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|
|The Facts Beyond NPK||Thu., Aug. 27 - 9:00 am|
|Columnar Trees for Small Landscapes||Wed., Sep. 9 - 6:30 pm|
|Botany 1||Wed., Sep. 16 - 6:30 pm||Supply List|
|A Host of Golden Daffodils and More||Sat., Sep. 19 - 1:00 pm|
|Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens Optional Study CD||Tue., Sep. 29 - 6:30 pm|
|Conifers and Broad-Leaved Evergreens||Tue., Sep. 29 - 6:30 pm|
|Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., Oct. 1 - 9:00 am|
|Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., Oct. 3 - 9:00 am|
|Food||Sat., Oct. 3 - 1:00 pm|
|Sorting Out Plant Names||Sat., Oct. 3 - 1:00 pm|
|Wildlife Habitat Series||Sat., Oct. 3 - 1:00 pm|
|Water||Sat., Oct. 10 - 1:00 pm|
|Shelter||Sat., Oct. 17 - 1:00 pm|
|Places to Raise Young||Sat., Oct. 24 - 1:00 pm|
|Sustainable Gardening Practices||Sat., Oct. 31 - 1:00 pm|