Ornamental Plant Materials Certificate Program
In the Ornamental Plant Materials Certificate program, students develop knowledge of the ever-expanding variety of ornamentals well-suited for Northeastern Illinois. The program covers more than 500 plants, focusing on identification, cultural requirements, and use in gardens and the broader landscape.
Who should participate? Avid amateur gardeners and plant enthusiasts, aspiring horticulture professionals, horticulturists, garden designers, and landscape architects seeking professional development. There are no prerequisites for this program, and no prior horticulture experience is needed.
Online registration is unavailable 24 hours prior to the class start date. You may still register by calling (847) 835-8261.
|Class Title||Start Date||Supply List|
|Annuals and Biennials Study CD||Tue., May. 12 - 9:00 am|
|Annuals and Biennials||Tue., May. 12 - 6:30 pm|
|Annuals and Biennials Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., May. 14 - 9:00 am|
|Annuals and Biennials Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., May. 16 - 9:00 am|
|Ornamental Grasses||Thu., May. 21 - 6:30 pm|
|Success with Rhododendrons||Sat., May. 23 - 1:00 pm|
|Organic Pests and Disease||Wed., Jun. 3 - 6:30 pm|
|Meet the Cultivars: Deciduous Trees||Sat., Jun. 6 - 1:00 pm|
|Healthy Gardens||Wed., Jun. 10 - 6:30 pm|
|Herbaceous Perennials Optional Study CD||Tue., Jul. 14 - 6:30 pm|
|Herbaceous Perennials||Tue., Jul. 14 - 6:30 pm|
|Herbaceous Perennials Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., Jul. 16 - 9:00 am|
|Herbaceous Perennials Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., Jul. 18 - 9:00 am|