Adult Gardening Classes

Curious about gardening or want to learn more about plants? Join one of our adult garden classes. Each module introduces different genera, modern cultural practices and how to use plants in your house or office. After an informative lecture and demonstration, students make projects to take home. Many of the plants used in these lectures are imported from Europe, Africa, Brazil, USA and Japan and aren’t found anywhere else in Korea.  Classes are held year-round. Maximum 10 students per class. All classes are conducted in English.

Orchids

orcThe orchid module provides an in-depth study of cultural practices for many common and uncommon genera. Students learn how to propagate new orchids from divisions, pseudobulbs and even tissue culture. After completing this module, students will be able to successfully identify and cultivate orchids with confidence. Throughout the module, many plants and materials will be given out to students to grow and practice with. These plants can be the foundation of a growing orchid collection. Two classes will be dedicated to the study of the genera Paphiopedilum and Bulbophyllum. (6 Classes)

Wall Gardens

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Wall gardens make effective use of unused wall space. Many different epiphytic plants can thrive and bloom if proper cultural requirements are met. Students will learn about how to design and create wall gardens with four distinct types of foliage and flowering plants. As each different genus is thoroughly introduced and studied, even beginner gardeners will be able to grow beautiful specimens in their home or office.  Students will construct and take home wall gardens every class. (4 Classes)

Cacti & Succulents

suc Cacti and succulents are commonly grown as houseplants due to their high tolerance for abuse and neglect. Sadly, many are purchased as disposable plants or are slowly killed by inexperienced but well-meaning gardeners. Many cacti and succulents mature into stunning living sculptures. This module studies cultural practices that would be advantageous to beginner growers of cacti and succulents. Students will have a lot of hands on experience as they learn how to grow, propagate, display and graft this beautiful group of plants. (4 Classes)

Carnivorous Plants

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Most people have heard of and seen Venus Fly Traps but have little knowledge of other carnivorous plants, much less how to grow them. This module begins with an introduction to these commonly misunderstood but beautiful plants. Three different genera are studied in greater detail in the other classes. Students learn how to grow and take home plants each class. Carnivorous plants are conversation pieces that have highly unusual flowers and striking foliage along with an appetite for insect pests. (4 Classes)

Bromeliads

broMembers of this diverse group of plants have some of the most exquisite blooms in the plant kingdom. Their foliage is also hard to beat. After an introduction to cultural practices for common and uncommon epiphytes and terrestrials, students will study 6 different genera. Those who complete this module will have a decent collection of named hybrids and cultivars along with a comprehensive understanding of different genera. The plants used in this module are imported from South America and not available anywhere else in Korea. (4 Classes)

Roses & Hydrangeas

roseA lot of mystery and myth surrounds both of these popular garden plants. Many believe that roses are difficult or impossible to grow and never try to cultivate them in their gardens. With correct cultural practices, both roses and hydrangeas are not difficult to grow. They can introduce heady fragrances and magnificent flowers to almost any garden. Students will learn proper pruning, cultivation, garden placement, container culture and identification. (4 Classes)

Arisaema

arisPopular with collectors, this genus is scattered throughout many continents and has over 100 different species. Arisaema are long lived and many can live over 15 years. Members of this genus can also change gender. Arisaema have interesting spathes and spadices in the spring and summer followed by berries in the autumn. Many species adapt well to container culture, which allows gardeners to see both spathe and spadix without kneeling down. This single class covers culture, propagation and identification. (1 Class)

Lilium

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Species of the genus Lilium naturally grow across much of the world. The majority of lilies grown by gardeners are hybrids. This class discusses different divisions of lilies but focuses on lesser-grown, exemplary species which have many characteristics that hybrids lack: drought tolerance, hardiness, pest resistance and intriguing blooms to name a few. Students will learn propagation methods, identification and pertinent cultural practices. This is an intensive class and should not be taken by gardeners with less than a year of experience. Hard to find seeds, bulb scales and plants will be given to students for more practice at home. (1 Class)

Herbs

herbHerbs and herb gardens are popular with homeowners and chefs due to their pleasant scents and flavors, but not too long ago these gardens were living pharmacies and provided a means of fighting disease as well as preserving food. We will discuss the health benefits and history of herbs before making 2 container herb gardens. Students will learn to identify, propagate and grow different herbs. This class is great for balcony gardeners as many herbs are well suited for container culture. After class we will have a short cooking session and see different ways in which to use herbs. (1 Class)

Clematis

clematisGardens in urban areas are limited by a shortage of horizontal growing space but many have unlimited vertical space on which to grow. Vines can exploit this often-unused space and increase the visual impact of urban gardens. Clematis is a popular genus due to their hardiness and beautiful, sometimes fragrant flowers.  Luckily, many can be grown in containers and enjoyed by urban gardeners. We will learn about the culture of different species and hybrids along with propagation and design tips to get the most out of your plants. Students will take 3 plants home. Our plants are imported from the top Clematis breeders in England.  (1 Class)

Miniature Gardens

miniWhat is the proper size of a garden? Gardens came in a variety of sizes and can be used in many spaces with plants adapted to growing in those environments. Why not enjoy a desk garden at your office? Before making 2 of our own projects, we will look at different miniature gardens and discuss creative ways in which to incorporate green space, no matter how small, into your life.  (1 Class)

Rhizomatous Begonias

begoniaWhile grown for their exotic and vividly patterned foliage, these begonias also bloom. Rhizomatous Begonias are easily grown in most apartments, as they usually do not require high light and can thrive in conditions that would kill other houseplants. We will study how to grow and get the most out of your plants as well as how to easily propagate new ones. We have over 50 different varieties of Rhizomatous Begonias. Students will make two container gardens and take many leaf cuttings to grow their begonia collection. (1 Class)

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