Botanical Gardens offering horticulture certificate program

orchid at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical GardensThe Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is offering a Horticulture I Certificate Program, with the first class set for Oct. 1.

The program is for the serious gardener as well as for those who just want to know more than gardening basics.

To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes.  (Basic Botany is a prerequisite for the other five classes, which may be taken in any order.  The classes will be repeated in 2012 if you need to make up a class).

The sessions will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm.

Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

Classes are:

HCP 101 – Basic Botany and Plant Environment – Oct. 1

HCP 102 – Propagation – Basic and Advanced – Oct. 22  (If you attended the propagation classes in the spring, you will receive credit toward the certificate course and do not need to repeat this class.  The cost of the entire program will be prorated accordingly.)

HCP 103 – Pest Management and Disease – Nov. 5

HCP 104 – Shrubs and Trees – Nov. 12

HCP 105 – Annuals and Perennials – Jan. 14

HCP 106 – Garden Design – Jan. 21

The cost for members of the Botanical Gardens is $100 for the series or $20 per class; non-members, $125 for the series or $25 per class.

You can register online or call 827-1584.

6 Comments on “Botanical Gardens offering horticulture certificate program

  1. I am a member and am interested in taking the Horticulture I Certificate Program in 2012. When can I sign up?
    Thank you.

  2. Judith,

    This session is sold out but we are going to offer it again in the spring. Please call Lynn at 827.1584 ext. 291 to get on a waiting list for the spring! Thank you for your membership!

  3. The classes in this article are from 2011, but there are many classes being held now. Go to our Events page to see lots of current gardening events in Western New York. To see the current classes at the Botanical Gardens, see their adult programs here. You can find the registration information there as well.

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