In this program, participants discover the beauty and complexity of South Carolina’s rich botanical heritage. Through hands-on, field-based classes, students learn about the native plants of the state. In the core classes, we study the native plant communities that define South Carolina by exploring the Garden’s Natural Heritage Garden. Participants also learn about the significant benefits of native plants to enhance biodiversity, and to improve soil, water, and air quality. Our hope is that through this certificate program, graduates become more aware of environmental issues and become active stewards of the natural world.
Learn more about the program and the individual courses here.