Lectures, Programs & Travel

WCBG Friends Adult ed class

2019-2020 Horticultural Lectures and Programs for Adults

(For art classes, select the menu choice: Art Courses at the Botanic Gardens)


Registration Form

Pre-registration is required for all programs.
Questions? Contact WCBG Friends: wcbgfriends@wellesley. edu or 781-283-3094.


Botany’s Beauties: Restoring Wellesley’s Flower Models

The collection of antique botanical models purchased for the college by Henry Durant is being restored and will be on display in the corridor linking the Visitor Center to Global Flora. These botanically accurate and visually stunning papier maché models were used for many years by botany students learning about the structure of fruits and flowers. WCBG Assistant Director Gail Kahn leads you on a journey through their history, their conservation, and the intriguing mysteries about their origins that are slowly being revealed.

Monday, March 2, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.        HOR 20 104

Wellesley College Club
Members Free / Non-Members $10


Writing Wild with Kathryn Aalto

What is nature? And whose voices shape our perceptions of it? In her new book Writing Wild, New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women whose influential writing deepens our connection with the natural world. Kathryn ventures into the lives of these extraordinary writers: scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists and explorers. Copies of Writing Wild will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, April 16, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.     HOR 20 105

Wellesley College Club
Members Free / Non-Members $10