3310 N. New Brunsfels
For more information contact:
School Chair – Cecelia A. Lussen
Registration form can be found on the “FORMS” page.
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Sponsored by Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. District VII
Helping Garden Club Members become accomplished horticulturists
The NGC Gardening Courses are designed to provide educational information to those especially interested in gardening, horticulture and related subjects.
The Garden School consists of a series of four courses, scheduled usually for two days of instruction, followed by a general open book and/or notes examination each day. Courses cover all aspects of growing, from understanding soil structure to pruning techniques, plant identification, etc. Topics include basic botany, soils, growing annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, lawns, pests and diseases of plants, plant classification, and selected subjects of local interest.
Additional topics and areas of interest that may be covered are subjects such as Reconciliation Ecology (the science of inventing, establishing, and maintaining new habitats in places where people live, work, and play), and creating backyard habitats to help endangered species such as pollinators and amphibians.
The courses are intended primarily for garden club members, but they are also open to the general public, requiring only the payment of a nominal fee. Garden club members completing the series of four courses are awarded the designation of NGC Gardening Consultant. Attendees from the general public may attain Consultant status by joining a garden club during the school series or shortly after completion.