August

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...
231LAN100EO 08/09 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Use herbal skills and recipes to treat many of life's little mishaps. Herbalist Dawn Petter will cover which herbs to keep on hand and how best to use them. She'll also demonstrate how to blend various herbsto produce balms, creams, more...
231WEL221 08/09 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
MDTN

Chanterelles, Milk Caps, Black Trumpets, Boletes of all kinds, and many other choice edibles make their appearance in the steamy summer months. Learn how to sort through this abundance with hands-on techniques and observations.
231BOT356 08/10 We 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
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. $45 materials fee.

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231FDN210B 08/10 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
231GAR431BO 08/10 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
231CRF277CO 08/11 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study the crucial role birds, insects, and bats play in local ecosystems. Using gorgeous photographs taken over years of field study, expert naturalist Alan Wells discusses more...
231NAT325O 08/11 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Wells
ONLINE

Gather plants and urban detritus (like rust!) from the surrounding landscape to make beautiful dyes-bright magenta pokeweed, dark black walnut, and rich purple wild grape. In the first session, artist and founder of the Toronto Ink Company Jason Logan will more...
231CRF187 08/13 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

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...
231HRT301CO 08/13 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Bulpitt
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.
Discover tips and tricks for finding and capturing pollinators in action, as more...
231NAT335BL 08/13 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Chaya
BLENDED

Explore the ancient technique of broom making. Fiber artist and educator Poliana Danila will show you how to work with natural materials to create a useful and beautiful hand broom. Using agave fibers, you'll make a 5-inch broom that can more...
231CRF257 08/14 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Danila
NYBG

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...
231FDN308BO 08/16 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Take a guided summer ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie more...
231CKG256 08/17 We 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
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 letterwill include where we will meet in the flower district.Lunch is not included. Dress for the more...
231FDN400B 08/18 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
231GAR289 08/18 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Brown
MDTN

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...
231GAR301EO 08/18 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Make composition work for you! In this introductory overview, we will focus on a few key principles that will bring strength, balance, and the "wow" factor more...
231BIL156BO 08/19 Fr 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
ONLINE

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Experiment with garden flowers to produce brilliant golden hues on cloth made of vegetable fibers such as 100% cotton, linen, or hemp. We will cover how more...
231CRF103O 08/20 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Lavin
ONLINE

From 18-inch, container-sized, reblooming beauties to 6-foot seasonal explosions of multicolored zing, there is a hydrangea for every garden. Lorraine Bollato, author of the newly published Success with Hydrangeas, will use visuals and discussion to examine hardy cultivars and the more...
231GAR255 08/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ballato
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet more...
231CKG207BO 08/24 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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...
231WEL215BO 08/25 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online with ample opportunity for one on one feedback from the instructor.
Capture the bosc pear's warm cinnamon brown hue and illustrate its unique silhouette. This workshop will also impart the more...
231BIL271O 08/27 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

Wondering what to do with your bounty of tomatoes? Preserve them, of course! We will show you the best ways to process and hot pack your harvest, with a simple method borrowed from industrial canning. We'll make a chili tomato more...
231CKG226 08/27 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

September

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Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major more...
231HRT300GO 09/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

Focus on the unique ecologies of the freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, and rocky shores of the tri-state area, including the rare, threatened, and endangered species that live there. You'll also study how soils, plants, and animals are adapting to urban more...
231NAT334BL 09/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Swadek
OFS-BL

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, more...
231THR407BO 09/07 We 6:30pm-9:00pm Jaroslow
ONLINE

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting Japanese chrysanthemums from a provided photograph. A photograph will be provided for reference. Flat wash, layering and dry brush techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live more...
231BIL269O 09/10 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Rossetti
ONLINE

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins more...
231CKG206 09/10 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

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Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, more...
231FDN300D 09/10 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

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...
231HRT338BBL 09/10 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Ruggiero
BLENDED

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self-defense with an more...
231WEL102B 09/10 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
231GAR315BO 09/11 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
231BIL332AO 09/12 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm James
ONLINE

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Explore how to create a healthy garden while supporting biodiversity and conserving resources. We'll discuss ways more...
231HRT395BO 09/12 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
ONLINE

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Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. more...
231LAN301BO 09/12 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
ONLINE

Capture the subtle beauty and color of lichen as it contrasts with the rough texture and neutral colors of a branch. Develop your drawing and toning skills using graphite as you render the subject. Then, further enhance your illustration using more...
231BIL387O 09/13 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Nemergut
ONLINE

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Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? more...
231BOT308EO 09/13 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

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Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, more...
231FDN300E 09/13 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

