February

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...
243CKG249 02/25 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Tending to roses is an art, especially given how many types there are-from shrubs to hybrid teas to ramblers. Proper pruning can encourage bloom production and control plant disease. This informative session combines classroom demonstrations, student pruning of potted plants, more...
243GAR394 02/25 Su 12:00pm-3:30pm Perkowski
NYBG

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
243HRT411A 02/26 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Nourishing broths are one of the foundational foods of any nutritional healing regime. Learn the basics of making vegan and bone-based broths, and how to enhance them with medicinal herbs. We'll discuss medicinal mushrooms, seaweeds, mineral-rich herbs and other tasty more...
243CKG237 02/27 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil.
243BIL145C 02/28 We 11:00am-2:00pm Wry
NYBG

Brighten up those gray days of winter with a vibrant arrangement featuring pops of cheerful, colorful flowers. Using a variety of blooms including ranunculus, roses, anemone, and textured greenery, you'll create a garden-inspired tabletop arrangement reminiscent of spring days ahead. more...
243FDN392 02/28 We 11:00am-2:00pm Coy
NYBG

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating.
243LAN520B 02/28 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
NYBG

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...
243FDN325 02/29 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Miura
NYBG

March

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.
243FDN300D 03/02 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
NYBG

Raised beds make gardening easier. They allow you to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals in problem soils, gardens with limited space, or on rooftops and terraces. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings because they elevate the plants, more...
243GAR280 03/02 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
NYBG

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
243HRT411B 03/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Learn how accurately estimating landscape materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies can help you stay profitable and compete successfully in today's business climate.
243LAN380B 03/04 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Zavaglia
NYBG

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating.
243LAN520 03/04 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
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...
243LAN120 03/08 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive more...
243GAR146 03/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Loechle
NYBG

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
243GAR315CO 03/11 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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...
243FDN304B 03/12 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Scented smoke has been used traditionally throughout human history to create a sense of well-being. Learn several different methods for creating your own at home incense experience with a mix of woodland material and culinary herbs in this exploration of more...
243WEL233 03/13 We 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

When the trees have dropped their leaves and there is a chill in the air, there are still many things to see in the woods and wide open spaces. Join wild foods author and forager author Marie Viljoen for a more...
243CKG247 03/14 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. more...
243GAR912 03/14 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Dillon
NYBG

Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of more...
243FDN310 03/15 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, intercropping, and vertical growing to achieve a steady harvest and enjoy a wide variety of delicious crops. We'll focus on sustainable practices that help gardeners work with nature.
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243GAR134 03/15 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Storrs
NYBG

Expert beekeeper Frank Mortimer 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 living organism, as more...
243CKG206 03/16 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Mortimer
NYBG

Low-maintenance dahlias thrive in our coastal climate. When they bloom in mid-July, their spiky, colorful blossoms brighten up gardens and flower beds across the city. Learn best practices to help your dahlias flourish, including how and when to disbud, stake, more...
243GAR243 03/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Soil compaction, construction damage, and land development practices can lead to tree decline and early tree mortality. Examine the biology of trees, and learn how they respond to changes in the urban environment. Explore techniques for assessing and preserving tree more...
243HRT426 03/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Finley
NYBG

In this two-part class, you'll master the best lighting and exposure techniques to capture the vibrancy of orchids without use of tripods or monopods. During the first session, you'll practice controlling and shaping light by using flash while photographing potted more...
244GWP937 03/16 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Falk
NYBG

Adorn yourself in flowers as you explore the art of crafting exquisite accessories inspired by NYBG's Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion. Using deconstructed Phalaenopsis orchids, Eucalyptus seeds, Hypericum Berries, Solidago, and Ranunculus, you'll design a necklace paired with matching earrings, more...
243FDN317 03/20 We 10:00am-2:00pm Elfe
NYBG

Examine sustainable techniques for managing and maintaining commercial and residential landscapes. Develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management.
243HRT443 03/20 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Laswell
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements.
243FDN210D 03/21 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Duever
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists, gardeners, or designers who want to learn to identify and classify familiar and unusual spring-, summer-, and autumn-flowering bulbs. We will also focus on understanding their biology. more...
243HRT342 03/21 Th 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
NYBG

Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the more...
243GAR213B 03/23 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils-lavender, rosemary, mint, and more-to make four bars to take home. more...
243WEL143 03/23 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
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...
243FDN306 03/27 We 11:00am-1:30pm Edinger
NYBG

Go beyond basic soil chemistry and examine how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore the ionic exchange capacities of soil, the complex nitrogen cycle, and the effects of composted soil amendments and fertilizers. Discover how more...
243HRT302A 03/27 We 11:00am-2:00pm Lozefski
NYBG

Full, lavish arrangements to enhance entrance halls, ballrooms, parties, and hotels are always in demand. Learn the mechanics behind how these dramatic arrangements are designed and constructed. $240 materials fee.
243FDN502 03/28 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
243GAR301D 03/28 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: developing base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. Basic computer skills and PC laptop required.
243LAN427C 03/28 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Little Island, opened in 2021, offers 2.5 acres of new waterfront park within Hudson River Park. Born from a collaboration of UK-based Heatherwick Studio and NY-based landscape architecture firm MNLA, led by Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Little Island provides an intersection more...
243LAN807D 03/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Nielsen
NYBG

Take a deep dive into the history and modern-day uses of trees found in the tri-state area, from American elm to white pine. On this walk and talk, we will discuss 12 species and how the specific ecology and wood more...
243NAT206 03/29 Fr 2:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien
NYBG
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