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.


May

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

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...
214LAN301EO 05/25 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Merritt
ONLINE

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 choosing the more...
214HRT358CBL 06/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
BLENDED
214HRT358HBL 06/02 We 2:00pm-5:00pm 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 6:00pm-8:15pm 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 select tender 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 Alvarez
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...
214HRT142DO 06/12 Sa 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.
Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused more...
214HRT481BBL 06/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
BLENDED
214HRT481CBL 06/12 Sa 2:00pm-5:00pm 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 choosing the 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.
Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that more...
221HRT381BBL 07/08 Th 6:15pm-8:30pm 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.

Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender more...
221HRT341BBL 07/10 Sa 9:00am-11:00am Ruggiero
BLENDED
221HRT341CBL 07/11 Su 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.

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...
221HRT395BO 07/12 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
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.
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...
221HRT411BO 07/13 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
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

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...
221HRT411CO 07/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

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...
221HRT300FO 08/01 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Alvarez
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...
221HRT156BO 08/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm DeBacco
Crosson
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...
221HRT301CO 08/07 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm TBA
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...
221HRT353BBL 08/11 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Hoch
BLENDED

September

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...
221LAN301DO 09/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
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...
221HRT142CO 09/19 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
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...
221LAN311DO 09/20 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
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...
221HRT338ABL 09/22 We 5:30pm-7:30pm Hagen
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.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and more...
221HRT331ABL 09/24 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, more...
221HRT312PO 09/28 Tu 5:00pm-7:15pm Gershberg
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...
221HRT338BBL 09/28 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED

October

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.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and more...
222HRT331BBL 10/03 Su 10:00am-12:00pm McLaughlin
BLENDED
222HRT331CBL 10/13 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED