September

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 beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
201BIL243 09/22 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Jess
NYBG

This group of plants challenges even trained botanists, but with expert guidance, you can learn how to identify wild native grasses and some of the more popular landscaping ones. Sedges (Cyperaceae) and rushes (Juncaceae), often confused with grasses (Poaceae), are more...
201BOT319 09/22 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Alvarez
NYBG

Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designed for beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling more...
201CKG221B 09/22 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
201FDN304C 09/23 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

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.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
201FDN300G 09/24 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

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...
201FDN400D 09/24 Tu 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

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, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered. Prerequisite: Graphics I

Required Text
more...
201LAN411C 09/24 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Einhorn
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
201WEL145C 09/24 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Suddhaso
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...
201BIL145D 09/25 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
MDTN

The role of plant hormones in growth and development is discussed as well as plant movement, water transport through the plant body, and plant metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration (anaerobic and aerobic). All the basic chemistry needed to understand plant more...
201BOT316A 09/25 We 5:15pm-8:15pm Alvarez
NYBG

Eagle Street Farm founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers on your balcony, or in your backyard garden. In May, get the knowledge you more...
201GAR143B 09/25 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
MDTN

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...
201GAR360A 09/25 We 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG

This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, as well as to create fine detail. Color theory will teach you how paints interact, and how to select more...
201BIL331C 09/26 Th 10:30am-1:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking 1989 classic, The End of Nature, first brought the idea of global warming to public consciousness. But now the stakes are even higher-as climate change shrinks the spaces where civilization can exist, and technologies such as artificial more...
201BOT807 09/26 Th 10:00am-11:00am McKibben
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...
201FDN306C 09/26 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Gilbert
NYBG

Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
201HRT332A 09/27 Fr 10:00am-12:15pm Grossman
NYBG

Intended to make paradise manifest on Earth, Persian gardens are known for their masterful use of geometry and water. Explore how this garden design style evolved from antiquity through the 19th century with Stephen F. Byrns, founder of the Untermyer more...
201LAN912 09/27 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Byrns
Gorin
NYBG

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
201BOT331A 09/28 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
NYBG

When celebrated ceramicist Frances Palmer isn't making gorgeous vessels, she's growing the sumptuous dahlias featured on her wildly popular Instagram feed. In this new workshop, she'll share secrets about how to divide, plant, fertilize, and stake your spring tubers, in more...
201GAR279 09/28 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Capture the glossy skin and deep tones of late–summer plums.

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 beautiful colors and unique details of more...
201BIL214 09/29 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG

Creating and maintaining healthy, beautiful landscapes that minimize fertilizer, water, pesticides and time is the aim of every forward-thinking contemporary gardener or designer. 

Developed by NYBG's Horticulture Department and School of Professional Horticulture, this in-depth and interactive workshop provides a comprehensive, more...
201HRT490 09/30 Mo 9:00am-3:00pm Elmers
McLaughlin
McMackin
Morrell
Pierce
Arcate Schuler
Roddick
Dooling
Forrest
Gabel
Hagen
Sullivan
Choper
NYBG

October

Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, shows you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, more...
202BOT368A 10/01 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
MDTN

Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
202HRT332S 10/01 Tu 4:30pm-6:30pm Tarantino
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
202HRT338B 10/01 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Join NYBG lichenologist James Lendemer for an in-depth look at these amazing and important fungi. Use microscopes to observe and distinguish species common in the New York City area. Find out how lichens get their color and how those colors more...
202BOT388 10/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
NYBG

Do you prefer simple and clean or wild and lush? Whatever your preference, learn to use basic principles of repetition, symmetry, and color theory to blend your beloved collection of houseplants into a unified design. We'll discuss a broad palette more...
202GAR364 10/02 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Learn to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
202GWP928 10/02 We 9:00am-3:00pm Falk
NYBG

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region in the landscape, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall. The class goes out on the more...
202HRT331C 10/02 We 4:30pm-6:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
202HRT331D 10/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
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.
202LAN485 10/02 We 5:15pm-8:15pm Zavaglia
NYBG

What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
202GAR185A 10/03 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Meredith
MDTN

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...
202HRT358A 10/03 Th 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
202LAN311A 10/03 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Capparelli
NYBG
202LAN311D 10/03 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN

