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.


February

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
When winter winds blow cold, bring nature inside with houseplants that provide fragrance and color year round. Learn the full range of indoor plants with scented more...
213GAR223O 02/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Freeman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences more...
213GAR225CO 02/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
213GAR236BO 02/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Perkowski
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...
213GAR222CO 02/28 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

March

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR302BO 03/01 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Bulpitt
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...
213GAR317CO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

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...
213HRT156DO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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...
213HRT300HO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Dispel them with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis more...
213GAR213AO 03/06 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn more...
213GAR225DO 03/06 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Raised beds make gardening easier. They allow you to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in problem soils, gardens with limited space, or on rooftops and more...
213GAR280O 03/07 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland more...
213GAR315O 03/07 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
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...
213LAN100FO 03/07 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
213GAR360DO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
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...
213HRT142CO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing to achieve a steady harvest and enjoy a wide variety of delicious crops. We'll more...
213GAR134O 03/09 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
213GAR342CO 03/09 Tu 10:30am-1:00pm Forster
ONLINE

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...
213GAR301EO 03/10 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for more...
213GAR330O 03/10 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
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...
213LAN100EO 03/11 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Forster
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...
213GAR327BO 03/12 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Gardening in areas with wildly fluctuating temperatures and conditions can be a tricky business if you desire colorful and robust hydrangea flowers. Learn what measures you more...
213GAR272O 03/13 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards more...
213GAR146O 03/18 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Loechle
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...
213GAR173DO 03/20 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR213BO 03/20 Sa 11:00am-1:30pm Schmidt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn more...
213GAR225EO 03/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Low-maintenance dahlias thrive in our coastal climate. When they bloom in mid-July, their spiky, colorful blossoms brighten up gardens and flower beds across the city. Learn more...
213GAR243O 03/20 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Palmer
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...
213GAR236CO 03/21 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Perkowski
ONLINE

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...
213GAR301FO 03/25 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
For landscape designer and composer Larry Weaner, garden design and music composition have much in common. While one may be visual and the other sonic, both more...
213GAR801DO 03/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Weaner
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that more...
213GAR289O 03/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Garden lovers revel in being in outdoor spaces where the feeling of well being descends. So how can you transform your ho-hum backyard into a "gardentopia"? more...
213GAR297O 03/31 We 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
ONLINE

April

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Tokachi Millennium Forest on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island,is an ecological project with a 1,000-year sustainable vision. Celebrated landscape designer Dan Pearson contributed to the master more...
214LAN815O 04/01 Th 10:00am-11:00am Pearson
Shintani
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...
214HRT411AO 04/05 Mo 5:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
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...
213HRT358DBL 04/10 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm D'Antonio
BLENDED

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

April 10, 17 & 24
9:30-11:30 am


Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to more...
214GAR201AO 04/10 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Storrs
Marsh
Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Vegetables have their own special requirements, and whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, you'll get more from your garden this season using these time-tested more...
214GAR201BO 04/10 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Dispel them with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis more...
214GAR213DO 04/10 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
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...
214LAN100AO 04/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing to achieve a steady harvest and enjoy a wide variety of delicious crops. We'll more...
214GAR134O 04/11 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
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...
214HRT358ABL 04/11 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the basics of successfully cultivating perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools, planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant more...
214GAR323O 04/12 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Glauber
ONLINE

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...
214GAR301AO 04/13 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for more...
214GAR330AO 04/13 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
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...
214GAR328AO 04/14 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Novak
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...
214GAR201CO 04/17 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Get pro tips on how to care for orchids in less than optimal environments. Barbara Schmidt, award-winning exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show and author of more...
214GAR213CO 04/17 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Raised beds make gardening easier. They allow you to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in problem soils, gardens with limited space, or on rooftops and more...
214GAR280O 04/18 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Herbs are a perennial favorite for backyard, container, rooftop, and apartment gardeners. Medicinal, dye, ornamental, and culinary herbs offer benefits to you as a gardener more...
214GAR333O 04/19 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
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...
214HRT300AO 04/21 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Alvarez
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the plethora of spring-blooming perennials and woody plants native to the Northeast, including underutilized gems such as Spring Beauties, Wild Pink, Running Serviceberry, and more...
214GAR216O 04/23 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
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...
214GAR201DO 04/24 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Grossman
ONLINE

