Gardening:
Intro Classes & Workshops


February

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...
243GAR225A 02/24 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Ruggiero
Himmelman
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...
243GAR225B 02/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm 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...
243GAR225C 02/24 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...
243GAR225D 02/24 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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 so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, and root care more...
243GAR213AO 02/25 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

Tending to roses is an art, especially given how many types there are-from shrubs to hybrid teas to ramblers. Proper pruning can encourage bloom production and control plant disease. This informative session combines classroom demonstrations, student pruning of potted plants, more...
243GAR394 02/25 Su 12:00pm-3:30pm Perkowski
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.
243GAR222CO 02/26 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Rosiello
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...
243GAR367BO 02/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore
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.
243HRT300EO 02/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Simeone
ONLINE

March

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...
243GAR173DO 03/01 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Marsh
ONLINE

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...
243GAR280 03/02 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
NYBG

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...
243LAN120 03/08 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
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...
243GAR146 03/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Loechle
NYBG

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...
243GAR315CO 03/11 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

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...
243HRT142O 03/11 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.
243GAR301CO 03/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
ONLINE

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. more...
243GAR912 03/14 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Dillon
NYBG

Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, intercropping, and vertical growing to achieve a steady harvest and enjoy a wide variety of delicious crops. We'll focus on sustainable practices that help gardeners work with nature.
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243GAR134 03/15 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Storrs
NYBG

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...
243GAR243 03/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Note the "Location" below which indicates if a particular class meets online or in person. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails will contain specific logistics.
From 18-inch, container-sized, reblooming beauties to 6-foot seasonal explosions of multicolored zing, there is more...
243GAR255O 03/16 Sa 11:30am-2:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

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.
243GAR222DO 03/20 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...
243GAR213B 03/23 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

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.
243GAR301D 03/28 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

April

Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck—or in your apartment. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and more...
243PLT120 04/03   Beyers
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn to prune like NYBG! In this two-week course, our plant experts will guide you through essential pruning techniques for woody plants like small trees and shrubs, provide insight on why and when to prune, as well as give constructive more...
243PLT140 04/03   Ippolito
ONLINE-FLEX

May

Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck—or in your apartment. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and more...
244PLT120A 05/01   Marsh
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn to prune like NYBG! In this two-week course, our plant experts will guide you through essential pruning techniques for woody plants like small trees and shrubs, provide insight on why and when to prune, as well as give constructive more...
244PLT140A 05/01   Perkowski
ONLINE-FLEX

June

Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck—or in your apartment. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and more...
244PLT120B 06/05   Beyers
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn to prune like NYBG! In this two-week course, our plant experts will guide you through essential pruning techniques for woody plants like small trees and shrubs, provide insight on why and when to prune, as well as give constructive more...
244PLT140B 06/05   Finley
ONLINE-FLEX