February

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your more...
203BIL208 02/19 We 10:00am-3:30pm Jess
NYBG

Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive more...
203BOT313B 02/20 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
MDTN

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...
203FDN308B 02/20 Th 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris—and designer of this year's Orchid Show—creates transformative floral installations that are destinations in themselves. Leatham's glittering celebrity portfolio includes Cher, Dolly, Oprah, and the Kardashians. His floral more...
203FDN928 02/20 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Leatham
NYBG

Whether or not you decide to pursue botanical art as a business, knowing standard practices will be useful. In these two sessions, you will learn the basics of dealing with galleries and artists' reps, including pricing, contracts and sales agreements; more...
203BIL392 02/21 Fr 11:00am-4:30pm Woodin
NYBG

Join Neil Pederson, Ph.D., professor and senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest, for this interactive workshop on what tree rings can teach us about the ways ecosystems respond to climate change. Old trees hold precious information about climate, precipitation levels, more...
203BOT397 02/21 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Pederson
NYBG

Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
203BOT223B 02/22 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Kaechele
MDTN

Learn basic leatherworking skills as you create a keepsake journal covered with beautiful, botanical designs. We'll show you how to trace and cut a pattern, punch holes for hand stitching, and apply finishing hardware. You can use the finished product more...
203CRF124 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Laursen
MDTN

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the more...
203GAR225E 02/22 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Rosiello
Ruggiero
NCNC

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
203GAR225F 02/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NCNC

Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
203GAR225G 02/22 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Rosiello
NCNC

Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
203GAR225H 02/22 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC

Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, more...
203GAR367 02/22 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm McKillop
NYBG

Dive in to using low-budget table-top lighting equipment and techniques to make compelling photos of botanical subjects and floral arrangements. Photographer David Samuel Sternwill discuss the basic principles of still-life lighting design and walk you through manual camera controls to more...
203GWP228 02/22 Sa 1:00pm-5:30pm Stern
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
203LAN100C 02/22 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Tryba
MDTN

Explore the Concepts app to create a 2-D landscape plan on your iPad or Surface Device. Learn to sketch directly on the screen, import and modify existing assets, and then produce a precise drawing to scale. We'll also cover how more...
203LAN223 02/22 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Morris
NYBG

For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, develop a needs assessment and activity plan, write specific goals with measurable objectives, and more...
203THR407 02/22 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG

By February your skin needs a boost! Learn how to combine herbal properties with aromatherapy to create personalized, botanically based products. We will make herb-infused oils, water infusions and decoctions, extracts, and aromatherapy blends to be used for skincare. You'll more...
203WEL168 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Craft a beautiful clutch or wallet from vegetable-dyed tanned leather. Embrace basic leatherworking as you cut, dye, and assemble the leather pieces by hand stitching. You will apply a button snap and burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. more...
203CRF195 02/23 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Laursen
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...
203BOT302B 02/24 Mo 6:30pm-8:00pm Bone
MDTN

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.

Please bring: more...
203FDN210G 02/24 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
203HRT551A 02/24 Mo 6:15pm-9:05pm McKillop
NYBG

World-renowned botanical watercolorist Vincent Jeannerot will share techniques for painting the exuberant beauty of flowers bursting with petals. Learn to capture the depth and nuance of your subject and how to evoke an emotional response in the viewer, a process more...
203BIL494 02/26 We 10:00am-4:00pm Jeannerot
NYBG

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey more...
203BOT207 02/26 We 10:00am-1:00pm Saidoff
NYBG

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
203GAR173C 02/26 We 10:30am-3:00pm Forster
MDTN

Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that more...
203GAR222B 02/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
MDTN

After decades as a sought-after fashion photographer, Douglas Dubler knows what makes a compelling image. Using his own photographs and those of the masters, he'll demonstrate how to create powerful images with light, shape, and form-and without fancy equipment. Walk more...
203GWP224B 02/26 We 1:00pm-4:30pm Dubler
MDTN

Help your skin glow! Explore the versatile and surprisingly low-cost array of body scrubs you can make with a few simple ingredients. Learn which oils are the most hydrating, which botanicals tighten and which soothe inflammations, and when to choose more...
203WEL156 02/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Peter
MDTN

Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
203CKG201B 02/27 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
MDTN

Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and " the Bonnie and Clyde of more...
203GAR801C 02/27 Th 10:00am-11:30am Bannerman
NYBG

