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January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Botany for Gardeners

Picture of an empty classroom at Mt. Cuba Center's main house with notepads and pens at each seat.
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Have fun with botany! Understanding how plants grow and develop, how water and nutrients are taken up and distributed, and how leaves, flowers, stems, and roots function are key to becoming a successful gardener. Discover intriguing relationships between plants and pollinators, how seeds and fruits form, and why plants grow toward the sun. Develop basic plant identification skills and learn the reasons for using scientific names. You will be amazed at what goes on in the plants that live all around us.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Four Wednesdays: January 12 to February 2 (Snow Date: Wednesday, February 9)

About the Instructor:
Michele Christiano is currently a gardener at a private estate. She earned a BS in Biology from West Chester University and a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plants at Longwood Gardens. She has worked in public gardens for most of her career, including Winterthur and Longwood Gardens.

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