October

Plein-Air artist Frank Guida covers basic design principles, including focal point, contrast, perspective, line, and gesture, as well as how to choose a subject that translates well on the page. Then, you will go out on grounds to practice what more...
232CRF198 10/06 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida
NYBG

Join us for this rare opportunity to discover the beauty and philosophy of Ikenobo Ikebana, an elegant floral art form with roots in 15th-century Japan, that tells stories of the ever-changing beauty of life and nature. Ikebana master Professor Joseph more...
232FDN618 10/06 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Lam
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.
232HRT300A 10/06 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien
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...
232FDN302A 10/11 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Learn the basic principles and best practices of greenhouse and nursery construction and design, and commercial greenhouse and field plant production. Understand how to manage a commercial growing operation, including site selection, planning and layout, and production methods of greenhouse more...
232HRT491S 10/11 Tu 5:00pm-7:30pm Ivanoski
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 various masterworks, then create sculptural interpretations in dialogue with more...
232FDN323 10/12 We 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall.
232HRT331A 10/12 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
232HRT331B 10/13 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

The Bronx River, New York City's only freshwater river, teems with life! You'll learn the fundamental elements of our local riverine ecosystem, then get your hands wet placing leaf packs in the river to see what macroinvertebrates live there. In more...
232NAT359 10/13 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Many important designers have shaped NYBG grounds throughout the years, including Calvert Vaux, Beatrix Farrand, Piet Oudolf, and Lynden B. Miller. Stroll the grounds with award-winning author Marta McDowell, who will discuss how the Garden's plantings, pathways, ornaments, and structures more...
232LAN267 10/14 Fr 9:30am-11:30am McDowell
NYBG

When celebrated ceramicist Frances Palmer isn't making gorgeous vessels, she's growing the sumptuous dahlias featured on her wildly popular Instagram feed. In this new workshop, she'll share secrets about how to divide, plant, fertilize, and stake your spring tubers, in more...
232GAR279 10/15 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Students will be introduced to the topics of invasion biology and weed management and their related terminology. Approximately 60 invasive or weed species common throughout the northeast region of the United States will be presented, with a focus on woody more...
232HRT482 10/15 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm DeLuca
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...
232WEL143A 10/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Take a guided ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen and learn to how to identify and use edible plants that include introduced ornamentals, cosmopolitan weeds, and flora indigenous to the Northeast. Visit NYBG's Native Plant Garden and more...
232CKG229 10/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Get the hang of using iNaturalist, a powerful digital tool that allows you to record and share your observations of the natural world with scientists and individuals worldwide, helping to gather data that is being used to better protect and more...
232NAT204 10/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Cummings
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...
232GAR302A 10/20 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Himmelman
NYBG

Discover the art of hand-dipped and hand-poured candles using eco-friendly, non-toxic ingredients, essential oils, and herbs. You'll learn the history of this ancient craft, and how to make synergistic scents that add a vibrance to the darker days of winter. more...
232CRF220 10/22 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

Become familiar with the cultural requirements, identifying features, and uses of native and non-native broadleaved evergreens, and incorporate them into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, Buxus, and evergreen groundcovers.
232HRT332A 10/22 Sa 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of trees, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You will learn about forest therapy and see for yourself the research-proven health benefits of forest bathing. Learn basic sensory and meditation techniques to help more...
232WEL145 10/23 Su 10:30am-12:00pm Elmgart
NYBG

Revel in the beauty and unique character of the landscapes that designer Nick McCullough sought out on his quest to define the American garden. You'll get an intimate look at gardens from many regions across our vast nation, all of more...
232LAN265A 10/25 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm McCullough
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.
232BIL301B 10/26 We 10:00am-1:00pm Wry
NYBG

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...
232CRF277A 10/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Kroik
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...
232FDN310A 10/27 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

An expert on urban green spaces and former contributing editor for Vogue, Catie Marron shares insights from her most recent book, Becoming a Gardener, which weaves her personal story of becoming an exuberant gardener with meditations on the deep impact more...
232GAR829 10/27 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Marron
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.
232GAR301C 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Davis
NYBG

Learn the basics, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. In the second session, you will develop and draw a basic design plan for your garden more...
232GAR367A 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Beazley
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...
232GWP224 10/29 Sa 2:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

November

Through classwork and hands-on practice, develop pruning tools and techniques to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. Learn how to create and maintain hedges and explore authentic pollarding more...
232HRT321A 11/01 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Join NYBG lichenologist James Lendemer for an in-depth look at these important organisms, both in the classroom using a microscopes and on Garden grounds using a loupe. Find out how lichens get their color and how those colors can be more...
232BOT388 11/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
NYBG

This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, soils and other growing media, irrigation and fertilization practices, potting and repotting, and cultural more...
232HRT312P 11/02 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Yano
NYBG

Hand-woven willow baskets bring a touch of rustic yet elegant beauty to your home. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you the traditional willow weaving techniques of rib basketry. Students will weave one large more...
232CRF208 11/04 Fr 9:00am-5:00pm Clark
NYBG

Learn step-by-step instructions in crafting a modern fall woodland arrangement with pincushion proteas, mango Mokara orchids and heirloom chrysanthemums. Our autumnal theme, in a glass container, will reflect a modern woodland design with glycerin oak leaves, berries, reeds, and vines. more...
232FDN322 11/04 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

Ring in the holiday season with decadent winter fruit preserves. Learn how to make brandied fruit, spiced apple compote, and almond pears in amaretto syrup from Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera. He will demonstrate how to properly preserve fruit, more...
232CKG218 11/05 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
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. more...
232GAR912B 11/05 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

Explore the age-old skill of basic bookbinding using a variety of structures and materials. Experiment with ancient binding techniques, including Japanese stab binding, French link, and Coptic stitches. You'll walk away with a small book to use as a journal, more...
232CRF191 11/06 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Danila
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...
232FDN304A 11/08 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
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...
232NAT206 11/10 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Take a deep dive into studying lion's mane mushrooms, a wood-loving fungi valued for its culinary and medicinal uses. Hodgins Harvest Founder & "Chief Fungi Enthusiast" Aaron Hodgins Davis takes us on a virtual tour of his small, organic mushroom more...
232CKG223 11/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Hodgins Davis
NYBG

Learn the basics of block printing with artist Chemin Hsiao. Together, you'll visit NYBG's Haupt Conservatory for seasonal botanical inspiration. Then, experiment with carving a simple design into a block of soft, eraser-like material. You'll stamp your designs onto paper more...
232CRF209 11/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Hsiao
NYBG

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a bold and ornamental design in the Baroque style with a modern twist. Then, style still-life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety more...
232FDN350A 11/12 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

Since 2002, Delaware's Mt. Cuba Center has conducted research on which native plants and related cultivars hold the most horticultural and ecological value for use in the mid-Atlantic region, including which ecosystem services they provide. Join Sam Hoadley as he more...
232LAN265B 11/15 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Hoadley
NYBG

Study the beauty and efficiency of branching patterns found in nature, from leaf veins and root systems, to corals, mineral dendrites, and a single brain neuron. You will observe and sketch from specimens, then create 2D and 3D representations modeled on these more...
232CRF258 11/19 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fuchs
NYBG

Create spa-worthy products from your garden-revitalizing lotion bars, lip balms, bath salts, body scrubs, and more using a variety of botanicals. Ideal for those who want to indulge in self-care or create lovely holiday gifts. All materials provided.
232WEL144 11/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
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...
232FDN305 11/29 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG
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