North Carolina Botanical Garden


Botany of Gardening

with Olivia Lenahan, Ph.D Horticultural Science

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Sunday, May 6

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $36 ($32 Members)


What makes a seed wake up and germinate? How are flowers pollinated and how are fruit formed? This workshop delves into the science of gardening as we journey through a growing season. Discussion and hands-on activities will cover seeds, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and the science behind gardening practices. Perfect for gardeners who want to have a better understanding of basic botany and aim to have a more prosperous gardening experience.   



Remaining Seats: 13

Registration open through 5/6/2018 1:30 PM EST

About the Instructor

Olivia Lenahan is a horticulturist and scientific editor. She received her M.S. in horticultural science from Washington State University, studying crop load dynamics of sweet cherry trees. She holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and focused her research on the cold hardiness of Styrax americanus (American snowbell). Currently she edits and produces publications for a peer-reviewed journal based in the Forest Biomaterials department at North Carolina State University. She has taught courses in botany, plant family taxonomy, and native plants for shade and groundcovers.


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