Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Horticulture Certificate Program 2022-2023
The Horticulture Certificate Program is a non-credit, adult enrichment program designed for the professional, aspiring professional or serious home gardener. Students can choose either to take classes towards receiving a certificate or audit individual classes of interest. Staffed by seasoned and practicing horticulturists and landscape designers, these in-depth classes provide a strong foundation for all horticultural pursuits — whether one is exploring or advancing career goals or simply acquiring or expanding their knowledge, skills and enjoyment of gardening. Classes include lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips.
Through seven core courses, Level I students learn material essential for a foundation in good gardening practices and are designed sequentially beginning in September and progressing through April.
Herbaceous Plants Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through 27
Understanding Woody Plants Tuesdays, Oct. 4 through 25
Soil Health and Structure Tuesdays, Nov. 11 through 22
Plant Health Care Tuesdays, Nov. 27 through Dec. 20
Spring Semester | Separate Registration
Plant Propagation Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7 through 8
Sustainable Garden Care and Maintenance Tuesdays, Jan. 17 through Feb. 21
Landscape Design I Tuesdays, March 7 through April 11
All students must complete an additional 15 hours of hands-on practicums. Practicums are offered seasonally and will be shared with students once they have registered