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.


September

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.
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with more...
221HRT338ABL 09/22 We 5:30pm-7:30pm Hagen
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221HRT301DO 09/23 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
221HRT331ABL 09/24 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of more...
221LAN301EO 09/24 Fr 10:30am-1:30pm Merritt
ONLINE

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...
221HRT358F 09/25 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, more...
221HRT312PO 09/28 Tu 5:00pm-7:15pm Gershberg
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.
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with more...
221HRT338BBL 09/28 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED

October

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...
222HRT358ABL 10/02 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
BLENDED

Students will be introduced to the topics of invasion biology and weed management and their related terminology. Approximately 60 invasive or weed species common throughout the northeast region of the United States will be presented, with a focus on woody more...
222HRT482A 10/02 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm DeLuca
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
222HRT331BBL 10/03 Su 10:00am-12:00pm McLaughlin
BLENDED

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...
222HRT358BBL 10/05 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

Learn the basic principles and best practices of greenhouse and nursery construction and design, and commercial greenhouse and field plant production. Understand how to manage a commercial growing operation, including site selection, planning and layout, and production methods of greenhouse more...
222HRT491S 10/05 Tu 5:00pm-7:30pm Ivanoski
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.
Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of more...
222HRT411A 10/06 We 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
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 plantsthrive. Explore how woody plant structure andphysiology influence pruning. You'll learn how more...
222HRT321A 10/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
222HRT331D 10/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are more...
222HRT353S 10/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Hoch
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222HRT301AO 10/12 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Grossman
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.
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn more...
222LAN311A 10/12 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Reinstein
MDTN

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
222HRT331CBL 10/13 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED
222HRT331EBL 10/13 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED

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.
Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring more...
222HRT353ABL 10/13 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Hoch
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of more...
222LAN301AO 10/13 We 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
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...
222HRT300B 10/14 Th 2:00pm-4:40pm O'Brien
NYBG

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.
Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused more...
222HRT481ABL 10/16 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
BLENDED

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture.This course more...
222HRT301B 10/19 Tu 10:30am-1:30pm Lozefski
NYBG

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

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to create a healthy garden while supporting biodiversity and conserving resources. We'll discuss ways more...
222HRT395A 10/30 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Conaway
NYBG
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