The Garden offers two certificate programs for adult learners. A $100 fee enrolls you in a certificate program. Please read below for details.
Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration
The Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration provides comprehensive courses to people who wish to improve their skills in drawing and painting plants in an accurate and technically detailed manner. Studies leading to the certificate will enhance the experience of both the professional and the dedicated amateur artist. The program is designed to give students a well-balanced curriculum combining basic scientific background, visual arts theory, and practical experience using various media. Classes are taught by NCBG staff, and other area art and botany professionals.
Botanical Illustration students maintain a portfolio of the completed works from each illustration course. Graduating certificate students will exhibit their work in a special exhibit at the Garden. The above slide show features work of a few of our graduates.
Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The Certificate in Native Plant Studies expands on the Garden's mission by providing "a well-balanced botany, ecology, and taxonomy curriculum that enables students to expand their knowledge and develop a greater appreciation of native flora of the southeastern United States." The program is designed to give students a well-balanced curriculum combining basic scientific background and hands-on investigative opportunities. Studies leading to the Certificate will enhance the experience of the professional and dedicated amateur botanist and provide strong credentials for those involved in botanical, ecological, and conservation endeavors. Classes are taught by Garden staff, UNC professors, and other area professionals.
We have compiled, below, some independent study projects by students in the Native Plant Studies Certificate Program:
- Lake Johnson Plant Inventory - Jane Cornelius, 2006
- Shallow Groundwater Hydrology and Wetland Vegetation in a Field in the Mason Farm Biological Reserve - Scott E. King, 2009
- Piedmont Lichen Inventory - Gary B. Perlmutter, 2009
- Using Native Plants in the Landscape at Central Carolina Community College - Chris Bouton, 2011
- Woody Plant Propagation - Jim Schmidt, 2012
- Educational Posters on Threatened Plant Communities of North Carolina - Nicolette L. Cagle, 2012
- Seed Propagation of Six Native Southeastern United States Wildflowers - Sandy Young & Paul Young, 2012
- Fire in the Bay: A Community Outreach Presentation for the Pondberry Bay Rare Plant Preserve - Dale Batchelor, 2013
- Introducing iNaturalist: Supplemental Instructional Resources for Learning to Use the iNaturalist Observation Collection System - Suzanne Cadwell, 2013
- Gardening by Natural Community: Using Local Communities to Guide Plant Selection and Garden Design - Angela Horne, 2013
- Plant Species Differences and ‘Soil Test’ Measurable Plant Nutrient Differences between “Bean Dips” and the Periphery Soils in the North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands - David McCloy, 2013
- Drawing the Natural Gardens of North Carolina, - Betty Lou Chaika, 2013
Updated on January 08, 2015 at 11:21:15 am.