October

Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, shows you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, more...
202BOT368B 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

Creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces requires an understanding of the principles of grading and drainage. Through classroom discussion, fieldwork and homework students will learn to identify landforms and watersheds, calculate slopes, and manipulate contours with the purpose of creating more...
202LAN428A 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
202BIL233 10/19 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Rossetti
MDTN

Make the most of the fall bounty! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell University, Stephen Nocera will guide you in preparing three delicious apple treats to take home, including spiced apple sauce, an apple jelly with cranberries, and apple compote more...
202CKG242 10/19 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Livia Cetti—the celebrated artist who "makes paper bloom" (The New Yorker)—returns to the Garden to show you how to create a three-dimensional blossom from hand-dyed crepe paper and tissue paper to make beautiful creations. You will fashion a high-style rose, more...
202CRF119 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Cetti
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll also show you how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic. Some backdrops and props will be provided, but feel free more...
202FDN312 10/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Zachary
MDTN

Viburnums have recently skyrocketed to gardening fame, and for good reason! They offer so much to the landscape including unparalleled beauty and fragrance, adaptability and pest resistance, diverse landscape function, a food source for birds and pollinators, and so much more...
202GAR156 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Simeone
NYBG

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
202WEL134A 10/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Basch
MDTN

Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors more...
202BIL203 10/20 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300B 10/20 Su 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG

A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
202FDN371A 10/21 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Learn sustainable garden and landscape maintenance techniques, including planting methods, plant care, and maintenance regimensfor trees, shrubs, lawn, and perennial gardens. Discuss site analysis and plant selection, principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic gardening practices, and a calendar of more...
202GAR440 10/21 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Storrs
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
202LAN100A 10/21 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
MDTN

"Landscape architecture is about illusion," says Daniel Vasini. "You create an illusion when you see it from far away, when you get closer, when you're under it. Together, background, foreground, sense of place and identity compose scenery." Creative Director in more...
202LAN801C 10/21 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Vasini
SCAN

Ingrid Carozzi is one of New York's most sought-after florists, and as owner of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn, she's at the forefront of the sustainable floristry movement.
Ingrid is known for her unruly yet sophisticated designs in vintage or reclaimed more...
202FDN418 10/22 Tu 11:00am-4:00pm Carozzi
NYBG

"Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion." So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK's foremost garden designers and one who relishes collaborating with his clients. He will take us more...
202LAN265A 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
NYBG

Hear from award-winning and nationally renowned professionals, James Alexander-Sinclair, Ngoc Minh Ngo, Ben Flanner, Dan Snow, Andi Pettis, and James Golden, share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni more...
202LAN265G 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
Ngo
Flanner
Snow
Pettis
Golden
NYBG

The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation. We'll discuss the history and philosophy of the program, and how the therapist functions within a healthcare team. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient more...
202THR525A 10/22 Tu 8:30am-1:00pm Wichrowski
OFS

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300C 10/23 We 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210B 10/24 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Werber
MDTN

Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.

202GAR327A 10/24 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Marsh
NYBG

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
202GAR360B 10/24 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
MDTN

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300A 10/25 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Paltseva
NYBG

October 26 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
All About Containers Saturday

Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every more...
202GAR200A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers more...
202GAR200B 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Containers are an unnatural habitat that have fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid (eggplant), which ones work well (Japanese maple), and those that thrive (begonia).

202GAR200C 10/26 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Beyers
MDTN

Punctuate your home landscape with uniquely styled containers of fall plants. Learn to use tropicals, succulents, and semi-hardy perennials with bold foliage colors, shapes, textures and sizes. Consider various container styles and how to combine these beauties in complimentary containers more...
202GAR200D 10/26 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Beirne
MDTN

Light fundamentally influences the mood and composition of your photos. Explore how to make the best use of different kinds of natural light by optimizing your camera settings, consciously choosing what time of day you shoot, and using shadows, a more...
202GWP238 10/26 Sa 3:00pm-6:00pm Stern
NYBG

Prepare for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist exam by reviewing each chapter in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. Participants are strongly advised to read the study guide in advance. Please bring lunch. Approved for CEUs. more...
202HRT150 10/26 Sa 9:00am-5:45pm Picciano
Cahilly
NYBG

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
202HRT551 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
202LAN120A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

With their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, essential oils help us look and feel our best. Learn how your skin works and what it needs to stay healthy. Discover which essentials oils best meet your needs and match your skin type. more...
202WEL149A 10/26 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Peter
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302A 10/27 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Incorporating movement in a photograph can bring an image to life, emphasizing a shower of falling leaves or a bird's flight. You'll experiment with leaving your camera shutter open longer to capture motion, and learn how the amount of light more...
202GWP214 10/27 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Whitney
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302C 10/28 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
202HRT301A 10/28 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Grossman
NYBG

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
202FDN300A 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

"Wildscaping" is a movement in sustainable floral styling that evokes meadows and woods. Using distinctive, natural wood branches as a container, you'll construct a Woodland Wildscape centerpiece from wildflowers, vines, berries, mosses and ferns. The effect is magical, sophisticated, and more...
202FDN394A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete the first three requirements in the NYBG Certificate Program. You'll work with industry professionals to gain the key skills needed to become a floral designer.



