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Late Winter Pruning: Building Your Confidence 

March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Late Winter Pruning: Building Your Confidence

Saturday, March 9, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Avish Estate Greenhouse Complex

Late winter is the prime time to complete numerous pruning tasks in the landscape. Build your confidence in the task by gaining insight at the tools to have in your arsenal, learning how plants respond to pruning, and prioritizing what to prune in a shrub that seems to be all but a mess of twigs. Also find out which flowering shrubs to prune now, and which ones need to wait until later in the year. This class includes lecture, demonstration, and practical application on some woody plants. (Choose from either the Thursday or Saturday session — they contain identical content.)

Instructor: Jamie Burghardt

Jamie is the Director of Horticulture and Education at WBG with over 20 years of horticultural experience. He has previously taught pruning workshops at botanical gardens, home and garden shows, and for local garden clubs.

$30 non-members / $25 members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)

Pre-registration required


Class capacity: 16

Minimum required: 8

This course is held rain or shine; please dress for the weather, bring work gloves if you wish.

Parking space is limited at The Avish, so carpooling is encouraged.


Refund Policy

Waterfront Botanical Gardens cannot refund fees to individuals who have a change of mind,  miss a class due to illness, or for other personal situations. Students will be issued a full refund in the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.). Refunds are issued by check only.

Class registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable to another person to attend that class if you explicitly name that person and provide it to Waterfront Botanical Gardens prior to the one-time educational class or workshop. Registration fees and placement are non-transferable to another person once a multiple-day class or specialty course/program series has begun.


Adverse Weather Statement

Waterfront Botanical Gardens welcomes our variable weather seasons and will remain open/functioning through most light snow, ice, and subzero temperatures as well as during NWS-issued severe thunderstorm and tornado watches. Adult education classes will run as scheduled whenever the Gardens or its administrative office is open.  Students who choose to miss class because of weather conditions or anticipated severe weather will not be issued a refund.

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Emergency Cancellation

In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event whenever possible.


March 9
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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