Explore special drawing techniques and create dynamic compositions that capture the nature and "personality" of NYBG's exquisite specimen trees. From a weeping willow to a sturdy oak, trees all have defining characteristics. Frank Guida will take you en plein air more...
202BIL205 10/04 Fr 10:00am-3:00pm Guida
NYBG

What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
202GAR185B 10/04 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
NYBG

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic skills for developing professional landscape plans, making base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. You must have more...
202LAN427A 10/04 Fr 2:00pm-5:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
202WEL145A 10/04 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG

Meet the edible indigenous plants of the Northeast that wild foods author, Marie Viljoen, uses every day in her Brooklyn kitchen to develop a delicious regional American cuisine. We'll discuss preparations and recipes using native American plants that have the more...
202CKG213 10/05 Sa 2:00pm-5:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Making a hyper-tufa planter is like making mud pies: messy and fun! Use peat moss, perlite, cement, and water to create a lightweight container that mimics the look of an old stone English watering trough. Hyper-tufa planters are the perfect more...
202CRF148A 10/05 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Gershberg
NYBG

Charming and relatively low maintenance, succulents make the perfect container planting. We'll go beyond the basics as we discuss how to choose and combine species to create healthy, beautiful plant communities. You'll also learn which soils and fertilizers to use, more...
202GAR291 10/05 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students can choose to more...
202GAR912A 10/05 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

Discover a variety of techniques that will help you create stunning photos of the birds you spot. Photographer Clay Taylor will discuss what type of light, vantage point, and gear will help you produce shots that are most true to more...
202GWP279 10/05 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Taylor
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...
202HRT358B 10/05 Sa 10:30am-1:10pm Grossman
NYBG

Older adults present an increasing need for therapeutic services. Learn about the physical, sensory, cognitive, psychological, and social aspects of aging and their implications for horticultural therapy programming. Explore how horticulture can be an important component in the various levels more...
202THR401 10/05 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG


October 5 | Midtown Education Center
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.

10:30 more...
202WEL130A 10/05 Sa 10:30am-5:00pm Basch
Petter
MDTN

Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
202WEL130B 10/05 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN

Learn how to select fresh and dried herbs and turn them into natural teas, decoctions, tinctures, and salves from Ursula Basch, founder of The Herbal Bear School of Botanical Medicine. Your homemade products will be fresher, longer lasting, and more more...
202WEL130C 10/05 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm Basch
MDTN

The fall harvest can connect us deeply to the healing energies of Earth and keep us grounded as the season shifts from summer to autumn. Learn how to use the sweet nourishment from both edible and medicinal plants for nutrient-dense more...
202WEL130D 10/05 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Petter
MDTN

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students can choose to more...
202GAR912B 10/06 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria. Delve into the evolutionary reasons behind how and why scientists have divided and classified these organisms. We will also discuss biomes and ecological more...
202BOT317A 10/07 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
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...
202FDN203A 10/07 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Mendler
MDTN

Three outstanding landscape designers from around the world - Kim Wilkie, Daniel Vasini, and Andrea Cochran - showcase their signature projects, working methods, and design philosophies. This year's influential trio feel passionately about the need to co-design with nature and more...
202LAN801A 10/07 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Wilkie
Vasini
Cochran, FASLA
SCAN

As pressures on food, water, and atmosphere intensify, the responsibilities and concerns of landscape architecture are increasing as well. It is more about the life in the soil than the polish on the pavers. In his work, Kim Wilkie breathes more...
202LAN801B 10/07 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Wilkie
SCAN

With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, more...
202NAT321B 10/07 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
MDTN

The fascinating lives of bats are revealed courtesy of J. Alan Clark, Ph.D., co-author of Bats in the Bronx, a recent study of five local bat species. After brief lecture, we will venture onto NYBG's grounds using handheld equipment to more...
202NAT329 10/09 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Clarke, Ph. D.
NYBG

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
202BOT331B 10/10 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
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...
202CRF277A 10/10 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
MDTN

Channel windswept moors, foreboding castles, and covens as you design a haunting floral design in utilizing dramatic and beautiful seasonal materials. You'll combine black dahlias, chocolate cosmos, and other inky-toned blooms with twisted branches and seed pods to create witchy, more...
202FDN307 10/10 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Last May the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published its comprehensive, landmark report on the state of our natural world — and its implications for species, ecosystems, and society are dire.

