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Back to Basics: Introductory Botany

January 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Back to Basics Series:  A Down & Dirty Introduction or Refresher for the Home Gardener

If you’d like to have a better understanding of the landscape outside your window, or simply need to blow the cobwebs off what you once knew about your home garden, this series is for you. Join us for an exploration of The Basics.

PART 1:  Introductory Botany

UDBG Director and Professor of Landscape Horticulture Dr. John Frett will start us off with the basics to better understand how plants grow. Knowledge of the mechanics of plant activities results in a better understanding of what plants need, when they need it, and how best to supply it. The net result is a stronger plant that produces more.


UDBG Friends Members:  $20/class, $75 for series;   Nonmembers: $25/class, $95 for series

Registration and prepayment required.  To register and pay via credit card using our online form, click here or please call 302-831-2534 or email botanicgardens@udel.edu. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716.   Location: This event is held in 132 Townsend Hall. Free parking for event behind Townsend Hall.

In the event of snow, classes will be held Wednesday evening.

Cancellation Policy:  Minimum number for class to be held:  25 people. UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program if necessary. Refunds take approximately 3-4 weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series begins. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to class.



January 15
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm