Horticulture classes at Botanical Gardens

Date(s) - Saturday, Oct 22, 2022
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens


Introduction to Horticulture classes will be taught by David Clark, CNLP, a nationally known garden educator, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

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.

All classes take place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

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

Topics and dates are:

Botany 101 – Sept. 10

Impress yourself and your friends with your wisdom on the plant science of seeds, roots, shoots, stems, leaves and fruits. Even if you disliked biology and physiology, you’ll have fun learning in this class. Rediscover the basics of how plants work, and apply this knowledge to your garden.

Plant Propagation – Sept. 17

Amaze yourself with your new (or refined) green thumb ability to propagate healthy new plants using many techniques and various growing mediums from this class.

Pests and Diseases –Oct. 1

Recognize signs of issues and challenges in your garden or indoor space. Learn about some common and uncommon pests/diseases you may encounter and discover mitigation techniques. Take your questions to class.

Shrubs and Trees – Oct. 8

This class will cover information on how to use trees and shrubs in the landscape, how to plant new trees and how to care and maintain them. Various species are highlighted. Get some great ideas or just appreciate all that trees do for us in this fun and practical class.

Annuals and Perennials – Oct. 22

Take a look at how to select flowers and foliage given your space and their growing needs. Discover can’t-miss selections! Be prepared to come away with a list of favorites to start planning for next year.

Introduction to Garden Design – Oct. 29

Now that you’ve got an idea of what plants you can select that will work best with your garden space, the next step is how to plan that space out. This class will cover tips on sketching, color theory, curves, drifts and hardscaping to put it all together. Have an established garden space but feel like it needs a refresh? Go back to basics with this class for a fresh look forward.