The Garden offers two certificate programs for adult learners. A $75 fee enrolls you in a certificate program.
—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.
Download a brochure [PDF] about the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate.
Enrolled students should refer to the Botanical Illustration Certificate Handbook.
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.
Download a brochure [PDF] about the Native Plant Studies Certificate.
Enrolled students should refer to the Native Plant Studies Certificate Handbook.Certificate Classes Calendar
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
Last updated by Laura Cotterman on December 03, 2013 at 11:23:45 am.