Gardening Certificate Electives

Elective course offerings vary with every catalog season. Browse this page to discover what's currently scheduled. Those in pursuit of a Certificate must complete at least 23 elective course hours.


Tending to roses is an art, especially given how many types there are-from shrubs to hybrid teas to ramblers. Proper pruning can encourage bloom production and control plant disease. This informative session combines classroom demonstrations, student pruning of potted plants, more...
243GAR394 02/25 Su 12:00pm-3:30pm Perkowski

Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden more...
243GAR367BO 02/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore


Explore the plethora of spring-blooming perennials and woody plants native to the Northeast, including underutilized gems such as Spring Beauties, Wild Pink, Running Serviceberry, and Azaleas. Study their ecological benefits such as feeding early-emerging pollinators, as well as the cultural more...
244GAR216 04/10 We 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial

Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that's both functional and gorgeous-and helps your plants thrive in all four seasons.
244GAR327O 04/11 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Marsh


Expert rosarian Shauna Moore walks you through the history of a wide variety of rose types and classifications while explaining how to select the best ones for your garden. On a walk through the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, she'll share more...
244GAR361 06/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Moore

Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
244GAR317 06/15 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Beyers

A successful pollinator garden must provide appropriate food and habitat for a diverse array of species, including bees, beetles, butterflies,moths, birds, and even pollinating flies. Explore best practices for attracting and supporting our native pollinators, as well as which native more...
244GAR340 06/18 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial