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.

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October

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...
202HRT300B 10/20 Su 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG
202HRT300C 10/23 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN
202HRT300A 10/25 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Paltseva
NYBG

Prepare for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist exam by reviewing each chapter in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. Participants are strongly advised to read the study guide in advance. Please bring lunch. Approved for CEUs. more...
202HRT150 10/26 Sa 9:00am-5:45pm Picciano
Cahilly
NYBG

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
202HRT551 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
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...
202HRT301A 10/28 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm 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...
202HRT321A 10/31 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Logan
NYBG

November

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...
202HRT321B 11/01 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm 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...
202LAN311B 11/04 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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...
202HRT321C 11/05 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

To register for the ISA exam, file an application and pay exam fees to the ISA at least 12 working days in advance of the exam date at isa-arbor.com, or by calling 217.355.9411. No exceptions, no walk-ins.
202HRT152 11/09 Sa 8:00am-12:00pm NYBG

Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
202HRT332B 11/09 Sa 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of native and non-native conifers that thrive in the northeastern United States. Major plant groups studied include Chamaecyparis, Picea, and Pinus. Gain a working knowledge of the best species and cultivars of conifers more...
202HRT333S 11/12 Tu 1:30pm-3:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over more...
202HRT839 11/15 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Tallamy
Westbrooks
Sears, Ph.D.
NYBG
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