Workshops and Masterclasses



Masterclasses are specialist courses designed to extend your expertise on gardening, plants and all things horticulture. Our Masterclasses put you face-to-face with industry experts from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, who will share their immense horticultural knowledge and skills. 

Masterclasses are open to everyone from home gardeners to those employed in the horticultural field. They are a fantastic professional development opportunity and also make the perfect gift for plant enthusiasts. 

Designing with Plants

Date: Tuesday 6 August

Discover how to use plants to create a design that gives your garden the look, feel and personality you want.

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Understanding the Language of Plants

Date: Thursday 15 August

Speak Plant! Adaptations like glossy leaves or large veins can tell us what a plant needs, and what you can do to help your plants thrive.

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Rooftop Gardens and Green Walls

Date: Tuesday 20 August

Find out how rooftop gardens and green walls can bring life and nature into your small space.

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Curator's Tour

Date: Sunday 25 August

Tour Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and discover insights into our collection of Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendron.

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Masterclass: Advanced Plant Propagation

Dates: Sunday 11 and Thursday 29 August

Dig deeper into advanced propagation techniques from seed to stem.

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Workshop: Demystifying Orchids

Date: Sunday 8 September 

Learn how to propagate and grow your own orchids - it's easier than you think.

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Drawing Nature

Date: Tuesdays 10, 17 and 24 September

Immerse yourself in nature and practice your skills of observation in this therapeutic and creative drawing workshop.

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Exploring Chinese and Japanese Garden Design

Date: Thursday 12 September

Oriental Gardens are beautiful, serene places. Learn how to create your own Oriental garden using Australian plants and resources.

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Masterclass: Plant Propagation

Dates: Sunday 22 September

Discover how to succeed with seedlings, take cuttings of rare plants and save money!

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Workshop: Topiary Craft

Dates: Sunday 6 October

Join this practical and hands-on workshop to discover how to grow your own topiary collection.

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Masterclass: Australian Native Bonsai

Dates: Sunday 27 October

Learn about the ancient art and science of Bonsai using Australian native plants.

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Masterclass: The Art of Bonsai

Dates: Sunday 10 November

Learn about the ancient art and science of Bonsai.

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