, offer participants the opportunity to assemble a unique set of skills, and allow participants to interact and network with professionals in their field of interest. 

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Native American Plant Use

Supermarket Botany

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