Botanic Gardens 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.

Masterclass: Australian Native Bonsai

Date: Thurs 18 Oct
Event Type: Masterclass

Learn about the ancient art and science of Bonsai using Australian native plants from one of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s leading horticulturists, Rob Hatcher. You'll learn about the best horticultural practices to construct, grow and care for your very own Australian native bonsai in this practical and hands-on Masterclass.

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Workshop: Topiary Craft

Date: Sun 4 Nov
Event Type: Workshop

The fascinating art of topiary isn't new, and it dates back to the first century AD when Roman Gardeners began shaping trees and shrubs by regular trimming and garden craft. Join this practical and hands-on workshop to discover the craft’s rich history and its link to ornamental horticulture, while learning how to grow, train and maintain your own topiary collection. You'll even get to take home your own topiary plant and carry on the ancient tradition. This workshop is running as part of South Australia's History Festival.

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Economic Botany Today with Professor David Mabberley

Date: 24-25 October
Event Type: Workshop

Spend two days learning from one of the world's great botanists, Professor David Mabberley. Our daily lives are full of close encounters with the plant kingdom - including food, textiles, medicines, drugs, dyes, pesticides and spices. In Mabberley's two-day Masterclass you'll learn about the fascinating world of what is, in fact, the human side of plant-animal interactions. This course is not only for botanists and ethnobotanists, but for all those interested in the biological basis of human society.

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Short Course: Plant Science for Beginners

Date: Wed 23 Jan
Event Type: Short Course

Learn about the relationships between form and function, ecology, systematics and evolution and start the journey to becoming botanically literate

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Short Course: Fundamentals of Garden Design

Date: Thurs 7 Feb
Event Type: Short Course

Learn the basics of garden design principles and techniques

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Short Course: The Secret is in the Soil

Date: Thurs 14 Feb
Event Type: Short Course

Soil is the foundation of every successful garden. Learn about soil basics and critical components of soil.

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Short Course: Pruning Techniques

Date: Thurs 21 Feb
Event Type: Short Course

Develop the knowledge required for improving the vitality of your garden.

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Short Course: Weeds / Pest and Disease

Date: Thurs 28 Feb
Event Type: Short Course

Learn the weeds, pests and diseases common to South Australia and methods of control.

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Short Course: Plant Propagation Basics

Date: Thurs 31 Jan
Event Type: Short Course

Develop an understanding of sexual and asexual propagation and discover the secrets so you can propagate your own plants.

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Kids Workshop: Make Your Own Botanical Christmas Decorations

Date: 2, 9 Dec
Event Type: Workshop

Spruce up your Christmas tree this December with plant-based ornaments, handcrafted by you!

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