Adult Programs

Mar
23
Sat
Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History @ Holden Arboretum
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Follow the streambed as it cuts through bedrock dating back millions of years. Explore the geology and plant communities resulting from this special environment. This rigorous hike requires a good degree of physical fitness. Proper footwear is imperative and should be appropriate for climbing, walking through mud and high water conditions. We strongly suggest high waterproof boots. No children under 12. Rugged – 3 miles.

Apr
5
Fri
Trees, Trails and Tails @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come enjoy the outdoors with your furry friend. This guided group hike on Holden’s trails is an excellent opportunity for you and your dog to socialize and get some exercise with other dog lovers. Throughout the hike, staff guides will help give you the botany basics you need to begin to identify plants. For this hike, we’ll practice our identification skills with plants with dog and other animal inspired names (think dogwood, dogbane, and dogged-toothed violet). This hike is open to anyone who is interested, with or without a dog.

Apr
6
Sat
Yoga Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a fusion of yoga and a hike explored within different backdrops of nature. Mindfulness, meditation and movement interweave in the beautiful landscape of the Arboretum. Hike goes rain or shine, so come prepared.

Apr
12
Fri
Wine and Cheese Night Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the Arboretum’s sights and sounds and learn about the night time forest ecosystem. Afterwards relax with food and drink. Wear sturdy shoes, this hike goes no matter the weather

Apr
13
Sat
Gardening With Deer @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Horticulturalist, Craig Schrader at Lantern Court to see how he has managed the gardens with the constant deer pressure. Schrader, a former farmer has developed certain tricks to keep Bambi moving on to the next feeding grounds. Tour Lantern Court with him and see the different techniques used, including what types of repellant to use and how to apply it, what plants and shrubs the deer don’t eat, and how to use the animal’s eating habits to your advantage. The earlier in the season you apply these tips, the better the chances of “training” the deer in your neighborhood.

Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Follow the streambed as it cuts through bedrock dating back millions of years. Explore the geology and plant communities resulting from this special environment. This rigorous hike requires a good degree of physical fitness. Proper footwear is imperative and should be appropriate for climbing, walking through mud and high water conditions. We strongly suggest high waterproof boots. No children under 12. Rugged – 3 miles.

Apr
20
Sat
Pollinator Hotel Workshop @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that loss of habitat is a major contributor to the decline of bee populations in the United States? Have fun and learn about native, tunnel-dwelling bees and how to attract them to your very own bee hotel, which you will assemble and take home. You’ll leave this workshop feeling good about offering a refuge for pollinators either as a nesting site or by providing space for hibernation. All materials provided. Registration for class is due by April 12 in order to obtain required materials.

Yoga Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a fusion of yoga and a hike explored within different backdrops of nature. Mindfulness, meditation and movement interweave in the beautiful landscape of the Arboretum. Hike goes rain or shine, so come prepared.

Apr
23
Tue
Yoga in the Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28

Hatha Yoga helps you be more centered and focused – breath work and cultivates flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

 

Gentle Chair Yoga – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28

Learn traditional yoga poses with the support of a chair. Breathing and relaxation techniques, flexibility, strength and balance will be taught. Great for seniors. Wear loose clothing.