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To see and enroll in a class offered at the Cleveland Botanical Garden,

please visit cbgarden.org or call 216.721.1600.

 

Pruning 101: Basic Objectives and Applications

Date

Saturday, Jan. 24

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Classroom

Instructor

Chad Clink

Cost

$25 members, $40 nonmembers

Clink, Holden’s community forester, will teach fundamental concepts and approaches to pruning trees and shrubs for structural strength and sustainability. An indoor lecture will be provided on tree biology, pruning objectives, cuts, principles and methods with examples of application. Considerable discussion will also be given towards necessary tools for implementation, specialty pruning types and frequently asked questions on wound treatment, timing of pruning, and regulating plant growth. Dress for the weather as a portion of the class will be spent outside demonstrating newly learned pruning methods, addressing questions, and reviewing projects on the Arboretum grounds.

HOR163

Trees for Bees and Other Pollinators

Date

Sunday, Feb. 1

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Denise Ellsworth

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Asked to think of five plants important for bees, most people neglect all of our native trees. In fact, trees are a vital source of food and habitat for bees and other pollinators. Ellsworth, the OSU program director for honey bee and native pollinator education, explores some of our most important native trees and the pollinators who depend on them.

HOR702

Sustainability Symposium 2015: The Year of the Tree

Date

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Time

8:30 – 4pm

Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden        

Cost

$95 members, $115 nonmembers

Celebrate trees at the 10th annual Sustainability Symposium.   Throughout the day you will learn about the benefits of trees, how to properly plant and care for trees and the many ways you can successfully incorporate them into your landscape.  You will also get the chance to learn about the many urban forestry initiatives in the greater Cleveland area and much more.

 

Pete Nelson of Treehouse Masters will be the keynote speaker.  Nelson will share A Different Perspective in the Trees, and get you looking at trees from an alternate point of view.  He first became excited about treehouses at age 5 when his dad built him a tiny one behind the garage of their Ridgewood, N.J., home. The scope and size of Nelson’s treehouse fantasies expanded from there. The 1994 publication of Treehouses; The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb, was the first book of its kind and has culminated in the publication of five more books on the subject, a thriving treehouse building and supply company, a treehouse hotel and a hit television series on Animal Planet.

 

The Sustainability Symposium is eligible for professional CEUs through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System, PLANET Landscape industry Certified recertification, and the ISA Certification Program though the Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture. Other professional continuing education credits may be available.  Please email programs@cbgarden.org for more information.

For more information or to register, please visit cbgarden.org or call 216.721.1600. ext.  100

Organic Lawn Care

Date

Saturday, Feb. 28

Time

1 - 3pm     

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Alec McClennan

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Create a beautiful lawn without all the chemicals that can be harmful to your family and pets.  Learn how to maintain your lawn organically and how to renovate it for the best organic lawn on the block.  McClennan will also provide you with an overview of weeds and organic solutions and show you how to handle pests organically.

HOR701

   

Save Water - Rain Barrel Workshop

Date

Thursday, March 26

Time

7 - 8:30pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Natalie Gertz-Young, Lake County Soil and Water District

Cost

$60 members and nonmembers

This workshop provides all the needed materials to build an attractive, hassle free 55-gallon rain barrel ready to hook up to a downspout.

HOR490

   

Spring Clean Up

Date

Saturday, March 28

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Tere Cole-Lang, Lead Horticulturist

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Whip your garden into shape with the answers to all your plant and turf care questions.  Discover the best tools to have at hand.  Bring pictures so we can help solve your problem areas. Class will be indoors and outside.

HOR603

Tree Planting: Best Practices

Date

Saturday, May 2

Time

9am - noon

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Chad Clink, Community Forester

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Discover how to successfully plant and establish trees. Topics include timing, tree selection, site preparation, planting methods, root development, and aftercare.  Part of the class will be spent outside demonstrating planting bare root, balled-in-burlap, and containerized trees.

HOR604

Success With Rhododendrons

Date

Saturday, May 2

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Tere Cole-Lang & Aaron Kash, Horticulturists

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

In class, learn the basic cultural requirements and care of rhododendrons and other heath family plants.  Then review individual specimens and plant groupings in the Arboretum’s rhododendron gardens.

HOR375

Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date

Sundays May 3 and 31

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Holden guides

Cost

Free for members, $10 nonmembers

Delight in the formal English borders, naturalized plantings, rock gardens and perennial beds. Pick up landscape design ideas for your home.

HIK114

Exquisite Potted Plants

Date

Wednesday, May 20

Time

7 - 9pm

Location

Lantern Court

Instructor

Craig Schrader, Horticulturist

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

This demo/lecture includes everything you need to know to make your own annual and perennial patio and indoor arrangements. Gather design ideas as Schrader showcases his previous displays from private estates.

HOR704

   

 Landscaping with Lilacs

Date

Wednesday, May 20

Time

6:30 – 8:30pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Toby Davidson, Horticulturist

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

Tour the Arboretum’s Lilac Collection and discuss plant selection, cultural care, pruning practices, common problems, companion plants and other design considerations.

HOR550