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Course Details, Pricing, FAQs

Every class will include:

(1)  Identification of what is blooming in the garden.  Ideas of what might fit your own landscape and how to plan for color and interest in every season.

(2) Research-based and practical take-home materials (e.g., lists of deer-proof plants, perennials, vegetable planting schedules, soil test kits and more.)

(3) Essential garden tools for the task at hand.

(4) Recommended sources of continuing education: garden magazines, TV, books, Internet &  local horticultural events.

(5) Recommended sources for finding the plants, supplies and landscape services you want.

(6) Landscape design ideas and tips.

(7) Q & A time for addressing specific questions in class, as well as later by phone or email.

Pricing

2020 Courses will be offered for  $30 each. Most will last 2 1/2 to 3 hours and will include some time outside in the garden. Class size will be limited to about 15 people to allow for more personal interaction.

Registration

Click on the “Contact Ellen” tab on the main menu. Call me at 336-541-5699 or email me ellen@learntogarden.net with your contact information and the dates you prefer to attend.  Bring a check or exact cash to class with you.

You are welcome to attend only one or a few classes, but learning to garden is like learning a new language.  One class only scratches the surface. There is so much magic to discover!  It is no surprise that the students who attended the most classes are the most enthusiastic about what they were learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Privacy Policy

Any personal information you provide me stays with me. I do not post student or client information on facebook, my website or any other electronic media or social site without your written permission.  I do not host 3rd party advertisers on my website.

What about weather considerations?

We will have a indoor meeting space where we can stay comfortably warm and dry; however our goal is to be outside in the garden for part of each class. Please plan to dress for the weather. In the event of hurricanes, ice storms or floods, classes may be cancelled and rescheduled.  Otherwise, class goes on “rain or shine”.

How do I get the most out of your classes?

I will email course materials prior to each class. You will find it helpful to review these prior to attending and bring a list of questions to class.  After class, go home and do something in your own garden!  There is nothing more motivating than successfully growing something beautiful or delicious.

Do you make house calls?

I offer on-site garden consulting for $100/hour. We will walk your property together with pen and paper in hand, and within an hour or two, come up with design ideas and a list of favorite plants that fit your personal style. My goal is to leave you inspired and with an executable plan of action.

Do you offer speaking engagements?

Yes. I’m happy to give presentations! Here are some of my most popular topics:

  •      Underground – The Secret Life of Soils (Organic Gardening)
  •      Creating Your Horticultural Paradise – Lessons Learned
  •      Easy Fruits for the Urban Landscape
  •      Creating your own Cut Flower Garden (summer)
  •      Winter Arrangements – From Garden to Table
  •      Rock Gardens – Zero to gorgeous in 90 days
  •      Garden Design  (The Good, the Bad & the Ugly)
  •      Container Gardening
  •      Pollinator gardens
  •      Meadows: “Creating wild places…Nature as it could be”

My fee is $150 plus travel expenses.

 

Gift Certificates are available in any amount. These can be spent on course tuition  or onsite garden consulting services.

Physocarpus ‘Diablo’ (Ninebark)

 

2 Comments on Course Details, Pricing, FAQs

  • Cindy Wyrick says:
    January 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    When do you have plant sales and how can I attend your cut flower presentation

    Thank you

    Reply

    • admin says:
      January 12, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Cindy, Thank you for your interest! We are planning a new house & garden this year, so I will not be offering classes or plants for sale. I am available for speaking engagements and private garden consultations. If you are a member of the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs, I will be giving a “Grow Your Own Arrangements” presentation at the Embassy Suites on April 10th. Happy Gardening! Ellen

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