General Botany for Gardeners
Botany, the scientific study of plants, is the basis for understanding and using plants in the human habitat; covering plant diversity, physiology, and natural adaptation as a foundation for applied uses and plantings.
What you can learn.
- Explain relationships among different modes of plant reproduction and genetic inheritance
- Establish literacy in botanical nomenclature and terminology
- Recognize plant adaptations and connect them to the environment
- Develop foundational familiarity with plant diversity
About this course:This course provides a general introduction to the study of plant structures and functions, emphasizing these aspects as they relate to the natural survival and cultivation of plants. Topics include types and functions of leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits; plant-water relations; basic genetics; ecological tolerances; and an introduction to plant names and groupings. Many of the topics include ample hands-on experience with plants.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Core course in Horticulture Certificate.
Elective course in the Landscape Architecture certificate
Internet access required. Materials required.