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

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...
223HRT302 01/19 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Lozefski
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.
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn more...
223LAN311C 01/21 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
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...
223HRT300EO 01/22 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
ONLINE

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...
223HRT321D 01/22 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm Bishop
NYBG

This class meets online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223HRT344O 01/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Hanson Moore
ONLINE

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...
223HRT301DO 01/27 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm F.
ONLINE

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...
223HRT323 01/27 Th 10:00am-4:30pm Dobossy
NYBG

February

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...
223HRT300F 02/01 Tu 10:30am-1:10pm O'Brien
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223HRT411BO 02/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm TBA
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
223HRT155BO 02/03 Th 6:00pm-7:00pm Yurgalevitch
Mejia
Amu
DeBrota
Kell
ONLINE

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...
223HRT333 02/03 Th 10:00am-12:00pm 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...
223HRT412 02/03 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Weinstein
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...
223HRT411C 02/07 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223HRT551O 02/07 Mo 6:00pm-8:50pm Salembier
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore how to create a healthy garden while supporting biodiversity and conserving resources.We'll discuss ways to minimize water usage, effectively handle stormwater, create a healthy soil more...
223HRT395BO 02/08 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Building upon a millennia-old tradition of environmental stewardship, Indigenous peoples have developed innovative systems to manage the forests that remain under their sovereign control in ways more...
223HRT812O 02/09 We 11:00am-12:00pm Dockry
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore how to grow plants without soil using hydroponics, which promotes fast growth and requires less water and space than conventional gardens. You'll learn what systems more...
223HRT141O 02/15 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kutz
Lodvikov
ONLINE

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...
223HRT321E 02/15 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

The Landscape Design Student & Alumni Association (LDSA) encourages a dynamic exchange of information among students, faculty, and alumni. It provides networking opportunities, as well as indispensable Q&A service via Slack available to all members. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers more...
223LANLDSA100E 02/15 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm NYBG

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...
223HRT142CO 02/17 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

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 landscapesettings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, Buxus, more...
223HRT332 02/25 Fr 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG
223HRT332A 02/25 Fr 1:30pm-3:45pm Simeone
NYBG
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