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Backyard Wildlife Habitat

If you are looking for inspiration and guidance in creating a refuge for wildlife in your backyard, then you’re in the right place! This course will teach you how to incorporate native plants into your landscape through site evaluation and how to place the right plant in the right place. We’ll discuss specific trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and vines, along with how each plant interacts with nature and which wildlife they would support and attract. You’ll learn how to identify invasive species growing on your property. This course is a combination of classroom instruction and observation of native plant installations in the Garden with native plant specialist and landscape designer Beth Farmer.

All programs are subject to change.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $100

Register Non-Member $120

Monday, September 18, 2023 - Wednesday, September 20, 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. Non-certificate students are welcome in this course.

This course takes place over three consecutive days from 9 am – 12 pm:

  • Monday, September 18
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Wednesday, September 20

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.