November 4 @ 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.
Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
Join Rick Huffman, landscape architect, and founder and past president of the South Carolina Plant Society, to learn how native plants are the key to developing a sustainable landscape, and an important way to conserve natural resources. A sustainable landscape is in balance with the local climate, soil and plants and wildlife. Native plants enable you to potentially minimize the resource inputs into your garden, such as fertilizer, pesticides, gasoline, time and water. In this class, we put it all together: planning and design, site and plant selection, soil conditions, irrigation and water efficiency, and maintenance.
Sustainable Landscaping is a core course and is required for certification. Pre-requisite: 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.
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