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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January

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

February

The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) offers a national credential validating the knowledge and skills of practitioners in the horticulture industry. The exam assesses performance in 35 tasks in seven major categories of horticultural practice. The application deadline is more...
203HRT148 02/01 Sa 9:00am-1:00pm 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...
203HRT300G 02/01 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN

Whether you are a budding arborist or weekend woodcutter, knowing how to use your chainsaw safely and maintain it properly are keys to success. This lecture-demonstration course by an ISA-certified arborist teaches you the basics of chainsaw use and care, more...
203HRT308 02/02 Su 9:00am-3:30pm Picciano
NYBG

Hydroponics is a different way to think about and cultivate plants, and it is known for beautiful and fast growth. This course covers hydroponic basics, including system types, soilless nutrition, and crop selection. Focus will be on home-scale systems, though more...
203HRT141 02/04 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kutz
Lodvikov
MDTN

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...
203HRT300H 02/04 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Kutos
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...
203HRT301S 02/05 We 10:00am-1:00pm Lozefski
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...
203HRT333B 02/05 We 2:00pm-4:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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 seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh more...
203HRT142 02/06 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
MDTN

Discover the details of making a landscaping business work. Explore the type of business to create: design, installation, construction, maintenance, estimating or some combination. Learn about legal requirements, advertising, customer relations, and human resources. Discuss the monetary aspects: start-up costs, more...
203HRT349 02/07 Fr 10:00am-1:20pm Petrow
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...
203HRT321S 02/13 Th 1:00pm-4:00pm Logan
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...
203HRT551A 02/24 Mo 6:15pm-9:05pm McKillop
NYBG

Examine the most important factors in the management and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes using sustainable techniques. Learn to develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management. Focus on how to more...
203HRT443P 02/27 Th 4:30pm-7:00pm Laswell
NYBG
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