Gardening and Garden Design Classes
Learn basic gardening skills, brush up rusty skills, or learn something new. Learn to design your home landscape and care for it. Look for unique workshops, multiple-session classes, and inspiring lectures.
Due to the ongoing COVID19 coronavirus pandemic, all classes are cancelled.
Garden staff are working hard to plan for the short term and long term future of Adult Education classes under this “new normal.” We are exploring exciting new options for some virtual offerings and looking at how we can safely begin to meet in person again. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new territory. Check back soon for the latest information!
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In the meantime, please explore some of these resources that we find helpful:
- There are many publications with excellent advice available through the Virginia Tech Extension Service. Head to the “Lawn and Garden” topics.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- This plant finder site is easy to use and has thorough information.
Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder
- A reliable source for many North American plants
USDA Plants Database
- Check here for excellent information and sources for native plants
Virginia Native Plant Society
- And, a comprehensive guide to plants for pollinators
USDA Pollinator Project
- A major information source on birds
Cornell University All About Birds
- And birds in Virginia
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
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