April

Explore how to create a healthy garden while supporting biodiversity and conserving resources. We'll discuss ways to minimize water usage, effectively handle stormwater, create a healthy soil food web, and use non-toxic alternatives to maintain optimal plant health.
244HRT395 04/24 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
NYBG

As the mushroom season awakens, discover how and where to hunt for Oysters, Inky Caps, Wine Caps, Dryad's Saddle, Reishi, and the early spring Chicken Mushroom. Even the elusive Morels occur throughout the metropolitan region, and spring is the ideal more...
244BOT330 04/25 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
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.
244FDN300A 04/25 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
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 from The Orchid Show to design headpieces that showcase these special blooms. more...
244FDN316 04/26 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

Pruning this plant is one of the most confusing chores in the garden. Time to clear the air once and for all! We'll dive into the pruning needs of the most common hydrangeas throughoutthe gardening year. Examine what stays, what more...
244GAR296 04/27 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ballato
NYBG

This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self-defense with an emphasis on correct body posture and spinal alignment. Students become relaxed, physically stronger, and ultimately healthier in both mind and body. more...
244WEL102A 04/27 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG

May

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.
244HRT300D 05/01 We 5:00pm-7:15pm Finley
NYBG

"Travel the globe" during this survey of European, American, Chinese, Japanese, and Islamic garden traditions, while exploring a wide range of iconic examples—from private gardens to public parks. You'll learn about the theories and principles that have shaped landscape design more...
244PLT100A 05/01   Merritt
ONLINE-FLEX

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, and the techniques our scientists use to study, collect, and conserve more...
244PLT110A 05/01   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. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and more...
244PLT120A 05/01   Marsh
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, provide insight on why and when to prune, as well as give constructive more...
244PLT140A 05/01   Perkowski
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn to conduct needs assessments, develop activity plans, and write specific goals with measurable objectives that address individual and group needs. Explore the dynamics of group work and the leadership techniques necessary for successful group facilitation. You'll put theory into more...
244THP407O 05/01 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Jaroslow
ONLINE

Using specimens from The Orchid Show, learn to paint the exquisite beauty of these delicate flowers. Master orchid artist Carol Woodin will show you techniques to achieve the waxy textures, subtle colors, and graceful forms of this flower family. Each more...
244BIL399 05/02 Th 10:00am-3:30pm Woodin
NYBG

Apply basic design to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a concept, then progress through the schematic phase to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to the design process.
244LAN402B 05/02 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Planco
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...
244GAR173O 05/03 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

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.
244BOT308AO 05/04 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

Explore multiple ways to bring the beauty of dried flowers into your home. In the first session, you'll discover tips on which flower types will last the longest, how to gather, press, and preserve them, and when to use which more...
244CRF237O 05/04 Sa 12:00pm-2:00pm Yanni
ONLINE

Learn the core differences between rhododendrons and azaleas in this introductory course. Explore growing conditions, landscape uses, cultural requirements, top species and cultivars of these garden favorites. You'll also gain insight into how to properly plant them in your landscape. more...
244GAR286 05/04 Sa 2:00pm-4:30pm McLaughlin
NYBG

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 render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework is required.
244LAN311BO 05/04 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Miller
ONLINE

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.
244BIL301AO 05/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
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...
244FDN306O 05/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Woodson
ONLINE

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...
244BIL302AO 05/07 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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...
244FDN305 05/07 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
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 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Prerequisite: more...
244HRT336A 05/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
NYBG

Take your naturalist game to the next level by learning how to sketch. Drawing asks that you slow down and closely observe what you see, allowing you to identify unfamiliar species and investigate ecological connections. Focusing on trees, you'll learn more...
244NAT400 05/07 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Leighton
NYBG

Chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, diabetes, cancer, and bone and joint diseases, can interfere with activities of daily living. Create goal-directed therapeutic horticulture activities that can be used to improve the quality more...
244THP405O 05/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:20pm Kreski
ONLINE

Discover an array of wild foods and medicinal herbs that are part of the beloved Rosaceae family. As certain rose plants are known to support our circulation, cognition, mood, and heart health, explore how to incorporate these beneficial plants into more...
244WEL185 05/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Petter
NYBG

Simple yet elegant—floral crowns evoke nature and romance. Far from being a hippie throwback, flower crowns remain trendy for summer music festivals, parties, and weddings. Fashion your own crown using seasonal blooms and fresh foliage in this tranquil, hands-on class. more...
244FDN126 05/08 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Mele
NYBG

Herbaceous plants occupy prairies, wetlands, forest understories, and many other habitats. The identifying characteristics of this diverse group of plants are often quite different from those of woody plants. You'll learn the fundamental herbaceous plant identification characteristics, as well as more...
244BOT376 05/09 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Hagen
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 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Prerequisite: more...
244HRT336B 05/09 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting a lovely striped tulip from provided plant material. Flat wash, layering and dry brush techniques will be covered.
244BIL207 05/10 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Wry
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...
244BIL300O 05/10 Fr 10:30am-1:00pm Day
Smoke
ONLINE

