Gardening:
Intro Classes & Workshops


January

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.
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...
213HRT142DO 01/25 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
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.
Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This more...
213GAR308O 02/10 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...
213HRT142BO 02/11 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
February 20, 27, and March 6 | 10 am-12 pm
Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to 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.
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...
213GAR320BO 02/23 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...
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 Beyers
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

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...
213GAR222CO 02/28 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

March

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...
213GAR302BO 03/01 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Bulpitt
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...
213HRT300HO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Dispel those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your more...
213GAR213AO 03/06 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

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.
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...
213GAR280O 03/07 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...
213GAR315O 03/07 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...
213GAR360DO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
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...
213HRT142CO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Growing abundant and delicious home-grown edibles can be a huge commitment so it pays to be smart with your time and labor. Learn techniques such as more...
213GAR134O 03/09 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
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...
213GAR301EO 03/10 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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...
213GAR330O 03/10 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
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...
213GAR327BO 03/12 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

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...
213GAR272O 03/13 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Ballato
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213GAR146O 03/18 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Loechle
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...
213GAR173DO 03/20 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Forster
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...
213GAR213BO 03/20 Sa 11:00am-1:30pm Schmidt
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...
213GAR236CO 03/21 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Perkowski
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...
213GAR301FO 03/25 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

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...
213GAR289O 03/27 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Garden lovers revel in being in outdoor spaces where the feeling of well being descends. So how can you transform your ho-hum backyard into a "gardentopia"? more...
213GAR297O 03/31 We 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
ONLINE

April

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...
213HRT358DBL 04/10 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm D'Antonio
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