Classes at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Classes available for enrollment at Sarah P. Duke Gardens:

Introduction to Digital Photography: Understanding and Using Your Digital Camera

Rick Fisher, photographer, Rick Fisher’s Photography

Learn about all your camera’s bells and whistles. In this class we will review functions and menus, control settings and white balance, and learn to load, edit, and organize photos on a computer. Basic photo composition skills will also be discussed. Please bring your camera and manual to each session.

2 Thursdays, Jan. 16 & 23, 6:30-9 pm
Saturday field session, Jan. 18, 8 am-noon
Location: Doris Duke Center
Participant limit: 15
Fee: $110; Gardens members $90
Nature Photography Certificate required course
Call 919-668-1707 for information or to register

Introduction to Vegetable Gardening: Winter

Andy Currin, avid vegetable gardener and horticulturist, Duke University

Winter is the time to slow down in the garden, evaluate the season and plan for next year. This class will focus on winter season strategies, including sowing of winter cover crops and extending your growing season with cold frames and other techniques. Class includes indoor discussion and outdoor practice in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Class textbook is included for those beginning this series.

3 Tuesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, and Saturday Field Session Jan. 25, 9:30-11:30 am
Location: Doris Duke Center
Participant limit: 15
Fee: $85; Gardens members $70
Home Horticulture Certificate elective course (8 hours)
Call 919-668-1707 for information or to register

Twelve Ways to Improve Your Landscape

Jeff Evans, landscape architect

With photos of “good” and “bad” gardens, Jeff will discuss common problems in the home landscape, presenting other design choices to consider. Together the class will identify solutions and learn of ways to fix the flaws.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-8:30 pm
Location: Doris Duke Center
Participant limit: 25
Fee: $15; Gardens members $12
Call 919-668-1707 for information or to register

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