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We're now offering a greater number of art classes, at a lower cost. We also have need-based scholarships to help make art accessible for everyone. 

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Our horticulture classes engage students of all levels and backgrounds through hands-on learning and practice. 


Horticulture Certificate Program

Wednesday, September 5 – Monday, May 13
Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.

Contemporary Botanical Illustration

Thursdays, October 4 – November 29, 1 – 4pm
Develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions using pencil and watercolor.

State Champions in the Arboretum

Saturday, October 20, 11am – noon
A guided exploration of the arboretum’s collection of 33 state “champion” trees—each one the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 9am – 4pm
​Learn simple techniques to transform elements from the Barnes Arboretum into a decorative wreath.