November

Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of our instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

202CRF162A 11/19 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Colletti
MDTN

Ngoc Minh Ngo's images of gardens and landscapes -from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco-go "beyond mere beauty and into the sublime." With illustrations of her own work, she will demonstrate how she developed her poetic vision more...
202LAN265B 11/19 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Ngo
NYBG

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
202FDN400A 11/21 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS

Here's your chance to learn from the best in a full-day hands-on workshop with groundbreaking floral designer, teacher, and entrepreneur Holly Chapple. She'll share insights into her celebrated design approach, which is defined by elegance, beauty, creativity, and her game-changing more...
202FDN429 11/22 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Chapple
NYBG

Take inspiration from the wintry outdoors as you recreate a nature scene on a three-dimensional, lighted grapevine wreath using preserved cedar, juniper, mushroom birds, and other seasonal botanicals. Then top it off with a sprinkling of faux snow.

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202CRF155 11/23 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG

December

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of longlife." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant more...
202CKG203B 12/01 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Arbor
NYBG

There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
202FDN308A 12/01 Su 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
NYBG

Practice techniques learned in Botanical Watercolor I using live subjects such as leaves, stems, and fruit. Emphasis is on realistic portrayal of botanical subjects and traditional methods of dry brush watercolor painting, with attention to detail and color accuracy. It more...
202BIL332 12/02 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
202BOT385A 12/03 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
MDTN

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of longlife." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant more...
202CKG203A 12/03 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Hockaday
MDTN

A grand centerpiece in a pedestal vase brings the elegance of a Dutch still-life to your dining or entry room. Capture the essence of this festive season with large Dutch amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses, Italian lisianthus, hydrangeas, and more...
202FDN320A 12/03 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Dream of spring while learning how to layer watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil to create rich color, detail, and form. You'll experiment with a dynamic blend of botanical drawing and painting techniques while focusing on the structure of splendid more...
202BIL397 12/04 We 10:00am-4:00pm Hollender
NYBG

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
202FDN203C 12/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Southern charm and hospitality come front and center with a glossy, richly decorated wreath of magnolia leaves on a door, mantel, or accent wall. Weave leaves into a wreath form, then complement shape and color with seasonal fruit, pine cones, more...
202FDN355 12/04 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Go beyond basic soil chemistry, by understanding the ionic exchange capacities of soil, as well as how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore more...
202HRT302S 12/04 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing landscapes and formulate the programmatic and functional requirements of a design project. Translate these into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and more...
202LAN401S 12/04 We 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary more...
202BOT302A 12/05 Th 11:00am-12:30pm Bone
NYBG

The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
202FDN335A 12/06 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Norman
NYBG

Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
202BIL145A 12/07 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Christiansen
NYBG

There's more to blending tea than simply tossing herbs together. Nancy MacNamara—whose teas are a perennial favorite at NYBG's Farmers Market—will discuss the flavor profiles of various dried leaves, roots, barks, fruits, flowers, and berries, as well as how to more...
202CKG219 12/07 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm MacNamara
NYBG

Create a building replica with natural materials in the style of the Holiday Train Show®! Explore architectural styles, and then choose from an assortment of dried botanicals such as pods, bark, and branches to make your own detailed more...
202CRF142 12/07 Sa 9:30am-4:00pm Yanni
NYBG

The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
202FDN335B 12/07 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Norman
MDTN

Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins and outs of what's needed to safely, productively, and enjoyably begin to keep honeybees in a populated area. You'll learn how and why a beehive functions as one more...
202CKG206A 12/08 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

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202FDN210E 12/10 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Gather your friends, coworkers, and/or family for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and conversation. Unwind while learning something new!

202CRF115A 12/12 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Werber
MDTN

A grand centerpiece in a pedestal vase brings the elegance of a Dutch still-life to your dining or entry room. Capture the essence of this festive season with large Dutch amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses, Italian lisianthus, hydrangeas, and more...
202FDN320B 12/13 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of NYBG's exhibitions without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the Conservatory!), since you'll be shooting with available light. more...
202GWP231 12/13 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Create a 2-foot tall, round topiary using fresh-cut greens, including boxwood, variegated fan arborvitae, cedar, and juniper with blue berries. Decorate with an assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals—hydrangea, herbs, pods, roses, nuts, and more—to suit your personal style. Your topiary more...
202CRF158 12/14 Sa 1:30pm-4:00pm Conklin
NYBG

Create a building replica with natural materials in the style of the Holiday Train Show®! Explore architectural styles, and then choose from an assortment of dried botanicals such as pods, bark, and branches to make your own detailed more...
202CRF142B 12/15 Su 9:30am-4:00pm Yanni
NYBG

Freshen your home while experiencing the soothing benefits of essential oils. Create custom-scented aromatherapy soy candles using essential oils to invigorate, calm, or heal. Learn the differences between petroleum-based paraffin candles and synthetic essential oil candles commonly sold in stores. more...
202WEL138A 12/15 Su 12:00pm-3:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop soil farm, Ben Flanner shares his insights about the future of urban agriculture and what it takes to run a commercial farm on manufactured land. Located on three roofs in New York more...
202LAN265C 12/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Flanner
NYBG
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