Take inspiration from the dark and moody tropes established in literature that have deeply influenced our pop culture as you design an alluring floral arrangement using seasonal materials. You'll combine Fritillaria Persica, Queen of Night tulips, deep burgundy ranunculus to more...
244FDN415 05/10 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner, this single-day walk and talk will sharpen your skills and provide fascinating insight into the world of birds. Learn how to observe and identify migrant and local birds—such as Peregrine Falcons, more...
244NAT234 05/10 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils-lavender, rosemary, mint, and more-to make four bars to take home. more...
244WEL143A 05/10 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Celebrate Mother's Day with a unique bonding experience at our special parent-child Ikebana floral design workshop geared toward families. Led by esteemed Ikenobo School instructor Paula Tam and assistant Yiwei Zhang, this engaging session invites parents and children to dive more...
244FDN284 05/11 Sa 11:00am-12:30pm Tam
Zhang
NYBG

Choosing the right spot to plant your peonies is key to growing large, sumptuous blooms with little to no maintenance. Get tips for planting, cultivating, and propagating this springtime showstopper from Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden, affectionately known as more...
244GAR242 05/11 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Furman
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.
244BIL145BO 05/14 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Fashek
ONLINE

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.
244BIL303AO 05/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Nemergut
ONLINE

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...
244THP525 05/14 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Fried
Wichrowski
Horticultural Therapy Services
OFS

Explore the myriad structures and diverse life cycles of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria. Discover how and why scientists have divided and classified these organisms.
244BOT317O 05/15 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

Explore the artistry of flatlay composition using found objects in nature. Mary Jo Hoffman, artist and author of STILL: The Art of Noticing will share several techniques for focusing attention and finding compelling subjects beyond the ordinary.

You'll analyze and select more...
244CRF287 05/15 We 2:00pm-4:00pm Hoffman
NYBG

Every single day for over a decade, Mary Jo Hoffman has made a photograph of found nature—no subject too small or too ordinary. For Hoffman, a former aeronautical engineer, this daily ritual cracked open profound revelations about the connectedness of more...
244NAT810 05/15 We 11:00am-12:00pm Hoffman
MERTZLIBRARY

Talented botanical artist and active scientific illustrator Crystal Shin will share her approach to colored pencil renderings, from the importance of color observation to unique layering techniques that yield deep saturation, smooth surface, and vibrant, glowing undertones of watercolor. Through more...
244BIL409O 05/16 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Shin
ONLINE

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.
244GAR301B 05/16 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Davis
NYBG

Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm to create a centerpiece that spans the length of the wedding table, cleverly designed more...
244FDN362 05/17 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
NYBG

Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist & photographer Bryan Whitney, you will make 5 prints, more...
244GWP245 05/17 Fr 10:00am-3:00pm Whitney
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.
244HRT358D 05/17 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Simeone
NYBG

No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space-deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or window sill. With the right combination of plants, containers provide visual impact, create a small garden, and add pleasure to more...
244GAR200A 05/18 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Weinstein
Tyson-Strait
Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and container styles, potting mixes, fertilization, and watering.
244GAR200B 05/18 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Learn a comprehensive approach to designing with containers, including how, when, where and why you should use a particular pot in one spot over another. Gain tips and tricks for great plant combinations in containers of all kinds and walk more...
244GAR200C 05/18 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Tyson-Strait
NYBG

Learn which native plants are the best choices to use successfully in containers. Even if you don't have room for a perennial garden, you can still invite nature into your yard, patio, or balcony with some great native plants in more...
244GAR200D 05/18 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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. more...
244LAN422O 05/18 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Arrington
ONLINE

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...
244THP320 05/18 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

Practice techniques learned in Botanical Watercolor I using live subjects such as leaves, stems, and fruit. Emphasis is on realistic portrayal of botanical subjects and traditional methods of dry brush watercolor painting, with attention to detail and color accuracy. more...
244BIL332O 05/21 Tu 5:30pm-8:30pm James
ONLINE

Learn sustainable garden and landscape maintenance techniques, including planting methods, plant care, and maintenance regimens for trees, shrubs, lawn, and perennial gardens. Discuss site analysis and plant selection, organic gardening practices, and how to create a calendar of landscape and more...
244GAR440 05/21 Tu 4:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Emerging research suggests that mushrooms may be beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. Study how select types such as Maitake, Reishi, and Lion's Mane can help strengthen more...
243WEL181O 05/22 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

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 beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures more...
244CKG240 05/22 We 5:00pm-7:00pm Freeman
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...
244FDN400B 05/22 We 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

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 lectures more...
244HRT301A 05/22 We 11:00am-2:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
244HRT411A 05/23 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
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. $290 more...
244FDN302B 05/29 We 10:00am-2:30pm Elfe
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements.
244FDN210D 05/30 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
NYBG

Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers for therapeutic horticulture programs. We will discuss how to develop budgets, fund raise, and follow best legal practices for those considering more...
244THP409O 05/30 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Czarnecki
ONLINE
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