February

Early winter is when citrus is at its juiciest. Learn how to preserve these fruits and savor their tangy flavor throughout the year. Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera will demonstrate the proper balance of sweet and tart while you more...
243CKG249 02/25 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Dispel them with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, and root care more...
243GAR213AO 02/25 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

Tending to roses is an art, especially given how many types there are-from shrubs to hybrid teas to ramblers. Proper pruning can encourage bloom production and control plant disease. This informative session combines classroom demonstrations, student pruning of potted plants, more...
243GAR394 02/25 Su 12:00pm-3:30pm Perkowski
NYBG

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your more...
243BIL208O 02/26 Mo 10:00am-3:30pm Sapanara
ONLINE

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting a Purple Coneflower from the photograph provided. Demonstrations will show you how to lay a smooth wash and how to shade a form to make it look 3D, among more...
243BIL253O 02/26 Mo 11:00am-4:30pm Rossetti
ONLINE

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
243GAR222CO 02/26 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Rosiello
ONLINE

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.
243GAR342BO 02/26 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Beyers
ONLINE

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.
243HRT411A 02/26 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
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...
243LAN100CO 02/26 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Arrington
ONLINE

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...
243BIL415O 02/27 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Reiner
ONLINE

Nourishing broths are one of the foundational foods of any nutritional healing regime. Learn the basics of making vegan and bone-based broths, and how to enhance them with medicinal herbs. We'll discuss medicinal mushrooms, seaweeds, mineral-rich herbs and other tasty more...
243CKG237 02/27 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
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.
243LAN311DO 02/27 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Miller
ONLINE

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.
243BIL145C 02/28 We 11:00am-2:00pm Wry
NYBG

Brighten up those gray days of winter with a vibrant arrangement featuring pops of cheerful, colorful flowers. Using a variety of blooms including ranunculus, roses, anemone, and textured greenery, you'll create a garden-inspired tabletop arrangement reminiscent of spring days ahead. more...
243FDN392 02/28 We 11:00am-2:00pm Coy
NYBG

Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden more...
243GAR367BO 02/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore
ONLINE

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.
243HRT300EO 02/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Simeone
ONLINE

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating.
243LAN520B 02/28 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
NYBG

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Capture the subtle beauty and color of lichen as it contrasts with the rough more...
243BIL387O 02/29 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Nemergut
ONLINE

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
243FDN325 02/29 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Miura
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists who are responsible for maintaining outdoor landscapes. We will cover how to calculate area to help estimate plant and soil needs, apply rates for fertilizers, and calculate amounts of soil amendments.
243HRT356O 02/29 Th 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
ONLINE

March

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...
243GAR173DO 03/01 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Marsh
ONLINE

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.
243FDN300D 03/02 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
NYBG

Raised beds make gardening easier. They allow you to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in problem soils, gardens with limited space, or on rooftops and terraces. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings because they elevate the plants, more...
243GAR280 03/02 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
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.
243HRT411B 03/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Learn how accurately estimating landscape materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies can help you stay profitable and compete successfully in today's business climate.
243LAN380B 03/04 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Zavaglia
NYBG

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating.
243LAN520 03/04 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
NYBG

Brooks in Brooklyn? Yep. A river in the Bronx? Sure. Wildlife roaming Manhattan? You bet! Queens and Staten Island too hold stories of incredible ecological wealth and concentrated environmental power. Join author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York more...
243NAT214O 03/05 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Sanderson, Ph. D
ONLINE

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...
243THP301BBL 03/05 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Meore
BLENDED

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.
243BIL301EO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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...
243BIL331BO 03/06 We 10:00am-1:00pm James
ONLINE

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body-from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. We'll use dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy, then introduce the base-level chemistry required to understand the world more...
243BOT315BO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Bark, on the other more...
243BOT426BL 03/06 We 7:00pm-8:00pm Wojtech
BLENDED

Explore how therapeutic horticulture can improve the health, function, and quality of life for older adults in various settings, from independent to assisted living, day programs, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. You willalso gain an understanding of the physical, more...
243THP401O 03/06 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold. Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting orchid flowers from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will more...
243BIL225O 03/08 Fr 11:00am-1:45pm Vogel
ONLINE

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...
243LAN120 03/08 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive more...
243GAR146 03/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Loechle
NYBG

Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn of insect attacks) and transfer nutrients to one another through complex underground fungal networks (sometimes to assist sick trees).
243BOT385BO 03/11 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Kutos
ONLINE

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...
243FDN308BO 03/11 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Mele
ONLINE

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...
243GAR315CO 03/11 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
243HRT142O 03/11 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

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...
243FDN304B 03/12 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
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.
243GAR301CO 03/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
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...
243THP525 03/12 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Horticultural Therapy Services
Fried
Wichrowski
OFS

Through a series of design assignments, prepare a variety of planting plans that are practical, appropriate, and aesthetically satisfying. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, text, color, and ecological associations.
243LAN403BO 03/13 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Ellickson-Hastie
ONLINE

Scented smoke has been used traditionally throughout human history to create a sense of well-being. Learn several different methods for creating your own at home incense experience with a mix of woodland material and culinary herbs in this exploration of more...
243WEL233 03/13 We 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

If you're looking to transition from drawing to watercolor painting or fine tune your watercolor techniques, this class is for you. You will practice basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes, and dry brush for fine details. Dilutions more...
243BIL407O 03/14 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

