LNDC2261 Professional Gardening

This course is designed to prepare the student to professionally design, install and maintain various garden types and containers in the community and private/commercial sectors. Some of the hands-on skills taught include site preparation, plant selection, pest/weed identification, pruning, tool identification, and pollinator activity in the garden.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate knowledge of garden types
Demonstrate garden maintenance
Demonstrate knowledge of garden soil
Identify garden tools
Demonstrate knowledge of herbaceous perennials
Demonstrate garden propagation
Demonstrate use of garden design
Identify garden pests

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Brooklyn Park Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details