Gardening Classes

Today more and more people are realizing the physical, social, and psychological benefits of working with nature, and home and community gardening is a great way to make that connection. Whether you are new to gardening or already working in the field, NYBGís gardening classes are a great place to increase your knowledge and improve your skills. Taught by top professionals, each course provides cutting-edge information on ecologically responsible garden care and design, including plant use, soil husbandry, composting, and pest control. Lectures are supported by hands-on study on the Gardenís historic grounds. Enroll in a course for fun or pursue a Certificate.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


September

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Transform your garden into a low-maintenance, colorful space by selecting the right shrubs that will bring you pleasure for the entire growing season. We'll discuss more...
221GAR241O 09/18 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ballato
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
221HRT300GO 09/18 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221LAN100FO 09/18 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
All of your hard work in the garden should produce healthful, nutritious food; so don't let a host of pest problems ruin this for you. Learn more...
221GAR201GO 09/19 Su 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the more...
221HRT142CO 09/19 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221GAR379BO 09/20 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Eagle Street Farm co-founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers more...
221GAR143BO 09/22 We 6:15pm-7:45pm Novak
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.
Woody plants are the foundation of every garden plan. Learn how more...
221GAR359BL 09/23 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
BLENDED

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...
221GAR360CO 09/24 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221GAR173CO 09/25 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each section, as we may have in-person and blended options. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right more...
221HRT358F 09/25 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Pruning hydrangeas can be one of the most confusing chores in the garden. In this class, you'll explore the pruning needs of the two most common more...
221GAR177O 09/26 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Ballato
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including choosing what seeds to start and the proper location, more...
221GAR201HO 09/26 Su 9:30am-11:30am Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and more...
221GAR222AO 09/30 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

October

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR200AO 10/02 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Cappello-Ruggiero
Marsh
Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and container styles, potting mixes, fertilization, and watering.

222GAR200BO 10/02 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Make a great first impression by creating a welcoming entry garden for your home. Learn how to design a stylish front garden. Review examples that work more...
222GAR326O 10/02 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each section, as we may have in-person and blended options. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right more...
222HRT358ABL 10/02 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR185AO 10/03 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
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.
Learn sustainable garden and landscape maintenance techniques, including planting methods, plant care, more...
222GAR440BL 10/03 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop, terraces, and balcony spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, more...
222GAR328O 10/05 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Novak
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each section, as we may have in-person and blended options. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right more...
222HRT358BBL 10/05 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of more...
222HRT411A 10/06 We 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Since Autumn is the optimum season to plant bulbs, now is the time to decide what will work best in your garden. In this class, you'll more...
222GAR287AO 10/07 Th 5:00pm-6:30pm Hagen
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening more...
222GAR302A 10/08 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Himmelman
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Eagle Street Farm co-founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers more...
222GAR143O 10/13 We 6:15pm-7:45pm Novak
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR431AO 10/13 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Nocera
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major more...
222HRT300B 10/14 Th 2:00pm-4:40pm O'Brien
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR173AO 10/16 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Containers are an unnatural habitat, with fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid, which ones more...
222GAR200CO 10/16 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes more...
222GAR301A 10/16 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR317AO 10/17 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Since Autumn is the optimum season to plant bulbs, now is the time to decide what more...
222GAR287B 10/19 Tu 5:00pm-6:30pm Hagen
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and more...
222GAR327AO 10/21 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR185BO 10/22 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222GAR200DO 10/23 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Eierman
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as more...
222GAR236A 10/23 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Perkowski
NYBG

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...
222GAR360AO 10/23 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
222HRT300CO 10/23 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Paradiso
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.
Viburnums have recently skyrocketed to gardening fame, and for good reason! They more...
222GAR156BL 10/30 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Simeone
BLENDED

November 16 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Apartment Gardener's Saturday


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 more...
222GAR299A 10/30 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
Brown
Satch
MDTN

Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn to select the right plants for various locations, based on light levels, temperatures, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, more...
222GAR299B 10/30 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Houseplants don't have to be dull! Find out about new and unusual plants that thrive in the light-deprived light conditions to choose the right plants for your space. Discover cultivation techniques for these shade-loving species, including fertilization, water management, and more...
222GAR299C 10/30 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Brown
MDTN

Enjoy fresh herbs year-round by learning specific techniques for growing them indoors. Whether you want to transplant your outdoor herb garden inside, or start your kitchen herb garden from scratch, this class teaches you the essentials of managing indoor growing more...
222GAR299D 10/30 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Satch
MDTN
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