It's essential to identify plant diseases before they become widespread in your garden. Explore thebasics of disease management, and learn how the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can help you maintain a strong and healthy garden. Please bring samples more...
231GAR324 09/13 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

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...
231HRT338A 09/13 Tu 4:00pm-6:00pm Hagen
NYBG

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Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn more...
231LAN311BO 09/13 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

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Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen more...
231BIL145EO 09/14 We 11:00am-2:00pm Rawlins
ONLINE

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...
231BIL300BO 09/14 We 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
ONLINE

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...
231BIL331BO 09/14 We 11:00am-2:00pm Sapanara
ONLINE

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...
231BOT368 09/14 We 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

Eagle Street Farm co-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. Get the knowledge you need to more...
231GAR143BO 09/14 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Novak
ONLINE

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Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are more...
231HRT353BBL 09/14 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Hoch
BLENDED

Explore a holistic approach to keeping trees healthy and vigorous. Topics include planting and transplanting, pruning, fertilization, root systemmanagement, common problems, tree defenses, and lightning protection. Samples of tree problems, supplies, and tools are exhibited.

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231HRT422 09/14 We 5:00pm-7:00pm Hall
NYBG

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Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using more...
231BIL301FO 09/15 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
ONLINE

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...
231BOT331ABL 09/15 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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...
231FDN243FO 09/15 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

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Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of more...
231HRT411C 09/15 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic more...
231LAN427 09/15 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

To create a memorable work of art, you must carefully position your subjects on the page. Using a variety of exercises, we'll experiment with a wide range of principles, including balance, focal points, and the rule of thirds, that will more...
231BIL421BO 09/16 Fr 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
ONLINE

Join us to fashion your own skib, a traditional Irish basket. You'll learn to use a pairing weave to craft an open center and waling to fashion the sides. You'll finish your tray with a decorative woven border, perfect for more...
231CRF208 09/16 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Clark
NYBG

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Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn more...
231LAN311C 09/16 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Bring the texture and subtle colors of spruce cones to life against its sharply pointed needles. This workshop will impart the instructor's method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors, form, and texture of spruce cones. Please note more...
231BIL284O 09/17 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

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...
231BOT331BBL 09/17 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
BLENDED

With a little bit of planning, your garden can look beautiful in all seasons, even after the flowers fade. Knowing which plants to select is key, since, according to rock star garden designer Piet Oudolf, it's about "texture and shape, more...
231GAR369O 09/17 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking more...
231HRT304 09/17 Sa 9:00am-2:30pm Picciano
Davila
NYBG

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Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right more...
231HRT358D 09/17 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

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...
231CRF237BO 09/18 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Yanni
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, principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic gardening practices, and a calendar more...
231GAR440BBL 09/18 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
231BIL140DO 09/19 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

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Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, more...
231BOT315B 09/21 We 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
231BOT317BO 09/21 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, woody plants make up the forests of the Northeast. Learn to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines by their vegetative characteristics, using their scientific and common names. The focus is on both more...
231BOT375BBL 09/21 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Kaechele
BLENDED

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Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture.This course more...
231HRT301D 09/21 We 10:30am-1:30pm Lozefski
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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...
231BIL303BO 09/22 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
ONLINE

As leaders from around the world convene in New York City for Climate Week 2022, NYBG will host a symposium to investigate new trends in climate science, why forests are crucial in mitigating climate change, and what individuals can do more...
231BOT818 09/22 Th 9:00am-11:30am Hayhoe, Ph.D.
Braņa Varela
Lohmann, Ph.D.
Daly, Ph.D.
Nagele
Samper, Ph.D.
NYBG

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Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with more...
231LAN402 09/22 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
NYBG

Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
231LAN403O 09/22 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Ellickson-Hastie
ONLINE

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Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. more...
231LAN301CO 09/23 Fr 10:30am-1:30pm Merritt
ONLINE

Explore how to effectively organize and operate a small landscape business that will sustain itself and earn a profit. We will discuss how to attract new clients, position oneself in a crowded market and choose the right type of business more...
231LAN457O 09/23 Fr 10:15am-12:15pm Zavaglia
ONLINE

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Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
231HRT331ABL 09/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Survey photographs from dozens of eye-catching gardens to discover how to combine different plant species using the basic criteria of form, color, texture, and height. We more...
231LAN234O 09/24 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Johnsen
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
231HRT331BBL 09/25 Su 10:00am-1:00pm McLaughlin
BLENDED

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. With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the more...
231NAT321BL 09/27 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation more...
231THR409BO 09/27 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

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Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on more...
231BIL302FO 09/29 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

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...
231HRT338C 09/29 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Rossi
NYBG

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.

231GAR327BO 09/30 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE
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