June

Take inspiration from the mind-bending horticultural displays and unusual installations of NYBG's Wonderland: Curious Nature exhibition. Give a mirror an enchanted look by adding moss and other botanical materials around the frame. You'll use branches, faux mushrooms, butterflies, botanical blends more...
244CRF247 06/16 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Yanni
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...
244HRT308B 06/16 Su 10:30am-4:30pm Vitagliano
NYBG

A successful pollinator garden must provide appropriate food and habitat for a diverse array of species, including bees, beetles, butterflies,moths, birds, and even pollinating flies. Explore best practices for attracting and supporting our native pollinators, as well as which native more...
244GAR340 06/18 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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.
244FDN502 06/20 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Spare, striking wetland flora create dramatic and unconventional arrangements that evoke these marshy environments. Study line and negative space as you create a large-scale arrangement using reeds, grasses, and other wetland plants such as Irises, Cattails, and Water Lilies. $170 more...
244FDN358 06/21 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Werber
NYBG

Pruning hydrangeas can be one of the most confusing chores in the garden. In this class, you'll drill down to explore the pruning needs of the two most troublesome and similar hydrangeas; the big leaf and mountain varieties. Hydrangea expert more...
244GAR177 06/22 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ballato
NYBG

In this two-part class, you'll practice using your iPhone's built-in features to create high-quality memories of the Garden and more. During the first session, gain comfort with how to zoom, achieve proper exposure, shoot panoramic and portrait modes, edit for more...
244GWP219 06/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Falk
NYBG

Although flowers are available in endless color variations, the creative practice of dying flowers has become popular among floral designers. Whether you are trying to achieve the elusive blue rose or an unusual color to draw the eye, dying flowers more...
244FDN466 06/24 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Mele
NYBG

Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
244HRT341B 06/29 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

July

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.
251FDN300 07/08 Mo 2:00pm-5:00pm Cawley
NYBG

The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We'll help you develop your own aesthetic, master the mechanics for any arrangement, and gain practical business skills, more...
251FDN950 07/08 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
Woodson
Mele
Jamison
Raimondi, CLP
Norman
Miura
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.
251GAR301 07/08 Mo 2:00pm-4:00pm Barrie
NYBG

The Gardening Certificate Program at NYBG provides you with the core knowledge, hands-on training, and credentials you need to succeed in any garden setting with complete confidence.
251GAR950 07/08 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Barrie
Himmelman
Hagen
Kokinchak
Ruggiero
Finley
Rosiello
Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

The Landscape Design Certificate Program at NYBG is an engaging, career-oriented program that gives you a solid, plant-focused foundation along with the skills and confidence you need to start your own business.

In four weeks, earn 25% of the course hours more...
251LAN960 07/08 Mo 9:00am-5:00pm Arrington
Merritt
Poccia
Hagen
Pulver
Patchowsky
Rumiantcev
Cohen
Ruggiero
Finley
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...
251GAR302 07/09 Tu 1:00pm-4:00pm Himmelman
NYBG

Learn to measure and monitor the ecological diversity observed and celebrated in and around New York City environs. Practice using field techniques for recording observations in nature while walking along trails in the Garden. Explore the biodiversity within your chosen more...
251NAT323 07/10 We 9:00am-12:00pm Slowik
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. more...
251FDN308B 07/11 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
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...
251FDN306 07/12 Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Tour the gardens and collections of NYBG to expand your repertoire of edible and ornamental plants for therapeutic programming. Learn their specific requirements and care, while exploring design possibilities, safety and applications for use with various service communities. Prerequisite: Fundamentals more...
251THP320 07/12 Fr 1:00pm-4:00pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

Explore the creative ways to use lavender in your everyday life. In this class, you'll receive a brief history of why lavender has been the most used herb for over 2,000 years as you use fresh, dried, and preserved lavender more...
251CRF261 07/13 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG

Delicate and feathery or tall and structural, ferns are the perfect choice to make shady, moist pockets of your garden come alive. In a lushly illustrated talk combined with walks on Garden grounds, Mobee Weinstein—NYBG Foreman of Gardeners for Outdoor more...
251GAR348 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
251HRT358A 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
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. $290 more...
251FDN302 07/15 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
NYBG

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...
251GAR320 07/15 Mo 9:00am-12:00pm Kokinchak
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
251HRT358 07/15 Mo 1:00pm-4:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Spend an inspiring two days honing your floral design, photography and social media marketing skills! Each day, students will delve into a world of floral wonders and accompanying curiosities inspired by NYBG's Wonderland: Curious Nature exhibition. Floral designer & instructor more...
251FDN459 07/18 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

Have you ever wondered why a strawberry is not considered a berry, but a tomato is? Or what part of a plant is celery? Dig deeper into the histories of common fruits and vegetables and explore the science behind the more...
251BOT293 07/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
251CKG200 07/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

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 colors and patterns of masterworks from NYBG's latest exhibition, then create more...
251FDN323 07/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Werber
NYBG

NYBG's lush grounds and various habitats provide a remarkable opportunity to observe and study butterflies. Join naturalist Ken Chaya in search of a wide variety of colorful butterflies known to feast on summer flowers in our area. You'll learn how more...
251NAT328 07/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
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...
251FDN304 07/22 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that's both functional and gorgeous-and helps your plants thrive in all four seasons.
251GAR327 07/22 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Barrie
NYBG

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
251HRT300AO 07/22 Mo 5:30pm-7:45pm Cheng
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...
251GAR315 07/23 Tu 9:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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.
251GAR342 07/23 Tu 1:00pm-4:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designedfor beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling all more...
251CKG221 07/27 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
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...
251FDN306B 07/27 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Elfe
NYBG

Gain an understanding of the principles of pollination and learn how to create landscapes that attract a diversity of pollinators. In this class, you'll review pollinator ecology and the varied types of pollinators in the northeast region; explore native plant more...
251HRT125 07/27 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to a departed loved one and offer solace to the grieving. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and a wide choice of designs that make more...
251FDN382B 07/29 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Norman
NYBG

Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
251FDN305 07/30 Tu 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
NYBG

Discover plants native to our region that flower in summer, such as Hairy Penstemon, Spotted Beebalm, Shrubby St. John's Wort, and Northern Bush Honeysuckle. Learn how to choose the right plants for your landscape conditions and explore the benefits they more...
251GAR212 07/30 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG
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