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Level I Certificate in Horticulture

Level I Horticulture Certificate Program

2022/23 Enrollment is Open


Read about course details and practicums

  • 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
  • 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: $1,458.00
  • Non-member: $1,652.00

Pay by semester and save 5% | Overall program cost if choosing pay by semester 

  • Member: $1,539.00
  • Non-member: $1,743.00

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

  • Member: $1620.00
  • Non-member: $1,835.00

Full and partial scholarships are available

To apply for financial aid please click here. For more information contact Director of Education, Bridgette Stone: bstone@berkshirebotanical.org


Level I Core Curriculum 

Fall 2022 Level I 

Spring 2023 Level I 

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