Winter Classes

 

Register on line by following the link associated with each class.

Home Landscape Design Series (See class descriptions below) $198 for all 4 classes on February 3 and February 17
REGISTRATION

Home Landscape Design - Fundamentals
Explore the fundamentals of design, and introduce a unique Design Process which provides the basis for problem solving of various scale projects, spatial development, and sound garden and general land use planning. The basics of graphics, balance, color, forms, sequence, scale and textures will be discussed. Some in class drawing to explore a residential program, and functional relationships, and their resulting spatial relationships will be done in class. Good design is not arbitrary or just intuitive.... it should follow a process.
Instructor: Roy DeBoer
Fee:
$60
Date:
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 3.0
REGISTRATION

Home Landscape Design - Incorporating Hardscape
Hardscape refers to the design and materials used in walkways, patios, walls and anything else which is, well, ‘Hard’!  The program will feature a look at the many choices of materials that are available, suggestions for designing the features to the proper proportions or scale for optimum use, and how to effectively weave plants through the walls or pavement.  The class will also provide a look at the ‘how-to’ of installing the materials, allowing the projects to provide years of maintenance free use!
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time:
1:00-3:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 0.0
REGISTRATION

NEW! Wine & Design Series: Valentine Terrarium
The magic of a terrarium may seem like a mysterious art, but with the guidance of our knowledgeable staff, you’ll put together a beautiful glass container of little growing plants that can last for many years! We will decorate our miniature enclosed gardens with Valentine’s Day themed embellishments for you to enjoy in your own home or give to a special friend or significant other as a thoughtful gift. All materials will be provided. Bring your favorite wine to sip while you work; we will provide glasses and light snacks. This is the first Wine & Design class of 2018—be sure to watch for more creative courses in this series throughout the year!
Instructor: Monica and Clayton
Fee: $60
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 0.0

REGISTRATION

The Victorians: How they forever changed the Garden
When it comes to widespread impact on gardening practices, it can be argued that no time period rivals the 90 year span known as The Victorian Era.  The Victorians used flowers as a non-verbal language and transformed the garden from a symmetric, formal regiment into a frothy disarray of cottage informality. Their gardens included exotic plant material recently discovered in the jungles of Africa, the remote valleys of the Himalayan highlands, the plains of the Amazonian rainforest and the arid plateaus of Australia and the Andean Mountains.  This talk provides an overview with some interesting vignettes about one of the most exciting periods in the history of horticulture and agriculture.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time:
10:00am-12:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0

REGISTRATION

Seedy Business: Plants That Do Best When Grown From Seed
How many times have you thought, heard or said, “I just don’t do well with seeds….I prefer plants…”?  WELL!!! It is time to rethink your stand on seeds, and this talk will inspire you to do just that.  There are a number of situations where growing things from seed is not only advisable, it is preferable, much more fun and much, much, much more rewarding.  This is a beautifully illustrated slide show about the fruits and vegetables that do best when grown from seed and why that is the case.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time:
1:00-3:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0

REGISTRATION

Home Landscape Design - Incorporating Plants
Plants provide shade, color, texture and even sound to the home landscape.  The challenge with plants is determining where the plants should best be located or how they should be combined to enhance the overall impact of the Garden Design.   Bruce will focus on the basic concepts of how to place and combine woody and herbaceous plants to create a pleasing, outdoor garden room!
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee:
$60
Date:
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00pm
RMG-CEU: 3.0
REGISTRATION

NEW! Home Landscape Design – Incorporating Lighting
Whether you are preparing to do-it-yourself or planning to hire a professional, outdoor lighting will bring your landscape to life after dark.  Enjoy looking at beautiful photographs while learning the why, what and how of outdoor illumination.  Apply design theory, explore architectural and landscape lighting and find out all about “TADA”!  This session will also provide a basic understanding of LED technology and its many uses while focusing on solid design principles as they are applied to outdoor illumination. 
Instructor: Mike Deo
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:
1:00-3:00pm
RMG-CEU: 0.0
Location:
Holly House
REGISTRATION

NEW! How to Grow More With Less
Strategic short- and long-term gardening timelines, can help you create an efficient, sustainable home landscape, from composting and mulching to planting trees. Join Vincent Simeone to learn the eco-friendly essentials and cover the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening. He will discuss the benefits of planting for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections, handling invasives, utilizing integrated pest management (IPM), proper water conservation and irrigation techniques—and even how sometimes the best solution is to do nothing. Focusing on time-proven recommendations that have been field-tested in a large botanic garden, Vincent will teach you how to effectively adapt these principles for home use and make confident decisions in your own garden.
Instructor: Vincent Simeone
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0

REGISTRATION

NEW! Common Sense Rose Selection and Care
Roses have been an integral part of gardening for centuries. Their color, fragrance and versatility offer old world charm and an undeniable presence in the landscape. But there are many challenges facing gardeners to keep roses pest free and thriving in the garden. Join author Vincent Simeone for this discussion that will focus on some of the new and proven selections of landscape or shrub roses and their specific ornamental qualities, landscape function and reduced cultural needs. Organic methods such as composting and using less toxic pesticides will also be discussed as part of an effective IPM program. 
Instructor: Vincent Simeone
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0

REGISTRATION

Pruning Techniques for the Homeowner (workshop)
The 3 W’s of pruning – the When, Where and Why - are typically reduced to a thoughtless shaping of plants with electric shears!  This class will discuss the various methods of pruning small trees, shrubs and shade trees, the time of year various plants should be pruned and how proper pruning can produce not only unique growth responses, but a healthier, more attractive and longer-lived plant.  Bring along your own pruners and handsaw, or you can purchase tools during the class as this will be a “hands-on” program in the Gardens.  Please dress accordingly.
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee:
$60
Date:
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time:
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 3.0

REGISTRATION

NEW! Perennials for Year-Round Interest
Perennial plants not only feature flowers of every color imaginable and foliage that can range from bold to fine, they can also provide flowers, fruit or foliage throughout the year in the NJ Garden.  Unfortunately, many of these plants remain unknown and unused by many Gardeners.  This program will highlight a variety of perennials, including many little known selections that can extend and enhance the seasonal beauty of your garden.
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee:
$50
Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time:
6:30-8:30 pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU:
2.0
REGISTRATION

 

Instructor bios

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 emailDebbie 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.