Gardening:
Intro Classes & Workshops


October

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...
222GAR327AO 10/21 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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...
222GAR185BO 10/22 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
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...
222GAR200DO 10/23 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Eierman
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as more...
222GAR236A 10/23 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Perkowski
NYBG

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...
222GAR360AO 10/23 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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...
222HRT300CO 10/23 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Paradiso
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...
222GAR315AO 10/26 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm 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.
Viburnums have recently skyrocketed to gardening fame, and for good reason! They more...
222GAR156BL 10/30 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Simeone
BLENDED

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...
222GAR299A 10/30 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
Brown
Satch
MDTN

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, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, more...
222GAR299B 10/30 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

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 your space. Discover cultivation techniques for these shade-loving species, including fertilization, water management, and more...
222GAR299C 10/30 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Brown
MDTN

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 herb garden from scratch, this class teaches you the essentials of managing indoor growing more...
222GAR299D 10/30 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Satch
MDTN

November

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...
222GAR301BO 11/02 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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...
222GAR222BO 11/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
222HRT142AO 11/04 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
November 6, 13, & 20 | 9:30-11:30 am
222GAR202AO 11/06 Sa 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...
222GAR202BO 11/06 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Eierman
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...
222GAR320AO 11/06 Sa 11:00am-1:30pm Kokinchak
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...
222GAR324AO 11/09 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Kokinchak
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...
222GAR202CO 11/13 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
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...
222GAR213AO 11/14 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
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...
222GAR202DO 11/20 Sa 9:30am-11:30am Gershberg
ONLINE

December

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Landscape designer Jan Johnsen's newest book, Floratopia, reveals how to combine annual and perennial flowers for color and seasonal interest, while attracting pollinators. She revisits the more...
222GAR170O 12/15 We 11:00am-1:00pm Johnsen
ONLINE

January

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...
223GAR324BO 01/04 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Kokinchak
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...
223GAR301CO 01/05 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...
223GAR360BO 01/06 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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...
223HRT300DO 01/10 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Schondorf-Seghrouchni
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...
223GAR302BO 01/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Culver
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...
223HRT142BO 01/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
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...
223GAR301DO 01/21 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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...
223GAR315BO 01/21 Fr 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...
223HRT300EO 01/22 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
ONLINE

Devote special new space for herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers for cutting. Get design inspirations for planning your own kitchen garden and discover tried-and-true small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants best suited to your site. Explore annuals and perennials, herbs more...
223GAR155O 01/23 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Novak
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...
223GAR173BO 01/26 We 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
ONLINE

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...
223CKG207O 01/29 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of more...
223GAR222C 01/29 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, more...
223GAR317B 01/30 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Rosiello
NYBG

February

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major more...
223HRT300F 02/01 Tu 10:30am-1:10pm O'Brien
NYBG

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...
223GAR289O 02/05 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown
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...
223GAR173CO 02/08 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...
223GAR288O 02/09 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Gershberg
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...
223GAR301EO 02/16 We 10:00am-12:00pm 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...
223HRT142CO 02/17 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
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...
223GAR320BO 02/22 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
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...
223GAR173DO 02/23 We 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
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...
223GAR225A 02/26 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...
223GAR225B 02/26 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...
223GAR225C 02/26 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...
223GAR225D 02/26 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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...
223GAR236BO 02/26 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...
223GAR222DO 02/27 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, more...
223GAR367 02/27 Su 10:00am-12:00pm McKillop
NYBG

March

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...
223GAR280O 03/06 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...
223GAR315CO 03/06 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
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...
223GAR360CO 03/07 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major more...
223HRT300G 03/07 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Naghshineh
NYBG

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...
223GAR317CO 03/09 We 6:00pm-8:40pm 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...
223GAR330O 03/09 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Novak
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely more...
223GAR213B 03/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

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...
223GAR272O 03/12 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

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...
223GAR146 03/13 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Loechle
NYBG

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...
223HRT142DO 03/14 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
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...
223GAR243O 03/19 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Palmer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223GAR134O 03/20 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Novak
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...
223GAR301FO 03/24 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
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...
223GAR173EO 03/26 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
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...
223GAR223 03/26 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Freeman
MDTN

Note the "Location" of each section, as we may have in-person and blended options. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right more...
223HRT358C 03/26 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as more...
223GAR236C 03/27 Su 10:30am-2:30pm Perkowski
NYBG