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...
214GAR241O 04/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ballato
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...
214GAR326AO 04/25 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

May

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

May 1, 8, & 15
9:30-11:30 am


No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space-deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or more...
214GAR200AO 05/01 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
Marsh
Gershberg
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...
214GAR200BO 05/01 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
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...
214HRT300BO 05/01 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
ONLINE

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...
214GAR301BO 05/03 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Gardening Certificate Program at NYBG provides you with the core knowledge, hands-on training, and credentials you need to succeed in any garden setting with complete more...
214GAR955AO 05/03 Mo 4:00pm-8:30pm Grossman
Bulpitt
Gabel
Eierman
Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214GAR302AO 05/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bulpitt
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...
214GAR360AO 05/04 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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...
214GAR440BL 05/04 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
BLENDED

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...
214GAR431AO 05/05 We 10:00am-12:00pm Nocera
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...
214HRT358BBL 05/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore
BLENDED

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...
214GAR143AO 05/06 Th 6:15pm-7:45pm Novak
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland more...
214GAR315AO 05/06 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Eierman
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...
214GAR327AO 05/06 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid more...
214GAR200CO 05/08 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Gershberg
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Orchids are most often associated with tropical paradises and exotic climates but these perennial herbs are actually native to every continent, except Antarctica and every climate, more...
214GAR213EO 05/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Discover plants native to our region that flower in summer, such as Hairy Penstemon, Spotted Beebalm, Shrubby St. John's Wort, and Northern Bush Honeysuckle. Learn more...
214GAR212O 05/10 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
214HRT300CO 05/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Containers are wonderful in any setting—whether alone on a windowsill or terrace, or incorporated into a yard or formal garden. Learn a comprehensive approach to designing more...
214GAR200DO 05/15 Sa 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...
214HRT142AO 05/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
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...
214LAN100BO 05/16 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214GAR213FO 05/18 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Schmidt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
It's essential to identify plant diseases before they become widespread in your garden. Explore the basics of disease management, and learn how the principles of Integrated more...
214GAR324BL 05/18 Tu 4:00pm-7:00pm Gabel
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...
214GAR173AO 05/19 We 10:30am-12:30pm Marsh
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...
214GAR359BL 05/20 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
BLENDED

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

Choosing the right spot to plant your peonies is key to growing large, sumptuous blooms with little to no maintenance. Get tips for planting, cultivating, and more...
214GAR242O 05/23 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Furman
ONLINE

June

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet more...
214CKG207AO 06/02 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Michelotti
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.
Pest identification is key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful garden. Learn to more...
214GAR320ABL 06/02 We 4:00pm-7:00pm Gabel
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.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
214HRT358CBL 06/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
A successful pollinator garden must provide appropriate food and habitat for a diverse array of species, including bees, beetles, butterflies,moths, birds, and even pollinating flies. more...
214GAR340O 06/03 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
214GAR342AO 06/03 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm 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...
214LAN100CO 06/03 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

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

June 5, 12 & 19
9:30-11:30 am


Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban more...
214GAR226AO 06/05 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Wright
Beyers
Satch
ONLINE

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

City terraces are exposed to difficult growing conditions that create microclimates out of sync with the planting zone found on the ground, and plantings in containers more...
214GAR226BO 06/05 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Wright
ONLINE

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...
214GAR301CO 06/05 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
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.
Expert rosarian Shauna Moore walks you through the history of a more...
214GAR361BL 06/06 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Moore
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...
214HRT156AO 06/08 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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...
214GAR327BO 06/09 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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...
214HRT300DO 06/10 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less more...
214CKG200AO 06/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

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

Get the dirt on potting mixes! This session teaches you how to create the right blend of ingredients for your container plants. You'll leave with potting more...
214GAR226CO 06/12 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
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...
214HRT358DBL 06/13 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This more...
214GAR308O 06/16 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for more...
214GAR330BO 06/16 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
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...
214GAR379AO 06/18 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
ONLINE

