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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Horticulture Training

Horticulture Training

In our horticulture program, consisting of classes and lectures, you will learn about caring for plants and laws.  We cover plant types (e.g.) woody, herbaceous, and evergreens,) diseases, insects, transplanting, propagation, pruning, fertilizing, soil structure and pH.  We will cover the operation of a garden center and landscape contracting business.  

Landscape Design
We will cover the landscape design process from meeting client, analyzing site, measuring, designing, presentation, and installation. We will look at many examples of plant combinations in bloom, foliage, fruit, and fragrance for foundation and border plantings.

CAR 3847 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 2181 Monday
January 25-March 29
7-9 p.m. Online

Landscape/Retail Business
We will cover estimating jobs, insurances, bookkeeping, and sales tax. We will talk about plant propagation, digging trees and shrubs, diseases and insects of plants. We will cover installation of concrete pavers. For garden centers, we will cover how to get people to visit, shop and buy, and return.

CAR 3849 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209


Evergreen Trees & Shrubs
Students learn about selected evergreens in our planting zone. Learn the Genus, Species, and Cultivars. We will cover identification keys.

CAR 3848 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 2730 Tuesday
January 12 - March 2
7-9 p.m. Online

Vegetable Garden Workshop
Learn the basics of planting a garden, from planning out and designing the garden space to choosing the best vegetables to grow in your area.

CAR 3848 / Length: 2 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $29; Non-Sponsoring $49

CRN 2182 Wednesday
April 7
1-3 p.m. Online
CRN 2183 Wednesday
April 14
7-9 p.m. Online