February

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Join Neil Pederson, Ph.D., professor and senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest, more...
213BOT397BL 02/26 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Pederson
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her techniques for styling Instagram-worthy photos using dried and fresh flowers, herbs, branches and plants. She'll demonstrate how to curate more...
213FDN312BO 02/27 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

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When winter winds blow cold, bring nature inside with houseplants that provide fragrance and color year round. Learn the full range of indoor plants with scented more...
213GAR223O 02/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Freeman
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR225CO 02/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
This two-day course covers proper pruning techniques for maintaining shrubs, evergreens, hedges and trees. Recommended tool choices and their maintenance will be discussed. Shrub pruning demonstration more...
213GAR236BO 02/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Perkowski
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Brighten up those winter days with an audacious arrangement featuring pops of cheerful, colorful flowers. Using magnolias, narcissus, tulips, frittilaria, muscari, and more - you'll create more...
213FDN344O 02/28 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR222CO 02/28 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

March

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR302BO 03/01 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

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This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil. more...
213BIL145CO 03/02 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213HRT301EO 03/02 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

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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 more...
213BIL301DO 03/03 We 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the more...
213GAR317CO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

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Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures, and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize more...
213HRT156DO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
ONLINE

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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 more...
213HRT300HO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

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Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of more...
213WEL134BO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Gordineer
ONLINE

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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. more...
213BIL302CO 03/04 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
ONLINE

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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 more...
213BOT385CO 03/04 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

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Award-winning botanical artist Mary Dillon joins us online from Ireland to share her relaxed approach in which she progresses through wet and dry painting techniques to more...
213BIL645O 03/05 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Dillon
ONLINE

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Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your ideas. Practice various graphic techniques on a range of materials and equipment and learn how to organize and more...
213LAN311CO 03/05 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

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Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Dispel them with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis more...
213GAR213AO 03/06 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR225DO 03/06 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold. Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while more...
213BIL225O 03/07 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

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Raised beds make gardening easier. They allow you to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in problem soils, gardens with limited space, or on rooftops and more...
213GAR280O 03/07 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR315O 03/07 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213LAN100FO 03/07 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213BIL140EO 03/08 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR360DO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the more...
213HRT142CO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
If you're looking to transition from drawing to watercolor painting or fine tune your watercolor techniques, this class is for you. You will practice basic techniques more...
213BIL407O 03/09 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
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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 more...
213BOT308CO 03/09 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Holmes
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing to achieve a steady harvest and enjoy a wide variety of delicious crops. We'll more...
213GAR134O 03/09 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

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This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, more...
213GAR342CO 03/09 Tu 10:30am-1:00pm Forster
ONLINE

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Explore best practices for analyzing sites, balancing weight restrictions with programmatic goals, selecting resilient plant palettes, managing stormwater, and more. You'll propose an original green roof more...
213LAN461O 03/09 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Holzman
ONLINE

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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 more...
213LAN555O 03/09 Tu 6:30pm-8:40pm Molinski
ONLINE

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Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and in private practice. Learn the diagnostic criteria more...
213THR404AO 03/09 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Krus, HTR
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR301EO 03/10 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

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Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for more...
213GAR330O 03/10 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213LAN100EO 03/11 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Forster
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR327BO 03/12 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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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 more...
213BOT346DO 03/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

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Gardening in areas with wildly fluctuating temperatures and conditions can be a tricky business if you desire colorful and robust hydrangea flowers. Learn what measures you more...
213GAR272O 03/13 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to more...
213HRT342BBL 03/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Hagen
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Gain insights into the causes and characteristics of developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities in children and adolescents. Learn to implement horticultural therapies that meet more...
213THR402BO 03/13 Sa 6:00pm-8:30pm D'Amico
ONLINE

This class will take place online with ample opportunity for one on one feedback from the instructor.
Learn how to capture the fuzzy surface texture that kiwis possess. This workshop will impart the instructor's method of more...
213BIL262O 03/14 Su 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
213FDN308CO 03/16 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We'll help you develop more...
213FDN958O 03/16 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Edinger
Cawley
Woodson
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to more...
213HRT342ABL 03/16 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
BLENDED
213HRT342CBL 03/16 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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 more...
213HRT356O 03/16 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Britt Zuckerman is Senior Landscape Architect at Dirtworks-a NY Landscape Architecture practice dedicated to creating spaces that bridge differences in age, ability, and culture through shared more...
213LAN265FO 03/16 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Zuckerman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, more...
213LAN411O 03/16 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

213MET316MW 03/16 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Branches are a natural support for floral creations. Discover the best types of branches (think pliable, like curly willow) and how to properly use them in more...
213FDN447O 03/17 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

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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 more...
213LAN402BO 03/17 We 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
ONLINE

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For years, botanical artist and two-time RHS Gold Medalist Lara Call Gastinger has captured the natural world in a "perpetual journal"—a book with a double page more...
213NAT356O 03/17 We 10:30am-12:00pm Call Gastinger
ONLINE

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Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. more...
213BIL303BO 03/18 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
ONLINE

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The architecture of tiny flowers and fruits is fascinating and rendering them accurately requires enlargement. Learn best practices for viewing and measuring samples. Explore different techniques more...
213BIL349O 03/18 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Rauh
ONLINE

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Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go more...
213CKG240O 03/18 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Freeman
ONLINE

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Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your more...
213FDN243FO 03/18 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR146O 03/18 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Loechle
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR173DO 03/20 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for more...
213GAR213BO 03/20 Sa 11:00am-1:30pm Schmidt
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR225EO 03/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR243O 03/20 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Palmer
ONLINE

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This two-day course covers proper pruning techniques for maintaining shrubs, evergreens, hedges and trees. Recommended tool choices and their maintenance will be discussed. Shrub pruning demonstration more...
213GAR236CO 03/21 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Perkowski
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Three prominent experts come together for a lively exchange celebrating the ways in which chefs, artists, and plant breeders can promote diversity in the plants that more...
213HRT824O 03/23 Tu 11:00am-12:00pm Mazourek
Woodin
Barber
ONLINE

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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 more...
213FDN300CO 03/24 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

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Your digestive system is home to over 70% of your immune system! So keeping your gut in tip-top shape is crucial to maintaining good health. We more...
213WEL215CO 03/24 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR301FO 03/25 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

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For landscape designer and composer Larry Weaner, garden design and music composition have much in common. While one may be visual and the other sonic, both more...
213GAR801DO 03/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Weaner
ONLINE

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Urban flora can be found growing in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians to lawns, and other man-made structures. Most of these plants are more...
213NAT332BO 03/25 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
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Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your more...
213CKG230BO 03/27 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Bone
ONLINE

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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 more...
213GAR289O 03/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
ONLINE

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Garden lovers revel in being in outdoor spaces where the feeling of well being descends. So how can you transform your ho-hum backyard into a "gardentopia"? more...
213GAR297O 03/31 We 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
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