2024 Classes

All Certificate in Native Plants classes are open to the public.
You do not need to be working toward your Certificate in Native Plants to attend any of these classes.

Discounted admission is available to members of Wild Ones, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, and the Tennessee Native Plant Society.


Rain Gardens, Wetlands & Riparian Areas

Instructor: Andrea Ludwig, PhD
Saturday, June 15, 2024
9:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute
175 Baylor School Road, Chattanooga TN 37405

ELECTIVE Class (4 Credits)

Tennessee is a wet state, with nearly 50 inches of rain falling in any given year. Managing water in our landscapes is important for healthy, resilient yards. We will examine a suite of strategies to address all that rainwater to beneficial ends.



Propagating Native Plants With Seeds

Saturday, September 14, 2024
Instructor: Henning von Schmeling
Save the Date!  More details coming soon.





Identification of Native Grasses

Saturday, October 12, 2024
Instructor: Cheryl Murphy
Save the Date!  More details coming soon.





More classes are being scheduled.
Please check back for updated information.