Examine the most important factors in the management and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes using sustainable techniques. Learn to develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management. Focus on how to more...
203HRT443P 02/27 Th 4:30pm-7:00pm Laswell
NYBG

Before you launch your own landscape design and installation practice, there are many business aspects you need to consider. Topics include attracting clients, preparing proposals, pricing, purchasing and installing plants, and strategies for success.
203LAN485B 02/27 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Zavaglia
NYBG

Discover how urbanization is changing biodiversity, interspecies relationships, and even animal behavior, in the tri-state area and beyond. Liz Johnson, former manager of AMNH's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program, will introduce you to the particular habitats found here, as well as which more...
203NAT338 02/27 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Johnson
NYBG

Englishman Russell Page (1906-1985) - "the most famous garden designer you've never heard of" - was a visionary master who drew inspiration from historic French, and Islamic garden styles. The great majority of his projects were closely-guarded secrets of the more...
203LAN812 02/28 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Woodward
NYBG

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...
203CKG206B 02/29 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

A staple of English gardens, a willow obelisk serves as a graceful plant support or a decorative focal point in your garden. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you traditional willow weaving techniques, including more...
203CRF166 02/29 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm Clark
NYBG

Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and more...
203GAR116A 02/29 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Wright
NYBG

When winter winds blow cold, bring nature inside with houseplants that provide fragrance and color all year round. Learn the full range of indoor plants with scented flowers and foliage: citrus, jasmines, hoyas, passionflowers, geraniums, orchids, herbs, bulbs, and more! more...
203GAR223 02/29 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Freeman
MDTN

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
203GAR236B 02/29 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Perkowski
NCNC

Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less effort. They also help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, limited space, or poor light. Raised beds are ideal in many more...
203GAR280 02/29 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Storrs
NYBG

March

From the fiddlehead to the frond, ferns have a charm all their own. In the studio and the Conservatory, you'll examine some of their special adaptations and growth patterns, then use your graphite pencil or pen and ink to create more...
203BIL344 03/01 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Rauh
NYBG

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
203BOT346C 03/01 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Candee
NYBG

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
203GAR236C 03/01 Su 10:00am-3:00pm Beirne
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
203GAR301E 03/02 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

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...
203BIL145C 03/03 Tu 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Abundant and delicious home-grown vegetables can be a huge commitment-so it pays to be smart with your time and labor. Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing so you can enjoy a steady harvest, a more...
203GAR134 03/03 Tu 10:30am-1:30pm Storrs
NYBG

Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
203BIL302C 03/04 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Miranda
MDTN

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics, including how to build and maintain more...
203GAR308 03/04 We 11:00am-1:40pm Marsh
NYBG

Creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces requires an understanding of the principles of grading and drainage. Through classroom discussion, fieldwork and homework students will learn to identify landforms and watersheds, calculate slopes, and manipulate contours with the purpose of creating more...
203LAN428B 03/04 We 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
NYBG

Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
203BIL302D 03/05 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
203LAN100D 03/05 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Forster
NCNC

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of The Orchid Show without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the exhibition!), since you'll be shooting with available more...
203GWP229 03/06 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Frank Guida dispels those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, more...
203GAR213A 03/07 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Guida
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
203GAR301F 03/07 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
203LAN120C 03/07 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
203BIL140E 03/09 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN

Angiosperms (flowering plants) are the dominant plants in most of the world's habitats today. Through laboratory demonstrations and dissections, examine the morphology of flowers, fruits, and vegetative plant parts. You'll also learn about the development of these structures. Prerequisite: Plant more...
203BOT431S 03/09 Mo 12:00pm-3:10pm Alvarez
NYBG

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
203GAR360C 03/09 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
MDTN

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today. Join more...
203CKG210 03/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Hockaday
MDTN

Learn the basic techniques of landscape gardening, with an emphasis on ecologically appropriate practices. Topics include soil preparation, efficient water and fertilization practices, planting and transplanting, cultivation techniques, and maintaining healthy plants. Wear sturdy shoes, and come prepared to work more...
203HRT311P 03/10 Tu 4:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Create visually compelling portfolios to present to potential clients and potential employers. Learn how to develop professional documentation for a variety of audiences through in class design charrettes and individualized projects. Both print and electronic media presentations will be discussed. more...
203LAN555 03/10 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Molinski
NYBG

Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This more...
203BOT308B 03/11 We 5:00pm-8:00pm Barnes
MDTN

Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to a departed loved one and offer solace to the grieving. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and a wide choice of designs that make more...
203FDN382 03/11 We 10:00am-4:30pm Mendler
NYBG

Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
203GAR302B 03/11 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to learn to identify and classify familiar and unusual spring-, summer-, and autumn-flowering bulbs. We will also focus on understanding their biology. Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

Materials
Assorted more...
203HRT342A 03/11 We 4:00pm-6:00pm McDowell
NYBG

Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to more...
203LAN402B 03/11 We 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
NYBG

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating. Prerequisites: more...
203LAN520 03/11 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Pulver
NYBG

Gardens can be catalysts for learning, health, inclusion, and therapy. Gain the knowledge, expertise, and tools to create, renovate, and evaluate both interior and exterior spaces to ensure effective gardens. Learn the latest research in health care garden design, common more...
203THR408 03/11 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Minich
MDTN

Drawing examples from 18th-century art and architecture—Christin demystifies the language of design to show how color, texture, shape, and space combine to create particular "styles." Take inspiration from Christin's "modern-meets-old-world" aesthetic as you fashion arrangements with seasonal flowers in two more...
203FDN448 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Followed by legions on Instagram, Canadian designer Christin Geall is known for her jewel-toned, asymmetrical compote arrangements crafted with flowers from her own urban flower farm-studio Cultivated by Christin. Formally trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, she is a more...
203FDN450 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to learn to identify and classify familiar and unusual spring-, summer-, and autumn-flowering bulbs. We will also focus on understanding their biology. Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

Materials
Assorted more...
203HRT342S 03/12 Th 4:30pm-6:30pm Hagen
NYBG

Some 26 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
203WEL128B 03/12 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
MDTN

Using spring bulbs and branches, explore how the textural and structural qualities of your botanical elements can guide the tones you choose. Christin will walk you through your own arrangements, using analogous colors and monochromatic schemes to accent the architectural more...
203FDN435 03/13 Fr 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Delve into the many ways in which women in horticulture—from botanists and landscape architects to artists and activists—profoundly impact the world today. NPR host Jennifer Jewell shares stories about the paradigm-shifting women she profiles in The Earth in Her Hands, more...
203HRT840 03/13 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Kincaid
Jewell
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
203LAN120D 03/13 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award-winning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
203CRF277B 03/14 Sa 12:00pm-2:00pm Kroik
NYBG

Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and more...
203GAR116B 03/14 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Wright
MDTN

Frank Guida, Botanical Art teacher and orchid aficionado, shows you what he's learned from years assisting in NYBG's Nolen Greenhouses about when and how to divide and repot your orchids without trauma (to you or the plants!). Learn about different more...
203GAR213B 03/14 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Guida
NYBG

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
203GAR315 03/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nolan
MDTN

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...
203WEL138B 03/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Peter
MDTN

Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.

203GAR327B 03/15 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Beyers
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...
203FDN203E 03/16 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Mendler
NYBG

Learn the basic principles of constructing residential landscape features such as walks, steps, simple decks, garden structures, walls, and benches. Study landscape construction standards, techniques, and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details. Prerequisite: Graphics II

Required more...
203LAN422B 03/16 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
203FDN504B 03/17 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in western Jersey. Faced with heavy clay, standing water, and a derelict woodland setting, he didn't mulch or amend the soil or spray herbicide. Instead, he planted right into the existing more...
203LAN265F 03/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Golden
NYBG

If you wish to transition from drawing to watercolor painting techniques or fine tune your watercolor skills, this class is for you. Sessions will focus on demonstration and practice of basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes and more...
203BIL407 03/18 We 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
203BOT315B 03/19 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Fusco
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.

