Native New England Shrubs (Native Plant Trust)

9:30am 3:30pm

Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Shrubs vary widely in size, shape, color, bark, flower, and fruit. This course introduces you to many of the native New England shrub species that can be found at Garden in the Woods and throughout the local ecoregion. The learner-centered approach encourages students to develop skills that will help them identify any shrub through dichotomous key, field guides, or plant ID apps. We will focus on plant identification tools and techniques, developing an eye for identifying features of plants, and cultural plant uses. (This course is also offered online.)