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 [SOLD OUT]

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.

Understanding Your Soil - earthly secrets to success

Date: Sunday 28 August
Time: 1.15pm to 4:30pm
Where: Lecture Theatre, Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden

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How healthy is your soil at home? Not sure? It pays to find out – good soil is the foundation of any successful garden and no two gardens will have the same soil profile. This hands-on Masterclass will arm you with the knowledge to understand your soil’s make-up and give you methods to improve your soil to get the best out of your garden.

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!

Demystifying Native Orchids

Date: Sunday 11 September
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery (enter via Lower Carpark off Lampert Road, see map)

Developing your own collection of native Epiphytic Orchids may be easier than you think! This hands-on Masterclass is ideal for rare plant collectors, horticultural students, keen gardeners or those with a particular interest in Native Epiphytic Orchids, and it will cover principles of plant growth and propagation methods.

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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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