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.

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 more...
211GAR364O 09/30 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Beyers
ONLINE

October

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...
212GAR222AO 10/01 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling more...
211HRT411PO 10/04 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Storrs
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...
212GAR185AO 10/04 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
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...
212HRT142O 10/04 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
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.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
212HRT358ABL 10/04 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Moore
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they more...
212GAR301AO 10/06 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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...
212GAR328O 10/06 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Novak
ONLINE

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...
212GAR287O 10/08 Th 5:00pm-6:30pm Hagen
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

As urban populations expand and access to arable land and potable water shrinks, agri-entrepreneurs are turning to innovative systems to grow food indoors without soil-aeroponics, aquaponics, more...
212HRT155AO 10/08 Th 6:00pm-7:00pm Yurgalevitch
DeBrota
Horton
Kutz
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...
212GAR431AO 10/14 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Storrs
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.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
212HRT358CBL 10/14 We 10:00am-2:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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 more...
212HRT156AO 10/15 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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...
212GAR173DO 10/17 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

October 17, 24, & 31
9:30-11:30 am


No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space-deck, rooftop, terrace, front more...
212GAR200AO 10/17 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
Marsh
Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of more...
212GAR200BO 10/17 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
With a little bit of planning, your garden can look beautiful in all seasons, even after the flowers fade. Knowing which plants to select is key, more...
212GAR369O 10/17 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
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...
212HRT300AO 10/18 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

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...
212GAR317AO 10/19 Mo 6:00pm-8:40pm Beyers
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...
212LAN100AO 10/19 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
212HRT140CO 10/21 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

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...
212GAR327O 10/22 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

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...
212GAR360BO 10/22 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
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...
212GAR185BO 10/23 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
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...
212HRT300BO 10/23 Fr 9:30am-11:30am Fusco
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Containers are an unnatural habitat that have fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid (eggplant), more...
212GAR200CO 10/24 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Viburnums have recently skyrocketed to gardening fame, and for good reason! They offer so much to the landscape including unparalleled beauty and fragrance, adaptability and pest more...
212GAR156O 10/31 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Simeone
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...
212GAR200DO 10/31 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
This two-day course covers proper pruning techniques for maintaining shrubs, evergreens, hedges and trees. Recommended tool choices and their maintenance will be discussed. Shrub pruning demonstration more...
212GAR236AO 10/31 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Perkowski
ONLINE
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