In-person horticulture classes at Botanical Gardens

Date(s) - Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens


Horticulture classes will again be onsite at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. 

Introduction to Horticulture will be held starting September 4. You can sign up for a single class or the entire series.

Sign up here. 

Classes are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Botany 101 – September 4

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. Re-discover the basics of how plants work, and apply this knowledge to your garden!

Plant Propagation – September 11 

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 – September 18 

Recognize signs of issues and challenges in your garden or indoor space. We’ll learn about some common and uncommon pests/diseases you may encounter and discover mitigation techniques. Bring your questions!

Shrubs and Trees – September 25 

We’ll be covering information on how to use trees and shrubs in the landscape, how to plant new trees and care and maintenance. 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 – October 2 

The “bread” and “butter” plants of gardening are annuals and perennials! We’ll take a look at how to select flowers and foliage given your space, their growing needs, and discover can’t miss selections! Be prepared to come away with a list of favorites just in time to start planning for next year’s season.

Introduction to Garden Design – October 23 

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. We’ll 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!