Masterclasses


 

 

Masterclasses are specialist courses run by industry experts on relevant and current horticulture topics. They're 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 25 March or Sunday 14 October
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Cost: $200 (includes lunch, tea, coffee and your own bonsai to take home)

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'll learn about the best horticultural practices to construct, grow and care for your very own Bonsai. You'll explore tricky Bonsai techniques such as correct watering and knowing when and how to prune and re-pot your Bonsai. At the end of the session you'll take home the Bonsai you constructed in class.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite - Sun 25 March or Sun 14 October

Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices

Dates: Thursday 26 April or Sunday 6 May or Sunday 23 September
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Cost: $190 (includes lunch, tea and coffee)

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. Learn from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia Nursery Curator in this practical hands-on Masterclass.

Download the course flyer for more information.
Book your spot online through Eventbrite - Thurs 26 April or Sun 6 May or Sun 23 September

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

Dates: Thursday 9 August or Sunday 26 August
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Cost: $190 (includes lunch, tea and coffee)

If you'd like to learn advanced techniques of plant propagation (including from leaf cuttings, root cuttings and grafting and budding), 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 9 August or Sun 26 August