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, February 4 through March 25, 2019 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Wild Edible Plants: Delicious and Nutritious Native and Invasive Plants
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 9:00 am
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Not Tonight Deer: No More Long-legged Rats in Your Garden
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 1:00 pm
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Renewal Pruning Class and Demonstration
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 9:00 am
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Photography Walk
"Pro Tips for Strong Photography Design in the Garden"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 10:00 am

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

Herbaceous Perennials Propagation Class and Demonstration
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 9:00 am
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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

Photography Walk
"From Smartphone Image to Photographic Art: Using Your Smarthone Camera and Smartphone Apps to Transform Your Garden Images into Digital Art"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 10:00 am

Mushrooms
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 9:30 am

Citrus
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 1:00 pm

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

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