Fundamentals of Form
Learn the keys to more...
202FDN957 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
Cawley
NYBG

Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
202GWP151A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
NYBG

Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
202THR301A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

Joshua Werber's playful headpieces are certain to delight, as his many followers on Instagram readily attest. In this special workshop, Joshua will discuss how to use botanical materials to design headpieces that evoke a wide variety of emotions. Learn the more...
202FDN316 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Want to transform your personal urban space into a green oasis? This class will provide you with the inspiration and the framework to tackle it. Liz Pulver, an award-winning landscape architect specializing in small, city-sized spaces, will help you analyze more...
202LAN229 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Pulver
MDTN

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321A 10/31 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Logan
NYBG

November

In her new book, Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life, landscape historian, NYBG instructor, and award-winning author Marta McDowell revisits an avid gardener-and one of America's most brilliant and original poets. McDowell's beautifully illustrated talk reveals how the plants and places of more...
202GAR905 11/01 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm McDowell
Quinn
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321B 11/01 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Working with seasonal specimens such as holly, winterberry, and Chinese lantern, explore creative compositional devices of line, balance, and harmony. Develop skills in painting glowing neutrals, shiny leaves, and deep greens and reds. We'll provide plant material, though we welcome more...
202BIL327 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Miranda
MDTN

Internationally renowned botanical artist Asuka Hishiki returns to the Garden to show you how to build texture quickly by combining watercolor and colored pencil. Less time consuming than her signature dry brush technique, this method highlights textures and patterns to more...
202BIL489 11/02 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm Hishiki
NYBG

Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
202BOT223A 11/02 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Kaechele
MDTN

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
202GAR236A 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Perkowski
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students can choose to more...
202GAR912C 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
202LAN100B 11/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Tryba
MDTN

Discover the emerging field of Land Partnering with landscape designer and environmentalist Edwina von Gal and horticulturist & chemical-free landscape contractor Tony Piazza at Edwina's home and "laboratory" garden. See how they manage the property as an ecosystem rather than more...
202LAN904 11/02 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm von Gal
OFS

Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various conditions treated in this setting. Etiology, diagnosis, and psychosocial effects are covered. Learn the more...
202THR403 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG

Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
202WEL109 11/02 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Explore the craggy textures and desolate beauty of winter seed pods.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details more...
202BIL223 11/03 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG

Taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed garden environment. After sampling and discussing an assortment of white and red wines, you'll have a better grasp of what it means for a wine to be called dry, tannic, fruit forward, or more...
202CKG235A 11/03 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Brinkman
NYBG

Share your passion for nature by learning to lead interactive walks that engage diverse audiences. We'll discuss how to break down complex ecological concepts into digestible pieces, as well as how to encourage participation while keeping your group focused. Build more...
202NAT324 11/03 Su 1:00pm-4:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour processand combine fragrances of various dried herbsand essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

more...
202WEL143A 11/03 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
202BIL140A 11/04 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210D 11/04 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
202LAN311B 11/04 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

"The edges become diaphanous, the spaces ephemeral." Andrea Cochran, FASLA, blurs lines - between nature and the built environment, between exterior and interior, between our need for expansion and for refuge. Her landscapes have a permeable quality and make visitors more...
202LAN801D 11/04 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Cochran, FASLA
SCAN

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302B 11/05 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321C 11/05 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
202FDN306A 11/06 We 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

Pest identification is key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful garden. Learn to identify which insects are pests and which are beneficial to your home garden. Learn the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well more...
202GAR320 11/06 We 5:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
NYBG

After decades as a sought-after fashion photographer, Douglas Dubler knows what makes a compelling image. Using his own photographs and those of the masters, he'll demonstrate how to create powerful images with light, shape, and form-and without fancy equipment. Walk more...
202GWP224A 11/06 We 1:00pm-4:30pm Dubler
NYBG

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
202FDN203B 11/07 Th 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
202GAR289A 11/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Gardening and Soil Science for more...
202GAR431B 11/07 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Nocera
NYBG

Hands-on healing and learning through horticulture takes place at The Hort's GreenHouse program on Rikers Island. Designed and built by individuals who are incarcerated and their instructors, the garden features a native woodland, nursery, and vegetable and herb gardens. HSNY's more...
202THR537 11/07 Th 6:30am-1:00pm Krus, HTR
OFS

Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
202BIL302A 11/08 Fr 10:00am-1:40pm James
NYBG

Make a pendant necklace, bracelet or post earrings using dried botanicals and other natural elements. Eco-jeweler and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Curator, Margarita Poulson, shows you how to use casting epoxy, to dry and press plant materials, to embed pieces in more...
202CRF122 11/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Poulson
MDTN

To register for the ISA exam, file an application and pay exam fees to the ISA at least 12 working days in advance of the exam date at isa-arbor.com, or by calling 217.355.9411. No exceptions, no walk-ins.
202HRT152 11/09 Sa 8:00am-12:00pm NYBG

Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
202HRT332B 11/09 Sa 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
202BIL140B 11/10 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
202BIL302B 11/12 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
MDTN

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210C 11/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
MDTN

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
202FDN304A 11/12 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Cawley
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
202GAR301B 11/12 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of native and non-native conifers that thrive in the northeastern United States. Major plant groups studied include Chamaecyparis, Picea, and Pinus. Gain a working knowledge of the best species and cultivars of conifers more...
202HRT333S 11/12 Tu 1:30pm-3:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over more...
202HRT839 11/15 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Tallamy
Westbrooks
Sears, Ph.D.
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
202BIL259 11/16 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

November 16 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Apartment Gardener's Saturday


From windows to terraces, indoors or out, apartment dwellers have ample opportunity to garden—even as winter approaches! Whether you want to develop your green thumb by learning more...
202GAR299A 11/16 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
Rosiello
Storrs
MDTN

Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn to select the right plants for various locations, based on light levels, temperatures, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, more...
202GAR299B 11/16 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Houseplants don't have to be dull! Find out about new and unusual plants that thrive in the light-deprived light conditions to choose the right plants for your space. Discover cultivation techniques for these shade-loving species, including fertilization, water management, and more...
202GAR299C 11/16 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Rosiello
MDTN

Enjoy fresh herbs year-round by learning specific techniques for growing them indoors. Whether you want to transplant your outdoor herb garden inside, or start your kitchen herb garden from scratch, this class teaches you the essentials of managing indoor growing more...
202GAR299D 11/16 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Storrs
MDTN

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students can choose to more...
202GAR912D 11/16 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

Award-winning photographer Mindy Véissid emphasizes an intuitive approach to taking pictures, one where open awareness precedes technical perfection and aims to cultivate photography's meditative potential. You will practice being more mindful of your surroundings, attuned to the subjects that draw more...
202GWP280 11/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Veissid
NYBG

Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of our instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

202CRF162A 11/19 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Colletti
MDTN

Ngoc Minh Ngo's images of gardens and landscapes -from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco-go "beyond mere beauty and into the sublime." With illustrations of her own work, she will demonstrate how she developed her poetic vision more...
202LAN265B 11/19 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Ngo
NYBG

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
202FDN400A 11/21 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS

202MET1121JV 11/21 Th 11:00am-12:00pm NYBG

Here's your chance to learn from the best in a full-day hands-on workshop with groundbreaking floral designer, teacher, and entrepreneur Holly Chapple. She'll share insights into her celebrated design approach, which is defined by elegance, beauty, creativity, and her game-changing more...
202FDN429 11/22 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Chapple
NYBG

Take inspiration from the wintry outdoors as you recreate a nature scene on a three-dimensional, lighted grapevine wreath using preserved cedar, juniper, mushroom birds, and other seasonal botanicals. Then top it off with a sprinkling of faux snow.

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202CRF155 11/23 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG

December

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of longlife." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant more...
202CKG203B 12/01 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Arbor
NYBG

There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
202FDN308A 12/01 Su 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
NYBG

Practice techniques learned in Botanical Watercolor I using live subjects such as leaves, stems, and fruit. Emphasis is on realistic portrayal of botanical subjects and traditional methods of dry brush watercolor painting, with attention to detail and color accuracy. It more...
202BIL332 12/02 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
202BOT385A 12/03 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
MDTN

A grand centerpiece in a pedestal vase brings the elegance of a Dutch still-life to your dining or entry room. Capture the essence of this festive season with large Dutch amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses, Italian lisianthus, hydrangeas, and more...
202FDN320A 12/03 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation. We'll discuss the history and philosophy of the program, and how the therapist functions within a healthcare team. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient more...
202THR525B 12/03 Tu 8:30am-1:00pm Wichrowski
OFS

Dream of spring while learning how to layer watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil to create rich color, detail, and form. You'll experiment with a dynamic blend of botanical drawing and painting techniques while focusing on the structure of splendid more...
202BIL397 12/04 We 10:00am-4:00pm Hollender
NYBG

