Classes and Courses

Taught by experts, our one-day classes and multi-day courses offer detailed instruction covering a variety of garden related topics. New classes and courses are regularly added to meet the needs of the community. Prices vary.

Upcoming Classes and Courses

Creating and Caring for Sustainable Home Landscapes
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Mondays, April 1 through May 20, 2019 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Photography Walk
"Creativity Outside the Box: Creating Abstract Photographs in the Garden"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:00 am
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Herbaceous Perennials Propagation Class and Demonstration
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:00 am
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Recreational Tree Climbing at the JCRA
Open to Youths and Adults
Patrick Brandt, Piedmont Tree Climbing
Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5:30 pm

Introduction to Oil Painting
Linda Holmes, Linda Holmes Fine Art
Thursdays, May 16, 2019 through Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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Photography Walk
"In the Sweet Spot: Emphasizing Your Garden Subject in Your Photographs"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 10:00 am
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Photography Walk
"From Smartphone Image to Photographic Art: Using Your Smartphone Camera and Apps to Transform Your Garden Images into Digital Art"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 10:00 am
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Introduction to Mushroom Foraging: Learn a Year's Worth of Wild Edible Mushrooms in One Day
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 9:00 am

Introduction to Growing Citrus in North Carolina
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Photography Walk
"Key Photography Gear for Better Garden Photographs"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 10:00 am
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Perennial Vegetables
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 9:00 am

Cool Season Vegetables
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Photography Walk
"Topic: Visual Storytelling: Capturing a Sense of Place with Your Camera"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, August 29, 2019 – 8:30 am
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Crepe Myrtle Pruning Class and Demonstration
"A Tale of Love, Murder, and Proper Pruning"
Basil Camu, Treecologist, Leaf & Limb
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 9:00 am

The Nature of Drawing: Autumn Sketchbook
Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 9:00 am
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