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

Photography Walk
"Budget-friendly Close-up Flower Photography"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – 10:00 am
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Garden Soils Class
"If You Build It, They Will Come: Understanding and Improving Garden Soils"
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 8:30 am
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History of Gardening: How Cultures, Events, and People Made Gardening What It Is Today
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Mondays, February 3 through March 23, 2020 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Photography Walk
"Abstract Macro Photography"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Friday, February 21, 2020 – 10:00 am
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Contain Your Enthusiasm
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 9:30 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, February 22, 2020 – 1:00 pm
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Renewal Pruning Class and Demonstration
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 9:00 am
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Photography Walk
"Using Black and White Photography to Emphasize Line and Texture"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Friday, March 13, 2020 – 10:30 am
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Front Yard Foraging
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 9:30 am
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Tomato Growing Secrets Revealed
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 1:00 pm
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What's the Forecast? Understanding Climate Patterns and What They Mean for Our Weather
Rebecca Ward, Assistant State Climatologist
Saturday, March 28, 2020 – 9:00 am

Outstanding Plants for the Home Landscape
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Mondays, March 30 through May 18, 2020 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Recreational Tree Climbing at the JCRA
Open to Youths and Adults
Patrick Brandt, Piedmont Tree Climbing
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – 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

Herbaceous Perennials Propagation Class and Demonstration
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 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 9, 2020 – 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

Recreational Tree Climbing at the JCRA
Open to Youths and Adults
Patrick Brandt, Piedmont Tree Climbing
Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 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