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|
|Deciduous Trees Study CD||Tue., Sep. 9 - 6:30 pm|
|Deciduous Trees||Tue., Sep. 9 - 6:30 pm||Supply List|
|Deciduous Trees Garden Walk A||Thu., Sep. 11 - 9:00 am|
|Deciduous Trees Garden Walk B||Sat., Sep. 13 - 9:00 am|
|Dwarf Conifers||Wed., Oct. 15 - 9:00 am|
|Hydrangeas are Hot||Wed., Oct. 22 - 6:30 pm|
|Ferns for the Chicago Regions||Sat., Oct. 25 - 9:00 am|
|Espalier Basics||Sat., Nov. 8 - 9:00 am|
|Meet the Cultivars: Ground Covers and Vines||Sat., Nov. 8 - 1:00 pm|
|Overview of Plant Propagation||Sat., Nov. 15 - 9:00 am|