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(Webinar) Choose Plants like a Pro

Wednesday, September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

$15.00 – $25.00

Once you’ve done the homework and decided what plants to buy, now comes one of the most exciting parts:  bringing them home!  Join Jennifer de Graaf, landscape architect (Lic. #5461), for a look at how you choose the actual plant you’ll buy when visiting a nursery.  Whether you shop at a retail nursery or work with wholesalers, choosing your exact plants from among the multitude available still takes a bit of discernment. For example, you may be looking for one tree out of a row that all look the same, or a few robust individuals from among dozens – how do you pick the very best ones?

In the process, we will touch on the working relationship designers can build with suppliers and take a quick behind the scenes look at a wholesale nursery’s online ordering system.

Please note:  This talk is not about specific plants, plant palettes, design or any of that – it is focused on things to think about AFTER you know what plants you are looking for, how many, what size, etc.  This talk can benefit everyone from the home gardener to the aspiring landscape professional.

This webinar is a pre-requisite for the “Wholesale Nursery Field Trip” (open to only 2022 Dry Garden Design Certificate Program students).

Please note that this will be a live, webinar workshop (offered via Zoom) and not a lecture at the Garden. After registration (see below), you will receive instructions and a Zoom link from the Program Director one day prior to the lecture. Registration will close on 14 Sept at 8am.  

How it works: Register one person with one email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails.  The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive a recording link via email within one business day.  Once the recording is sent, you will have seven days to watch.  After that time, the recording will expire.  Access to the webinar recordings after the expiration date will be a charge of $15 (members)/$25 (non-members).


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Wednesday, September 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15.00 – $25.00
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
(925) 944-9352
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Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to a class are non-refundable. The Ruth Bancroft Garden does not issue credits for future classes.