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.

Pruning for Fruit: Principles and Practices

Date: Thursday 14 July
Time: 9am to 1:15pm
Where: The Orchard, Urrbrae Agricultural High School

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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'll learn the pruning skills to maintain good fruit size, quality and quantity and to keep your fruit trees bearing fruit throughout their productive life.

Get Growing (with Sophie Thomson)

Date: Sunday 24 July
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Where: Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden

This Masterclass - presented by SA gardening legend Sophie Thomson - is an in-depth introduction to the establishment of organic fruit and vegetable gardens with an emphasis on the importance of soil improvement and amendment for healthy, productive and sustainable food production.

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Advanced Plant Propagation: Leaf and root cuttings, grafting and budding

Dates: Sunday 7 August OR Wednesday 10 August
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery (enter via Lower Carpark off Lampert Road, see map)

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If you’d 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 prerequisite), this class will dig deeper into propagation techniques for certain types of plants.

Flowering Shrubs for a Cool Climate: Magnolias, Camellias & Rhododendrons

Date: Sunday 21 August (focusing on magnolias and camellias) OR Sunday 18 September (focusing on rhododendrons and camellias)
Time: 9am to 12:30pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery (enter via Lower Carpark off Lampert Road, see map)

Learn about the selection and maintenance of these enthralling cool-climate flowering plants and experience their stunning diversity first-hand at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden's iconic gullies. This Masterclass is offered over two dates due to the timing of flowering of the gullies.

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Book your spot for the August Masterclass via Eventbrite.
Book your spot for the September Masterclass via Eventbrite.

The Art of Bonsai: Principles and Practices

Date: Sunday 4 September
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery (enter via Lower Carpark off Lampert Road, see map)

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Learn about the ancient art and science of Bonsai, from one of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s leading horticulturists, Rob Hatcher. Spots are limited to 10 people and April's Bonsai Masterclass was a sell-out so act fast!

Ferns for your garden

Date: Monday 26 September
Time: 10am to 12:30pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Growing ferns successfully will be demystified. Find out about ferns which are suited to Adelaide’s climate, discover how to look after your ferns and satisfy the challenge of growing your own treasures. Learn from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s expert and former Curator of Ferns in this informative practical Masterclass.

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Unfurling the inner beauty of ferns, Propagation techniques

Date: Wednesday 12 October
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

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

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Economic Botany Today

Date: Monday and Tuesday 24-25 October
Time: 9am to 5pm
Where: Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden (see visitor information)

One of the world's great botanic minds, Professor David Mabberley, returns to Adelaide Botanic Garden this October to deliver his third intimate lecture series. You'll come away with a much deeper understanding of plants - how they've shaped our past and how they can impact our future. Book by 31 August and save $145.

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