June

Spare, striking wetland flora create dramatic and unconventional arrangements that evoke these marshy environments. Study line and negative space as you create a large-scale arrangement using reeds, grasses, and other wetland plants such as Irises, Cattails, and Water Lilies. $170 more...
244FDN358 06/21 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Werber
NYBG

Designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills, this class will allow you to work at your own pace on a variety of pieces. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction.
244BIL140AO 06/22 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

In this two-part class, you'll practice using your iPhone's built-in features to create high-quality memories of the Garden and more. During the first session, gain comfort with how to zoom, achieve proper exposure, shoot panoramic and portrait modes, edit for more...
244GWP219 06/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Falk
NYBG

Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
244HRT341B 06/29 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

July

Do you find yourself daydreaming about the plants around you—wondering how they grow and thrive? Indulge your curiosity as we introduce you to the fascinating world of plant science.
251PLT110A 07/03   Day
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck—or in your apartment.
251PLT120A 07/03   Barrie
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn to prune like NYBG! In this two-week course, our plant experts will guide you through essential pruning techniques for woody plants like small trees and shrubs, and more.
251PLT140A 07/03   Bray
ONLINE-FLEX

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.
251FDN300 07/08 Mo 2:00pm-5:00pm Cawley
NYBG

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 your own aesthetic, master the mechanics for any arrangement, and gain practical business skills, more...
251FDN950 07/08 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
Woodson
Mele
Jamison
Raimondi, CLP
Norman
Miura
NYBG

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
251GAR301 07/08 Mo 2:00pm-4:00pm Barrie
NYBG

The Gardening Certificate Program at NYBG provides you with the core knowledge, hands-on training, and credentials you need to succeed in any garden setting with complete confidence.
251GAR950 07/08 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Barrie
Himmelman
Hagen
Kokinchak
Ruggiero
Finley
Rosiello
Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

The Landscape Design Certificate Program at NYBG is an engaging, career-oriented program that gives you a solid, plant-focused foundation along with the skills and confidence you need to start your own business.

In four weeks, earn 25% of the course hours more...
251LAN960 07/08 Mo 9:00am-5:00pm Arrington
Merritt
Poccia
Hagen
Pulver
Patchowsky
Rumiantcev
Cohen
Ruggiero
Finley
NYBG

Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
251THP301BL 07/08 Mo 2:00pm-4:30pm Meore
BLENDED

In just three weeks, complete more than 30% of the coursework required for the Certificate and gain a solid understanding of how to utilize plants, gardening, and nature to empower specific individuals and groups. All courses are offered in a more...
251THP960BL 07/08 Mo 9:00am-4:30pm D'Amico
Meore
Lorenzetti
Fried
Wichrowski
Shahay
Lawless
D'Auria
BLENDED

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...
251GAR302 07/09 Tu 1:00pm-4:00pm Himmelman
NYBG

Learn to measure and monitor the ecological diversity observed and celebrated in and around New York City environs. Practice using field techniques for recording observations in nature while walking along trails in the Garden. Explore the biodiversity within your chosen more...
251NAT323 07/10 We 9:00am-12:00pm Slowik
NYBG

There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. more...
251FDN308B 07/11 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
NYBG

Discover how therapeutic horticulture can greatly enrich and support the formative years-from early childhood through adolescence. Learn about the causes and characteristics of various types of developmental disabilities and youth at risk. Explore ways to incorporate therapeutic horticulture and the more...
251THP402BL 07/11 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm D'Amico
BLENDED

Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.
251BIL400O 07/12 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Morley
ONLINE

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...
251FDN306 07/12 Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Tour the gardens and collections of NYBG to expand your repertoire of edible and ornamental plants for therapeutic programming. Learn their specific requirements and care, while exploring design possibilities, safety and applications for use with various service communities. Prerequisite: Fundamentals more...
251THP320 07/12 Fr 1:00pm-4:00pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

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. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.
251BIL303BO 07/13 Sa 11:30am-2:30pm Rawlins
ONLINE

Explore the creative ways to use lavender in your everyday life. In this class, you'll receive a brief history of why lavender has been the most used herb for over 2,000 years as you use fresh, dried, and preserved lavender more...
251CRF261 07/13 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares creative ways to style and photograph your finished floral arrangements for use on your website, portfolio, and/or social media accounts. Learn how to design a set with a variety of backdrops and props in more...
251FDN312 07/13 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