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
202FDN203C 12/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Southern charm and hospitality come front and center with a glossy, richly decorated wreath of magnolia leaves on a door, mantel, or accent wall. Weave leaves into a wreath form, then complement shape and color with seasonal fruit, pine cones, more...
202FDN355 12/04 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Go beyond basic soil chemistry, by understanding the ionic exchange capacities of soil, as well as how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore more...
202HRT302S 12/04 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing landscapes and formulate the programmatic and functional requirements of a design project. Translate these into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and more...
202LAN401S 12/04 We 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary more...
202BOT302A 12/05 Th 11:00am-12:30pm Bone
NYBG

The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
202FDN335A 12/06 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Norman
NYBG

Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
202BIL145A 12/07 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Christiansen
NYBG

There's more to blending tea than simply tossing herbs together. Nancy MacNamara—whose teas are a perennial favorite at NYBG's Farmers Market—will discuss the flavor profiles of various dried leaves, roots, barks, fruits, flowers, and berries, as well as how to more...
202CKG219 12/07 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm MacNamara
NYBG

Create a building replica with natural materials in the style of the Holiday Train Show®! Explore architectural styles, and then choose from an assortment of dried botanicals such as pods, bark, and branches to make your own detailed more...
202CRF142 12/07 Sa 9:30am-4:00pm Yanni
NYBG

The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
202FDN335B 12/07 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Norman
MDTN

Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins and outs of what's needed to safely, productively, and enjoyably begin to keep honeybees in a populated area. You'll learn how and why a beehive functions as one more...
202CKG206A 12/08 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210E 12/10 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Gather your friends, coworkers, and/or family for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and conversation. Unwind while learning something new!

202CRF115A 12/12 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Werber
MDTN

A grand centerpiece in a pedestal vase brings the elegance of a Dutch still-life to your dining or entry room. Capture the essence of this festive season with large Dutch amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses, Italian lisianthus, hydrangeas, and more...
202FDN320B 12/13 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of NYBG's exhibitions without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the Conservatory!), since you'll be shooting with available light. more...
202GWP231 12/13 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Create a 2-foot tall, round topiary using fresh-cut greens, including boxwood, variegated fan arborvitae, cedar, and juniper with blue berries. Decorate with an assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals—hydrangea, herbs, pods, roses, nuts, and more—to suit your personal style. Your topiary more...
202CRF158 12/14 Sa 1:30pm-4:00pm Conklin
NYBG

Create a building replica with natural materials in the style of the Holiday Train Show®! Explore architectural styles, and then choose from an assortment of dried botanicals such as pods, bark, and branches to make your own detailed more...
202CRF142B 12/15 Su 9:30am-4:00pm Yanni
NYBG

Freshen your home while experiencing the soothing benefits of essential oils. Create custom-scented aromatherapy soy candles using essential oils to invigorate, calm, or heal. Learn the differences between petroleum-based paraffin candles and synthetic essential oil candles commonly sold in stores. more...
202WEL138A 12/15 Su 12:00pm-3:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop soil farm, Ben Flanner shares his insights about the future of urban agriculture and what it takes to run a commercial farm on manufactured land. Located on three roofs in New York more...
202LAN265C 12/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Flanner
NYBG

January

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
203BIL140C 01/06 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300D 01/06 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG

Learn the critical components for compiling accurate estimates for landscape projects, including materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies. Learn how to use estimates to stay profitable and compete successfully in today's business climate.
Please bring an architect and engineers scale, more...
203LAN380A 01/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
NYBG
203LAN380B 01/06 Mo 2:00pm-5:00pm Eckerson
NYBG

Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing landscapes and formulate the programmatic and functional requirements of a design project. Translate these into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and more...
203LAN401A 01/06 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm TBA
MDTN

Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered. Prerequisite: Graphics I

Required Text
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203LAN411A 01/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.
Prerequisite: more...
203BIL400 01/07 Tu 10:30am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
203GAR302A 01/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Grossman
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300E 01/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

Prepare for the Core (Basic) and Category 3 (Ornamentals and Turf) exams that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requires of all pesticide applicators. We'll cover the handling, use, storage, and application of pesticides; safety and environmental considerations; and more...
203HRT357S 01/07 Tu 4:15pm-8:45pm Spencer
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
203LAN311C 01/07 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN
203LAN311D 01/07 Tu 2:00pm-5:00pm Capparelli
NYBG

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
more...
203BIL301A 01/08 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Miranda
MDTN

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
203BOT315A 01/08 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Barnes
MDTN

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
203FDN300B 01/08 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
203GAR301C 01/08 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Beyers
MDTN

It's essential to identify plant diseases before they become widespread in your garden. Explore the basics of disease management, and learn how the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can help you maintain a strong and healthy garden. Please bring more...
203GAR324 01/08 We 5:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
NYBG

Explore a holistic approach to keeping trees healthy and vigorous. Topics include planting and transplanting, pruning, fertilization, root system management, common problems, tree defenses, and lightning protection. Samples of tree problems, supplies, and tools are exhibited.

