TCU Extended Education in the Garden

TCU Extended Education in the Garden

Learning for a lifetime.

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with TCU Extended Education to engage, educate, and enlighten the  the Fort Worth community through high quality courses that take place in the Garden.

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Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with TCU Extended Education to engage, educate, and enlighten the  the Fort Worth community through high quality courses that take place in the Garden.

Current Events

Landscape Maintenance Throughout the Year

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Have you ever wondered when to apply pre-emergent herbicide and fertilizer to your lawn? When to cut back perennials or prune roses? When to prune trees and shrubs? In this class, you will learn when to do these tasks as well as a host of other tasks that need to be performed in the landscape throughout the year. Participants will also learn what to do each month of the year to stay on top of landscape maintenance. Start the New Year off right by learning what needs to be done in January and every other month of the year.

Instructor: Steve Huddleston

Fee: $40.00

Upcoming Events

Residential Landscape Design

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Before you delve into spring landscaping, learn the principles and elements of design that will make your landscape stand out, how to sketch a design for your landscape, and which plant materials to use. In this course, you will also view examples of landscape transformations that have taken place right here in Fort Worth.

Dates: January 23 & 30, 2018

Meets: Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, 2 sessions

Instructor: Steve Huddleston

Fee: $66.00

Good Earth: From Healthy Soil to Healthy Garden

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Everything in the garden starts with the soil. Understanding this essential element is your key to success in growing everything from orchids to okra, but it doesn't have to be complicated. This course offers a user friendly take on the science and art of creating soils for a successful garden using basic techniques developed over generations. From sand and clay to alkalinity and fertility, learn the key aspects of soils, how they interact to affect your soil's ability to support plants, and some basic things you can do to for healthier, more productive flowers, vegetables and fruit.

Instructor: Bob Byers

Fee: $48.00

Lessons from the Gardens of Italy

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What do the great gardening traditions of modern Europe have in common? They all started in Italy. Learn how the gardens of Italy were inspired by their Roman, Greek, and Middle Eastern forbears, how ideas from the Italian Renaissance informed other great western gardens. From design to plant materials, they still offer great ideas we can use today. Come learn how you can grow a better garden.

Instructor: Bob Byers

Fee: $45.00

Create a Monarch Waystation

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Learn how to create a garden to attract and support monarch butterflies on their journey north in the spring as well as their migration south in the fall. This class explains the monarch migration and the perils the butterflies face in the US and Mexico. Find out about conservation efforts and how you (or your class) can get involved in citizen science projects.

Instructor: Gail Manning

Fee: $45.00

Vegetable Gardening in Containers

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If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or ceramic pot will provide sufficient space for a productive mini-garden. Almost any vegetable that will grow in a typical backyard garden will also do well as a container- grown plant. Vegetables that are ideally suited for growing in containers include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions. beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley. Most varieties that will do well when planted in a yard garden will also do well in containers.

Dates: March 20 & 27, 2018

Meets: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, 2 sessions

Instructor: LaVonne Nowlin

Fee: $50.00