May

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

June

Take your composition skills to the next level and learn how the Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Spiral, and Golden Angle can be incorporated into your work. We'll also explore the step-by-step approach to organizing and planning a more complex more...
244BIL288O 06/01 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Rogers-Knox
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...
244FDN304 06/01 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
NYBG

Become a content creator as you take your floral arrangement photos to the next level using social media. In this class, you'll define your goals for using social media platforms as a marketing tool to build your brand. Learn how more...
244FDN477O 06/01 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Jamison
ONLINE

Chickens are easy to raise, endlessly entertaining, and reward their owners with freshly laid eggs. Learn the day-to-day practicalities of keeping a small backyard flock, including the best ways to select among the different breeds of chickens,housing options, and what more...
244GAR184O 06/01 Sa 12:00pm-2:00pm Kapler
ONLINE

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...
244GAR364 06/01 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
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.
244HRT358E 06/01 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that feed on woody and herbaceous plants and the damage that they cause. Learn to judge the severity of an infestation and to select and implement control measures based more...
244HRT381A 06/01 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
NYBG

Learn how to identify this unique order of insects as they take to the skies in early summer. Study their biology, behavior, habitat associations, and conservation efforts currently underway.
244NAT311O 06/03 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Wells
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.
244BIL145CO 06/04 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
ONLINE

In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
244FDN504 06/04 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Many people cook mushrooms the same way—sautéed in butter or oil— and end up being disappointed with the results. That's a shame, because not only are mushrooms a low-fat, nutritious and environmentally sustainable food, they are incredibly flavorful if handled more...
244CKG230O 06/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Bone
ONLINE

Receive an introduction to the basics of ink brushwork from the Asian ink art tradition. You'll study tonal painting skills on a variety of paper surfaces and learn how to work with a large Asian calligraphy brush. This class will more...
244CRF289 06/05 We 11:00am-1:30pm Hsiao
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 06/05 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Mele
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...
244FDN400C 06/05 We 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

"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.
244PLT100B 06/05   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.
244PLT110B 06/05   Alvarez
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.
244PLT120B 06/05   Beyers
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.
244PLT140B 06/05   Finley
ONLINE-FLEX

Plein-Air artist Frank Guida covers basic design principles, including focal point, contrast, perspective, line, and gesture, as well as how to choose a subject that translates well on the page. Then, you will go out on grounds to practice what more...
244CRF198 06/06 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida
NYBG

All flowering plants produce fruit, regardless of whether the fruit is edible, hard or soft. In this class, you'll combine botanical morphology with illustration to gain a deeper understanding of plant reproduction—how fruits develop from fertilized carpels in various ways more...
244BIL449O 06/07 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm Leech
ONLINE

Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and wetlands. Learn about basic plant structure and more...
244BOT334 06/07 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
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.
244FDN210C 06/07 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Matsui
NYBG

Ever wonder how those whimsical yet well-manicured, spiral topiaries are created? Here's your chance to learn from renowned topiary expert Mike Gibson. Throughout this class, Gibson will provide personalized attention, valuable tips, and share the therapeutic benefits of topiary as more...
244HRT230 06/07 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Gibson
NYBG

Expert rosarian Shauna Moore walks you through the history of a wide variety of rose types and classifications while explaining how to select the best ones for your garden. On a walk through the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, she'll share more...
244GAR361 06/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Moore
NYBG

It's unbelievable, it's unfamiliar, it's NYBG like never before! Wonderland: Curious Nature transforms our 250 acres through the sights, settings, and scents of the classic story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. From mind-bending horticultural displays fit for a queen to more...
244GAR830 06/08 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Edwards
Wiley
NYBG

Designed for people interested in arboriculture, this course will help students develop their climbing skills. Learn techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction more...
244HRT304 06/08 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Vitagliano
Davila
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...
244LAN100BO 06/08 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Tryba
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.
244GAR301CO 06/11 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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.
244HRT300CO 06/12 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
NYBG

Learn how to grow seasonal bulbs in containers with expert organic grower Polly Nicholson. Passionate about tulips, Nicholson has been growing species, both historic and annual garden varieties, for over fifteen years and she holds the National Collection of Tulipa more...
244GAR544 06/13 Th 2:00pm-4:00pm Nicholson
NYBG

Polly Nicholson, an organic flower grower, holder of the National Collection of Tulipa (Historic), and owner of Bayntun Flowers in Wiltshire, UK, has cultivated a horticultural empire on her countryside estate, consisting of a series of walled gardens and a more...
244GAR851 06/13 Th 10:30am-11:30am Nicholson
Taylor
MERTZLIBRARY

Fundamentally change the way you view natural landscapes by learning about the complex factors that inform which plants grow in what combinations. Understanding how and why these plant communities form will help you design beautiful landscapes that are more resilient, more...
244HRT353ABL 06/13 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Schuler
BLENDED

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting fresh garlic from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live demonstrations, videos, and individual feedback.

Please note, this course more...
244BIL260O 06/15 Sa 12:00pm-4:00pm Schermer-Gramm
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...
244GAR315B 06/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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...
244GAR317 06/15 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Beyers
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...
244GAR912 06/15 Sa 1:00pm-5:00pm Dillon
NYBG

Take inspiration from the mind-bending horticultural displays and unusual installations of NYBG's Wonderland: Curious Nature exhibition. Give a mirror an enchanted look by adding moss and other botanical materials around the frame. You'll use branches, faux mushrooms, butterflies, botanical blends more...
244CRF247 06/16 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Yanni
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...
244GWP211 06/16 Su 12:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

Whether you are a budding arborist or weekend woodcutter, knowing how to use your chainsaw safely and maintain it properly are keys to success. This lecture-demonstration course by an ISA-certified arborist teaches you the basics of chainsaw use and care, more...
244HRT308B 06/16 Su 10:30am-4:30pm Vitagliano
NYBG

Take creative inspiration from 19th- and 20th-century Gilded Age. Step-by-step, learn easy techniques for crafting an opulent rose centerpiece from a bygone era. You'll combine heirloom roses and ferns in a low silver container for a modern take on this more...
244FDN430O 06/17 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

A successful pollinator garden must provide appropriate food and habitat for a diverse array of species, including bees, beetles, butterflies,moths, birds, and even pollinating flies. Explore best practices for attracting and supporting our native pollinators, as well as which native more...
244GAR340 06/18 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

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.
244BIL301BO 06/20 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

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.
244FDN502 06/20 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Delve into the fascinating world of the creatures that make up 84% of the Animal Kingdom—what renowned biologist E.O. Wilson once called "the little things that run the world." We'll discuss the roles that insects play—both in maintaining healthy ecosystems more...
244NAT322BL 06/20 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Chaya
BLENDED

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

Pruning hydrangeas can be one of the most confusing chores in the garden. In this class, you'll drill down to explore the pruning needs of the two most troublesome and similar hydrangeas; the big leaf and mountain varieties. Hydrangea expert more...
244GAR177 06/22 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ballato
NYBG

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

Although flowers are available in endless color variations, the creative practice of dying flowers has become popular among floral designers. Whether you are trying to achieve the elusive blue rose or an unusual color to draw the eye, dying flowers more...
244FDN466 06/24 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Mele
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
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