Foundations of Horticulture classes at Botanical Gardens

Date(s) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens


The Foundations of Horticulture series of classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

They will be taught by David Clark, CNLP, a nationally known garden educator.

These classes will give you the basic education and skills you’ll need as a beginner, and it’s a great refresher for experienced gardeners.

You can take individual class or sign up for the series.

The fee is $25 per class or $22.50 per class for Botanical Gardens members.

Topics and dates are:

Soil Science for Gardeners – November 5

Soil is the foundation for a healthy garden. Discover how to use amendments. The class will discuss pH, aeration, fertilizers and soil pyramids.

Advanced Plant Propagation – December 3

Take your skills in making more plants a step further with more advanced techniques including grafting, budding and tissue culture.


Hydroponics – December 10

Find out what the hype is surrounding hydroponics and learn some exciting (and economical!) ways to grow your own food at home. We’ll be talking media, fertilizers, cloning, lighting and more!

Water Gardens – January 14

Water features are so inviting and relaxing in garden spaces, but also can be intimidating. Pumps, lights, filters, plants and livestock, the water bill. It’s a lot to consider but it’s not as complicated or expensive as it sounds.

Pruning – January 21

What’s a gardener’s biggest fear? Pruning incorrectly. Get the basics and learn the skills you need to be a confident and educated pruner with this class.

Intro to Landscape Design – January 28

This class takes garden design to the next level and covers the principles and elements for good landscape design including unity, scale, balance and focalization. This is the perfect class to take if you are looking for garden inspiration.