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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September

Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, and abiotic factors and the cultural, biological, and least toxic strategies for their control. Discuss diagnoses of plant problems, including identification of disease— more...
201HRT481S 09/04 We 12:30pm-3:30pm Kokinchak
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...
201HRT300E 09/14 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
201HRT338A 09/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Hagen
NYBG

Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, and abiotic factors and the cultural, biological, and least toxic strategies for their control. Discuss diagnoses of plant problems, including identification of disease— more...
201HRT481B 09/14 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
NYBG

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region in the landscape, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall. The class goes out on the more...
201HRT331A 09/15 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
201HRT331B 09/15 Su 1:30pm-4:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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...
201HRT411S 09/16 Mo 5:45pm-8:45pm Weinstein
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
201HRT358C 09/17 Tu 6:15pm-8:50pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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...
201HRT411P 09/17 Tu 5:45pm-8:45pm Storrs
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...
201HRT300F 09/19 Th 10:30am-1:10pm Paltseva
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...
201HRT301C 09/19 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Paltseva
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
201HRT358D 09/20 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

NYBG's first-ever horticulture intensive provides a comprehensive introduction to current best practices in sustainable horticulture for our region. You'll learn how an informed approach to managing soil, site hydrology, and pests—coupled with choosing the right plants—can reduce the need for more...
201HRT490 09/30 Mo 9:00am-3:00pm Elmers
McLaughlin
McMackin
Morrell
Pierce
Arcate Schuler
NYBG
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