Botanical Studies Series Announced at Miami University Regionals

The Conservatory at the Hamilton campus will be offering a Botanical Studies series in Spring of 2019. These three classes are non-credit but they’ll enrich the lives of citizens through botanical study and contemplation. The classes include basic botanical drawing, winter tree identification, and order of bloom study.

Winter Tree Identification (course is currently full) will meet every Monday from February 4 to February 18 from 12 p.m - 1 p.m. In this series, you will learn how to identify 20+ native trees by their twigs, bark and other characteristics. Discover pioneer, wildlife and commercial uses for each tree. Three Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits, with the International Society of Arboriculture. The cost is $12.

Order of Bloom Study meets every Friday starting March 8 until May 10 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Spring arrives with striking displays of blooming flowers and budding leaves on trees and shrubs. The study of the timing of leave out / blooming is known as phenology. Learn and track leaf out and flower development of 10+ tree species. The cost is $25.

Basic Botanical Drawing will be held every Sunday starting April 7 to April 28  from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Students will learn the techniques necessary to use pen-and-ink and colored pencil to create artistic impressions of the natural world. The cost is $100, art supplies not included. Pick up required art supplies pack (under $25) at Art Renaissance in Hamilton.

To register for these courses visit, For more information contact Brian Grubb by email at or call at (513)785-3288. Miami University Regionals' Hamilton campus is located at 1601 University Blvd.