Throughout the year, NYBG Adult Education offers lectures in which outstanding landscape architects and designers present their signature works and insights, and internationally recognized speakers address topics of global interest related to the study, preservation, and appreciation of the plant kingdom.


Biodiversity encompasses the rich variety of all life on Earth-the building blocks that provide invaluable sources of food, medicine, clothing, building materials, and more.

In his new book, The Hidden Universe: Adventures in Biodiversity, Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science of the more...
232BOT813 12/13 Tu 10:00am-11:00am Antonelli

A tireless advocate for the use of native plants, horticulturist Uli Lorimer shares the ins and outs of how to select, grow, and propagate a wide variety of plants native to New England, 235 of which can be found in more...
232LAN265C 12/13 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Lorimer


Maine-based landscape architect David Maynes creates spaces that encourage people to actively engage with the ecological processes that unfold around them. For him, a client's perception of the landscape is just as important as a plant palette; a landscape's edges more...
233LAN265DO 01/17 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Maynes

Three extraordinary speakers explore how immersive, responsive garden design can change how people interact with nature and foster a sense of individual responsibility to protect our shared natural world.
233GAR801A 01/26 Th 11:00am-12:00pm BLENDED

How can we elevate design to save the planet? In this lushly illustrated talk, award-winning landscape architect Kona Gray, FASLA, PLA, discusses how his projects answer this question. He will share how his landscapes center ecological sensitivity and cultural inclusivity, more...
233GAR801B 01/26 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Gray
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