Self-Paced, Online Plant ID Classes Beginning March 21!

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NC Extension Gardener is pleased to be partnering with Longwood Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens in the world, to offer the following fully online, self-paced, plant ID courses beginning March 21:

Annuals, Perennials, Vines, and Groundcovers
Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts

Through brief lectures, online fact pages, course e-books, flash-cards, vocabulary games, mystery plants, and hundreds of beautiful images, you will learn the key identifying characteristics of the species covered in the courses and how to use them in the landscape, while gaining the skills to identify other plants you’ll encounter outside of the class. Complete the optional assignments and quizzes to earn Certificates of Participation and Mastery.


General Public: $189 ($179 early bird discount)
Master Gardener Volunteers: $98 (with discount code, ask your county agent)
JC Raulston Arboretum Volunteers: $98 (with discount code)
Extension Professionals: $59 (with discount code)

Email for discount codes.

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Quotes from Students

“I am so pleased with the increase of my understanding of perennials because of this excellent course. The Moodle platform was used well. The online readings and videos were clear. The homework assignments fun and very educational. The quizzes helpful and the final was a good overview of the coursework. Finally, the instructor is an excellent teacher who promptly responds to the forums and shares her enthusiasm for the subject.”

“This was an excellent course. It definitely built my understanding of the plant ID process, morphology, vocabulary, and knowledge of how to use the plants in my landscape. Well done! The assignments especially were useful.”

We can’t wait to see you online!