When the trees have dropped their leaves and there is a chill in the air, there are still many things to see in the woods and wide open spaces. Join wild foods author and forager author Marie Viljoen for a more...
243CKG247 03/14 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. more...
243GAR912 03/14 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Dillon
NYBG

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...
243FDN310 03/15 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, intercropping, and vertical growing to achieve a steady harvest and enjoy a wide variety of delicious crops. We'll focus on sustainable practices that help gardeners work with nature.
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243GAR134 03/15 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Storrs
NYBG

Expert beekeeper Frank Mortimer walk you through the ins and outs of what's needed to safely, productively, and enjoyably begin to keep honeybees in a populated area. You'll learn how and why a beehive functions as one living organism, as more...
243CKG206 03/16 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Mortimer
NYBG

Low-maintenance dahlias thrive in our coastal climate. When they bloom in mid-July, their spiky, colorful blossoms brighten up gardens and flower beds across the city. Learn best practices to help your dahlias flourish, including how and when to disbud, stake, more...
243GAR243 03/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Palmer
NYBG

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From 18-inch, container-sized, reblooming beauties to 6-foot seasonal explosions of multicolored zing, there is more...
243GAR255O 03/16 Sa 11:30am-2:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

Soil compaction, construction damage, and land development practices can lead to tree decline and early tree mortality. Examine the biology of trees, and learn how they respond to changes in the urban environment. Explore techniques for assessing and preserving tree more...
243HRT426 03/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Finley
NYBG

In this two-part class, you'll master the best lighting and exposure techniques to capture the vibrancy of orchids without use of tripods or monopods. During the first session, you'll practice controlling and shaping light by using flash while photographing potted more...
244GWP937 03/16 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Falk
NYBG

Black and white stipple technique can produce smooth gradated tones, add texture and value, and suggest color. Learn the skills and procedures to master the method of using sized pens and ink or fine point markers such as Copic multiliners more...
243BIL458O 03/18 Mo 11:00am-2:30pm Jess
ONLINE

Explore theories, traditions, and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.
243LAN301CO 03/19 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
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...
243BIL302CO 03/20 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
ONLINE

Adorn yourself in flowers as you explore the art of crafting exquisite accessories inspired by NYBG's Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion. Using deconstructed Phalaenopsis orchids, Eucalyptus seeds, Hypericum Berries, Solidago, and Ranunculus, you'll design a necklace paired with matching earrings, more...
243FDN317 03/20 We 10:00am-2:00pm Elfe
NYBG

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
243GAR222DO 03/20 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Examine sustainable techniques for managing and maintaining commercial and residential landscapes. Develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management.
243HRT443 03/20 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Laswell
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.
243BOT308CO 03/21 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

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.
243FDN210D 03/21 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Duever
NYBG

Join us as we go behind the scenes of NYBG's Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion with designers Hillary Taymour of Collina Strada, Olivia Cheng of Dauphinette, and Kristen Alpaugh of FLWR PSTL, in a dynamic conversation moderated by Vanessa Friedman, more...
243FDN804O 03/21 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Cheng
Alpaugh
Taymour
Friedman
ONLINE

This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to learn to identify and classify familiar and unusual spring-, summer-, and autumn-flowering bulbs. We will also focus on understanding their biology. more...
243HRT342 03/21 Th 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
NYBG

Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the more...
243GAR213B 03/23 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

To cope with heavier rains and more powerful storm surges, it is critical for horticulturists and landscape designers to understand the natural water cycle. Sarah Bray, Landscape Architect for NYS's Department of Environmental Protection, covers the basics of the hydrologic more...
243LAN290BL 03/23 Sa 6:30pm-8:00pm Bray
BLENDED

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...
243WEL143 03/23 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Celebrate the return of spring by creating a country meadow-inspired centerpiece bursting with field flowers, heirloom parrot tulips, mini daffodils, and fresh herbs. You'll capture the essence of flower fields with a profusion of colors and textures as you craft more...
243FDN414O 03/26 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

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 03/26 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Michelotti
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...
243FDN306 03/27 We 11:00am-1:30pm Edinger
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...
243FDN400 03/27 We 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

Go beyond basic soil chemistry and examine how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore the ionic exchange capacities of soil, the complex nitrogen cycle, and the effects of composted soil amendments and fertilizers. Discover how more...
243HRT302A 03/27 We 11:00am-2:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Full, lavish arrangements to enhance entrance halls, ballrooms, parties, and hotels are always in demand. Learn the mechanics behind how these dramatic arrangements are designed and constructed. $240 materials fee.
243FDN502 03/28 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
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.
243GAR301D 03/28 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: developing base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. Basic computer skills and PC laptop required.
243LAN427C 03/28 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Little Island, opened in 2021, offers 2.5 acres of new waterfront park within Hudson River Park. Born from a collaboration of UK-based Heatherwick Studio and NY-based landscape architecture firm MNLA, led by Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Little Island provides an intersection more...
243LAN807D 03/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Nielsen
NYBG

Take a deep dive into the history and modern-day uses of trees found in the tri-state area, from American elm to white pine. On this walk and talk, we will discuss 12 species and how the specific ecology and wood more...
243NAT206 03/29 Fr 2:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien
NYBG
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