Required more...
203HRT422S 01/08 We 5:30pm-7:30pm Cahilly
NYBG

Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
203LAN403A 01/08 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Gagne
NYBG

Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients.Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program,is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers (PC or Mac) with SketchUp are required. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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203LAN417A 01/08 We 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
more...
203BIL301B 01/09 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
NYBG

The role of plant hormones in growth and development is discussed as well as plant movement, water transport through the plant body, and plant metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration (anaerobic and aerobic). All the basic chemistry needed to understand plant more...
203BOT316S 01/09 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm Alvarez
NYBG

Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create more...
203CKG207A 01/09 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Michelotti
MDTN

This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

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203GAR342B 01/09 Th 10:30am-1:00pm Forster
NCNC

Learn how to design, install, and maintain conventional, specialty drip, and micro-drip irrigation systems. Drip systems are useful for rooftop and terrace gardens, planters, raised beds, and many landscape and nursery production systems. We will cover basic hydraulics and review more...
203HRT323 01/09 Th 10:00am-4:30pm Dobossy
NYBG

Learn the basic techniques of winter tree identification using dormant-season characteristics. Buds, bark, fruit, and growth habits on deciduous plants as well as unique aspects of conifers are taught. Specialized techniques and tools of the trade are discussed. Dress for more...
203HRT440 01/09 Th 1:00pm-3:00pm Logan
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
203LAN311E 01/09 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.
Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing II.

203BIL303A 01/10 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm James
NYBG

Learn to recognize the characteristics of native and common woody and herbaceous plants in the winter. While in their dormant, leafless state, trees and shrubs can be identified by bud types, leaf scars, fruit remnants, and other distinguishing marks. Specimens more...
203BOT332 01/10 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
NYBG

Learn how to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to showcase your work. Define your goals for using social media as a marketing tool, and create a strategy to achieve those goals. Discover tips for attracting and engaging followers. Basic more...
203BIL394 01/11 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Thompson
NYBG

Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that more...
203GAR222A 01/11 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
203LAN120B 01/11 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
203THR301B 01/11 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN

Children and adolescents with special needs are the focus of this course. Gain an understanding of the causes and characteristics of various developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Learn to implement horticultural therapy for a wide variety of goals more...
203THR402 01/11 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm D'Amico
NYBG

Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We'll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that promote circulatory health. Herbalist Karine Gordineer more...
203WEL161 01/11 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Gordineer
NYBG

Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive more...
203BOT313A 01/13 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
MDTN

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301D 01/13 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN

From the field to the folder, this course covers the essentials of making museum- quality preserved plant specimens suitable for research, education, and decoration. Learn techniques and skills for collecting and preserving plants of your interest, wild or cultivated. Build more...
203BOT338 01/14 Tu 4:30pm-7:30pm Atha
Alli
NYBG

Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Go beyond basic soil chemistry, by understanding the ionic exchange capacities of soil, as well as how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore more...
203HRT302A 01/14 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Your digestive system is home to over 70% of your immune system! So keeping your gut in tip-top shape is crucial to maintaining good health. We will examine the difference between good and bad bacteria and explore how each affects more...
203WEL215 01/14 Tu 7:00pm-9:00pm Paswater
MDTN

Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of our instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

203CRF162B 01/16 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Colletti
MDTN

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
203GAR360A 01/16 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG

As urban populations expand and access to arable land and potable water shrinks, agri-entrepreneurs are turning to innovative systems to grow food indoors without soil-aeroponics, aquaponics, and hydroponics. Three NYC-based experts—Kathleen DeBrota, Plant Scientist at AeroFarms; Yemi Amu, Co-Founder and more...
203HRT155 01/16 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm DeBrota
Amu
Peggs
MDTN

Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered. Prerequisite: Graphics I

Required Text
more...
203LAN411B 01/16 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic skills for developing professional landscape plans, making base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. You must have more...
203LAN427B 01/17 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
203FDN203D 01/21 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Stone underlies all earthly life. It is grist for loam and the bedrock of megacities. But because it's so ubiquitous, it tends to disappear in plain sight. Dan Snow's work brings stone into sharp focus by elevating this humble, natural more...
203LAN265D 01/21 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Snow
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301C 01/21 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Capps Sarathy
NYBG

Capture the subtle colors and nearly infinite texture of lichens. You'll explore their nature and history, and use dissecting microscopes to examine their minute detail. Learn to accurately render lichens irregular structures. We will also discuss how best to include more...
203BIL386 01/22 We 10:00am-3:30pm Rauh
NYBG

Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
203BOT385B 01/22 We 10:00am-1:00pm Barnes
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301P 01/22 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
NYBG

Even after many plants have begun their long winter's sleep, fungi are still very active. For some species like Velvet Foot and Turkey Tail, winter is high time! Enoki and Oyster Mushrooms can be found in our forests and parks. more...
203BOT394A 01/23 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
MDTN

