Published on 03/18/10

Gardening 101 class set at botanical garden

A University of Georgia horticulture expert will teach Gardening 101 on April 5 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Ga.

Amanda Tedrow, UGA Cooperative Extension agent for Athens/Clarke County, will lead the course from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will teach participants the basics of home gardening.

The class will also cover how to test and prepare the soil, sunlight and water requirements, planting tips and yearly maintenance. Participants will also learn about basic zoning, which will help gardeners select, plant and maintain annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees for their area of the state.

The class costs $10 for members of the botanical garden and $12 for non-members. Registration is required by calling (706) 542-6156 or visiting