Botanic Gardens Short Courses

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Short Course Series

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia offers you a number of specialist horticultural short courses designed to help you better understand plants and the natural world we live in.

This series of short sessions have been designed for people new to horticulture or those who would like to expand their gardening knowledge. Delivered by industry experts, including our own horticulturalist and plant science experts, the 2019 Short Course Series offers a number of topics designed to give a solid foundation into good gardening practices.

Each course is $35 per person. Save 10% on tickets if you purchase 3 or more tickets! Contact Pam Bremer ( to receive your discount code.

Book now through Eventbrite. For more information. click on the links below or download the flyer.

Plant Science for Beginners

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Learn about the relationships between form and function, ecology, systematics and evolution and start the journey to becoming botanically literate.

Plant Propagation Basics

Thursday 31 January 2019

Develop an understanding of sexual and asexual propagation and discover the secrets so you can propagate your own plants.

Fundamentals of Garden Design

Thursday 7 February 2019

Learn the principles of garden design, including site assessment, structural features and learning to work with what you have got.

The Secret is in the Soil

Thursday 14 February 2019

Soil is the foundation of every successful garden. In this short course you will learn soil basics such as texture, structure, density, colour and the importance of organic matter and microbiology in relation to plant health.

Pruning Techniques

Thursday 21 February 2019

Develop the knowledge required for improving the vitality of your garden. Learn plant structure and physiology as it relates to correct pruning techniques, when to prune and what tools to use.

Weeds / Pest and Disease

Thursday 28 February 2019

This short course combines all the pesky things that come to challenge us when maintaining our gardens. Learn the weeds, pests and diseases common to South Australia and methods of control.

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