New England Wild Flower Society’s Education Department has announced its March 2012 classes, courses, and field trips; and they are searchable/available online, downloadable online, and available by calling the registrar (508-877-7630, ext. 3303). For more information, visit http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Design and Plant a Native Perennial Garden in the Spring, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA.
Early spring is the perfect time to begin or enhance a perennial border or woodland edge garden. Landscape designer Laura Eisener, Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design, discusses how to design a perennial garden taking color, shape, texture, and plant growth characteristics into account. She suggests plants, including many North American native species, and offers low-maintenance tips to ensure success for your new garden. The daytime session at Garden in the Woods includes a walk through the landscaped collection. Fee: $24 (Member) / $29 (Nonmember). Pre-registration is necessary, contact the registrar at 508-877-7630, ext. 3303. Cosponsored by New England Wild Flower Society and Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
Thursdays, March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012, 5:45-7:45 p.m.,
Residential Landscape Design, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA.
In this multi-session course appropriate for beginners, learn different aspects of the landscape design process with special emphasis on native plants in the residential landscape. Instructor Karen Sebastian’s workshop sessions focus on design methods using site analysis techniques and schematic design tools. Consulting with the instructor, work on a project of your own choosing. Interspersed with design work, lectures focus on plants and habitats, including information on plant choice and placement in the landscape. Fee: $190 (Member) / $235 (Nonmember). Pre-registration is necessary, contact the registrar at 508-877-7630, ext. 3303. Cosponsor: Cambridge Center for Adult Education.