Guest Lecturers


In the spring of 2020, NYBG's Bronx Green-Up joined with Bronx-based gardens and urban farms to address food insecurity by growing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to local people in need. Since then, this network has grown into a more...
232GAR816O 10/07 Fr 12:00pm-1:00pm Casciani

An expert on urban green spaces and former contributing editor for Vogue, Catie Marron shares insights from her most recent book, Becoming a Gardener, which weaves her personal story of becoming an exuberant gardener with meditations on the deep impact more...
232GAR829 10/27 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Marron


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


Susana Rojas Saviñón and Hortense Blanchard share what makes their Mexico City practice unique, including their use of aromatic, edible, medicinal, and native Mexican plants, some of which they propagate from wild seeds they collect. The pair will discuss their more...
233GAR801CO 02/23 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Rojas Savinon


Noting the number of urban dwellers who want more plants in their lives but don't have green thumbs yet,plant consultant and former elementary educator Maryah Greene stepped up to provide support so these new plant parents can create functional, long-term more...
233GAR822O 03/23 Th 6:30pm-7:30pm Greene

Dubbed "pioneering design talents of their generation" by the Royal Horticultural Society, Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg believe both the landscapes they design and the business they run must be respectful, inclusive, and ethically responsible. The duo will highlight their more...
233GAR801DO 03/30 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Harris