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|
|Espalier Basics||Sat., Dec. 3 - 9:00 am|
|Business of Gardening||Sat., Jan. 21 - 10:30 am|
|Trees and Shrubs with Winter Interest||Tue., Feb. 28 - 6:30 pm|
|Botany 1, Spring Afternoon Session||Mon., Mar. 6 - 2:00 pm|
|Botany 1, Spring Evening Session||Mon., Mar. 6 - 6:30 pm|
|Junipers, Arborvitaes, and Yews||Tue., Mar. 7 - 6:30 pm|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs Study CD||Tue., Mar. 14 - 6:30 pm|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs||Tue., Mar. 14 - 6:30 pm|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., Mar. 16 - 9:00 am|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., Mar. 18 - 9:00 am|
|Dwarf Conifers||Sat., Apr. 8 - 1:00 pm|
|Best New Annuals for 2017||Sat., Apr. 15 - 1:00 pm|
|Annuals and Biennials Study CD||Tue., May. 2 - 6:30 pm|
|Annuals and Biennials||Tue., May. 2 - 6:30 pm|
|Annuals and Biennials Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., May. 4 - 9:00 am|
|Annuals and Biennials Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., May. 6 - 9:00 am|