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Beds and Borders Seminar

Course Code: AL0213CA17

Designing Garden Beds and Borders

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Date & Time

Last Held: February 6-7, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for February 2018. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.

Description

What's an inexpensive way to upgrade a landscape? One way is to improve the "beds and borders," described by instructor Bruce Neary as "everything on a property that is not turf." Using his energetic style, Bruce will take you through the design, installation, and maintenance process. He'll teach participants to expertly orchestrate and combine herbaceous perennials, bulbs, flowering shrubs, annuals, and small trees to give the residence year-round beauty – and he'll demonstrate the effect of artistic plant placement and how to maximize the visual elements of garden bed architecture. You'll get the feel and impact of a mini design seminar!

Topics Include:

  • Conceiving the design
  • Laying out the plans
  • Preparing the site
  • Choosing the best plants
  • Renovating established beds
  • Composting and mulching
  • Maintenance considerations
  • Staying flexible

There will also be a demonstration involving the use of design software.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a a required course for the Rutgers Landscape Management II Certificate program.

Credits

The February 6-7, 2017 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Credits
11.5 CEUs

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
3 Technical, 3 Management

Rutgers CEUs
1.15

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Fees
Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

Register

Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Beds and Borders Seminar" or Course Code AL0213) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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