Designed for beginners that would like to know more than garden basics, Horticulture Certificate Classes I & II are a great way to enhance gardeners’ skills and confidence. Clark is a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm.
Participants can enroll in a full series for a certificate or take individual classes.
Classes are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the administration building at the Botanical Gardens.
Topics for the Horticulture I classes are basic botany and plant environment on Sept. 28, basic propagation on Oct. 19, pest management and disease on Nov. 2, shrubs and trees on Nov. 16, annuals and perennials on Jan. 4 and garden design on Jan. 18.
Topics for the Horticulture II classes are soil science on Oct. 5, advanced propagation on Oct. 26, practical principles of pruning on Nov. 9, hydroponics on Nov. 23, water gardening on Jan. 11 and landscape design 2 on Jan. 25.
For Botanical Gardens members, classes are $20 each or $105 for the series. For non-members, classes are $25 each or $130 for the series.