Adult Education: Classes & Workshops

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Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager


GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.

GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free. 

Many courses are held outdoors and may require moderate walking to and from one or more locations. As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. If you have questions about physical requirements, please call 817-546-1844. Most classes are held rain or shine. If we are unable to hold a class due to inclement weather, you will be notified and we will transfer you will receive a full refund.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as programs with insufficient registration (depending on type of class) will be canceled approximately 3 days before the scheduled start date.  


To cancel your registration for a class, please email at least ten calendar days prior to the start of that class. You will receive an 85% refund. No refunds are granted less than ten calendar days before the class starts.

If you choose, you may gift your seat in the class to a friend or family member; just send us the name and email address of the person who is taking your spot so we can add them to the roster and send them the appropriate information.

Payment for your class reserves your seat and allows us to secure the instructor. If you are late for class, your seat will be reserved; we do not transfer your seat to walk-in participants. Partial refunds or transfers are not available for unattended classes.

In the event that we must cancel a class, you will be notified email and will have several options: we can transfer your ticket to another class right away (or classes, so long as the new value does not exceed the original value), issue a credit to be applied to another class or classes in the same calendar year, or provide a refund. This applies to classes that do not meet the minimum registrant requirement, which sometimes occurs.

By registering online, over the phone, or in person, you are agreeing to GROW's ten-day cancellation policy outlined above. 

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In support of social distancing measures our adult education classes and workshops continue to take place either online or outdoors in the gardens. BE SURE TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR CLASS IS VIRTUAL OR ONSITEFor outdoor classes, we will:

  • offer advanced registration only.
  • keep registration at no more than 15 participants.
  • follow social distancing measures (6 ft. between participants).
  • offer hand sanitizer and masks.
  • strongly encourage the wearing of face masks.
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Which native plants are best for your garden? How do you paint a plant portrait? How can fermented plants support health? And what is permaculture? We're passionate about plants, and equally passionate about helping you satisfy your curiosity about all things botanical. We consider it a privilege to help adults discover the wonder of our natural world through a variety of classes, workshops, and programs, both in-person and virtual.

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's adult education program is supported substantially by our partners at the Tarrant County Master Gardeners Association and the City of Fort Worth. Our collaboration builds community and helps bring Fort Worth closer to nature, science, and wellness. Come join a thriving community of people who love to learn in, and about, nature!

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Botanical Arts and Crafts

Creative by nature.

Nurture your inner artist with a class in botanical drawing, painting, or photography or by attending one of our hands-on, nature-inspired craft workshops. Our classes, taught by accomplished, professional artists, will allow you to increase your skills while enhancing your understanding of the natural world. 

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Food, Health, and Wellness

Reflective by nature. 

Feed your mind, body, and soul and learn something new by attending one of our Food, Health, and Wellness classes at BRIT. Come discover the connections between the botanical and culinary worlds, come learn new ways to achieve and maintain a healthful and balanced lifestyle, and best of all, come spend quality time on our beautiful garden campus located in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District.

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Botany, Ecology, and Nature

Explorers by nature.

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

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