Workshops and Lectures


Winter 2015 Workshops

Horticulture workshops are held at Barnes Arboretum, Merion campus. Contact Horticulture Education and Programs Manager Nicole Juday: 215.278.7373.

Soils Boot Camp
Tuesday and Wednesday, January 20–21 (2 classes)
1–4:30 pm
Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Good soils are the foundation of plant health. Learn about the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils that promote optimum plant growth. Topics include soil amendments, fertilizers, compost, and soil testing.
$90; members $81
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Weed Science
Wednesdays, January 28–March 11 (7 classes)
1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Weeds grow wherever we cultivate plants. This course addresses the biology of weeds and discusses integrated pest management. Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy, and ragweed and recent invasive species like giant knotweed, Japanese stiltgrass, and mile-a-minute.
$210; members $189
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Contemporary Botanical Illustration
Thursdays, February 5–March 26 (8 classes)
1–4 pm
Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer, certified botanical illustrator
Develop line drawing and watercolor skills to create highly detailed and accurate botanical paintings. Learn how colors interact in watercolor and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.
$360; members $324
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Gardening for Beginners
Saturdays, March 21–28 (2 classes)
9:30 am–noon
Instructor: Kathy Salisbury, MS in horticulture
Designed for those who are new to gardening or have dabbled a bit but can’t seem to get it right. Learning the basic functions of plants; how to test your soil; and the fundamentals of plant selection, installation, and maintenance gets you on your way to a greener thumb.
$60; members $54
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


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