(updated 9/22/21)

The Fall 2021 Aesthetic Pruning Schedule with newly added info (but no schedule changes) is HERE
The Revised Fall 2021 Academic Class Schedule is HERE

This fall’s Saturday fee classes continue on Sept. 25 with LH805, Rock Placement with Instructor Bill Castellon. All classes (including LH805 Rock Placement this semester) meet 9:30am – 12:20pm via Zoom, and tuition for all fall classes is just $39! Enrollment is through PayPal at this page: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses on our Landhort Nursery website . With the COVID situation, all fee-based Aesthetic Pruning classes will continue meeting online only, and a couple great things about meeting in our very roomy Zoom room is that although our classes grow fuller all the the time (with students from afar, as well as near), we always have room for more!

OUR PROGRAMS are designed to prepare students for work in all horticultural fields: Arboriculture; Landscape Design & Construction; Landscape Architecture; Parks & Maintenance; Nursery & Greenhouse Management; Floral Design; Aesthetic Pruning; Permaculture.




FEE-BASED NON-CREDIT CLASSESNo homework NO grades. No semester-long commitment. No lengthy online application. Open to all, these non-credit, pay-as-you-go classes are fun and enriching regardless of experience or knowledge level. Aesthetic Pruning, Landscape Sketching, Floral Design, Cannabis Cultivation…  Find the Aesthetic Pruning class schedule above, but we’ll be offering other fee-based classes this spring, and once we’ve set the dates, info will be posted here.  Fee-based class enrollment is now done through PayPal on this secure page on our LandHort Nursery website.


Our new URBAN ARBORICULTURE program kicked off in Fall 2018, and the students will tell you it’s a great place to learn all there is to know about urban forestry. We offer two certificate levels: Tree Care Specialist (21 units) and Tree Climber Specialist (41 units), and an Arboriculture Associate of Science degree (41 major units + general education requirements).


Driving: From the Warren Freeway, HWY 13 South, left off of Redwood Road exit; from HWY 13 North, exit Carson Street, forward to top of hill, right on Redwood Rd.; from MacArthur Freeway, 580 East, exit and turn left onto 35th Avenue, in 1.7 miles, 35th Ave. becomes Redwood Road. Drive.06 miles up the hill from the Redwood Shopping Center (near Hwy 13 exits/where 35th becomes Redwood), and turn right on Campus Drive. Drive .07 mi., the campus will be on left. Left turn into the first of the two loop road entrances, then take immediate left onto road before childcare center. Drive .1 mi.; you’ll see tennis courts on your right. Turn left to Horticulture dept. auto gate, which opens automatically when we’re open. If it does not open during scheduled class time, please notify us immediately at (510) 436-2418 (main office) or 436-2491 (field office).
Public TransitAC Transit Line 54 runs reliably, every 15- 20 minutes from Fruitvale BART Station via 35th Avenue and Redwood Rd.  Public transportation info at 511.org
Hours: For Spring 2021 and the dwindling Fall 2020 semester, we are frequently here on site, and visits may be arranged. 



CLASS SCHEDULES/Important dates: Besides regularly checking your Peralta-issued  student email (you can easily set up forwarding so they’ll go to your preferred email!) for news and reminders, it’s also a good idea to regularly log-in to your Passport Student Center to check for notifications specific to your class schedule (such as the date enrollment opens for you, early drop dates for short-term classes, or even changes to your schedule). And remember that the online searchable class schedule is your source for the most up-to-date info (sometimes classes are even added to the schedule!).

Find our most current class schedules at the top of the page.
View some of our recent class schedules below (Classes scheduling tends to follow a pattern every 2 years).

Academic Classes
S21 LANHT/ENVMT Class Schedule
FALL 2020 LANHT/ENVMT Academic Class Schedule
SPRING 2020 Academic Class Schedule
FALL 2019 Academic Class Schedule
• SUMMER 2019 Academic Class Schedule

Fee-based Classes
S21 Aesthetic Pruning Class Schedule
• The Fall 2020 Pruning Class Schedule is HERE
• The Spring 2019 Pruning class schedule is HERE
• The Spring 2019 Floral Design class schedule is HERE

For detailed curriculum information, visit our COURSES and Degrees and Certificates pages. Download a pdf file of our program offerings HERE. Plan ahead- THIS pdf shows projected class scheduling (day/evening fall/spring) through 2020 (everything being subject to change). 

For up-to-date course descriptions and degree/certificate info, see below links.

For more detail on department events, history, news, etc., visit www.merrittlandhort.com

Merritt College Horticulture alum Frank Snapp- creator and caretaker of the 40th St. median strips




• Landscape Architecture

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (specialist + general ed.):
• Associate of Science in Arboriculture
• Landscape Design and Construction Specialist
• Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist
• Nursery Management Specialist



• Basic Landscape Horticulture
• Tree Care Specialist (New Arboriculture program)
• Tree Climber Specialist (New Arboriculture program)
• Intermediate Landscape Design and Construction
• Intermediate Landscape and Parks Maintenance
• Intermediate Nursery Management
• Landscape Design and Construction Specialist
• Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist
• Nursery Management Specialist

• Permaculture Design

(NON-CREDIT pay-as you-go)

Fee-based class registration is now done through PayPal at THIS PAGE on our Landhort Nursery website

Floral Design and Aesthetic Pruning Class information and schedule archives may be found on the fee-based class page.