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.


To mark our 25th year of showcasing innovative and much-honored landscape design professionals and their contributions to this ever-changing field, we invite three outstanding landscape architects from around the world—Richard Roark, Michelle Delk, and Sierra Bainbridge—to highlight their signature projects, more...
242LAN801AO 10/03 Tu 6:30pm-7:30pm Roark

With accreditations in LEED and Sustainable SITES, landscape architect Richard Roark is committed to creating ecologically-sound public landscapes. Among the several projects he will present are the American Embassy in London, the expansive 51-mile Los Angeles River Master Plan, Hunts more...
242LAN801BO 10/03 Tu 6:30pm-7:30pm Roark

Join us for a rare opportunity to experience the beauty and philosophy of Ikenobo Ikebana, an elegant floral art form with roots tracing back to 15th-century Japan that reflects the country's deep appreciation for nature. By blending ancient techniques with more...
2424FDN807 10/12 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Noda

For over 20 years, landscape architect Michelle Delk, partner at New York-based firm, Sn∅hetta, has led projects ranging from master plans and brownfield redevelopments to urban parks, streetscapes, and riverfronts. Her work follows her firm's foundational premise: to create places more...
242LAN801CO 10/17 Tu 6:30pm-7:30pm Delk

Over multiple generations, the du Pont family has created magnificent landscapes and gardens that complement the verdant lands of the Brandywine Valley, where five of their estates-Hagley Museum and Library, Nemours Estate, Mt. Cuba Center, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, more...
242GAR819 10/19 Th 4:00pm-5:30pm Lederman


Explore stories from the Indigenous Land and Seed Sovereignty movement, which embodies the vision of sustainable relational agriculture and shares the depth of the cultural dimension of plant biodiversity in North America.

Mohawk Seedkeeper Rowen White will share insight into more...
242GAR809O 11/09 Th 6:00pm-7:00pm White

In 2008, the innovative MASS Design Group co-founded by Sierra Bainbridge, began its work in Rwanda, focusing on the Butaro District Hospital. Lessons learned in collaboration with community partners, clinicians, and government officials continuously informed MASS's one health design approach-which more...
242LAN801DO 11/14 Tu 6:30pm-7:30pm Bainbridge


Known for his diversity in residential, commercial, and institutional work, renowned landscape architect Eric D. Groft prides himself on a sense of regionalism, attention to the vernacular, and his work with cultural landscapes. Groft will explore the second generation of more...
242LAN265 12/12 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Groft