Horticulture and Gardening

Sustainable by nature. 

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for specific class locations.

 

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Program Information

PROGRAM POLICIES

GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.

GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free. 

Many courses are held outdoors and may require moderate walking to and from one or more locations. As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. If you have questions about physical requirements, please send an email to ewhite@brit.org. 

CANCELLATION POLICY 

To cancel your registration for a class, please email mschmidlkofer@brit.org at least ten calendar days prior to the start of that class. You will receive an 85% refund. No refunds are granted less than ten calendar days before the class starts.

If you choose, you may gift your seat in the class to a friend or family member; just send us the name and email address of the person who is taking your spot so we can add them to the roster and send them the appropriate information.

Payment for your class reserves your seat and allows us to secure the instructor. If you are late for class, your seat will be reserved; we do not transfer your seat to walk-in participants. Partial refunds or transfers are not available for unattended classes.

In the event that we must cancel a class, you will be notified email and will have several options: we can transfer your ticket to another class right away (or classes, so long as the new value does not exceed the original value), issue a credit to be applied to another class or classes in the same calendar year, or provide a refund. This applies to classes that do not meet the minimum registrant requirement, which sometimes occurs.

By registering online, over the phone, or in person, you are agreeing to GROW's ten-day cancellation policy outlined above. 

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for specific class locations.

 

Upcoming Events

Sex in the Garden, Part I

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Learn from the Advanced Master Gardener Plant Propagation team in this hands-on class where you will discover how seeds develop in flowers, sow seeds into pots, and learn how to “bump-up” the seedlings for your garden.  You will leave with pots of potential plants and seedlings, which can be planted in your home garden.

Instructor: Tarrant County Master Gardeners

Saturday, January 25 (10 am – noon)

Registration Deadline: January 23      

$25/$20 member

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Beginner's Class: Vegetable Gardening and Planting Sites

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Join Master Gardener Harold Annis to discover the essential elements of vegetable gardening in North Texas. A special emphasis will be given to the planting site (in ground, raised beds, and containers) and vegetable varieties for our locale will be recommended.

Instructor: Harold Annis, Tarrant County Master Gardeners

Saturday, February 1, 2020 (10 am – noon)

Registration Deadline: January 30      

$25/$20 member

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Spring Pruning in the Garden

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Nick Esthus, Senior Gardener at Fort Worth Japanese Garden, will present information on pruning in the garden. Topics will include best pruning practices for small trees, shrubs, and other materials and how pruned plants impact your garden design. Plant biology and physiology, and how it pertains to pruning, will also be discussed. You will also learn tips on sharpening your pruning tools and see a pruning demonstration on trees in the garden.

Instructor: Nick Esthus, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Saturday, February 1, 2020 (1 pm – 3 pm)

Registration Deadline: January 30      

$25/$20 member

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Create Color with Begonia Terrariums

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Everyone loves a terrarium, and now you can create your own using begonias from the internationally recognized Begonia Species Collection at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. You'll learn how to create and care for your miniature tropical habitat for rare and exotic species and hybrids, taking home your beautiful glass terrarium for future enjoyment. 

Instructor: Deborah Garrett, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Saturday, February 8, 2020 (10 – noon)

Registration Deadline: February 6      

$35/$30 member

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Roses: Pruning, Selection, and More!

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Join rosarian Jeffrey Myers for a class on rose pruning, selection, and rose rosette. You will learn tips for pruning your roses, then move to the Rose Garden for a hands-on experience where Jeff will share the joy and care of various types of roses, especially those represented in the Garden.  You will be encouraged to practice techniques that will enable you to have the most beautiful roses on the block and will leave with handouts reinforcing the pruning techniques you've learned.

Instructor: Jeffrey Myers, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Saturday, February 8, 2020 (1 – 3 pm)

Registration Deadline: February 6      

$25/$20 member

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Advanced Class: The Complete Guide to Vegetable Gardening in North Central Texas

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Do you have a garden, but want to strengthen your vegetable gardening skills? You’ll learn how to be successful this season in your garden with this mix of presentation and hands on seminar. A wide range of topics will be covered including site selection, irrigation, soil biology, specialty gardens like herb, salad and salsa gardens, and much more!

Instructor: Kim Martin, Barking Cat Farms

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (10 am – 3 pm)

Registration Deadline: March 5          

$75/$65 member

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Building Your Butterfly Garden

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If you’ve always wanted to attract these beautiful pollinators to your garden, this is the class for you! Join one of Fort Worth’s favorite Master Gardeners to learn what you need to build a successful and fun Butterfly Garden.

Instructor: Theresa Thomas, Tarrant County Master Gardeners

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (10 am – noon)

Registrations Deadline: March 12      

$25/$20 member

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