Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping

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Interested in Edible Landscaping?

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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

Who is this for?

Adults interested in gardening, food, and learning more about local flora.


Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm

2019 Dates:

  • Sat, June 29, 2019
  • Sat, July 27, 2019
  • Sat, August 17, 2019
  • Sat, September 21, 2019
  • Sat, October 19, 2019


Hortus Conclusus Gardens on Mill Road, Stone Ridge, NY
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(845) 256-9830

Edible Landscaping

A series of classes devoted to landscaping your home & garden with a rich diversity of edible fruit plants from around the world and exploring the under-appreciated wild fruit from our native forest.

These edible landscaping courses are a great introduction to the fruit plants of the world as well as the fruits in your own backyard.

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.

Class Overview

Unusual Fruit Trees & Pruning Fruit Trees

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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.

Propagating Fruit Plants

Saturday, July 27, 2019

An introduction to the techniques for propagation fruit trees with a focus on such techniques as air grafting, cuttings, layering, seed care, and grafting.

Bush Fruit & Berries

Saturday, August 17, 2019

An introduction to bush fruits and their cultivation with a focus on plants such as Blackberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Hazelnuts, Blueberries, Honeyberries, and Goji.

Vining Fruit & Trellising Structures

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Different forms of trellising structures with a focus on vining edible plants like Arctic Kiwi, Passionfruit, Akebia, and Grapes.

More Fruit Trees and Protecting Plants In Winter

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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.

About the Location of Edible Landscaping

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.

About Allyson Levy & Scott Serrano, the Facilitators

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.

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