(updated 1/25/21)
ALL Class will meet online only throughout the Spring 2021 semester!

REVISED SPRING 2021 Class Schedules below!
• Revised (1/25/21) LANHT/ENVMT S21 Academic Class Schedule: HERE
• Aesthetic Pruning’s S21 class schedule: HERE*

ALERT! Two Arboriculture classes canceled: LH80 & LH84.
*No changes to Aesthetic Pruning schedule, just some added info

FEE-BASED NON-CREDIT CLASSES: No 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. We have some great classes lined up for you in the upcoming semester, including Aesthetic Pruning, Cannabis Cultivation, Floral Design…

Fee-based classes will be meeting online only throughout the Spring 2021 semester!

 is now through PayPal only at THIS PAGE on our LandHort Nursery website!


CLASS SCHEDULES: Do NOT rely on print schedule* or pdf 

*Please note that class schedules (all programs) undergo many changes after the Merritt or Peralta-wide class schedules were printed. Don’t miss out- a class you need may have been added (or have been canceled, shifted to a new time or room, etc.). Be wise- always check the online regularly updated Passport class schedule. Check these pages for updates, news too!

• Find the most up-to-date class schedules through Passport 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

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


LH501 Urban Community Gardening!

Tuesday mornings 9- 10:45am at Merritt Hort Dept. 
Wednesday mornings 9:30- 11:15am at Lakeside Park (use the side entrance to gardens that is across from Nature Center/Bird Dome)
That’s right, LH501 is always open for enrollment, throughout the semester, spring, summer and fall. This zero unit class is a great way to learn all about raised bed vegetable gardening and gardening basics, and all at your own pace. No grades, no commitment, no cost. and is taught by retired (only somewhat, apparently) long-time faculty member/former dept. chair Tom Branca. 

_________________________________________ABOUT CLASS SCHEDULES/ARCHIVES

Plan ahead!- THIS pdf shows projected class scheduling (day/evening fall/spring) through 2021 

Important note about printed schedules

The Peralta-wide schedule of classes is printed far in advance of the semester, and many schedule changes are inevitable. Don’t rely solely on the printed schedule of classes, as it won’t show room, instructor, and day/time changes, canceled classes, or classes that have been ADDED to the schedule!

Stay in-the-know for our dept. by checking here, or by using Peralta’s online Passport searchable schedule of classes, where you will always find the most up-to-date class schedule info for all four Peralta colleges!



FALL 2020 Academic Class Schedule
 2020 Academic Class Schedule

Fall 2019 Academic Class Schedule
Summer 2019 Academic Class Schedule
Fall 2019 Aesthetic Pruning Class Schedule
Spring 2019 Academic Class schedule
Fall 2018 Academic Class Schedule
Summer 2018 Academic Class schedule
Spring 2018 Academic Class schedule
Fall 2017 academic class schedule
Spring 2017 LANHT Class Schedule

Spring 2020 Aesthetic Pruning class schedule
Fall 2019 Aesthetic Pruning class schedule
Spring 2019 Aesthetic Pruning schedule
Fall 2018 Aesthetic Pruning class schedule
Spring 2018 Aesthetic Pruning class schedule
Fall 2017 Aesthetic Pruning class schedule
Spring 2017 Aesthetic Pruning Schedule

Spring 2020 Floral Design schedule
Spring 2019 Floral Design Schedule
Spring/Summer 2018 Floral Design Schedule
Fall 2017 Floral Design schedule
Spring 2017 Floral Design Schedule