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Level I Certificate in Horticulture

Level I Horticulture Certificate Program Enrollment for 2022/23 will be available in late July, 2022 

LEVEL I at a glance:

Read about the course details and practicums.

Classes meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 pm (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 class and 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 15%

Overall program cost if choosing to pay for the full year 

  • Member: $1,368.50
  • Non-member: $1,525.75

Pay by semester and save 10%

Overall program cost if choosing pay by semester 

  • Member: $1,449.00
  • Non-member: $1,615.50

Register Class by Class

Overall program cost if choosing pay by the class

  • Member: $1610.00
  • Non-member: $1,795.00

Full and partial scholarships are available. To apply for financial aid please click here

For more information contact Director of Education, Bridgette Stone:


PREVIEW Fall 2022 Level I | Enrollment begins August 1, 2022

Tuesdays September 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm
Herbaceous Plants
Members: $185, Non-Members: $210

Tuesdays October 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm
Ornamental Woody Plants
Members: $185, Non-Members: $210

Tuesdays November 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm
Soil and Soil Amendments
Members: $185, Non-Members: $210

Tuesdays November - December 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm
Plant Health Care
Members: $185, Non-Members: $210

Garden Practicum
Members: $185, Non-Members: $200

Spring 2023 Level I 

The Science of Plant Propagation January 7 & 8 2022, 9 am - 4 pm Members: $185, Non-Members: $210

Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance Tuesday, January to February, 2023 5:30 - 7:00 pm ONLINE
Members: $185, Non-Members: $210

Landscape Design I Tuesday, March - April, 2023 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Members: $315, Non-Members: $335

Optional Additional Garden Practicum (not included in semester registration above)
Members: $185, Non-Members: $200

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