Lectures

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.


October

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
As founder and creative director of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, Walter Hood makes urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current more...
212LAN801DO 10/29 Th 6:30pm-7:30pm Hood
ONLINE

November

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Author, artist, and plant stylist, Hilton Carter is an advocate for seeing plants as living beings worthy of your passion, time, and attention. His own home more...
212GAR825O 11/11 We 7:00pm-8:00pm Carter
ONLINE

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

Award-winning gardener-lecturer-naturalist David Culp has spent more than 30 years creating a four-season blooming habitat and sanctuary on two-acres of hillside nestled between forks of the more...
212LAN265BO 11/17 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Culp
ONLINE

December

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Frances Palmer centers her creative life-and daily photo shoots-in an airy studio inside her Connecticut barn. The celebrated potter, gardener, cook and entrepreneur was trained as more...
212LAN265CO 12/15 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Palmer
ONLINE

January

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
When James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in western Jersey, he faced heavy clay, standing water, and a derelict woodland. Eschewing traditional approaches, more...
213LAN265DO 01/26 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Golden
ONLINE

This lecture series will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
This year's speakers approach the garden from non-traditional perspectives-healing, inclusiveness, and music-that add new layers to our notions of beautiful spaces and the gardening experience.
213GAR801AO 01/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Stuart-Smith
Bennett
Weaner
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener Sue Stuart-Smith believes our minds and our gardens interact in ways that can sustain our innermost selves. Her beautifully written UK more...
213GAR801BO 01/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Stuart-Smith
ONLINE

February

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Founding principal of Kathryn Herman Design in New Canaan, Kathryn Herman brings a strong horticultural background and intense interest in architecture to the international residential and more...
213LAN265EO 02/16 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Herman
ONLINE

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Founder and owner of Pine House Edible Gardens, Leslie Bennett designs, builds, and maintains edible and culturally resonant landscapes that are beautiful and productive. The gardens more...
213GAR801CO 02/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Bennett
Jewell
ONLINE

March

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Britt Zuckerman is Senior Landscape Architect at Dirtworks-a NY Landscape Architecture practice dedicated to creating spaces that bridge differences in age, ability, and culture through shared more...
213LAN265FO 03/16 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Zuckerman
ONLINE

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

For landscape designer and composer Larry Weaner, garden design and music composition have much in common. While one may be visual and the other sonic, both more...
213GAR801DO 03/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Weaner
ONLINE