Workshops and Lectures


Winter 2016 Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, horticulture workshops take place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066.

Some horticulture workshops and lectures are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist program (PCH). See below for details.

For more information, call 215.278.7350.

Weed Science
Wednesdays, January 27–March 9 (7 classes)
1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Scott Guiser, MS in horticulture
Anywhere we cultivate plants, weeds exist. This course addresses the biology and classification of these unwanted plants and covers management options using the Integrated Pest Management approach. Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy, and ragweed, and recent invasive species like giant knotweed, Japanese stiltgrass, and mile-a-minute. Workshop is eligible for 14 APLD CEUs and 14 PCH CEUs.
$210; members $189

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Designing with Conifers
Thursdays, January 28–February 11 (3 classes)
9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Richard Bitner, author of Designing with Conifers and a field guide to conifers
Gold or blue-gray, weeping or dwarf—there’s a conifer color and shape for every garden. Learn how conifers fit into designs for a variety of landscapes, including Asian gardens, trough and rock gardens, and shade gardens. Discover which plants are workhorses for difficult spaces and which have unusual applications. Workshop is eligible for 9 APLD CEUs and 9 PCH CEUs.
$135; members $122

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Botanical Illustration
Thursdays, January 28–March 31 (10 classes)
1–4 pm
Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer, certified botanical instructor
Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. Learn how colors interact in watercolor and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome. Workshop is eligible for 15 APLD CEUs.
$450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Your Small-Space Garden
Saturdays, February 6 and 13 (2 classes)
10 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Kathy Salisbury, MS, horticulturist
Even the smallest patches of soil can produce vegetables, a beautiful display, or both! Assess your site for potential, then learn how container gardening, vertical gardening, and specific plants can be deployed in small spaces. Create a plan specific to your garden space that you’ll be ready to implement as soon as the ground thaws. Workshop is eligible for 2.5 ALPD CEUs. Takes place at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
$75; members $67

Register online or call 215.278.7200.



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