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.


March

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...
213HRT301EO 03/02 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213HRT156DO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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...
213HRT300HO 03/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213LAN311CO 03/05 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

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...
213HRT142CO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to more...
213HRT342BBL 03/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Hagen
BLENDED
213HRT342ABL 03/16 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
BLENDED
213HRT342CBL 03/16 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
BLENDED

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

This course is designed for horticulturists who maintain or direct the maintenance of outdoor landscapes. We'll review methods of calculating areas, application rates for fertilizers, and more...
213HRT356O 03/16 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Three prominent experts come together for a lively exchange celebrating the ways in which chefs, artists, and plant breeders can promote diversity in the plants that more...
213HRT824O 03/23 Tu 11:00am-12:00pm Mazourek
Woodin
Barber
ONLINE

April

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...
214HRT411AO 04/05 Mo 5:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of more...
214LAN301AO 04/07 We 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. more...
214HRT334DBL 04/08 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED
214HRT334ABL 04/09 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Simeone
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
213HRT358DBL 04/10 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm D'Antonio
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn how trees survive the many perils of the urban environment. Soil more...
213HRT426BL 04/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Picciano
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. more...
214HRT334BBL 04/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm McLaughlin
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
214HRT358ABL 04/11 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused more...
214HRT481ABL 04/13 Tu 6:15pm-8:30pm Kokinchak
BLENDED

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214HRT924O 04/15 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Yoshitake Ph.D.
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of more...
214LAN301BO 04/19 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
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...
214HRT300AO 04/21 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Alvarez
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn the basic techniques of landscape gardening, with an emphasis on ecologically more...
214HRT311PBL 04/21 We 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. more...
214HRT334CBL 04/21 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Himmelman
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with more...
214HRT336ABL 04/25 Su 10:00am-12:15pm Moore
BLENDED

May

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...
214HRT300BO 05/01 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
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...
214HRT301AO 05/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with more...
214HRT336BBL 05/04 Tu 10:00am-12:15pm Ruggiero
BLENDED

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Much of Professor Judith Carney's groundbreaking research focuses on African contributions to New World agriculture and ecology. In this talk, she shows how enslaved people established more...
214HRT821O 05/04 Tu 11:00am-12:00pm Carney
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
214HRT358BBL 05/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore
BLENDED

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...
214HRT300CO 05/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214LAN311BO 05/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214HRT302O 05/12 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Lozefski
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that more...
214HRT381BL 05/13 Th 6:15pm-8:30pm Kokinchak
BLENDED

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...
214HRT142AO 05/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring more...
214HRT353BL 05/21 Fr 9:30am-11:00am Schuler
BLENDED

June

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...
214HRT301BO 06/02 We 10:00am-12:00pm Bulpitt
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
214HRT358CBL 06/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with more...
214HRT336CBL 06/03 Th 10:00am-12:15pm Himmelman
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and more...
214HRT341ABL 06/04 Fr 9:00am-11:00am Simeone
BLENDED

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 storm water, create a healthy more...
214HRT395O 06/07 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214HRT156AO 06/08 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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...
214HRT300DO 06/10 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Grossman
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused more...
214HRT481BBL 06/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on more...
214HRT358DBL 06/13 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

July

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...
221HRT300EO 07/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Herrera
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and more...
221HRT341BBL 07/10 Sa 9:00am-11:00am Ruggiero
BLENDED

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...
221HRT142BO 07/12 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of more...
221LAN301CO 07/12 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221LAN311CO 07/13 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221HRT308O 07/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Picciano
ONLINE

August

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221HRT156BO 08/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
ONLINE