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.

The Art of Bonsai: Principles and Practices

Dates: Sunday 26 March or Thursday 21 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 - Sun 26 Mar or Thurs 21 Sep

Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices

Dates: Thursday 6 April, Sunday 7 May or 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 - Thurs 6 Apr, Sun 7 May or Sun 17 Sep

Topiary Craft

Date: Sunday 14 May
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery

The fascinating art of topiary dates back to the first century AD when Roman Gardeners first began shaping of trees and shrubs by regular trimming and garden craft. Topiary entered the European gardening’s mainstream during the Italian Renaissance, when gardeners turned back to ancient Rome and Greece for inspiration. In this Masterclass you'll discover this craft’s rich history, while learning how to grow, train and maintain your own topiary collection - carrying on the ancient tradition.

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Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

Pruning for Fruit: Principles and Practices

Dates: Thursday 20 July
Time: 9am to 3pm
Where: The Orchard, Urrbrae Agricultural High School

Pruning is fundamental to getting the best from your fruit trees, it allows you to control the fruit’s size, shape and vigour. In this practical hands-on Masterclass, you will learn the pruning skills to maintain good fruit size, quality and quantity and to keep your fruit trees bearing fruit throughout their productive life.

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Book your spot online through Eventbrite.

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

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.

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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.