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.


April

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that feed on woody and herbaceous plants and the damage that they cause. Learn to more...
204HRT381SO 04/15 We 12:30pm-3:30pm Kokinchak
ONLINE

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...
204HRT300O 04/23 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Barnes
ONLINE

May

Scout for signs of pests in NYBG's diverse gardens, explore diagnostic skills to identify the problems, and develop a potential Integrated Pest Management plan.
204HRT417A 05/03 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Conaway
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...
204LAN311B 05/05 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Capparelli
NYBG

Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that feed on woody and herbaceous plants and the damage that they cause. Learn to judge the severity of an infestation and to select and implement control measures based more...
204HRT381A 05/07 Th 4:30pm-7:30pm Gabel
NYBG

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...
204HRT302 05/09 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Paltseva
NYBG

Guest Curator Mika Yoshitake discusses the organic forms central to Kusama's unique vision that integrates nature and human nature, the earthly and the cosmic. Emphasizing the pivotal role of biomorphic imagery from both microcosmic and macrocosmic perspectives, Yoshitake examines the more...
204HRT924 05/09 Sa 11:00am-12:00pm Yoshitake Ph.D.
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...
204HRT358A 05/12 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC

This lecture by pioneering Kusama scholar Alexandra Munroe surveys the artist's life and art with a focus on the key series and major themes occupying Kusama over seven decades of obsessive production. Arguing for Kusama's radical originality and how she more...
204HRT917 05/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Munroe Ph.D.
NYBG

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 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Prerequisite: more...
204HRT336B 05/29 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

The need for skilled indoor plant techs is growing as more and more companies add living plants to their décor. NYBG greenhouse gardener Anna Ellingboe will teach you how to water, groom, repot, and manage indoor plants. Get the inside more...
204HRT166 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ellingboe
Douglass
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...
204HRT358B 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:15pm Simeone
NYBG

Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking more...
204HRT304 05/31 Su 9:00am-2:30pm Picciano
Davila
NYBG
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