Synopsis: This class will teach you more than you ever knew about landscape plants, and you'll love every minute of it! It will be held on 11 consecutive Friday mornings, January 12 - March 23, 2018.
Start Time: Friday, January 12, 2018 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Location: Cook Campus Wide
Address: No Street Address
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: Extension Conference Center
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Joe Canzano
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7317
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Over the course of 11 weeks, you’ll be submerged in the world of plants. Through hands-on plant identification walks, comprehensive classroom lectures, and online instructional tools, lead instructor Steve Kristoph will teach you two vital skills that all plant lovers and managers should master:

  • The ability to identify landscape plants on the properties you manage
  • Expanding your palette of plants to select the right plant for the right site and the right purpose

This course will cover a variety of different kinds of landscape plants, including shade trees, ornamental small trees, conifers, needle evergreens, broadleaf evergreens, rhododendrons and their kin, flowering shrubs, groundcover options, and rariflora.

In small groups led by our instructors, you'll visit Rutgers Gardens where you'll get up-close and personal with plants. You'll see them in their habitat, you'll learn their Latin names, and you'll increase your ability to talk knowledgeably with clients.

"You have to see the plant in its place to understand where it fits in the environment, or where it doesn't fit, which is just as important. You can't get that by showing a twig in a bottle in the classroom," explains Dr. Bruce "Doc" Hamilton, course founder. Doc's philosophy lives on in our current instructional team, so come dressed in winter wear and be prepared to go outside!

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public