August 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$80
Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The South Carolina Native Plant Society (SCNPS) and the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) are excited to offer a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. To read more, click here.
Basic Botany is a prerequisite for all other courses.
The third offering in 2017 will be
Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This introductory botany course provides a foundation of knowledge and a working vocabulary for all other courses in the South Carolina Certificate of Native Plants. Through classroom lectures and fun hands-on activities explore the basics of plants — their classification, structure, functions, lifecycles, and reproductive strategies.
Class is team taught by Jeff Beacham and Kate Farrah.
The class will be held at the Hayden Conference Center in the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Pack a lunch and plan to eat on the grounds.
Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:
(10% discount to SCNPS members and SCBG Friends)
To download a brochure, click here.
For important tips on negotiating the registration system, click here.
(It is highly recommended that you read these tips!!!)
If you are a current member of SCNPS, click here to get your discount code.
2017 Certificate courses include:
Feb 4 Basic Botany
March 11 Basic Botany
March 15 Native Plant Propagation
March 18 Basic Horticulture
April 1 Mountain Plant Communities
April 8 Medicinal Plants
April 8 Piedmont Communities
April 15 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
April 29 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
May 13 Invasive Plants in South Carolina
May 13 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
May 16 Introduction to Soils
June 10 Tree Identification
June 17 Ferns
June 24 Natural Plant Communities
August 26 Basic Botany
September 9 Piedmont Plant Communities
September 16 Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification
September 30 Natives at Home
October 7 Sandhills Exploration
October 11 Tree Identification
October 14 Native Grasses
October 14 Natural Plant Communities
October 21-22 Coastal Ecology
October 27 Backyard Rain Gardens