A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
203FDN371B 01/23 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

Stacked image photography allows you to create images of extraordinary depth, sharpness, and detail. In this hands-on workshop using your own digital camera (manual focus required), you'll take a series of photos of the same subject, focusing each shot on more...
203GWP213 01/23 Th 10:00am-4:00pm Falk
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
203HRT321P 01/24 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Some 26 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
203WEL128A 01/24 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Dahmer, M.D.
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
203BIL224 01/25 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Rossetti
MDTN

Having a professional online presence is essential to getting the word out about your work. In this hands-on class, you will build a simple website (no coding required!) to showcase your portfolio using Wix.com, a free and easy-to-use platform. We more...
203BIL395 01/25 Sa 11:00am-2:30pm Thompson
NYBG

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
203BOT346B 01/25 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Anthony
MDTN

Early winter is when citrus is at its juiciest. Learn how to preserve these fruits and savor their tangy flavor throughout the year. Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera will demonstrate the proper balance of sweet and tart while you more...
203CKG249 01/25 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Let's get messy! Visual artist Jessica Maffia will show you how to turn pokeweed berries into a purple-toned ink that you'll use to decorate a cotton tote bag. Choose to paint free hand, use foraged botanical materials as stamps, or more...
203CRF207B 01/25 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Maffia
MDTN

Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
203GAR317B 01/25 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300F 01/25 Sa 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301C 01/25 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Paltseva
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
203HRT321E 01/25 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm Bishop
NYBG

This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self-defense with an emphasis on correct body posture and spinal alignment. Students become relaxed, physically stronger, and ultimately healthier in both mind and body.

203WEL102B 01/25 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour processand combine fragrances of various dried herbsand essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

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203WEL143B 01/25 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
203BIL237 01/26 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Devote special new space for herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers for cutting. Get design inspirations for planning your own kitchen garden and discover tried-and-true small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants best suited to your site. Explore annuals and perennials, herbs more...
203GAR325 01/26 Su 10:00am-1:00pm McCallister
NYBG

Mass production methods for growing cannabis differ from those used by boutique or "craft" growers. Learn best practices for growing in a greenhouse or outdoors, and examine the pros and cons of using different hydroponics systems. Discover natural ways to more...
203HRT156 01/26 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Crosson
NYBG

Learn how to manage annual and perennial gardens using a variety of in-season and post-season maintenance practices. Topics include soil and weed management, watering, basic pest identification and control, and seasonal clean-up. Develop a management plan for a small perennial more...
203HRT344 01/26 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Carsto
NYBG

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
203FDN300C 01/27 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
MDTN

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
203FDN304B 01/27 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete the first two requirements in the NYBG Certificate Program. You'll work with industry professionals to gain the key skills needed to become a floral designer.

Fundamentals of Form
Learn the keys to more...
203FDN956 01/27 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
MDTN

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301B 01/27 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering. Materials included. Prerequisite: Introduction to more...
203HRT411A 01/27 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Through lectures, laboratories, and field trips, learn how to work with plants that are difficult to propagate by seed or cuttings. Subjects include advanced seed propagation and techniques of grafting, budding, and micro-propagation. Learn about tissue culture at the Garden's more...
203HRT412S 01/27 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a camera, more...
203FDN349A 01/28 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Woodson
NYBG

This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

more...
203GAR342C 01/28 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Beyers
MDTN

Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering. Materials included. Prerequisite: Introduction to more...
203HRT411B 01/28 Tu 1:30pm-4:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Through lectures, laboratories, and field trips, learn how to work with plants that are difficult to propagate by seed or cuttings. Subjects include advanced seed propagation and techniques of grafting, budding, and micro-propagation. Learn about tissue culture at the Garden's more...
203HRT412A 01/28 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and in private practice. Learn the diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, mood, psychotic, cognitive, and substance abuse disorders. Review more...
203THR404 01/28 Tu 5:30pm-9:15pm Backus
NYBG

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
203GAR173A 01/29 We 10:30am-3:00pm Forster
NCNC

High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals, miso has played an important nutritional role in Japan for centuries. In the traditional recipe, soybeans are fermented with salt and the fungus Koji, or Aspergillus oryzae. Explore the science behind more...
203CKG208 01/30 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
MDTN

This year's series spans styles and settings to showcase the distinctive home gardens of three celebrated gardeners, designers, and plantsmen — Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman, and Sean Hogan. Whether a private retreat, a romantic dreamscape or a plant collector's paradise, more...
203GAR801A 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
Bannerman
Hogan
NYBG

Deborah Nevins is one of the world's most sought-after landscape designers—creating ambitious, innovative projects for high-profile clients worldwide—yet her own, understated two-acre space on Long Island's East End is intimate and contemplative. The house and gardens were built to maximize more...
203GAR801B 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
203GAR301D 01/31 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

