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

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 lectures more...
233HRT301BO 01/07 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Katharhy
ONLINE

Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
233HRT142CO 01/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300DO 01/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

Learn basic winter tree identification using dormant-season characteristics of deciduous plants as well as conifers. Dress for the weather.
233HRT440 01/10 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Logan
NYBG

Through classwork and hands-on practice, develop pruning tools and techniques to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. Learn how to create and maintain hedges and explore authentic pollarding more...
233HRT321B 01/13 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
233HRT300EO 01/21 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day Nishiura
ONLINE

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 lectures more...
233HRT301CO 01/21 Sa 1:00pm-3:00pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

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...
233HRT308 01/21 Sa 9:00am-3:30pm Picciano
NYBG

Through classwork and hands-on practice, develop pruning tools and techniques to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. Learn how to create and maintain hedges and explore authentic pollarding more...
233HRT321C 01/21 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm Bishop
NYBG

This studio-oriented course covers basic site analysis, planting plans, and color schemes (analogous or sequential, complementary, and monochrome). Presentations, discussions, and design projects combine practical information with theoretical garden design.
233HRT551BL 01/21 Sa 6:00pm-8:50pm Tan
BLENDED

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your ideas. Practice various graphic techniques on a range of materials and equipment and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework required
233LAN311BO 01/21 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Miller
ONLINE

Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures, and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize production. We'll discuss the pros and cons of different grow sites and media, with more...
233HRT156BO 01/23 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
ONLINE

Learn 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 tissue culture at NYBG's Pfizer Laboratory, and tour a retail nursery for a more...
233HRT412 01/24 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Manage annual and perennial gardens with a variety of practices: soil and weed management, watering, pest identification and control, and seasonal clean-up. Develop a management plan for a small perennial garden.
233HRT344O 01/25 We 10:00am-12:00pm Hanson Moore
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...
233HRT323 01/26 Th 10:00am-4:30pm Dobossy
NYBG
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