Introduction to the Study of Native Plants (core)


Instructor: John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Saturday, March 9 | 9 -5 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $85| Non-Members $95


This full-day introduction to the study of native plants will begin in the classroom and later move outside to The Gardens, where we will correlate much of what we have learned. The class will be a broad overview of several topics relevant to native plants, including: terminology and definitions, why natives, plant conservation, recommended references, and historical and contemporary uses in our landscapes. Other topics to be discussed will be plant identification, designing with natives, and how to grow them. This class will benefit those who have already taken CNPS classes, as well as anyone interested in the topic.



Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.