Certificate Core Class: TREE ID
May 8 @ 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.
Enter the forest to explore the giants of the plant world with Dan Whitten, President of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS. Become familiar with our native trees, shrubs and woody vines by learning to recognize their bark, leaves, twigs, fruit, and form. Deepen your knowledge through the use of a dichotomous key and by learning to recognize plant communities. Participants will also learn how woody plants are useful as tools, medicines, shelter, and as forage for humans and other animals.
Tree Identification is a core course and is required for certification. Prerequisite: Basic Botany.
Location: Hayden Conference Center at the South Carolina Botanical Garden.
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.
2018 Certificate courses include:
February 10 Basic Botany
March 19 Native Plant Propagation
March 23 Sustainable Landscaping
March 24 Natural Plant Communities
April 19 Native Plants & Birds of the Beidler Forest
April 20 Backyard Rain Gardens
April 21 Spring Herbaceous Plant ID
May 5 Basic Botany
May 8 Tree Identification
May 12 Ferns
May 19 Sustainable Landscaping
2017 Certificate courses included:
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