Horticulture and Gardening

Horticulture and Gardening

Come discover how your garden grows.

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 further details.

 

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Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

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 further details.

 

Upcoming Events

Japanese Maples in your Landscape

Propagation 3

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** This class is a replacement for our originally scheduled Grafting Japanese Maples and Air Layering Rubber Trees which was cancelled due to the untimely demise of our rubber trees during the recent cold snap. **

Join Scott Hubble, owner of Metro Maples, who will discuss the ideal location, planting techniques, and overall care for Japanese maples in your landscape. Hubble will also detail some of the different cultivars of Japanese maples, discussing growth habit, foliage texture, and foliage colors. Class participants will graft their own Japanese maple to take home and grow.

Instructor Scott Hubble became interested in plants in 2006 when he made a trip to Metro Maples to buy a tree for his front yard and quickly became hooked! He was hired as the first employee of Metro Maples and had the pleasure of working with owner Keith Johansson for ten years. In 2016 Hubble purchased Metro Maples. Hubble feels incredibly fortunate to to be doing this for a living and he is happy to pass along the knowledge he has gained over the years. To learn more about Metro Maples, please click here: http://www.metromaples.com/.

Please Note: This class will take place in the Classroom at BRIT.

$20 members/$25 non-members

 

Urban Gardening

Making Small Spaces Productive

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Ready to install your sustainable home garden, but don’t know where to start? This course is for you. In this course we will cover the basics of gardening systems in a small space from patios to residential yards. We will be discussing everything from container gardening to composting to water harvesting.

Instructor: Jason Ramsey of Perma-Scape Landscape Design and Management, a consultancy firm dedicated to regenerative agriculture practices and the Permaculture philosophy. Jason received his Permaculture certification in February of 2014 through Permaculture Denton. Jason has been a practitioner of Permaculture since 2008.

This class will be held in the BRIT Commons.

$20 members/$25 non-members

Water Harvesting for the Home Gardener

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Given the current trends of drought and population growth, the Dallas-Fort Worth area will likely see new and/or further water use restrictions in the near future. Join us for this two hour, hands-on class and learn how to make the most of our unpredictable rainfall by designing, building, and using your own water harvesting system in your yard and garden. This class pairs perfectly with our “Urban Gardening: Making Small Spaces Productive” class.

Instructor Jason Ramsey of Perma-Scape Landscape Design and Management, a consultancy firm dedicated to regenerative agriculture practices and the Permaculture philosophy. Jason received his Permaculture certification in February of 2014 through Permaculture Denton. Jason has been a practitioner of Permaculture since 2008.

This class will be held in the Commons at BRIT.

$20 members/$25 non-members.

Past Events