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. 

For detailed information and to register online click on the class title or view the calendar

 

Class Schedule April - August 2015
Garden Basics Series
 
                                                                                     

Sign up for individual classes or register for the entire series for novice gardeners. 

Digging In: Tips, Tools, and Time Time Savers
| April 16, 23, 30                    

Instructor Beth Burrell discusses step-by-step advice on plants best suited for the Richmond area, site preparation, proper planting techniques, and the finishing touches.

Plant It Now! Fall Vegetable Gardening l July 25           

Garden Horticulturist Heather Veneziano focuses on growing vegetables into our long, mild fall season.

NEW Garden Design Series
 
                                                                                     

Sign up for individual classes or register for the entire series covering garden planning basics and creating various types of gardens. 

The Beginner's Perennial Garden
| April 23                                                        

This workshop introduces you to hardy perennials, simple starter plans, and the basics of soil preparation. Instructor: Beth Burrell

Making a Meadow l May 5

Learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain a wildflower meadow.

NEW Eat Your Yard:  Edible Additions to Your Home Landscape l May 14

Learn how to incorporate a wealth of edible plants into a home landscape.

Plants for Richmond Gardens Series
                       

Sign up for individual classes or register for the entire series highlighting good plants for Richmond gardens. 

 

Plants for Shade and Dry Shade l May 7

Beth Burrell discusses which plants work well in Central Virginia for these challenging conditions.

Plants for Late Spring / Early Summer l May 16

Reliable, interesting plants that provide ongoing color throughout the season.

Plants for Pollinators l June 11

The Garden's Director of Horticulture, Grace Chapman, discusses optimal plants to attract pollinators.

Plants for Summer l July 18

Reliable, interesting plants that provide dependable interest in our hot, dry summers

NEW Gardening with Kids
| April 25                                                                                                                

Children's Garden horticulturist Heather Veneziano shares tips on kid-friendly gardening techniques and suggestions for plant selections gleaned from her experience in the Children's Garden and with her own young child. Note: This workshop is for adults. 

Intermediate Botany l May 13, 20, 27

An in-depth overview of the tools and techniques used by botanists to identify plants to the species level.  Emphasis is on native or naturalized species found in Virginia.

The Beekeeper's Year:  Spring to Summer l May 17, June 21, July 19, August 23

Each month's class covers common tasks appropriate for the time of year. Go to the listing to see a complete list of topics.

NEW Making a Fairy Garden Adult / Child Workshop l June 4

Create your own miniature container garden, complete with whimsical accessories.

Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes l August 10

Gain a better understanding of grass, sedge, and rush terminology, classification, nomenclature, and identification.  Emphasis is on native or naturalized species found in Virginia.

 

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