Gardening:
Intro Classes & Workshops


September

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 form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
201HRT300F 09/19 Th 10:30am-1:10pm Grossman
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
201HRT358D 09/20 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

Since October is the optimum month to plant bulbs, now is the time to decide what will work best in your garden. Martha Stewart's Head Gardener, Ryan McCallister is a bulb expert, having grown hundreds of thousands on her farm. more...
201GAR220 09/21 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm McCallister
NYBG

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, since, according to rock star garden designer Piet Oudolf, it's about "texture and shape, more...
201GAR369 09/21 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Eierman
NYBG

Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designed for beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling more...
201CKG221B 09/22 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Eagle Street Farm founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers on your balcony, or in your backyard garden. In May, get the knowledge you more...
201GAR143B 09/25 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
MDTN

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 or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
201GAR360A 09/25 We 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG

When celebrated ceramicist Frances Palmer isn't making gorgeous vessels, she's growing the sumptuous dahlias featured on her wildly popular Instagram feed. In this new workshop, she'll share secrets about how to divide, plant, fertilize, and stake your spring tubers, in more...
201GAR279 09/28 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

October

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 your beloved collection of houseplants into a unified design. We'll discuss a broad palette more...
202GAR364 10/02 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Beyers
MDTN

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 it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
202GAR185A 10/03 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Meredith
MDTN

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
202HRT358A 10/03 Th 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC

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 it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
202GAR185B 10/04 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
NYBG

Making a hyper-tufa planter is like making mud pies: messy and fun! Use peat moss, perlite, cement, and water to create a lightweight container that mimics the look of an old stone English watering trough. Hyper-tufa planters are the perfect more...
202CRF148A 10/05 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Gershberg
NYBG

Charming and relatively low maintenance, succulents make the perfect container planting. We'll go beyond the basics as we discuss how to choose and combine species to create healthy, beautiful plant communities. You'll also learn which soils and fertilizers to use, more...
202GAR291 10/05 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students can choose to more...
202GAR912A 10/05 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
202HRT358B 10/05 Sa 10:30am-1:10pm Grossman
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students can choose to more...
202GAR912B 10/06 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
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 grow. Students more...
202GAR301A 10/15 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Marsh
NCNC

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
202HRT358C 10/16 We 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
NYBG

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 resistance, diverse landscape function, a food source for birds and pollinators, and so much more...
202GAR156 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Simeone
NYBG

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 basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
202GAR317A 10/20 Su 10:30am-3:00pm Beyers
NYBG

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 form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300B 10/20 Su 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG
202HRT300C 10/23 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

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 gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.

202GAR327A 10/24 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Marsh
NYBG

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 or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
202GAR360B 10/24 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
MDTN

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 form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300A 10/25 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Paltseva
NYBG

October 26 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
All About Containers Saturday

Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every more...
202GAR200A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
MDTN

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 containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers more...
202GAR200B 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN

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), which ones work well (Japanese maple), and those that thrive (begonia).

202GAR200C 10/26 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Rosiello
MDTN

Punctuate your home landscape with uniquely styled containers of fall plants. Learn to use tropicals, succulents, and semi-hardy perennials with bold foliage colors, shapes, textures and sizes. Consider various container styles and how to combine these beauties in complimentary containers more...
202GAR200D 10/26 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Beirne
MDTN

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
202LAN120A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN
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