Delicate and feathery or tall and structural, ferns are the perfect choice to make shady, moist pockets of your garden come alive. In a lushly illustrated talk combined with walks on Garden grounds, Mobee Weinstein—NYBG Foreman of Gardeners for Outdoor more...
251GAR348 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects. Expert photographer Douglas Dubler will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, and colors of petals, leaves, stems, and vines to create intriguing pictures. All cameras, including smart phone more...
251GWP211 07/13 Sa 12:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
251HRT358A 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
NYBG

This is the class for plant-lovers eager to up their game! Learn the terminology and basic botanical nomenclature that will help you recognize and describe key differences in common plants.
251BOT308BO 07/15 Mo 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

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. $290 more...
251FDN302 07/15 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
NYBG

Pest identification is key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful garden. Learn to identify which insects are pests and which are beneficial to your home garden. Learn the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well more...
251GAR320 07/15 Mo 9:00am-12:00pm Kokinchak
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
251HRT358 07/15 Mo 1:00pm-4:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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.
251BIL145DO 07/17 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
ONLINE

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting a lovely, bearded iris in watercolor and colored pencil. Flat wash, layering, and dry brush techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live demonstrations, videos, and individual more...
251BIL162O 07/18 Th 11:00am-1:45pm Vogel
ONLINE

Spend an inspiring two days honing your floral design, photography and social media marketing skills! Each day, students will delve into a world of floral wonders and accompanying curiosities inspired by NYBG's Wonderland: Curious Nature exhibition. Floral designer & instructor more...
251FDN459 07/18 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

Engage your senses in the Resilience & Wellness Center's newly established therapeutic garden at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. Learn about the multiple populations with wide-ranging needs served by the G.R.O.W. Garden's Therapeutic Horticulture Program, more...
251THP514 07/19 Fr 9:00am-2:00pm Meore
OFS

Have you ever wondered why a strawberry is not considered a berry, but a tomato is? Or what part of a plant is celery? Dig deeper into the histories of common fruits and vegetables and explore the science behind the more...
251BOT293 07/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
251CKG200 07/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of "pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form. We will examine the colors and patterns of masterworks from NYBG's latest exhibition, then create more...
251FDN323 07/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Werber
NYBG

NYBG's lush grounds and various habitats provide a remarkable opportunity to observe and study butterflies. Join naturalist Ken Chaya in search of a wide variety of colorful butterflies known to feast on summer flowers in our area. You'll learn how more...
251NAT328 07/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
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...
251FDN304 07/22 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that's both functional and gorgeous-and helps your plants thrive in all four seasons.
251GAR327 07/22 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Barrie
NYBG

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
251HRT300AO 07/22 Mo 5:30pm-7:45pm Cheng
NYBG

Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, spaces, and techniques used by participants in therapeutic horticulture activities. Explore universal design principles and how to incorporate them into programming, activities, garden design, and tools to meet the widest range of people's needs. Design and more...
251THP406BL 07/22 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm D'Amico
D'Auria
BLENDED

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...
251GAR315 07/23 Tu 9:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

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.
251GAR342 07/23 Tu 1:00pm-4:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

NYU is recognized as having one of the longest-running therapeutic horticulture programs in the country. This visit offers an insider's look at the broad array of programs that the team facilitates both in the hospitals and in the community. Visit more...
251THP525 07/23 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Horticultural Therapy Services
Fried
Wichrowski
OFS

The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, more...
251BIL415O 07/25 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Reiner
ONLINE

More than merely arranging flowers, Ikebana seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature by focusing on the shape, line, harmony, and balance of the plants. Instructor Junko Miura, one of New York's most acclaimed floral more...
251FDN327 07/25 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Miura
NYBG

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
251FDN400 07/26 Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYFM

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. Designedfor beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling all more...
251CKG221 07/27 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
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...
251FDN306B 07/27 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Elfe
NYBG

Gain an understanding of the principles of pollination and learn how to create landscapes that attract a diversity of pollinators. In this class, you'll review pollinator ecology and the varied types of pollinators in the northeast region; explore native plant more...
251HRT125 07/27 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

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...
251FDN382B 07/29 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Norman
NYBG

This course offers an immersive exploration of drawing dragonflies with colored pencils. Through comprehensive demonstrations and hands-on practice, learn to depict the intricate beauty of these winged creatures, from their iridescence to the delicate wing veining. You'll discover essential techniques more...
251BIL384O 07/30 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Reiner
ONLINE

Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
251FDN305 07/30 Tu 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
NYBG

Discover plants native to our region that flower in summer, such as Hairy Penstemon, Spotted Beebalm, Shrubby St. John's Wort, and Northern Bush Honeysuckle. Learn how to choose the right plants for your landscape conditions and explore the benefits they more...
251GAR212 07/30 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG
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