Gardening:
Intro Classes & Workshops


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.
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 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.
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.
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

November

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...
212GAR320O 11/01 Su 11:00am-1:30pm Kokinchak
BLENDED

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...
212GAR222CO 11/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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

November 7, 14, & 21
9:30-11:30 am


From windows to terraces, indoors or out, apartment dwellers have ample opportunity to garden-even as winter approaches! Whether you more...
212GAR299AO 11/07 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Raimondi, CLP
Beyers
Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
212GAR299BO 11/07 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Raimondi, CLP
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...
212GAR301BO 11/07 Sa 12:00pm-2:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

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

November 8, 15, & 22 | Online | 9:30-11:30 am


Native Plant Selection
Discover what makes a plant native, how to find and select the best species more...
212GAR202AO 11/08 Su 9:30am-11:30am Eierman
Marsh
Gershberg
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Discover what makes a plant native, how to find and select the best species for your garden, and how to support and encourage pollinators in your more...
212GAR202BO 11/08 Su 9:30am-11:30am Eierman
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...
212GAR287BO 11/10 Tu 5:00pm-6:30pm Hagen
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...
212HRT300CO 11/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Herrera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212GAR299CO 11/14 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the fundamentals of how native plants can be successfully incorporated into your garden plans to create sustainable garden designs filled with the beauty and diversity more...
212GAR202CO 11/15 Su 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212GAR299DO 11/21 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Storrs
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how to collect and sow the seeds of native plants from your local landscape or from commercial sources, and how to make more plants from more...
212GAR202DO 11/22 Su 9:30am-11:30am Gershberg
ONLINE

January

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...
213GAR301CO 01/06 We 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
213GAR360CO 01/07 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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...
213GAR222BO 01/10 Su 10:00am-12:00pm 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...
213HRT300DO 01/11 Mo 10:30am-12:30pm Kutos
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...
213GAR302O 01/12 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Grossman
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...
213GAR324O 01/13 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
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...
212HRT300EO 01/23 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Grossman
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...
213GAR173AO 01/27 We 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
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...
213HRT300FO 01/28 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Herrera
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...
213GAR301DO 01/29 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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...
213GAR317BO 01/31 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Beyers
ONLINE

February

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...
213HRT300GO 02/05 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Day
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...
213GAR173BO 02/09 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Discover how to reproduce the plants you love! Have your favorite plants ready for this interactive online session, where you'll learn the best ways to create more...
213GAR288O 02/09 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Gershberg
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...
213HRT142BO 02/11 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR225AO 02/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
Grossman
Ruggiero
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR225BO 02/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
213GAR173CO 02/24 We 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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 Grossman
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

March

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.
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