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Understanding Woody Plants

Oct. 3, 2023 Midnight to Oct. 24, 2023 Midnight

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Taught by Jenna O’Brien, this four-session course Oct. 3 through 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. will focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design. It will cover ornamental shrubs, small flowering trees, shade trees, and broadleaf and needle evergreens. Students will become familiar with the many garden-worthy woody plants that thrive in Zone 5. The course covers plant identification, selection, siting, cultivation, and possible design uses. Students should dress for outdoor field study. All students participating in this class as part of the Horticulture Certificate Program are required to complete a final project.

Jenna O'Brien, owner and founder of Viridissima Horticulture & Design since 2003, has been working in Berkshire gardens for over 20 years. She specializes in container gardening, perennial garden design and care and estate garden and conservatory management.

Advance registration is required.

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