Horticulture & Gardening

Gardening is enjoyable, productive, and relaxing, while horticulture (the applied science of growing plants) is full of cool information! Expand your knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops – prune roses with an expert, keep that orchid from the supermarket alive season after season, or learn about bonsai and grow your own!

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

June 2021
If you live in Fort Worth, you know that saving and using water wisely is a top priority for your garden and our planet. So we’re teaming up with the Fort Worth Water Department to offer this free virtual workshop on DIY drip irrigation! Lead by the expert team at RootedIn, this workshop will help […]
June 17, 2021
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Have you always wanted to know about bonsai and how to nurture your very own tree? Join us for this hands-on class in the Japanese Garden, lead by the experts of the Fort Worth Bonsai Society. This class will teach you about bonsai and how to train and maintain them.
June 26, 2021
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Do you have beloved plants that have grown a bit too tall? It may be time to learn new propagation techniques, such as grafting and air layering! Join the Master Gardener Advanced Plant Propagators in this virtual, hands-on class. You will learn to propagate rubber trees, dracaena, and Japanese maples.
June 26, 2021
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Phalaenopsis are the most popular orchid because the beautiful flowers last for months. Unfortunately, many of these orchids are thrown away after all the flowers drop. Orchids are perennials - they will grow and flower every year for many years!
June 26, 2021
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July 2021
Eager to infuse your home landscape with hearty and water-wise natives? Then this is the class for you! Join native plant expert Anna Hurst  to discover why native plants are important and the role they play. Learn about the “what, why, and when” of successful gardening with native plants – what to plant, why plant […]
July 10, 2021
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We’re teaming up with the Fort Worth Water Department to offer this free virtual workshop on bioswales, garden features that use plants to naturally filter and direct rainwater. Learn about BRIT’s bioswales as well as other types of garden features used to control stormwater runoff. The class will feature the basics of how each garden […]
July 22, 2021
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Past Classes and Workshops

June 2021
This class will teach you how to identify diseases and nutrient deficiencies in your plants. Learn how to identify the root causes of these issues and the best steps to take to fix the problems. You will also learn how to examine your own garden soil under a microscope, test plant material with a refractometer, and how to use different sprayers.
June 15, 2021
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Eager to grow beautiful vegetables and flowers, but frustrated by pests in your garden? Join us for this informative workshop, where you will learn to identify common garden pests, and non-toxic methods of removing and (best part) avoiding them.
June 15, 2021
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May 2021
Everyone loves a terrarium, and now you can create your own using begonias from the internationally recognized Begonia Species Collection at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Enjoy a virtual tour of the Species Bank and learn all about these beautiful plant
June 15, 2021
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Interested in growing your own blooms for flower arrangements and gifts? Then join us for an afternoon with farmers Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farms. You will learn the basics of creating and tending a home cutting garden, including where to locate your garden, preparing the planting site, what flowers to grow, and how to harvest your blooms.
June 15, 2021
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April 2021
Join Head Gardener Zach Gomez for our inaugural Walking Class, a special experience of a specific garden with a Garden expert. You'll learn about the long history of the Tinsley/Rock Springs Garden and its beautiful and water-wise native Texas plants.
June 15, 2021
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Point of Contact

Erin Starr White
Director of Community Education 

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