Horticulture Classes

Develop the vital skills needed to protect and manage landscapes, maintain healthy trees, design attractive gardens, and produce landscape plants. Many horticulture students start their own businesses or pursue rewarding careers in a breadth of areas, including landscaping companies, nurseries and garden centers, public parks, botanical gardens, and private estates. Enroll in a single class or pursue a Horticulture Certificate.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


January

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 form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300D 01/06 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG
203HRT300E 01/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

Prepare for the Core (Basic) and Category 3 (Ornamentals and Turf) exams that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requires of all pesticide applicators. We'll cover the handling, use, storage, and application of pesticides; safety and environmental considerations; and more...
203HRT357S 01/07 Tu 4:15pm-8:45pm Spencer
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
203LAN311C 01/07 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN
203LAN311D 01/07 Tu 2:00pm-5:00pm Capparelli
NYBG

Explore a holistic approach to keeping trees healthy and vigorous. Topics include planting and transplanting, pruning, fertilization, root system management, common problems, tree defenses, and lightning protection. Samples of tree problems, supplies, and tools are exhibited.

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203HRT422S 01/08 We 5:30pm-7:30pm Cahilly
NYBG

Learn how to design, install, and maintain conventional, specialty drip, and micro-drip irrigation systems. Drip systems are useful for rooftop and terrace gardens, planters, raised beds, and many landscape and nursery production systems. We will cover basic hydraulics and review more...
203HRT323 01/09 Th 10:00am-4:30pm Dobossy
NYBG

Learn the basic techniques of winter tree identification using dormant-season characteristics. Buds, bark, fruit, and growth habits on deciduous plants as well as unique aspects of conifers are taught. Specialized techniques and tools of the trade are discussed. Dress for more...
203HRT440 01/09 Th 1:00pm-3:00pm Logan
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
203LAN311E 01/09 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Go beyond basic soil chemistry, by understanding the ionic exchange capacities of soil, as well as how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore more...
203HRT302A 01/14 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

As urban populations expand and access to arable land and potable water shrinks, agri-entrepreneurs are turning to innovative systems to grow food indoors without soil-aeroponics, aquaponics, and hydroponics. Three NYC-based experts—Kathleen DeBrota, Plant Scientist at AeroFarms; Yemi Amu, Co-Founder and more...
203HRT155 01/16 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm DeBrota
Amu
Horton
MDTN

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301P 01/22 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
203HRT321P 01/24 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

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 form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300F 01/25 Sa 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301C 01/25 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Paltseva
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
203HRT321E 01/25 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm Bishop
NYBG

Mass production methods for growing cannabis differ from those used by boutique or "craft" growers. Learn best practices for growing in a greenhouse or outdoors, and examine the pros and cons of using different hydroponics systems. Discover natural ways to more...
203HRT156 01/26 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Crosson
NYBG

Learn how to manage annual and perennial gardens using a variety of in-season and post-season maintenance practices. Topics include soil and weed management, watering, basic pest identification and control, and seasonal clean-up. Develop a management plan for a small perennial more...
203HRT344 01/26 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Carsto
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301B 01/27 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering. Materials included. Prerequisite: Introduction to more...
203HRT411A 01/27 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Through lectures, laboratories, and field trips, learn how to work with plants that are difficult to propagate by seed or cuttings. Subjects include advanced seed propagation and techniques of grafting, budding, and micro-propagation. Learn about tissue culture at the Garden's more...
203HRT412S 01/27 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering. Materials included. Prerequisite: Introduction to more...
203HRT411B 01/28 Tu 1:30pm-4:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Through lectures, laboratories, and field trips, learn how to work with plants that are difficult to propagate by seed or cuttings. Subjects include advanced seed propagation and techniques of grafting, budding, and micro-propagation. Learn about tissue culture at the Garden's more...
203HRT412A 01/28 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Weinstein
NYBG
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