Sarah P. Duke Gardens is pleased to offer two certificate programs designed for the life-long learner interested in home horticulture or nature photography. Each certificate course is sufficiently rigorous to offer you challenge, increased skill, and expanded understanding of a topic that intrigues you.
These self-paced programs evolved from participant inquiries. Participants wanted a more complete understanding of a topic, and they asked for a list of classes to meet their goals. Those lists became the basis for each certificate.
Each certificate includes required courses to give you a fundamental understanding of the certificate topic, and elective courses that allow you to customize the program to meet your goals.
Instructors are experienced teachers with expertise in their field of study. Limited class size facilitates interaction among participants and instructors. Day, evening and weekend class offerings help meet a variety of schedules.
You do not have to be enrolled in a certificate program to take a class. Everyone is welcome in certificate courses.
Or you may read our full Spring-Summer 2017 Education & Events Guide (PDF) for the latest information about our Certificate Programs.