$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.
An introduction to growing diverse pest-free fruit trees like Quince, Persimmon, Paw Paw, Medlar, & Sea Buckthorn.
An introduction to the techniques and strategies for growing such vegetable plants as Miyoga Ginger, Toona Sinensis, Orach and Edamame, along with the better known kitchen staples.
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.
A class focusing on the great native edible plants of North America such as Paw Paws, Beach Plums, Aronia, and Spikenard.
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.