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

Pests and diseases can pop up anywhere—even on a 20th-floor balcony! Learn the classic signs of infections and infestations found in urban pots and planters. Get more...
214GAR226DO 06/19 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Satch
ONLINE

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...
214GAR364AO 06/20 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
214GAR360BO 06/29 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
ONLINE

July

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221GAR302BO 07/06 Tu 9:00am-11:00am Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Gardening Certificate Program at NYBG provides you with the core knowledge, hands-on training, and credentials you need to succeed in any garden setting with complete more...
221GAR955BO 07/06 Tu 9:00am-12:30pm Beyers
Grossman
Kokinchak
Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221GAR320O 07/07 We 9:30am-12:30pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

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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...
221HRT300EO 07/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Herrera
ONLINE

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Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland more...
221GAR315BO 07/08 Th 9:00am-11:00am Eierman
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. Delicate and feathery or tall and structural, ferns are the perfect choice more...
221GAR348BL 07/10 Sa 9:00am-11:00am Weinstein
BLENDED

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...
221LAN100DO 07/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

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

July 11, 18, & 25
9:30am-11:30am


No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space-deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or more...
221GAR200EO 07/11 Su 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
Marsh
Gershberg
ONLINE

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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...
221GAR200FO 07/11 Su 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
ONLINE

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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...
221GAR301DO 07/12 Mo 9:00am-11:00am 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...
221HRT142BO 07/12 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

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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...
221GAR173BO 07/17 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Brown
ONLINE

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Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid more...
221GAR200GO 07/18 Su 9:30am-11:30am Gershberg
ONLINE

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"Put up" your peaches using time-honored canning techniques for three preparations that will extend the bounty of your favorite stone fruits long after summer is gone. more...
221CKG231O 07/24 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

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...
221GAR301EO 07/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

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Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less more...
221CKG200BO 07/25 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

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Containers are wonderful in any setting—whether alone on a windowsill or terrace, or incorporated into a yard or formal garden. Learn a comprehensive approach to designing more...
221GAR200HO 07/25 Su 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

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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...
221GAR326BO 07/31 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

August

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

August 1, 8 & 15
9:30-11:30 am


Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban more...
221GAR226EO 08/01 Su 9:30am-11:30am Wright
Beyers
Satch
ONLINE

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City terraces are exposed to difficult growing conditions that create microclimates out of sync with the planting zone found on the ground, and plantings in containers more...
221GAR226FO 08/01 Su 9:30am-11:30am Wright
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
221GAR342BO 08/04 We 9:00am-11:30am Beyers
ONLINE

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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...
221HRT156BO 08/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
ONLINE

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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...
221GAR327CO 08/05 Th 9:00am-11:00am Marsh
ONLINE

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Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for more...
221GAR330CO 08/05 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
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...
221LAN100EO 08/07 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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

Get the dirt on potting mixes! This session teaches you how to create the right blend of ingredients for your container plants. You'll leave with potting more...
221GAR226GO 08/08 Su 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland more...
221GAR315CO 08/13 Fr 9:30am-12:00pm Eierman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Discover how to get the best from a large array of hydrangeas that can bloom multiple times. Find out how to make these rebloomers sing more...
221GAR145O 08/14 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ballato
ONLINE

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Pests and diseases can pop up anywhere—even on a 20th-floor balcony! Learn the classic signs of infections and infestations found in urban pots and planters. Get more...
221GAR226HO 08/15 Su 9:30am-11:30am Satch
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...
221GAR328BO 08/17 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Novak
ONLINE

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Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process and learn how to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designed for beginners, this class more...
221CKG221O 08/21 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
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.
Clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, hydrangea, and other climbers provide strong vertical more...
221GAR146BL 08/22 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Loechle
ONLINE

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Don't let a lack of sun cast a shadow on your garden! Find out which plants thrive in shady conditions while bringing charm and color. You'll more...
221GAR142O 08/28 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

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Wondering what to do with your bounty of tomatoes? Preserve them, of course! We will show you the best ways to process and hot pack your more...
221CKG226O 08/29 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

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Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet more...
221CKG207BO 08/30 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE