Horticulture classes to start at Botanical Gardens

David Clark teaching class at Buffalo Botanical Gardens courtesy David Clark
Photo courtesy David Clark

Learn more about gardening and plants in the horticulture classes to be offered at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

You can sign up for an entire series or just one class at a time. You don’t have to take the classes in order. If you complete all the classes in a series, you will receive a certificate.

The classes are all taught by David Clark, nationally known garden educator. He’s not only knowledgeable, he’s very entertaining.

The classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Administration Building at the Botanical Gardens.

The fees are:

Horticulture I and Horticulture II– for Botanical Gardens members, $105 for per series or $20 per class, and for the general public, $135 per series or $25 per class.

Horticulture III and Horticulture IV– for Botanical Gardens members, $100 for per series or $22 per class, and for the general public, $120 per series or $27 per class.

 For more information, call 827-1584, ext. 292.

Horticulture I
See the class syllabus for details here and register online here for Horticulture I.

HCP 101 – September 9 – Botany 101

HCP 102 – September 16 – Plant Propagation

HCP 103 – September 30 – Pest Management and Disease

HCP 104 – October 7 – Shrubs and Trees *includes a tree tour!

HCP 105 – October 14 – Annuals and Perennials

HCP 106 – October 21 – Garden Design

 

Horticulture II

See the class syllabus for details here and register online for Horticulture II here.

HCP 201 – October 28 – Soil Science

HCP 202 – November 4 – Advanced Plant Propagation

HCP 203 – November 18 – Hydroponics

HCP 204 – January 6 – Water Gardening

HCP 205 – January 13 – Practical Principals of Pruning

HCP 206 – January 20 – Introduction to Landscape Design

 

Horticulture III

See the class syllabus for details here and register online for Horticulture III here.

HCP 301 – January 27 – Sustainable Landscaping Practices

HCP 302 – February 17- Gardening with Native Plants

HCP 303 – February 24 – Shade Gardening

HCP 304 – March 10 – Small Space and Urban Gardening

HCP 305 – March 17 – Beneficial Insects and Pollinators

 

Horticulture IV

See the class syllabus for details here and register online for Horticulture IV here.

HCP 401 – April 7 – Gardening for Wildlife

HCP 402 – April 14 – Four Seasons Gardening

HCP 403- April 21 – Creative Containers and Raised Beds

HCP 404 – May 5 – Herbs and Medicinal Plants

HCP 405 – June 16 – Backyard Ecology

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