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

Gardening Basics: Using Science to Grow Better Plants
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Mondays, August 2 through September 20, 2021 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Photography Walk
"Going Beyond Snapshot Photography with Your iPhone Camera"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 4:00 pm

Crepe Myrtle Pruning Class and Demonstration
"A Tale of Love, Murder, and Proper Pruning"
Basil Camu, Leaf & Limb
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 9:00 am

Recreational Tree Climbing at the JCRA
Open to Youths and Adults
Patrick Brandt, Piedmont Tree Climbing
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm

New Naturalism: Site-specific Planting Design in Home Gardens
Kelly D. Norris, Horticulturist and Author
Wednesdays, September 29 through October 13, 2021 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Exploring the Diversity of Camellias
Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener
Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 6:30 pm

Propagating Woody Plants from Seed
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Saturday, October 30, 2021 – 9:00 am

Designers Preview Night
John Garner, Southern Lights of Raleigh
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 7:00 pm