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Herbalism Certificate Program

This program is designed to inspire each student to be more connected to nature, learn the powers of plants and become healthier and happier: mind, body and soul.

Aloe can be used to promote healthy skin and soothe sunburn. Oatstraw can support the nervous system to promote a sense of calm. Elderberry syrup and fire cider can be used during cold and flu season. Calendula salve is soothing and can be used as an antibacterial for skin abrasions. For thousands of years plants have been used to promote healthy natural living; this is the base for the hobby Herbalism Certificate Program at Denver Botanic Gardens.

With a hands-on teaching approach and seed-to-product goal, our instructors guide students through every step of using plants for health and wellness. This program offers a unique learning experience to transform each student into a confident, knowledgeable and resourceful steward of plants by providing an introduction to practical and powerful herbalism knowledge.

A variety of medicinal plants are introduced, including some grown on site at the Gardens and those native to Colorado. With some of the regions finest herbalists assembled to lead, students learn in the classroom, in the Gardens and out in the field.


We are excited to offer an introductory and advanced program this year, with both programs featuring hands-on instruction. If the entire program is too large of a commitment, we will open the remaining seats for individual session registration one month before the program begins. Registration for the Herbalism Certificate Program - 201 will open on Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m.

Register for Herbalism-based Programming


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