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Our Continuing Education offerings provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience.

Whether a homeowner, hobby gardener, artist, horticulturist, or landscape professional, you will find something to help you grow.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

Starts October 28, 2021

4 online sessions. Learn and adapt components of traditional and interpretive Asian gardens.

Beginning Bonsai

June 3–December 1, 2021

Fully online. Learn the care and culture of bonsai, and how to design and maintain these sculptured treasures.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Starts November 3, 2021

Onsite and online. Learn the foundations of ecological restoration and then put theory into practice.

Elegant Garlands

December 1, 2021

Fully online. Explore the versatility of garland design and the beauty it can bring to your home.

Branches and Boughs

December 15, 2021

Fully online. Join Ikebana designer Brandon Forsht as he highlights the principles and techniques of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Floral Design Basics II

January 17–June 20, 2022

Fully online. Focus on contrast, proportion, scale, and more while building your floral design skillset.

Floral Design Basics

January 17–June 30, 2022

Fully online. Learn the skills you need to create beautiful floral arrangements in this self-paced course.

Floral Design Basics II

August 15, 2021–February 28, 2022

Fully online. Focus on contrast, proportion, scale, and more while building your floral design skillset.

Floral Spotlight: Philadelphia

January 19, 2022

Fully online. Explore how Philly impacted Pierre du Pont. See designs that recall the city’s glass structures.

A Touch of Hollywood

January 20, 2022

Fully online. Bring showstopping floral design right to your doorstep, courtesy of two stars of the floral world.

The Wild Garden, Designed

Starts January 20, 2022

Four online sessions. Learn how we might consider programming a garden for beauty and success.

Landscape Design I

Starts February 16, 2022

Fully online. Learn about design processes, traditional landscape graphics, and sustainable landscapes.

Sketching for Designers

Starts February 24, 2022

5 online sessions. Develop a foundation in field sketching techniques, including line, tone, and color.

Understanding Plants

Starts March 22, 2022

Fully online. Gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized.

Botanical Art Master Class

Starts March 1, 2022

2 online sessions. Enjoy a live, virtual watercolor demo with RBGE’s Botanical Illustration Deparment.