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Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Learn to incorporate native plants into your landscape through site evaluation and how to place the right plant in the right place. Specific trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and vines are discussed, along with how each plant interacts with nature and which wildlife they would support and attract. Learn how to identify invasive species growing on your property. This class is a combination of classroom instruction and observation of native plant installations in the Garden with native plant specialist and landscape designer Beth Farmer.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly recommended 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.

Register Member $115

Register Non-Member $135

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Wednesday, March 22, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Details

Beth Farmer Creating a Backyard Wildlife HabitatGES: HL, 9, required*

*This class offers 9 hours of required credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat replaces Digging In: Tips, Tools and Time-Savers in the certificate program.  All are welcome in the class.

About the Instructor

Beth Farmer is a landscape designer and native plant horticulturist who owned and operated Garden Gate Nursery in Bowling Green for 12 years and currently operates Garden Gate Landscape and Design. She has a Landscape Design Associate degree from the University of Richmond and has taught and spoken to numerous groups in central Virginia.