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We didn’t forget about the grown-ups at Riverbanks! Get to know the Botanical Garden, learn new gardening techniques, or invite us to visit your community with one of our Adult Programs.

Garden Workshops

Hands-on workshops and classes for those with a love for learning to dig up fascinating facts about native and exotic plant life at Riverbanks and beyond. Expert horticulturists engage participants with hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

Scheduled Programs

Succulent Containers

  • Saturday, October 16 @ 10:00am

Participants will plant a small succulent container while learning the basics of how to grow succulents successfully. We will demonstrate unique ways to use these tough little plants at home.

COST: $25 per person, pre-registration required.

Kokedama (Japanese Moss Balls)

  • Saturday, November 6 @ 10:00am

Kokedama is the Japanese art of creating a living planter by suspending the roots in a ball of soil and wrapping it in moss. This can then be displayed on a table or strung and suspended from a tree or arbor. Join us in creating these unique planters as a statement piece for your home.

COST: $30 per person, pre-registration required.

Holiday Wreaths

  • Friday, December 10 @ 10:00am
  • Saturday, December 11 @ 10:00am

Create a fresh wreath with a variety of evergreen material from Riverbanks. We will teach the basics of wreath making and provide an array of seed pods and natural materials to adorn your creation!

COST: $30 per person, pre-registration required.

Program Details

  • Cost :

    Varies per class. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

  • Location :

    Programs typically take place in the Waterfall Junction Learning Center. The instructor will notify participants of exact location if held elsewhere, but all programs are held at Riverbanks Botanical Garden.

  • Registration :

    Pre-registration is required for all activities. Available programs may be registered for via the eTickets Store. Upon receipt of your registration, a confirmation will be sent when you are placed in the activity.

Guided Garden Tours

Whether your group includes casual visitors or avid gardeners, young students, or seasoned explorers, a trained horticulturist will help you develop a fun and interactive tour to fit your needs.

Program Details

  • Cost :

    $5 per person (10 person minimum), plus admission fees.

  • Capacity :

    Maximum of 25. For groups of more than 25, an additional tour guide will be provided.

  • Program Length :

    May be scheduled Monday–Saturday. Tours last approximately one hour.

Register for Program

  • Registration :

    Tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 803.602.0813.

Senior Community Programs

SENIOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AT RIVERBANKS ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or date change requests must be received ten days in advance of the event. Requests must be submitted in writing at education@riverbanks.org. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will retain a $2 processing fee for cancellations and charge a $2 processing fee for date changes.

In the rare event that Riverbanks Zoo and Garden must cancel the scheduled event, all deposits or money received will be reimbursed or an option to reschedule will be provided. Notification of cancellation will be provided at least ten days prior to the scheduled event (unless weather-related). Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is not liable for any other expenses that the guest may have incurred in the preparation and execution of the event.

Refunds will not be provided for individuals who do not show up for the event.

Questions about Adult Programs?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.