Botany Classes

Do you have a desire to be closer to nature? Take a botany class and gain a deeper understanding of how plants connect us to the natural world. Botanical studies explore all aspects of plant growth and development, plant communities, and the role of plants in ecosystems. At the everyday level, botany can be your gateway to herbal healing, foraging for wild edibles, cross-cultural understanding, or just a deeper appreciation of nature's seasonal beauty.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


March

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating more...
213GAR360DO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known more...
213BOT308CO 03/09 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Holmes
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for more...
213BOT346DO 03/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go more...
213CKG240O 03/18 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Freeman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your more...
213CKG230BO 03/27 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Bone
ONLINE

April

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known more...
214BOT308AO 04/06 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
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.
Witness the diversity of plants in the northeast as they flower and more...
214BOT333ABL 04/11 Su 9:00am-12:00pm Slowik
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.
As the mushroom season awakens, discover how and where to hunt for more...
214BOT330BL 04/15 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
OFS-BL

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...
214BOT317O 04/19 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
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.
Witness the diversity of plants in the northeast as they flower and more...
214BOT333BBL 04/21 We 9:00am-12:00pm Slowik
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.
From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, woody plants make up more...
214BOT375ABL 04/22 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Kaechele
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees more...
214BOT385CO 04/22 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Kutos
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.
Explore the basic principles that influence the ecological relationships of the forest more...
214BOT326ABL 04/24 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Schmiege
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
NYBG Ethnobotanist Dr. Michael Balick has studied the relationship between plants and people for over 40 years. Explore the basics of ethnobotany, supplemented by stories and more...
214BOT344O 04/26 Mo 5:15pm-7:00pm Balick
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your more...
214CKG230AO 04/29 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Bone
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of more...
214BOT302AO 04/30 Fr 6:00pm-8:00pm Bone
ONLINE
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