Wonder Gardens offers the Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program in four Friday sessions in February and March from 9 a.m. to noon. The sessions about landscaping in the subtropics are designed for people who serve on a landscaping committee, participate in a Garden Club or are responsible for the common areas of their homeowners’ associations.
Sessions are on the 11th and 25th of February and March. Space is limited. Participants who complete all four sessions receive a Wonder Garden Certificate of Achievement and Florida Landscaping Expert certificate.
“Hosting programs like this aligns with our mission to provide education on the best ways to support the flora and fauna of Southwest Florida,” said David Rahahę:tih Webb, president and CEO of the Wonder Gardens. “The series sold out in 2021, and we are pleased, along with our sponsors Greenscapes, Site One and Southwest Spreading, to offer the courses again. It’s a valuable resource!”
Topics include: living in a subtropical climate, using plants in landscaping, selecting the right plants for the location, shrubs and trees, proper pruning, palms, Florida statutes and landscaping, mulch essentials, turf management and irrigation.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast at the Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. The sessions are indoors and outdoors and include hands-on activities. Registration for the entire program is $49.
For information and to register, visit wondergardens.org.
About Wonder Gardens
The Wonder Gardens, a charitable zoological park and botanical garden in Bonita Springs, is home to rescued birds and reptiles nestled among sprawling banyan trees and plantings. While preserving the best of this site’s 85-year history, the non-profit cares for more than 300 resident animals, is upgrading wildlife enclosures and growing the botanical beauty of the property, while delivering education programs and events and further engaging the community to enjoy this jewel in historic Downtown Bonita Springs. The Wonder Gardens at 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs is one of the few remaining cornerstones of Old Florida, an enduring symbol of the history of the region, as well as a resource for learning about the environment and wildlife. For information, visit wondergardens.org or call 239-992-2591.