Masterclasses


 

 

Master Classes are specialist courses run by industry experts on relevant and current horticulture topics. They are a great opportunity to network with others with similar interests, extend your expertise and stay up to date with the latest techniques. 

There are opportunities for people of all backgrounds at the Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence, from those employed in a horticulture field, to those wanting to enter the industry to the home gardener wanting to extend their knowledge.

More Masterclasses will be added to this list in the coming months, so sign up for the Botanic Gardens’ Training and Workshops e-newsletter to be among the first to learn about these opportunities.

Advanced Plant Propagation: Leaf and Root cuttings, Grafting and Budding

Dates: Thursday 10 August or Sunday 20 August
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

If you would like to learn advanced techniques of plant propagation, the Advanced Plant Propagation Masterclass is for you. An extension of the Plant Propagation Principles & Practices (not a pre-requisite), this class will dig deeper into propagation techniques for certain types of plants.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite - Thurs 10 Aug or Sun 20 Aug

Behind the Blooms: magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons

Date: Sunday 27 August
Time: 9am to 12:30pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

This Masterclass will provide valuable information about the selection and maintenance of Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons. Learn about these enthralling cool-climate flowering plants and experience their stunning diversity first-hand at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden’s iconic gullies.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

Demystifying Orchids

Dates: Sunday 3 September
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Developing your own collection of orchids may be easier than you think. In this practical hands-on Masterclass propagating and growing orchids successfully will be demystified.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

Australian Native Plants for Your Garden

Date: Thursday 14 September
Time: 10am to 1pm
Where: Education Room, Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden (enter from Hackney Road)

A successful garden is more than a collection of plants. It must be designed for the climate, the soil conditions, the welfare of the local wildlife and the needs of the owners especially with regard to its surroundings or ‘sense of place’. Incorporating Australian Natives into the garden landscape is important for many gardeners. This Masterclass has been designed to teach participants the foundations of landscaping with a focus on Australian Native plants.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices

Dates: Sunday 17 September
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Discover how to succeed with seedlings, take cuttings of rare or difficult to grow plants to enhance your garden, save money and satisfy the challenge of growing your own special plants. This course is ideal for rare plant collectors, horticulture students, school or kitchen garden coordinators or those home gardeners just wanting to meet the challenge of propagating your own plants.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

The Art of Bonsai: Principles and Practices

Dates: Thursday 28 September
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Learn about the ancient art and science of bonsai, from one of the Botanic Gardens' leading horticulturists, Rob Hatcher. In this practical hands-on Masterclass you will learn about the best horticultural practices to construct, grow and care for your very own bonsai. Class size is limited to 10 spots.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

Unfurling the Inner Beauty of Ferns: Propagation Techniques

Dates: Thursday 26 October
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

In this advanced, hands-on Masterclass you will learn how to propagate ferns compatible with South Australia’s climate using spore and vegetative techniques from the Botanic Gardens' expert and former Curator of Ferns.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite.