October

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...
232GAR200A 10/01 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Brown
Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and container styles, potting mixes, fertilization, and watering.
232GAR200B 10/01 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Brown
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...
232GAR200C 10/01 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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...
232GAR200D 10/01 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Brown
NYBG

Gardening in areas with wildly fluctuating temperatures and conditions can be a tricky business if you lust for colorful and robust hydrangea flowers. Learn what measures you can take to improve the growth and growth frequency of these favored blooms, more...
232GAR272O 10/01 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ballato
ONLINE

These innovative and much-honored landscape architects discuss their signature projects, unique working methods, and design philosophies-while sharing transformative stories of people and places. For these designers, a respect for history informs and inspires the creative process.
232LAN801AO 10/03 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Kennedy
Bargmann
Wyllie
Lord
ONLINE

From her office in New York's Brooklyn Naval Yard, Elizabeth Kennedy leads EKLA PLLC, a collaborative, interdisciplinary social justice practice noted for excellence in innovative landscape preservation, development, and management. For Kennedy, design inspiration can come from anywhere-even the quality more...
232LAN801BO 10/03 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Kennedy
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.
232GAR301AO 10/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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. $45 materials fee. more...
232FDN210A 10/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

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...
232HRT301AO 10/05 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

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...
232CRF198 10/06 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida
NYBG

Join us for this rare opportunity to discover the beauty and philosophy of Ikenobo Ikebana, an elegant floral art form with roots in 15th-century Japan, that tells stories of the ever-changing beauty of life and nature. Ikebana master Professor Joseph more...
232FDN618 10/06 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Lam
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.
232HRT300A 10/06 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Analyze landscapes, formulate the requirements of a design project and then translate them into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and critiques, and present projects.
232LAN401O 10/06 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Arrington
ONLINE

In the spring of 2020, NYBG's Bronx Green-Up joined with Bronx-based gardens and urban farms to address food insecurity by growing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to local people in need. Since then, this network has grown into a more...
232GAR816O 10/07 Fr 12:00pm-1:00pm Casciani
Ginyard
Williams
Chanse
ONLINE

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...
232THP514 10/07 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Meore
OFS

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.
232BIL301AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

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).
232BOT385AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Kutos
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. $245 more...
232FDN302A 10/11 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Practice using your iPhone's built-in features to create high-quality memories of the Garden. You'll gain comfort with how to zoom, achieve proper exposure, shoot panoramic and portrait modes, edit for color and contrast, crop, and trigger snapshots via Bluetooth.
232GWP219O 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Falk
ONLINE

Learn the basic principles and best practices of greenhouse and nursery construction and design, and commercial greenhouse and field plant production. Understand how to manage a commercial growing operation, including site selection, planning and layout, and production methods of greenhouse more...
232HRT491S 10/11 Tu 5:00pm-7:30pm Ivanoski
NYBG

Discover how to use a wide variety of Adobe Photoshop tools and techniques to add vibrancy to your hand- or computer-rendered drawings. Hone your own aesthetic as you craft plan views, section drawings, and design details that are client ready.
232LAN437ABL 10/11 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Harrison
BLENDED

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...
232THP301AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE

Learn about the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social changes that occur because of neurological conditions caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury. We will explore the rehabilitative process and discuss how to adapt therapeutic more...
232THP403ABL 10/11 Tu 6:30pm-8:45pm Wichrowski
BLENDED

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.
231FDN300FO 10/12 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

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 various masterworks, then create sculptural interpretations in dialogue with more...
232FDN323 10/12 We 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall.
232HRT331A 10/12 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
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.
232HRT358ABL 10/12 We 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

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.
232LAN301AO 10/12 We 10:00am-1:00pm Capps Sarathy
ONLINE

Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients.Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program,is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers (PC or Mac) with SketchUp are required.
232LAN417O 10/12 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Matz
ONLINE

A growing body of evidence supports the use of horticulture for psychological well-being. Discover how therapeutic horticulture can be a preventative practice for all people in dealing with the stressors of the modern world and how it can be integrated more...
232THP404ABL 10/12 We 6:30pm-8:45pm Krus, HTR
BLENDED

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 varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
232GAR431AO 10/13 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Nocera
ONLINE

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall.
232HRT331B 10/13 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Learn common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass, and the cultural, biological, and least-toxic strategies for their control.
232HRT481BL 10/13 Th 6:15pm-8:30pm Kokinchak
BLENDED

The Bronx River, New York City's only freshwater river, teems with life! You'll learn the fundamental elements of our local riverine ecosystem, then get your hands wet placing leaf packs in the river to see what macroinvertebrates live there. In more...
232NAT359 10/13 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
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.
232BOT308AO 10/14 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Holmes
ONLINE

Many important designers have shaped NYBG grounds throughout the years, including Calvert Vaux, Beatrix Farrand, Piet Oudolf, and Lynden B. Miller. Stroll the grounds with award-winning author Marta McDowell, who will discuss how the Garden's plantings, pathways, ornaments, and structures more...
232LAN267 10/14 Fr 9:30am-11:30am McDowell
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 10/15 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

In NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the NY Mycological Society, will lead a mushroom hunt, and show you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, where to find more...
232BOT368 10/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
MDTN

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. $245 more...
232FDN302B 10/15 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

When celebrated ceramicist Frances Palmer isn't making gorgeous vessels, she's growing the sumptuous dahlias featured on her wildly popular Instagram feed. In this new workshop, she'll share secrets about how to divide, plant, fertilize, and stake your spring tubers, in more...
232GAR279 10/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Students will be introduced to the topics of invasion biology and weed management and their related terminology. Approximately 60 invasive or weed species common throughout the northeast region of the United States will be presented, with a focus on woody more...
232HRT482 10/15 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm DeLuca
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 required
232LAN311AO 10/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Miller
ONLINE

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...
232WEL143A 10/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting the earthy tones of fungi. A photograph will be provided for reference. Flat wash, layering, and dry brush techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live demonstrations, more...
232BIL187O 10/16 Su 11:00am-4:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

Take a guided ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen and learn to how to identify and use edible plants that include introduced ornamentals, cosmopolitan weeds, and flora indigenous to the Northeast. Visit NYBG's Native Plant Garden and more...
232CKG229 10/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Small steps can have big effects. Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you.
232GAR379O 10/16 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

Get the hang of using iNaturalist, a powerful digital tool that allows you to record and share your observations of the natural world with scientists and individuals worldwide, helping to gather data that is being used to better protect and more...
232NAT204 10/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Cummings
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...
232NAT400O 10/16 Su 11:00am-12:30pm Leighton
ONLINE

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.
232BIL400AO 10/17 Mo 11:00am-2:00pm Morley
ONLINE

Learn to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
232GWP928O 10/17 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Falk
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.
232HRT300BO 10/17 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

Known for her innovative approaches to design and regeneration of toxic industrial sites and degraded urban landscapes, Julie Bargmann turns "ugly duckling" sites into swans. Her process begins with site forensics-finding the stories of place and then surmounting innumerable obstacles more...
232LAN801CO 10/17 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Bargmann
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...
232BIL331AO 10/19 We 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

Urban flora can be found in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians, to lawns and other man-made environments. Most of these plants are introduced and many are considered weeds. Explore their origins, life cycles, and benefits to the more...
232NAT332O 10/19 We 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
ONLINE

Learn to distinguish Manhattan's five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this fun intro to tree identification.
232BOT223A 10/20 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Kaechele
MDTN

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...
232FDN308AO 10/20 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

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...
232GAR302A 10/20 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Himmelman
NYBG

Discover the art of hand-dipped and hand-poured candles using eco-friendly, non-toxic ingredients, essential oils, and herbs. You'll learn the history of this ancient craft, and how to make synergistic scents that add a vibrance to the darker days of winter. more...
232CRF220 10/22 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

From windows to terraces, indoors or out, apartment dwellers have ample opportunity to garden—even as winter approaches! Whether you want to develop your green thumb by learning how to select incredible houseplants (and how to care for them) or by more...
232GAR299A 10/22 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
Satch
Gershberg
MDTN

Select the right plants, based on light, temperature, and aesthetics. Discover unusual plants, and tools and techniques to keep indoor plants healthy.
232GAR299B 10/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Many new and unusual plants can thrive in light-deprived corners. Choose the right plants for your space, and develop fertilization, water management, and pest control techniques for these shade-loving species.
232GAR299C 10/22 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Gershberg
MDTN

Whether you're bringing outdoor herbs inside, or starting a kitchen herb garden from scratch, this class covers the essentials-from managing indoor conditions to harvesting and storing herbs for maximum flavor and fragrance.
232GAR299D 10/22 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Satch
MDTN

Become familiar with the cultural requirements, identifying features, and uses of native and non-native broadleaved evergreens, and incorporate them into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, Buxus, and evergreen groundcovers.
232HRT332A 10/22 Sa 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
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...
232HRT142AO 10/23 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of trees, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You will learn about forest therapy and see for yourself the research-proven health benefits of forest bathing. Learn basic sensory and meditation techniques to help more...
232WEL145 10/23 Su 10:30am-12:00pm Elmgart
NYBG

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...
232BOT315AO 10/24 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Alim
ONLINE

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 instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
232FDN243AO 10/24 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

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...
231GAR320O 10/25 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
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.
232HRT300CO 10/25 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
ONLINE

Revel in the beauty and unique character of the landscapes that designer Nick McCullough sought out on his quest to define the American garden. You'll get an intimate look at gardens from many regions across our vast nation, all of more...
232LAN265A 10/25 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm McCullough
NYBG

Hear from award-winning and nationally renowned professionals share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association. All are welcome to register.
232LAN265G 10/25 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm McCullough
Hoadley
Lorimer
Maynes
Benarcik
LaGuardia
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.
232BIL301B 10/26 We 10:00am-1:00pm Wry
NYBG

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 responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
232CRF277A 10/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Kroik
NYBG

Channel windswept moors, foreboding castles, and covens as you design a haunting floral design in utilizing dramatic and beautiful seasonal materials. You'll combine black dahlias, chocolate cosmos, and other inky-toned blooms with twisted branches and seed pods to create witchy, more...
232FDN307 10/26 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
232GAR185 10/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Davis
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.
232GAR301BO 10/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

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...
232FDN310A 10/27 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

An expert on urban green spaces and former contributing editor for Vogue, Catie Marron shares insights from her most recent book, Becoming a Gardener, which weaves her personal story of becoming an exuberant gardener with meditations on the deep impact more...
232GAR829 10/27 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Marron
NYBG

In Mexico, the marigold flower, Cempazúchitl in the Indigenous language Nahuatl, has been associated with the Día de Muertos celebrations for centuries. Discover the cultural importance of this plant while creating a tonic that supports the nervous system, as well more...
232WEL179 10/27 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Arellano-Gonzalez
MDTN

Forethought and an understanding of basic composition principles are the foundation of any balanced work of art. Through group critiques, discussions and a variety of exercises, we'll experiment with a wide range of principles, including focal point, the rule of more...
232BIL421AO 10/28 Fr 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
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.
232BIL145AO 10/29 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Fashek
ONLINE

We will focus on using Instagram to showcase and promote your work. You'll define your goals for using social media as a marketing tool, and create a strategy to achieve those goals, as well as discover tips for attracting and more...
232BIL394AO 10/29 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Jamison
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.
232GAR301C 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Davis
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...
232GAR367A 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Beazley
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. more...
232GAR912A 10/29 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

After decades as a sought-after fashion photographer, Douglas Dubler knows what makes a compelling image. Using his own photographs and those of the masters, he'll demonstrate how to create powerful images with light, shape, and form-and without fancy equipment. Walk more...
232GWP224 10/29 Sa 2:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Join these expert herbalists to learn how plants can be used for medicine and self-care.
232WEL130A 10/29 Sa 10:30am-4:30pm Hill
Bautista-Carolina
DeCarlo
MDTN

Prepare to relax and be rejuvenated! Using salts, nourishing clays, and essential oils, you'll craft four custom botanical bath bombs to bring fragrance and fizz to a time-honored self-care ritual for you and your loved ones!
232WEL130B 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Hill
MDTN

Offering a host of health benefits on its own, raw honey can also be used to preserve the medicinal properties of fresh, dried, or powdered herbs. Learn how to create medicinal herbal honeys to soothe sore throats and coughs, heal more...
232WEL130C 10/29 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm Bautista-Carolina
MDTN

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, elderberry fruits and flowers have been used across cultures for centuries to prevent colds and flus, treat fevers, and tame inflammation. Delve into the many healing properties of this commonly used medicinal plant while making more...
232WEL130D 10/29 Sa 3:00pm-4:30pm DeCarlo
MDTN

November

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 of pieces.
232BIL140AO 11/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:50pm Vogel
ONLINE

Learn how different tools can be used to anchor flowers and achieve unique shapes, without the use of floral foam. Each day, you'll focus on a specific sustainable tool-floral pin frogs, aluminum wire, and branches-to create beautiful, contemporary arrangements that more...
232FDN452AO 11/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Through classwork and hands-on practice, develop pruning tools and techniques to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. Learn how to create and maintain hedges and explore authentic pollarding more...
232HRT321A 11/01 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
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...
232THP301BBL 11/01 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Meore
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...
232THP401AO 11/01 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

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...
232BIL332AO 11/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm James
ONLINE

Join NYBG lichenologist James Lendemer for an in-depth look at these important organisms, both in the classroom using a microscopes and on Garden grounds using a loupe. Find out how lichens get their color and how those colors can be more...
232BOT388 11/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
NYBG

Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
232CKG201O 11/02 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
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.
232GAR222AO 11/02 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures, and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize production. We'll discuss the pros and cons of different grow sites and media, with more...
232HRT156AO 11/02 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
ONLINE

This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, soils and other growing media, irrigation and fertilization practices, potting and repotting, and cultural more...
232HRT312P 11/02 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Yano
NYBG

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...
232HRT353BL 11/02 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Bray
BLENDED

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...
232THP402ABL 11/02 We 6:00pm-8:15pm D'Amico
BLENDED

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...
232BIL302AO 11/03 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
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.
232BOT308BO 11/03 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

Explore which herbs, fungi, and nutrient-dense foods offer resistance for colds and flu. Learn how to create several herbal remedies to strengthen the immune system and support the body to fight off pathogens, and prepare two of the recipes along more...
232WEL178 11/03 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Petter
MDTN

Hand-woven willow baskets bring a touch of rustic yet elegant beauty to your home. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you the traditional willow weaving techniques of rib basketry. Students will weave one large more...
232CRF208 11/04 Fr 9:00am-5:00pm Clark
NYBG

Learn step-by-step instructions in crafting a modern fall woodland arrangement with pincushion proteas, mango Mokara orchids and heirloom chrysanthemums. Our autumnal theme, in a glass container, will reflect a modern woodland design with glycerin oak leaves, berries, reeds, and vines. more...
232FDN322 11/04 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
232GAR213AO 11/04 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
ONLINE

Ring in the holiday season with decadent winter fruit preserves. Learn how to make brandied fruit, spiced apple compote, and almond pears in amaretto syrup from Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera. He will demonstrate how to properly preserve fruit, more...
232CKG218 11/05 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
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...
232GAR173AO 11/05 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. more...
232GAR912B 11/05 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
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...
232LAN100A 11/05 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown
MDTN

Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors more...
232BIL203O 11/06 Su 11:00am-4:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

Explore the age-old skill of basic bookbinding using a variety of structures and materials. Experiment with ancient binding techniques, including Japanese stab binding, French link, and Coptic stitches. You'll walk away with a small book to use as a journal, more...
232CRF191 11/06 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Danila
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...
232GAR317AO 11/06 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

Roderick Wyllie and James A. Lord, founding partners of Surfacedesign, a San Francisco-based landscape architecture studio, challenge conventional approaches to design by asking novel questions and listening to a site and its users. By doing so, Wyllie and Lord focus more...
232LAN801DO 11/07 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Wyllie
Lord
ONLINE

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...
232THP405AO 11/07 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Wagenfeld
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...
232FDN304A 11/08 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
NYBG

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 responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
232CRF277B 11/09 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Kroik
MDTN

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.
232BIL303AO 11/10 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Jess
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.
232GAR342A 11/10 Th 10:00am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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...
232NAT206 11/10 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Discover the many herbs and spices prized for centuries to heal, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, flu, and more.
232BOT346AO 11/12 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

Take a deep dive into studying lion's mane mushrooms, a wood-loving fungi valued for its culinary and medicinal uses. Hodgins Harvest Founder & "Chief Fungi Enthusiast" Aaron Hodgins Davis takes us on a virtual tour of his small, organic mushroom more...
232CKG223 11/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Hodgins Davis
NYBG

Learn the basics of block printing with artist Chemin Hsiao. Together, you'll visit NYBG's Haupt Conservatory for seasonal botanical inspiration. Then, experiment with carving a simple design into a block of soft, eraser-like material. You'll stamp your designs onto paper more...
232CRF209 11/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Hsiao
NYBG

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a bold and ornamental design in the Baroque style with a modern twist. Then, style still-life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety more...
232FDN350A 11/12 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

Paleobotany, the study of plant evolution through fossil evidence, gives us insights into Earth's flora, past and present. Gain a historical perspective on global diversity and climate change, and the origin and development of present-day trees and flowering plants.
232BOT434AO 11/14 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Boyer
ONLINE

Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures using plants and ingredients accessible to the urban gardener. You'll learn history and receive growing advice, as well as recipes. Jim will demonstrate how to more...
232CKG243A 11/15 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Freeman
MDTN

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 instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
232FDN243BO 11/15 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

Since 2002, Delaware's Mt. Cuba Center has conducted research on which native plants and related cultivars hold the most horticultural and ecological value for use in the mid-Atlantic region, including which ecosystem services they provide. Join Sam Hoadley as he more...
232LAN265B 11/15 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Hoadley
NYBG

Experience the meditative quality of origami, the simple yet intricate art of folding paper. We'll create a variety of seasonal botanical subjects, such as autumn leaves, poinsettias, and conifers, starting with simple models and progressing to more complex patterns that more...
232CRF298 11/17 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Raab
MDTN

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...
232FDN400A 11/17 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

Bring the subtle color and texture of a fig to life on paper using specific watercolor techniques. This workshop will impart the instructor's method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors, form, and texture of this subject. Please more...
232BIL124O 11/19 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

Study the beauty and efficiency of branching patterns found in nature, from leaf veins and root systems, to corals, mineral dendrites, and a single brain neuron. You will observe and sketch from specimens, then create 2D and 3D representations modeled on these more...
232CRF258 11/19 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fuchs
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll demonstrate how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic photos using botanicals.
232FDN312AO 11/19 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

Create spa-worthy products from your garden-revitalizing lotion bars, lip balms, bath salts, body scrubs, and more using a variety of botanicals. Ideal for those who want to indulge in self-care or create lovely holiday gifts. All materials provided.
232WEL144 11/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
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...
232LAN100BO 11/28 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Tryba
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...
232FDN305 11/29 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
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...
232FDN306AO 11/29 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

Urbanization is changing biodiversity, interspecies relationships, and even animal behavior, in the tri-state area and beyond. Liz Johnson, former manager of AMNH's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program, will introduce you to the particular habitats found here, as well as plants and animals more...
232NAT338AO 11/29 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Johnson
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...
232THP525A 11/29 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Horticultural Therapy Services
OFS

Our lives on Earth are totally dependent on plants. As people start making plans for long-distance space travel, there is a critical need for technology that can bring life-sustaining plants along on the journey. Join Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of more...
232BOT825O 11/30 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Lewis, Ph. D
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. $45 materials fee. more...
232FDN210B 11/30 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN
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