Gardening:
Intro Classes & Workshops


October

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
232GAR301AO 10/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
232HRT300A 10/06 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
232HRT358ABL 10/12 We 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

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...
232GAR279 10/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

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 change and improve the environment around you.
232GAR379O 10/16 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
232HRT300BO 10/17 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

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 soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
232GAR302A 10/20 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Himmelman
NYBG

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 how to select incredible houseplants (and how to care for them) or by more...
232GAR299A 10/22 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
Satch
Gershberg
MDTN

Select the right plants, based on light, temperature, and aesthetics. Discover unusual plants, and tools and techniques to keep indoor plants healthy.
232GAR299B 10/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Many new and unusual plants can thrive in light-deprived corners. Choose the right plants for your space, and develop fertilization, water management, and pest control techniques for these shade-loving species.
232GAR299C 10/22 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Gershberg
MDTN

Whether you're bringing outdoor herbs inside, or starting a kitchen herb garden from scratch, this class covers the essentials-from managing indoor conditions to harvesting and storing herbs for maximum flavor and fragrance.
232GAR299D 10/22 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Satch
MDTN

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
232HRT142AO 10/23 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

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 the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well more...
231GAR320O 10/25 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
232HRT300CO 10/25 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
ONLINE

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...
232GAR185 10/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Davis
ONLINE

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
232GAR301BO 10/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE
232GAR301C 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Davis
NYBG

Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden more...
232GAR367A 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Beazley
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. more...
232GAR912A 10/29 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

November

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
232GAR222AO 11/02 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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 it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the more...
232GAR213AO 11/04 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
ONLINE

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 reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
232GAR173AO 11/05 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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. more...
232GAR912B 11/05 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
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...
232GAR317AO 11/06 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

December

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
232HRT142BO 12/01 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

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 will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
232GAR289A 12/03 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown
MDTN

January

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 Pest Management (IPM) can help you maintain a strong and healthy garden.
233GAR324O 01/10 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
233HRT142CO 01/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300DO 01/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

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 soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
233GAR302BO 01/11 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

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 mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create more...
233CKG207O 01/14 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

When winter winds blow cold, bring nature inside with houseplants that provide fragrance and color all year round. Learn the full range of indoor plants with scented flowers and foliage: citrus, jasmines, hoyas, passionflowers, geraniums, orchids, herbs, bulbs, and more! more...
233GAR233 01/21 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Freeman
MDTN

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300EO 01/21 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day Nishiura
ONLINE

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301DO 01/23 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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 reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
233GAR173BO 01/25 We 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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 soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
233GAR315AO 01/27 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

February

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
233GAR222B 02/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

Discover how to reproduce the plants you love! Learn the best ways to create cuttings and make divisions for propagating different species. We'll discuss what rooting material to use and how to care for your new plants as they grow. more...
233GAR288O 02/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Gershberg
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300F 02/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

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 will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
233GAR289B 02/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown
MDTN

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
233HRT142DO 02/16 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden more...
233GAR367BO 02/23 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm McKillop
ONLINE

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 the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well more...
233GAR320O 02/24 Fr 6:00pm-8:00pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the more...
233GAR225A 02/25 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
Himmelman
Ruggiero
NYBG

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
233GAR225B 02/25 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

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 affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
233GAR225C 02/25 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Himmelman
NYBG

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 how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
233GAR225D 02/25 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
233GAR222CO 02/26 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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 reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
233GAR173CO 02/27 Mo 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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 soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
233GAR315BO 02/28 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
ONLINE

March

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301EO 03/01 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300GO 03/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

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 successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, more...
233GAR330O 03/08 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Novak
ONLINE

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 best practices to help your dahlias flourish, including how and when to disbud, stake, more...
233GAR243 03/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

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 and similar hydrangeas-the big leaf and mountain varieties. Hydrangea expert Lorraine Ballato will teach more...
233GAR177 03/12 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Ballato
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...
233GAR360O 03/13 Mo 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
ONLINE

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
233HRT142EO 03/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
233GAR301F 03/14 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

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 and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive more...
233GAR146 03/15 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Loechle
MDTN

Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
233GAR222D 03/18 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Rosiello
MDTN

Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that's both functional and gorgeous-and helps your plants thrive in all four seasons.
233GAR327 03/18 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Arrington
MDTN

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 it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the more...
233GAR213BO 03/19 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

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 terraces. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings because they elevate the plants, more...
233GAR280O 03/19 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

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 soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
233GAR302CO 03/22 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

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...
233GAR317BO 03/22 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

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 reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
233GAR173D 03/25 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Brown
MDTN

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
233GAR236 03/26 Su 10:30am-2:30pm Perkowski
NYBG

Create your own kitchen garden designed around the food you love to eat - be it outside your back door or on your windowsill. You'll design a planting plan using historic examples and modern best practices and walk away with more...
233GAR155O 03/29 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Novak
ONLINE

April

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 receive an overview of bulbs-what they are and how to properly plant them. Common more...
234GAR287O 04/04 Tu 5:00pm-6:30pm Hagen
ONLINE

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
234HRT358A 04/15 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG
234HRT358BBL 04/16 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
BLENDED