Join us for a look at how you should choose the best plant to 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.
Join us for a certificate program designed for the plant enthusiast interested in taking a deep dive into the Garden’s unique plant collection.
With a focus on dry garden plants, this class will give you the basics for understanding how plants are scientifically classified into different families and an overview of the plant parts.
Join Gianne de Genevraye for this pastel workshop and learn the basics of how to capture the natural beauty of the Garden with this unique medium.
Botanical names can stump even the most seasoned horticulturists. With a focus on dry garden plants, students will learn about the etymology and proper pronunciation of botanical names.
Learn about the regions of the world that are considered dry, such as cold and hot deserts and arid grasslands. For each region, we will examine the climate, geography, and characteristic vegetation.
Learn about the unconventional approach that Ruth Bancroft implemented with the layout of the Garden beds and the design principle considerations.
Learn how to coil a small, fragrant pine needle basket with Michele Hament.
Learn about plant morphology, anatomy, physiology, and ecology that allow dry climate plants to acquire and conserve water, protect themselves from extreme heat and light radiation, avoid herbivory, and reproduce successfully.