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Plant Propagation – Online Continuing EducationLongwood Gardens and NC State University Online Learning.

Longwood Gardens, one of the premier public gardens in the world, is partnering with NC State University Department of Horticultural Science to provide an introduction to home plant propagation.


May 13 – June 24, 2024

About the Class

Learn the basics of plant reproduction and easy propagation techniques to use for a variety of different plants at home. Make new plants for yourself and your friends during this fully online class, featuring video lectures, virtual labs, interactive flashcards, and vocabulary games!

You’ll Learn:

  • Basics of plant reproduction
  • Overview of different plant life cycles and stages
  • Cultivation information including containers, media, water, light, hormones
  • Pollination and hybridization
  • Harvesting and storing different types of seed
  • How to propagate a wide variety of plants
  • Vegetative (asexual) propagation including cuttings, layering, division, simple grafting

Online, self-paced

Laura Barth

A computer or tablet
Connection to the internet
Google Chrome (recommended for optimal functionality)
Propagation supplies (we will provide a list of readily available propagation supplies for home propagation at the beginning of class)


Full Course

  • $189 General Public
  • $179 Early Bird discount (available to everyone until 1 week before the classes start)
  • $169 Green industry professionals (government, educators, students, landscapers, etc.)
  • $98 Master Gardeners and JCRA Volunteers with discount code
  • $59 Extension Professionals with discount code

Email for more information on how to obtain a discount code!

Additional Information