February

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
203BIL140D 02/01 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. more...
203BIL300B 02/01 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Jess
MDTN

Making a hyper-tufa planter is like making mud pies: messy and fun! Use peat moss, perlite, cement, and water to create a lightweight container that mimics the look of an old stone English watering trough. Hyper-tufa planters are the perfect more...
203CRF148B 02/01 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Gershberg
NYBG

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
203FDN306B 02/01 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Jimenez
NYBG

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
203GAR289B 02/01 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Wright
MDTN

The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) offers a national credential validating the knowledge and skills of practitioners in the horticulture industry. The exam assesses performance in 35 tasks in seven major categories of horticultural practice. The application deadline is more...
203HRT148 02/01 Sa 9:00am-1:00pm NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300G 02/01 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
203WEL134B 02/01 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Whether you are a budding arborist or weekend woodcutter, knowing how to use your chainsaw safely and maintain it properly are keys to success. This lecture-demonstration course by an ISA-certified arborist teaches you the basics of chainsaw use and care, more...
203HRT308 02/02 Su 9:00am-3:30pm Picciano
NYBG

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
203BOT315S 02/03 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
203FDN302E 02/03 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
MDTN

Observe the anatomy, gestures, and behavioral habits of water birds, while learning techniques to paint their vivid plumage and distinctive markings. Classes will cover composition and light on form, along with approaches to rendering reflections on water. While working primarily more...
203BIL353 02/04 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Christiansen
NYBG

Hydroponics is a different way to think about and cultivate plants, and it is known for beautiful and fast growth. This course covers hydroponic basics, including system types, soilless nutrition, and crop selection. Focus will be on home-scale systems, though more...
203HRT141 02/04 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Kutz
Lodvikov
MDTN

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
203HRT300H 02/04 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Kutos
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301S 02/04 Tu 9:30am-12:30pm McDowell
NYBG

The darker days of winter can take away some of your sparkle. Learn which herbs and foods can keep you buoyant! We'll discuss and taste an array of herbs, such as lemon balm, St. John's wort, holy basil, and motherwort-and more...
203WEL154 02/04 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
MDTN

Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
203BIL145B 02/05 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
203FDN302D 02/05 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Gardening and Soil Science for more...
203GAR431C 02/05 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Storrs
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
203HRT301S 02/05 We 10:00am-1:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of native and non-native conifers that thrive in the northeastern United States. Major plant groups studied include Chamaecyparis, Picea, and Pinus. Gain a working knowledge of the best species and cultivars of conifers more...
203HRT333B 02/05 We 2:00pm-4:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, more...
203BIL415A 02/06 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Reiner
MDTN

Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh more...
203HRT142 02/06 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
MDTN

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
203HRT321S 02/06 Th 1:00pm-4:00pm Logan
NYBG

Discover the details of making a landscaping business work. Explore the type of business to create: design, installation, construction, maintenance, estimating or some combination. Learn about legal requirements, advertising, customer relations, and human resources. Discuss the monetary aspects: start-up costs, more...
203HRT349 02/07 Fr 10:00am-1:20pm Petrow
NYBG

Conventional structured landscapes are giving way to looser, more naturalistic designs based on the existing landscape's particular potential. Using images of his own six-acre garden, which—like horticulture itself—strikes a balance between art and science, Duncan Brine, a principal landscape designer more...
203LAN226 02/07 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Brine
NYBG

To create a memorable work of art, you must carefully position your subjects on the page. Using a variety of exercises, we'll experiment with a wide range of principles, including balance, focal points, and the rule of thirds, that will more...
203BIL421 02/08 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
NYBG

Wake Up Your Garden!

February 8, Watson Education Building, NYBG
February 22, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, CT

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to more...
203GAR225A 02/08 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Grossman
Ruggiero
NYBG

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
203GAR225B 02/08 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
203GAR225C 02/08 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Grossman
NYBG

Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
203GAR225D 02/08 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
203GWP151B 02/08 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
NYBG
203GWP151C 02/08 Sa 2:00pm-5:00pm Gambino
NYBG

iOS apps can improve your ability to visually convey your design ideas to clients. An Apple product whiz turned landscape designer, Cat Morris provides an overview of tools you can use, as well as how to integrate them into your more...
203LAN222 02/08 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Morris
NYBG

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
203WEL134C 02/08 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Basch
MDTN

Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the more...
203BIL225A 02/09 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create more...
203CKG207B 02/09 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Michelotti
NYBG

Taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed garden environment. After sampling and discussing an assortment of white and red wines, you'll have a better grasp of what it means for a wine to be called dry, tannic, fruit forward, or more...
203CKG235B 02/09 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Brinkman
NYBG

This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, as well as to create fine detail. Color theory will teach you how paints interact, and how to select more...
203BIL331A 02/10 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm James
NYBG

Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a camera, more...
203FDN349B 02/10 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Woodson
MDTN

Even after many plants have begun their long winter's sleep, fungi are still very active. For some species like Velvet Foot and Turkey Tail, winter is high time! Enoki and Oyster Mushrooms can be found in our forests and parks. more...
203BOT394B 02/11 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

Gather your friends, coworkers, and/or family for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and conversation. Unwind while learning something new!

