May

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...
204BIL331A 05/02 Sa 10:30am-2:30pm Sapanara
MDTN

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
204BIL140B 05/04 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
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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204GAR342 05/04 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Beyers
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...
204BOT385B 05/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Barnes
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...
204FDN308A 05/07 Th 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN


May 9 | Midtown Education Center
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.

more...
204WEL130A 05/09 Sa 10:30am-4:30pm Wright
Basch
MDTN

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...
204WEL130B 05/09 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN

Learn how to select fresh and dried herbs and turn them into natural teas, decoctions, tinctures, and salves from Ursula Basch, founder of The Herbal Bear School of Botanical Medicine. Your homemade products will be fresher, longer lasting, and more more...
204WEL130C 05/09 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm Basch
MDTN

No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial more...
204WEL130D 05/09 Sa 2:30pm-4:30pm Wright
MDTN

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...
204LAN401 05/13 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Holzman
MDTN

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...
204BIL302A 05/14 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

May 16, Midtown Education Center, Manhattan

All About Containers Saturday

No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space—deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or window sill. With the right combination more...
204GAR200E 05/16 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Marsh
Rosiello
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...
204GAR200F 05/16 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN

Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid to those varieties that not only taste great but also look beautiful, including varieties more...
204GAR200G 05/16 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Marsh
MDTN

Containers are wonderful in any setting—whether alone on a windowsill or terrace, or incorporated into a yard or formal garden. Learn a comprehensive approach to designing with containers, including how, when, where and why you should use a particular pot more...
204GAR200H 05/16 Sa 2:45pm-4:45pm Rosiello
MDTN

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...
204FDN203B 05/19 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
MDTN

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...
204GAR289A 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Wright
MDTN

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...
204THR301B 05/30 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN

June

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...
204FDN306B 06/02 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Woodson
MDTN

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...
204CKG207A 06/03 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Michelotti
MDTN

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
204FDN325 06/06 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Miura
MDTN

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...
204WEL215 06/09 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
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 lectures and more...
204HRT301A 06/10 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

June 11
Midtown Education Center, Manhattan


Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban terrace gardener knows the challenge of dealing with conditions such as harsh sun, more...
204GAR226A 06/13 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Wright
Beyers
Satch
MDTN

City terraces are exposed to difficult growing conditions that create microclimates out of sync with the planting zone found on the ground, and plantings in containers are particularly vulnerable to the elements. Learn how to select and maintain plants best more...
204GAR226B 06/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
MDTN

Get the dirt on potting mixes! This session teaches you how to create the right blend of ingredients for your container plants. You'll leave with potting mix recipes for each type of plant, and simple secrets for fertilizers, compost, and more...
204GAR226C 06/13 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Beyers
MDTN

Pests and diseases can pop up anywhere—even on a 20th-floor balcony! Learn the classic signs of infections and infestations found in urban pots and planters. Get tips on how to properly clean and disinfect your containers, and other measures to more...
204GAR226D 06/13 Sa 2:45pm-4:45pm Satch
MDTN

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award-winning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
204CRF277A 06/18 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
MDTN

Emerging research suggests that mushrooms maybe beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. We'll also discuss how fungi have been used to clean up toxins in the environment more...
204WEL181A 06/20 Sa 11:00am-12:30pm Michelotti
MDTN

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
204BIL140C 06/22 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...
204FDN210B 06/23 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Fletcher
MDTN

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
204CRF222A 06/24 We 11:00am-1:00pm Adia
MDTN

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...
204BOT302 06/25 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Bone
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...
204GAR912B 06/27 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

July

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...
211LAN311C 07/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
MDTN

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...
211BIL301B 07/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm James
MDTN

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.

This class is a prerequisite for all more...
211BIL301IB 07/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm James
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...
211HRT411C 07/07 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Storrs
MDTN

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...
211FDN203C 07/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
MDTN

Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures more...
211CKG240B 07/09 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Freeman
MDTN

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. Plant materials will be provided by more...
211BIL219A 07/11 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
MDTN

Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This more...
211BOT308B 07/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
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.

Required Text:
Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
211FDN300D 07/13 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
MDTN

In just three weeks, take the first three required classes in NYBG's Floral Design Certificate Program at our Midtown Center and gain the key skills needed to create a wide variety of floral designs.

Our instructors are floral design professionals more...
211FDN955 07/13 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm MDTN

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...
211GAR301E 07/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

Rosemary, basil, sage, and lavender, all members of the mint family, are known for their fragrance, flavor, and medicinal value. Create a lovely study page of various leaf textures, colors, and shapes, featuring their unique square stems and diminutive, delicate more...
211BIL491 07/18 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Jess
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.

211GAR327B 07/18 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Beyers
MDTN

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...
211FDN302B 07/20 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
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...
211WEL134C 07/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Basch
MDTN

It takes some finesse, but we can help you build your confidence and ability with microscopes to view a variety of fungi and plant material. We'll show you how to adjust and calibrate the eyepiece, focus on both thick and more...
211BOT398 07/23 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Sadowski
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...
211LAN100B 07/23 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Beyers
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...
211FDN304B 07/27 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Fletcher
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...
211HRT300F 07/27 Mo 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

August

Discover how to reproduce the plants you love! Learn the best ways to create cuttings and make divisions for propagating different species. We'll discuss what rooting material to use and how to care for your new plants as they grow. more...
211GAR288B 08/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Gershberg
MDTN

Gather your friends, coworkers, and/or family for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you pout together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and conversation. Unwind while learning something new. No design more...
211CRF170B 08/05 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Woodson
MDTN

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...
211GAR302B 08/05 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

Discover the beauty and utility of tenugui-cotton towels that have been used in Japan since the third century. Starting with dyed tenugui cloth, you will experiment with the traditional discharge dyeing process of Bassen to create delicate botanical patterns on more...
211CRF254B 08/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kippenbrock
MDTN

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...
211FDN312B 08/08 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Zachary
MDTN

What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of "pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form. We will examine the bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
211FDN323B 08/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Guided by expert artist Yulia Hanansen, discover the basics of mosaic making with stained glass. Explore color theory, composition, layout, and how to effectively portray the structure of flowers. Become familiar with the best materials to use, as well as more...
211CRF240A 08/15 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Hanansen
MDTN

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...
211WEL138B 08/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Anthony
MDTN

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
211CRF291B 08/19 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
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...
211FDN210A 08/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mendler
MDTN

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...
211BIL234 08/29 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Rossetti
MDTN

September

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...
211HRT300G 09/12 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN

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...
211BIL331B 09/14 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm James
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...
211FDN210B 09/14 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Mendler
MDTN

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...
211GAR301F 09/14 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

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...
211BIL301C 09/15 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
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.

Required Text:
Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
211FDN300G 09/15 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
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...
211LAN100D 09/15 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Tryba
MDTN

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.

211BIL303C 09/17 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Explore best practices for analyzing sites, balancing weight restrictions with programmatic goals, selecting resilient plant palettes, managing stormwater, and more. We'll overview typical green-roof components (including proprietary systems and soils), discuss the challenges of green-roof microclimates, and consider the expanding more...
211LAN461 09/21 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Holzman
MDTN

Eagle Street Farm founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers on your balcony, or in your backyard garden. In May, get the knowledge you more...
211GAR143B 09/23 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
MDTN

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
211BOT331B 09/26 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
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...
211BIL145D 09/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
MDTN

October

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...
212LAN311D 10/01 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
MDTN

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 and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, more...
212LAN301A 10/06 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
212BIL140D 10/19 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN