Community Arboretum :: Horticulture Curricula

Horticulture Degrees at Virginia Western

Virginia Western has several degrees and certificates in horticulture designed to prepare students for employment in the horticulture industry and/or to provide training for those who want to improve and upgrade their existing knowledge and skills.

Please click here to view the horticulture courses to learn more.

Students in the Horticulture Degree Program
VWCC students are exposed to various types of plants and get hands-on experience in the Horticulture programs. Pictured below are Angela Parks and Matthew Penney dividing ornamental grass for future plantings.

Horticulture Students

Horticulture Seminars At VWCC

Virginia Western also offers many seminars that are designed to meet the needs of both home gardeners and professional horticulturists. They are offered on a "pass-fail" (NO TESTS!) basis and usually meet two hours per week for eight weeks or three hours per week for five weeks. Check the Schedule of Classes for specific times and locations. To register, stop by the VWCC Admissions Office.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Horticulture Department at (540) 857-7986.

Seminar Title Usually Offered
Landscaping Your Home Fall, Spring, Summer
Water Gardening Fall
Lawncare Fall
Vineyard & Vintage Fall
Soils & Composting Fall
Pesticide Applicator Training Fall
Pruning Spring
Blue Ridge Wildflowers Spring
Spanish for the Green Industry Spring
Va. Certified Horticulturist Training Spring
Perennials Spring
Gardening With Herbs Spring
Trees, Shrubs & Perennials Summer
Seeds, Cuttings, & Grafting Summer
Pests In The Landscape Summer
Garden Design Summer

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