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Level I Certificate in Horticulture

Level I Horticulture Certificate Program

2024/25 Enrollment Opens July 1, 2024

  • Classes meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (except The Science of Plant Propagation).
  • Each class is 12 hours of classroom time, plus a final project (except Landscape Design which is 16 hours)
  • Level I courses cover material essential for a foundation in good gardening practices
  • Classes are designed sequentially beginning in September and running through April
  • The Level I Certificate requires the completion of all seven Level I core curriculum classes, assignments, and at least 15 Garden Practicum hours
  • The Garden Practicum reinforces classroom work with hands-on experience in the garden. Many BBG adult education classes count towards practicum hours. Students will be given a list of qualifying classes upon enrollment and work with their advisor to register
  • The Level I Certificate serves as a foundation for all advanced courses

Download the Level 1 Class Tracking Worksheet

Program Costs

Pay for the full program all at once and save 10% | Overall program cost if choosing to pay for the full year 

  • Member: $1,550.00
  • Non-member: $1,700.00

Register Class by Class | Overall program cost if choosing pay by the class

  • Member: $1,705.00
  • Non-member: $1,870.00

Full and partial scholarships are available

To apply for financial aid please fill out this form. For more information please contact Director of Education, Jennifer Patton:

Level I Core Curriculum 

Fall 2022 Level I 

Spring 2023 Level I 

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