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Winter Flora - Saturdays
with Geoffrey Neal, Assistant Curator, Coker Arboretum

The registration period has closed for this event.


Dates: Saturdays, January 16, February 6, and February 27, 2021; Inclement weather date Saturday, March 6

Times: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Fee: $135 ($122 Members)


This course is designed for a broad audience as well as for students who are enrolled in either of the Garden’s certificate programs. Field trips and exercises provide experience in the use of identification keys and recognition of plants in their winter condition in natural settings. Enjoy discovering that many trees and shrubs are easily recognized when not covered with leaves!


No prerequisites.


A copy of Winter Tree Finder by May and Tom Watts will be required for this course. Books are available in the Garden Shop and on Amazon: Winter Tree Finder.

Registration Details:

Registration open through 1/15/2021 12:00 PM EST




Class or Event capacity: 0 remaining registrations

Continuing Education:
Seasonal Local Flora classes: Credits - 1

About the Instructor

Geoffrey Neal has been working with plants for the past 25 years. He has worked in private gardens, residential landscapes and independent garden centers. He is currently serving as assistant curator at the Coker Arboretum, a 5-acre ornamental and teaching garden begun in 1903 on the UNC Chapel Hill campus and a part of NCBG since 1982. He is an ISA certified arborist and a part-time graduate student in ecology at UNC. 

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We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.

In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Wipe off your work area before class with disinfecting wipes that will be available in the classroom.

By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.


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