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Fall Semester - Horticulture Certificate Program

Sept. 6, 2022 5:30 p.m.

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.

Core Curriculum

Fall Semester

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

Students who wish to apply for financial assistance should use this form or contact

learn more about the Horticulture Certificate Program

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