Vital ecosystems are deteriorating more more...
202GAR817 10/10 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Watson
CHRISTIES

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...
202HRT443S 10/10 Th 1:00pm-4:00pm Morrell
NYBG

Revel in the colors and sounds of autumn and complete the first three classes in our Urban Naturalist Program in just four weeks!

Introduction to Natural History
Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an more...
202NAT318 10/10 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
Risdon-Nugent
Chaya
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...
202FDN210A 10/15 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Mendler
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...
202GAR301A 10/15 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Marsh
NCNC

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, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

more...
202GAR342A 10/15 Tu 10:30am-1:00pm Forster
NYBG

Learn the basic principles and best practices of greenhouse and nursery construction and design, and commercial greenhouse and field plant production. Understand how to manage a commercial growing operation, including site selection, planning and layout, and production methods of greenhouse more...
202HRT491S 10/15 Tu 4:30pm-7:05pm Hachadourian
NYBG

Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an integral role in the evolution of scientific thought. Now you can be one too! Learn how to identify plants and animals using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous more...
202NAT300B 10/15 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Risdon-Nugent
NYBG

Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. more...
202BIL300A 10/16 We 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
NYBG

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 10/16 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Hockaday
MDTN

Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of more...
202FDN310 10/16 We 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Gardening and Soil Science for more...
202GAR431A 10/16 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Storrs
MDTN

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...
202HRT358C 10/16 We 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
NYBG

Learn how to identify and manage the common turf and landscape weeds found in residential and commercial sites. Examine a variety of weed control methods, including herbicides and non-chemical approaches. Study weed biology, biochemical pathways, and equipment calibration and care, more...
202HRT482S 10/16 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Laswell
NYBG

With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, more...
202NAT321A 10/16 We 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

"Wildscaping" is a movement in sustainable floral styling that evokes meadows and woods. Using distinctive, natural wood branches as a container, you'll construct a Woodland Wildscape centerpiece from wildflowers, vines, berries, mosses and ferns. The effect is magical, sophisticated, and more...
202FDN394B 10/17 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, soils and other growing media, irrigation and fertilization practices, potting and repotting, and cultural more...
202HRT312P 10/17 Th 4:00pm-7:00pm Gershberg
NYBG

Study one of Earth's most notorious plant species. Medicinal yet addictive, the opium poppy has had a multitude of uses throughout civilization. Cultural historian and author of Milk of Paradise, Lucy Inglis takes you through the poppy's intricate history, from more...
202BOT289 10/18 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Inglis
NYBG

Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, shows you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, more...
202BOT368B 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
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...
202LAN428A 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
NYBG

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 beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
202BIL233 10/19 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Rossetti
MDTN

Make the most of the fall bounty! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell University, Stephen Nocera will guide you in preparing three delicious apple treats to take home, including spiced apple sauce, an apple jelly with cranberries, and apple compote more...
202CKG242 10/19 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Livia Cetti—the celebrated artist who "makes paper bloom" (The New Yorker)—returns to the Garden to show you how to create a three-dimensional blossom from hand-dyed crepe paper and tissue paper to make beautiful creations. You will fashion a high-style rose, more...
202CRF119 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Cetti
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll also show you how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic. Some backdrops and props will be provided, but feel free more...
202FDN312 10/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Zachary
MDTN

Viburnums have recently skyrocketed to gardening fame, and for good reason! They offer so much to the landscape including unparalleled beauty and fragrance, adaptability and pest resistance, diverse landscape function, a food source for birds and pollinators, and so much more...
202GAR156 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Simeone
NYBG

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 essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
202WEL134A 10/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Basch
MDTN

Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

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 beautiful colors more...
202BIL203 10/20 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Play with color and form as you shape plant materials to create your own mandala, a geometric symbol of wholeness. Guided by Bryan Whitney-a fine art photographer who specializes in alternative imaging techniques, including x-rays, and lens-less photography you will more...
202CRF126 10/20 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Whitney
NYBG

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 basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
202GAR317A 10/20 Su 10:30am-3:00pm Beyers
NYBG

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...
202HRT300B 10/20 Su 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG

A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
202FDN371A 10/21 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Learn sustainable garden and landscape maintenance techniques, including planting methods, plant care, and maintenance regimensfor trees, shrubs, lawn, and perennial gardens. Discuss site analysis and plant selection, principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic gardening practices, and a calendar of more...
202GAR440 10/21 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Storrs
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...
202LAN100A 10/21 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
MDTN

