Adult Education

Gardening and Garden Design


Learn the basics, refresh your home gardening skills or learn something new with programs in this area.  Look for unique workshops, multiple-session classes, and inspiring lectures. 

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Class Schedule April-August 2014
The Beginner's Perennial Garden
| April 24                                                                                          

Learn to create a stunning garden with plants appropriate to our area. Instructor: Beth Burrell

Annuals and Perennials for Richmond Gardens
| April 24, May 1, 8, 15                                         

A thorough review of plants suitable for our area, from herbaceous perennials to colorful annuals.  Instructor: Beth Burrell

NEW Living and Non-Living Diseases of Woody Ornamentals
| April 26, May 3                        

Learn what might ail your shrubs and small trees:  biotic (living) diseases like fungi, or non-living (abiotic) diseases like soil issues. Instructor: Joel Koci.  ISA CE credits available. 

Landscape for Life
| April 28, May 1, 3, 8, 10                                                                                          

Learn to work with the natural systems in our landscape to create a beautiful, healthy, and environmentally sound garden. Instructors: Kristi Orcutt and Heather Veneziano. 

NEW Seasonal Winners: Plants for Late Spring
| May 1, 8                                                                

Discover late spring plants for Richmond gardens in the classroom and in the Garden. Instructor: Candy Lindenzweig

NEW Designing Your Home Landscape
| May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 8, 12, 15, 19                          

Learn the 'language' of design: how to read a plat, understand and use architect's and engineer's scales, conduct a site analysis and more--then begin to develop a  plan for a long-term blueprint for your property. Instructor: Candy Lindenzweig

NEW Making a Butterfly-Friendly Container Garden Adult/Child Workshop
| May 22                

Learn about the interrelationship between native plants and butterflies, then make and take a container garden to attract some fluttering visitors. Instructor: Linda McBride

Making a Meadow
| May 27                                                                                                                       

Learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain a wildflower meadow for your property.  Visit the Garden's own Anderson Meadow. Instructor: Laura Anne Brooks

NEW Intermediate Botany
| June 9, 16, 23                                                                                          

The course provides an in-depth overview of the tools and techniques used by botanists to identify plants to the species level. Instructor:  Dr. Douglas A. DeBerry

Making Fairy Gardens
| June 12                                                                                                              

Create your own minature container garden to take home. Instructor: Beth Burrell

Composting Basics
| June 21                                                                                                                  

Learn to recycle garden waste, kitchen scraps, and more into gardeners' 'black gold.' Instructor: Heather Veneziano

NEW Seasonal Winners: Plants for Summer
| July 10, 17                                                              

Discover proven summer plants for Richmond gardens in the classroom and in the Garden. Instructor: Candy Lindenzweig

NEW Native Plants for Pollinators
| July 19                                                                                        

Learn which native plants you can use to create pollinator habitats that are attractive, eco-friendly, and functional. Instructor: Annie Raup

Plant it Now! Organic Fall Vegetable Gardening
| August 2                                                             

Learn how to plan a garden for our long fall growing season--the organic way! Instructor: Heather Veneziano

NEW Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
| August 11, 18                                                                        

Gain a better understanding of grass, sedge and rush terminology, classification, nomenclature, and identification. Instructor: Dr. Douglas A. DeBerry


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