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Identification of deciduous trees and shrubs in the summertime is a piece of cake for most naturalists, avid gardeners, environmental professionals, or outdoor enthusiasts. But what happens in the wintertime when leaves, flowers, and fruits are no longer at our disposal? Woody plants are every bit as recognizable in winter as they are in summer. This course reveals all of the characteristics that woody plants leave behind during the winter months. Learn how to use this information to identify woody plants to the species level. The Winter Botany curriculum focuses on use of dichotomous keys and familiarizing attendees with the technical terminology surrounding identification of plants in winter.

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 $150

Register Non-Member $180

Monday, January 23, 2023 - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Details

Winter BotanyGES: HL, 14, elective.

This class takes place over 2 days:

  • Monday, January 23
  • Tuesday, January 24






Meet the Instructor

Dr. Douglas A. DeBerry, Research Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at the College of William and Mary, andĀ contributing author on theĀ Flora of Virginia.