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Ornamental Horticulture

Expand your knowledge of horticulture through our ornamental horticulture classes—open to everyone, both those in pursuit of a certificate and those who are not.

Students in our self-paced certificate program can earn sequential Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture (Level I, II, III) as their knowledge grows. Upon completion of each Certificate level, students will have mastered the identifying characteristics, habits, and growing information for 300 plants. Each certificate is earned consecutively and is based on meeting specific course requirements. Core courses (to ensure a base level of knowledge) in horticulture and plant sciences, along with electives, plant identification, and horticultural techniques are available for a tailor-made horticulture learning experience. Find out more.

Upcoming Classes

Plant Propagation

Starts February 3, 2020

7 sessions. Discuss seed hybridization, vegetative cuttings, division, layering, grafting, budding, and tissue culture.

Deer Resistant Bulbs

Starts March 11, 2020

4 sessions. Discover bulbs that are rarely affected by deer and other critters.

Broad-Leaved Evergreens

Starts March 17, 2020

7 sessions. Outstanding foliage, showy flowers, and brilliant fruit make this a versatile group of plants.

Native Plants

Starts April 6, 2020

7 sessions. Learn about trees, shrubs, perennials, and vines for sites ranging from fields to forests.

Exotic and Tropical Plants

Starts April 22, 2020

7 sessions. Add color, texture, and seasonal excitement to interiors throughout the year.

All-Purpose Annuals (Part Two)

Starts June 4, 2020

4 sessions. Even a well-established perennial bed benefits from the addition of long-blooming accents.

Deciduous Trees

Starts September 10, 2020

7 sessions. Learn the identification and landscape uses of deciduous trees in this region.