October 16, 2014toOctober 17, 2014

The use of native woody plants in a horticultural setting will be the topic of this combination classroom and in-garden course for second-year students in Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Certificate Program in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture. The course, on Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day,  is open to all, subject to availability. 

During this, the final class in this two-year program, staff horticulturist Justin Nichols will introduce students to native trees, shrubs, and vines to use in different horticultural settings based on their habitat preferences in nature. Recommended species, cultivars and sources of materials will be covered. To see authentic examples of woody plants in natural and landscaped settings, Justin will take the class on short forays into the Gardens and locally.

Staff Horticulturist Justin Nichols has been professionally maintaining gardens for more than 20 years, the last six here at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  He has a master’s degree in education and enjoys teaching horticultural topics to people of all ages. 

Where:  Bosarge Family Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Price:    $140 members, $170 nonmembers (preregistration requested)

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