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NEW! En Plein Air – Creating Art in the Gardens
Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginning enthusiast, the Gardens in springtime are a wonderful inspiration for creating your own artwork. Join artist Wes Sherman as he leads you on an exploration of landscape as a contemporary genre, looking for inspiration from a mixture of historical and contemporary art. Students will work in the medium of their choice (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or pencil). See the suggested supplies list. If you have questions about supplies, you can contact Wes at info@wessherman.net.
Instructor: Wes Sherman
Fee: 
$70
Dates:
June 16
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: 
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 0.0
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The Cook’s Herb Garden NEW
Cooking with fresh herbs adds so much to your meals, and growing your own herbs gives you access to the freshest herbs possible. Join Caren White to learn how to plan, care for and harvest a culinary herb garden that will provide you with a choice of many flavors for many different cuisines. This class will include a visit to our herb gardens, if the weather permits.
Instructor: Caren While
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time:
1:00-3:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Evening in the Gardens BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
As the sun starts to dip down in the sky, and the June warmth mellows, join the Gardens Director on a lively tour of Rutgers Gardens.  We will discuss and highlight those plants that are currently in bloom, and provide some interesting insights into where and how to grow some of the more unusual plants that are found at Rutgers Gardens.            
Fee: $50
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Location: Holly House
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
RMG-CEU: 2.5
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Design Series: Summer Flower Arrangement NEW
Get ready for a fun, exclusive opportunity to create a pretty, informal arrangement—right in the garden! You will craft a unique vessel and fill it with a cheerful arrangement of colorful summer flowers. Rutgers Gardens staff instructors will conduct the class outdoors, in the annual display garden, where you can enjoy the beautiful weather and create your own masterpiece, all while surrounded by the very flowers we’ll be using. It’s a great way to celebrate the summer season and make a nice arrangement to brighten your home or gift to a friend. All materials will be provided. Be sure to check out the other fun and creative courses in our Design Series!
Instructor: Garden Staff
Fee: $60
Location: Holly House
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
RMG-CEU: 0.0
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 Propagating Garden and Houseplants (workshop)          
Learn about various types of propagation, including leaf and stem cuttings, root division, layering, and seed. Get hands-on experience with a few methods of propagation that are easy to do at home, and briefly discuss a few that require special equipment and more advanced skills, such as grafting and tissue culture. Collect a variety of interesting cuttings (and seeds) around the Gardens and from supplied stock plants, treat with rooting hormone, “stick” them, and bring home an assortment of potted-up cuttings to grow on. Come prepared to handle soil, and please bring a set of pruners.  
Instructor: Clayton Leadbetter
Fee: $55
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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IT’S MIDSUMMER & MY TOMATO PLANTS ARE FAILING… A Guide to Curing the Diseases & Insects That Attack Tomato Plants & Their Fruits          
Blight, Whitefly, Tomato Hornworm, Fusarium Wilt…these and other diseases and insects, annually, can pose a problem for the tomato gardener.  However, with proper care and treatment, these problems can be prevented or successfully remediated.  This talk is a primer on winning the battles against the insects and diseases that plague tomato plants and their fruits.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 10am-12:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Totally Tomatoes      
Come experience the wonderful world of tomatoes. From Rutgers hybrids to old-time heirlooms, from supersized beefsteaks to tiny cherries, from deepest purple to pale yellow, join us to learn about the many different tomato varieties grown at the Rutgers Gardens and by local farmers and find out how you can grow your favorites next year. We will have a wide variety of tomatoes for you to sample.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Registrants may cancel up to 3 days before a class date. A refund will be given, minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by email. To cancel, please email
Debbie Henry.

The Gardens reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.Classes cancelled by the Gardens because of low enrollment or Garden closure will be automatically fully refunded.