Plant Propagation for Beginners

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Saturday May 6

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM


Come learn about Descanso’s newest collection: the cycads in the ancient forest during their most active time of year. Cycads were one of the first seed bearing plants and predate all the flowering plants that dominate our world today. 

Students will learn how these ancient plants evolved through history and gain an appreciation for the diversity we see today. 

Students are encouraged to bring pens and sketching paper. Class includes use of microscopes and other botany lab style materials. Class takes place indoors and outdoors. 


About the instructor:

Diana Nightingale has worked as a horticulturist at Descanso Gardens for the past three years. She has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Southern California and B.S. in Plant Sciences from UC Santa Cruz. In her spare time she loves to study the secret lives of our native insects and indulge her passion for tea.