NYBG Plant Studio

Ready to set off on your captivating journey into the botanical world? Discover the perfect balance of flexible coursework and expert instruction with NYBG Plant Studio—the newest addition to NYBG's Continuing Education program.

Our bite-sized online courses are tailor-made for you—the plant curious, plant advocate, or busy plant lover. Dig into gardening, botany, floral design, landscape design, and more from the comfort of your own space, whenever it fits your schedule, wherever you are located in the world. You'll meet an array of seasoned plant professionals eager to expand your plant knowledge through pre-recorded course videos, virtual tours of gorgeous garden spaces, often off limits to the general public, and individualized feedback on hands-on projects to shape your success.

Browse our current portfolio of Plant Studio courses below.


"Travel the globe" during this survey of European, American, Chinese, Japanese, and Islamic garden traditions, while exploring a wide range of iconic examples—from private gardens to public parks. You'll learn about the theories and principles that have shaped landscape design more...
244PLT100A 05/01   Merritt

Do you find yourself daydreaming about the plants around you—wondering how they grow and thrive? Indulge your curiosity as we introduce you to the fascinating world of plant science, and the techniques our scientists use to study, collect, and conserve more...
244PLT110A 05/01   Day

Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck—or in your apartment. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and more...
244PLT120A 05/01   Marsh

Learn to prune like NYBG! In this two-week course, our plant experts will guide you through essential pruning techniques for woody plants like small trees and shrubs, provide insight on why and when to prune, as well as give constructive more...
244PLT140A 05/01   Perkowski
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