(updated 8/19/21)
Some classes will be meeting in person again this fall*!

The Revised Fall 2021 Academic Class Schedule is HERE!

The FALL 2021 *Fee-based truly will be up here soon, but you can (sort of) mark your calendar for our first Fall 2021 class, LH812 The Art of The Focal Point Tree with Instructor Pete Churgel, and that soon coming date will be held on either  Sept. 4 or 11. Registration (through PayPal- see link below) in fee-based Aesthetic Pruning classes will open once the schedule has posted. With the COVID variant, 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!


*All students, staff, faculty (and everyone else!!) must continue following safety protocols until further notice!

Enrolling in LH29E? Download and finish filling out this special F21 LH29E partially pre-filled pre-req challenge form, and then go to this page, then scroll down to the blue box labeled “for student uploads”. Upload, and soon thereafter, you will log in to your student center and see that the class has been added to your schedule!


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!



S21 LANHT/ENVMT Class Schedule
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

S21 Aesthetic Pruning Class ScheduleSpring 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