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$60 for one class, $55 for each additional class ($275 for entire series)
Tuition includes snack (fresh and preserved fruit from the gardens), tea and take-home seedlings
Adults interested in gardening, food, and learning more about local flora.
Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm
Hortus Conclusus Gardens on Mill Road, Stone Ridge, NY
Register for one or as many Saturday classes as you’d like.
Classes will be held on-site at the Hortus Conclusus botanical gardens in Stone Ridge, NY.
An introduction to diverse fruit trees with a focus on such fruits as Quince, Persimmon, Paw Paw, Medlar, and Sea Buckthorn. Plus an introduction to the basic pruning care of fruit trees.
An introduction to the techniques for propagation fruit trees with a focus on such techniques as air grafting, cuttings, layering, seed care, and grafting.
An introduction to bush fruits and their cultivation with a focus on plants such as Blackberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Hazelnuts, Blueberries, Honeyberries, and Goji.
Different forms of trellising structures with a focus on vining edible plants like Arctic Kiwi, Passionfruit, Akebia, and Grapes.
Another class on fruit trees with a focus on such trees as Mulberry, Sour cherries, Plums, and many Nut trees. Also- a series of techniques for protecting fruit trees from predators and winter.
The gardens at Hortus Conclusus feature a wide variety of edible plants from all over the world enabling participants to taste fruits as they ripen on the plants. At Hortus Conclusus students will see the development and care of a giant fruit collection over the span of a growing season. The primary goal of the Hortus Conclusus gardens is to serve as a living textbook.
Allyson Levy & Scott Serrano are two obsessed gardeners who garden all year long. They started Hortus Conclusus LLC to support their goal of creating a botanical garden that can serve as an educational resource for the public. Their small family-run-business specializes in edible and decorative landscaping, garden consultation and installations.
Allyson Levy is a Master gardener and is certified as an arborist thru the International Society of Arborists.
Scott Serrano is responsible for the genesis of the Hortus Conclusus botanical garden which has been recognize as a Class II Arboretum through the Morton Registry of Arboretums.