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Certificate Elective: BACKYARD RAIN GARDENS
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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.
Backyard Rain Gardens
Celebrate Earth Day with planting a Rain Garden! Join us for a hands-on elective workshop for all those interested in rain garden design, installation, and native plant selection.
Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that collect water runoff and allow it to infiltrate, thereby reducing erosion and flooding. These low maintenance native plant gardens can be constructed at nearly any home site.
The workshop will focus on these topics:
• Benefits of rain gardens
• Rain garden design, construction, and maintenance
• Native plant selection
The workshop will include the installation of a rain garden at the SC Botanical Garden, so be prepared to plant and get dirty! We will also learn some bog gardening basics.
Taught by Dr. Sarah White, Clemson U., Kathy Bridges, SCBG, and Cathy Reas Foster, SCNPS.
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