David Clark back for horticulture classes at Botanical Gardens

Photo courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

David Clark, horticulturist and CNLP, will return to teach another series of Horticulture Certificate Programs at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

A dynamic instructor with a wealth of knowledge, he is fast becoming one of the country’s noted garden speakers. His classes are very popular because he conveys subject matter with infectious enthusiasm.

These classes are great for beginners who would like to learn more about gardening as well as for experts looking to refine their skills. Clark creates a very lively and energetic atmosphere for both novice and advanced gardeners.

You can enroll in a full series for a certificate or take individual classes. You can enroll online now for any class or any of the four series being offered.

The first Horticulture Certificate Series will be Horticulture I. Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 8 to Oct. 20 in the Administration Building at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

Tuition for Horticulture I is $108 per series or $18 for individual classes for Botanical Gardens’ members and $138 per series or $23 for individual classes for the general public.

Horticulture I topics are:

  • Botany 101 on Sept. 8
  • Plant Propagation on Sept. 15
  • Pest Management and Disease on Sept. 29
  • Shrubs and Trees (includes a tree tour) on Oct. 6
  • Annuals and Perennials on Oct. 13
  • Garden Design on Oct. 20

See the class syllabus here. See class policies and procedures here. 

You can also sign up for the other horticulture series now. You don’t have to take the series in order; you can take classes in later series without taking classes in Horticulture I.

The other series are:

Horticulture III and IV alternate with V and VI and will be offered in Spring of 2020.

For more information, call 716-827-1584, ext 292.

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