Adult Programs

Explore nature through hands-on learning during Riverbanks’ Homeschool Monday programs throughout the school year. Whether you’re an animal enthusiast, budding gardener, or knee-high naturalist, homeschooled children ages 3–12 will enjoy a variety of exciting experiences to pique every interest.

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

Gardening in the South

Join us in an informal walk through Riverbanks Botanical Garden as we discuss tips on gardening in our climate, soil challenges, and what to plant in your yard for a beautiful landscape. Bring your questions and we will help you learn to garden in the South! Following the program, you can enjoy strolling through the Garden on your own. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Thursday, April 6


$15 per person. Riverbanks members receive a discounted program ticket.

Natural Pest Control

As we look for more ways to be natural and healthy, it is important to remember our garden too! We will discuss natural remedies for many garden enemies, and everyone will make a natural pest repellent to take home.

Saturday, May 20


$25 per person. Riverbanks members receive a discounted program ticket.

Program Details

Cost :
Varies per class. Riverbanks members receive a discounted program ticket.
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 Educational Program Registration. 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 Tour

Registration :
Tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 803.602.0813.

Senior Community Programs


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or date change requests must be received ten days in advance of the event. Requests must be submitted in writing at 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.