Adult Programs

Native Plants for the Home Gardener (in person)

Incorporate native plants into your home landscape.

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Incorporate native plants into your home landscape. Native plants are easy to care for and tend to thrive with few resources and little fuss. In this interactive class, you will

  • Learn about a variety of native perennials that you can use to add color and interest to the garden. 
  • Get design tips and ideas for combinations of plants that work well together. 
  • Find out what to look for when selecting native plants at the garden center. 
  • Get outdoors and see examples of native plants in the landscape on the beautiful grounds of the Arboretum. 

Section A  will cover plants for sunny spots, and Section B will cover plants for shade. Sign up for one or both, depending on your site conditions. 



This class will be held indoors and outdoors. Dress for the weather, bring sun and insect protection and bring a water bottle. Limit 16

Instructor: Heather Prince, horticulturist

Heather Prince is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees, shrubs, and natives. She has been a part of the green industry for more than 20 years in numerous facets from public to private. She currently balances a busy freelance writing and teaching schedule with her role as email marketing manager for The Garden of Words. She firmly believes anyone can garden and everyone will fall in love with plants given the chance.



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