0216GP Botany I - The Green Plant

Thursday, February 16

6-9 pm

Botany for Gardeners is a component of the Rochester Civic Gardener's Certificate, but classes may be taken individually if space allows. There are two botany classes, The Green Plant (below) and Flowers, Fruits & Seeds.

Plants are the touchstone of gardening, and the more we understand about how plants function, the better gardeners we will be. These lively, informative classes are designed for students new to botany as well as those desiring a refresher course. Join Carol Southby, botanist and naturalist, as we explore the hidden workings of flowering plants from a gardener’s point of view. Both sessions will use live plant specimens and hands-on work, and will benefit from the use of our video projection microscope to view plant parts.


Botany I: The Green Plant

Topics to be covered include the structure and function of stems, leaves and roots; photosynthesis and growth; and plant adaptations to different conditions.