Garden Education Certificate Program

Grow your knowledge through the Garden Education Certificate Program at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Directed to the dedicated amateur, certificates are designed to guide you through a course of study in a logical sequence of learning. Choose from one of three areas of concentration: Botanical Illustration, Floral Design or Gardening and Garden Design.

This program does not offer college credit; it is designed for personal enrichment.

Explore each of the certificate areas by clicking on the links below.  Detailed program brochures and enrollment forms are available on each web page.  For specific questions about the Garden Education Certificate program email the Adult Education Assistant or call 804-262-9887 ext. 320 (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm).

Botanical Illustration

Engage with the natural world by learning to accurately depict botanical specimens using classical approaches and techniques.   Learn from our talented and highly skilled instructors as they guide you through the program and you begin to develop a portfolio of work in Botanical Illustration.

Explore the Botanical Illustration Certificate



Perfect for avid home floral arranger or the professional who uses floral design in his or her work, this certificate provides a thorough foundation in the art of Floral Design.  Our engaging and proficient instructors lead you through the basics, providing the most current information and practical tips.

Explore the Floral Design Certificate

Gardening and Garden Design

Novice gardeners: build your gardening skills and knowledge.  Seasoned gardeners: gain new expertise, challenge old habits, and expand new perspectives while you study with experienced landscape designers, gardeners and horticulturalists.

Explore the Gardening and Garden Design Certificate