"Landscape architecture is about illusion," says Daniel Vasini. "You create an illusion when you see it from far away, when you get closer, when you're under it. Creative Director in New York for award-winning international design firm West 8, Vasini more...
202LAN801C 10/21 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Vasini
SCAN

Ingrid Carozzi is one of New York's most sought-after florists, and as owner of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn, she's at the forefront of the sustainable floristry movement.
Ingrid is known for her unruly yet sophisticated designs in vintage or reclaimed more...
202FDN418 10/22 Tu 11:00am-4:00pm Carozzi
NYBG

"Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion." So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK's foremost garden designers and one who relishes collaborating with his clients. He will take us more...
202LAN265A 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
NYBG

Landscape Design Students & Alumni Series Come hear award-winning and nationally renowned professionals, James Alexander-Sinclair, Ngoc Minh Ngo, Ben Flanner, Dan Snow, Andi Pettis, and James Golden, share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of more...
202LAN265G 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
Ngo
Flanner
Snow
Pettis
Golden
NYBG

The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation. We'll discuss the history and philosophy of the program, and how the therapist functions within a healthcare team. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient more...
202THR525A 10/22 Tu 8:30am-1:00pm Wichrowski
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...
202HRT300C 10/23 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
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.

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202FDN210B 10/24 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Werber
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.

202GAR327A 10/24 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Marsh
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...
202GAR360B 10/24 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
MDTN

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...
202HRT300A 10/25 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Paltseva
NYBG

October 26 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
All About Containers Saturday

Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every more...
202GAR200A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers more...
202GAR200B 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Containers are an unnatural habitat that have fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid (eggplant), which ones work well (Japanese maple), and those that thrive (begonia).

202GAR200C 10/26 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm TBA
MDTN

Punctuate your home landscape with uniquely styled containers of fall plants. Learn to use tropicals, succulents, and semi-hardy perennials with bold foliage colors, shapes, textures and sizes. Consider various container styles and how to combine these beauties in complimentary containers more...
202GAR200D 10/26 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Beirne
MDTN

Light fundamentally influences the mood and composition of your photos. Explore how to make the best use of different kinds of natural light by optimizing your camera settings, consciously choosing what time of day you shoot, and using shadows, a more...
202GWP238 10/26 Sa 3:00pm-6:00pm Stern
NYBG

Prepare for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist exam by reviewing each chapter in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. Participants are strongly advised to read the study guide in advance. Please bring lunch. Approved for CEUs. more...
202HRT150 10/26 Sa 9:00am-5:45pm Picciano
Cahilly
NYBG

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...
202HRT551 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
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...
202LAN120A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

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...
202WEL149A 10/26 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Peter
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302A 10/27 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Incorporating movement in a photograph can bring an image to life, emphasizing a shower of falling leaves or a bird's flight. You'll experiment with leaving your camera shutter open longer to capture motion, and learn how the amount of light more...
202GWP214 10/27 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Whitney
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302C 10/28 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

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...
202HRT301A 10/28 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Grossman
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
202LAN311B 10/28 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

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.

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202FDN300A 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

"Wildscaping" is a movement in sustainable floral styling that evokes meadows and woods. Using distinctive, natural wood branches as a container, you'll construct a Woodland Wildscape centerpiece from wildflowers, vines, berries, mosses and ferns. The effect is magical, sophisticated, and more...
202FDN394A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete the first three requirements in the NYBG Certificate Program. You'll work with industry professionals to gain the key skills needed to become a floral designer.

Fundamentals of Form
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202FDN957 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
Cawley
NYBG

Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
202GWP151A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
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...
202THR301A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

Joshua Werber's playful headpieces are certain to delight, as his many followers on Instagram readily attest. In this special workshop, Joshua will discuss how to use botanical materials to design headpieces that evoke a wide variety of emotions. Learn the more...
202FDN316 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Want to transform your personal urban space into a green oasis? This class will provide you with the inspiration and the framework to tackle it. Liz Pulver, an award-winning landscape architect specializing in small, city-sized spaces, will help you analyze more...
202LAN229 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Pulver
MDTN

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321A 10/31 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Logan
NYBG
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