203CRF115B 02/11 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Woodson
MDTN

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
203GAR173B 02/11 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

Discover how easily you can grow and cook the food you want to eat at this exclusive Edible Academy experience with Aaron Bertelsen, gardener cook at England's Great Dixter. Bertelsen will share practical planting advice and cooking tips while he more...
203CKG251 02/14 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Bertelsen
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
203FDN210F 02/18 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
NYBG

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
203FDN304C 02/18 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Mendler
MDTN

How do you decide which plant species work best on a tough site? Which should be removed, which contained, which cultivated? Drawing on her experience turning once-feral urban landscapes such as Governors Island and the High Line into thriving natural more...
203LAN265E 02/18 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Pettis
NYBG

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your more...
203BIL208 02/19 We 10:00am-3:30pm Jess
NYBG

Help your skin glow! Explore the versatile and surprisingly low-cost array of body scrubs you can make with a few simple ingredients. Learn which oils are the most hydrating, which botanicals tighten and which soothe inflammations, and when to choose more...
203WEL156 02/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Peter
MDTN

Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive more...
203BOT313B 02/20 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
MDTN

There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
203FDN308B 02/20 Th 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

Whether or not you decide to pursue botanical art as a business, knowing standard practices will be useful. In these two sessions, you will learn the basics of dealing with galleries and artists' reps, including pricing, contracts and sales agreements; more...
203BIL392 02/21 Fr 11:00am-4:30pm Woodin
NYBG

Join Neil Pederson, Ph.D., professor and senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest, for this interactive workshop on what tree rings can teach us about the ways ecosystems respond to climate change. Old trees hold precious information about climate, precipitation levels, more...
203BOT397 02/21 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Pederson
NYBG

Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
203BOT223B 02/22 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Kaechele
MDTN

Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins and outs of what's needed to safely, productively, and enjoyably begin to keep honeybees in a populated area. You'll learn how and why a beehive functions as one more...
203CKG206B 02/22 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

Learn basic leatherworking skills as you create a keepsake journal covered with beautiful, botanical designs. We'll show you how to trace and cut a pattern, punch holes for hand stitching, and apply finishing hardware. You can use the finished product more...
203CRF124 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Laursen
MDTN

Wake Up Your Garden!

February 8, Watson Education Building, NYBG
February 22, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, CT

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to more...
203GAR225E 02/22 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Rosiello
Ruggiero
NCNC

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
203GAR225F 02/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NCNC

Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
203GAR225G 02/22 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Rosiello
NCNC

Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
203GAR225H 02/22 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC

Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, more...
203GAR367 02/22 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm McKillop
NYBG

Dive in to using low-budget table-top lighting equipment and techniques to make compelling photos of botanical subjects and floral arrangements. Photographer David Samuel Sternwill discuss the basic principles of still-life lighting design and walk you through manual camera controls to more...
203GWP228 02/22 Sa 1:00pm-5:30pm Stern
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
203LAN100C 02/22 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Tryba
MDTN

Explore the Concepts app to create a 2-D landscape plan on your iPad or Surface Device. Learn to sketch directly on the screen, import and modify existing assets, and then produce a precise drawing to scale. We'll also cover how more...
203LAN223 02/22 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Morris
NYBG

For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, develop a needs assessment and activity plan, write specific goals with measurable objectives, and more...
203THR407 02/22 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG

By February your skin needs a boost! Learn how to combine herbal properties with aromatherapy to create personalized, botanically based products. We will make herb-infused oils, water infusions and decoctions, extracts, and aromatherapy blends to be used for skincare. You'll more...
203WEL168 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Craft a beautiful clutch or wallet from vegetable-dyed tanned leather. Embrace basic leatherworking as you cut, dye, and assemble the leather pieces by hand stitching. You will apply a button snap and burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. more...
203CRF195 02/23 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Laursen
NYBG

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary more...
203BOT302B 02/24 Mo 6:30pm-8:00pm Bone
MDTN

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
203FDN210G 02/24 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
203HRT551A 02/24 Mo 6:15pm-9:05pm McKillop
NYBG

World-renowned botanical watercolorist Vincent Jeannerot will share techniques for painting the exuberant beauty of flowers bursting with petals. Learn to capture the depth and nuance of your subject and how to evoke an emotional response in the viewer, a process more...
203BIL494 02/26 We 10:00am-4:00pm Jeannerot
NYBG

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey more...
203BOT207 02/26 We 10:00am-1:00pm Saidoff
NYBG