Please bring: more...
203FDN210H 03/19 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Required Text:
Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
203FDN300A 03/19 Th 10:30am-3:00pm Cawley
NYBG

Two very different gardeners who both believe gardening should be fun, come together for a lively hour of opinions and tips on growing indoor and outdoor ornamentals and edibles. NYBG Program Coordinator Daryl Beyers will share insights from The New more...
203GAR940 03/19 Th 6:30pm-7:30pm Beyers
MDTN

Artist Sam Van Aken takes grafting to a whole new level. His famed Tree of 40 Fruit contains multiple varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, cherries and apples that blossom and produce fruit sequentially. In this hands-on workshop, explore the basics more...
203HRT174S 03/20 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Van Aken
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301F 03/20 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
NYBG

Develop advanced graphite techniques for rendering the overlapping linear texture, pattern, and density found in feathers and furs. We will explore drawing with an eraser and using negative space. Please bring your own collection or photos to draw. Instructor will more...
203BIL322 03/21 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Miranda
MDTN

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
203GAR173D 03/21 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Glauber
NYBG

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
203GAR289C 03/21 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Wright
MDTN

Learn how trees survive the many perils of the urban environment. Soil compaction, construction damage, and land development practices can lead to tree decline and early mortality in trees. Examine the biology of trees, and learn how they respond to more...
203HRT426 03/21 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Picciano
NYBG

Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the more...
203BIL225B 03/22 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
203FDN306C 03/23 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

This course is designed for horticulturists who maintain or direct the maintenance of outdoor landscapes. We'll review methods of calculating areas, application rates for fertilizers, and amounts of soil amendments during the first session, and analyze a set of homework more...
203HRT356 03/23 Mo 4:30pm-6:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301E 03/24 Tu 10:30am-1:30pm Paltseva
NYBG

Visit a 720-bed chronic and long-term care facility that serves geriatric patients, patients with AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Huntington's disease, and patients on short-term rehabilitation. Students will accompany the horticultural therapist on rounds to a variety of units. Travel directions more...
203THR528 03/24 Tu 10:30am-2:30pm Arabian
OFS

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300A 03/25 We 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG

With their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, essential oils help us look and feel our best. Learn how your skin works and what it needs to stay healthy. Discover which essentials oils best meet your needs and match your skin type. more...
203WEL149B 03/25 We 11:00am-1:00pm Peter
MDTN

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
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203BIL301C 03/26 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

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...
203FDN203F 03/26 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive more...
203GAR146 03/26 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Loechle
MDTN

Plantsman extraordinaire Sean Hogan has nurtured a thriving horticulture community in the Pacific Northwest, altering that region's perspective about plants, as well as long-held ideas across the U.S. and Europe. Hogan's former home-a "garden with house attached" squeezed onto a more...
203GAR801D 03/26 Th 10:00am-11:30am Hogan
NYBG

Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
203LAN403B 03/26 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Gagne
NYBG

Bringing innovative design to an ordinary front or back yard can transform an underused or out-of-date area into a vibrant space. Presentations illustrate creative ways to enhance an entrance with paving and plants, make over a narrow side yard, and more...
203LAN160 03/27 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Johnsen
NYBG

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
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203BIL301D 03/28 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Vogel
NYBG

MARCH 28 | NYBG

10 am-12 pm
Native Plant Selection

Learn what makes a plant native, how to choose the best species for your garden, where to find them, and how to grow them successfully. We'll also discuss those you can plant more...
203GAR202A 03/28 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Eierman
Wright
Marsh
NYBG

Learn what makes a plant native, how to choose the best species for your garden, where to find them, and how to grow them successfully. We'll also discuss those you can plant to support and encourage pollinators in your own more...
203GAR202B 03/28 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
NYBG

Learn how to collect and sow the seeds of native plants from your local landscape or from commercial sources, and how to make more plants from your own collection through vegetative propagation techniques such as division, cuttings, and layering.
203GAR202C 03/28 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Wright
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals of how native plants can be successfully incorporated into your garden plans to create sustainable garden designs filled with the beauty and diversity you desire.
203GAR202D 03/28 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Marsh
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
203HRT358D 03/28 Sa 10:30am-1:10pm D'Antonio
NYBG

Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
203THR301C 03/28 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

Low-maintenance dahlias thrive in our coastal climate. When they bloom in mid-July, their spiky, colorful blossoms brighten up gardens and flower beds across the city. Learn best practices to help your dahlias flourish, including how and when to disbud, stake, more...
203GAR243 03/29 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Tending to roses is an art, especially given how many types there are-from shrubs to hybrid teas to ramblers. Proper pruning can encourage bloom production and control plant disease. This informative session combines classroom demonstrations, student pruning of potted plants, more...
203GAR394 03/29 Su 12:00pm-3:30pm Perkowski
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301E 03/31 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
204GAR301A 03/31 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN
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