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Learn how to design, select, plant and care for perennial plants in a year-round garden. Correct selection of plants is as important as care in creating a successful environment. Learn which plants thrive in the Richmond area and which are more challenging. The course covers perennial identification, soil preferences, how to plant and care according to the growth habit of plants. Christie Barry will emphasize which perennials also offer winter interest in the garden.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $115

Register Non-Member $135

Friday, November 4, 2022 - Friday, November 18, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Beginner's Perennial GardenGES: HL, 6, required*

*This class offers 6 hours of required credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  This class replaces the former requirement for The Beginner’s Perennial Garden.  All are welcome in this class.

About the Instructor

Christie Barry is well-known in the Richmond area as a landscape designer and knowledgeable plant expert. Coming from a background in education and logistical management, she transitioned to landscape design and planting as a way to express her interest in and love of nature. She and her husband founded Christie’s Fine Gardening to share their passion for gardens. She looks forward to sharing her techniques and knowledge of fine gardening techniques—and making it fun!