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.
Masterclasses are continually added, so sign up for the Botanic Gardens’ Training and Workshops e-newsletter to be among the first to learn about these opportunities.
Masterclass: Plant Propagation
Dates: 26 May, 22 Sep
Discover how to succeed with seedlings, take cuttings of rare plants and save money!
Masterclass: Advanced Plant Propagation
Dates: 11 and 29 Aug
Dig deeper into advanced propagation techniques from seed to stem
Masterclass: Australian Native Bonsai
Dates: 27 Oct
Learn about the ancient art and science of Bonsai using Australian native plants
Masterclass: The Art of Bonsai
Dates: 16 May, 10 Nov
Learn about the ancient art and science of Bonsai
Workshop: Topiary Craft
Dates: 29 May and 6 Oct
Join this practical and hands-on workshop to discover how to grow your own topiary collection
Workshop: Demystifying Orchids
Date: 8 September
Learn how to propagate and grow your own orchids - it's easier than you think
Date: 25 August
Tour Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and discover insights into our collection of Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendron
Designing with Plants
Date: 6 Aug
Discover how to use plants to create a design that gives your garden the look, feel and personality you want.
Exploring Chinese and Japanese Garden Design
Date: 12 Sept
Oriental Gardens are beautiful, serene places. Learn how to create your own Oriental garden using Australian plants and resources.
Introduction to Landscape Design: Getting the basics
Dates: 23 and 30 May
In this two-day course you will learn about the foundations of landscape design and develop the skills to create a garden that feels good, performs for you, has longevity and evolves to provide you with shade, shelter, privacy and protection.
Plants in the Built Environment
Dates: 13 and 20 June (two half-day course)
Got a snug back yard or balcony? Learn how to bring your built-up space to life with plants.
Rooftop Gardens and Green Walls
Date: 20 August
Find out how rooftop gardens and green walls can bring life and nature into your small space.
Understanding the Language of Plants
Date: 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.