Botany Certificate Classes

The NYBG Botany Certificate Program is designed to deepen a student's scientific understanding of the plant kingdom. Students engage in subjects such as native flora, ethnobotany, ecology, and botanical nomenclature. Courses reflect the Garden's strengths in botanical science research, as well as its world-famous and unequalled resources—the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, housing some 7.4 million dried plant specimens, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, with its collection of more than one million cataloged items and 11 million archival documents.

During the course of the program, students will come to know plants: how they function, grow, develop, and reproduce; and learn to identify a wide array of plants by stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and electives.


September

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Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including more...
231BOT368 09/14 We 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

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Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native more...
231BOT331ABL 09/15 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
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231BOT331BBL 09/17 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Slowik
BLENDED

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Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. In this lecture, more...
231BOT302CO 09/19 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Bone
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

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Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of plants, algae, more...
231BOT317BO 09/21 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
ONLINE

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From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, woody plants make up the forests more...
231BOT375BBL 09/21 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Kaechele
BLENDED