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.


August

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...
211HRT300GO 08/04 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Alvarez
ONLINE

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...
211HRT481B 09/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
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 lectures and more...
211HRT301C 09/17 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Paltseva
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...
212LAN311A 09/21 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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...
211HRT331A 09/25 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
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...
211HRT358C 09/26 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
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...
211HRT411P 09/27 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Storrs
NYBG

Day 1- Sustainable Landscapes as Ecosystems
Explore the practical steps every gardener can take to support biodiversity and conserve resources. Compare and contrast designed native gardens with restored natural ecosystems,discover the benefits of plant communities, and discuss how to manage change more...
211HRT490F 09/28 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Forrest
Hagen
McMackin
Roddick
Morrell
McLaughlin
Elmers
Pierce
Gabel
Sullivan
Choper
Dooling
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 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
211HRT338B 09/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

October

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...
212HRT331C 10/04 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
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...
212LAN311D 10/15 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN

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 of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
212HRT551 10/24 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
NYBG