May

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...
204CKG206A 05/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

Choosing the right spot to plant your peonies is key to growing large, sumptuous blooms with little to no maintenance. Get tips for planting, cultivating, and propagating this springtime showstopper from Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden, affectionately known as more...
204GAR242 05/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Furman
NYBG

Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers. Topics in business practices will more...
204THR409 05/02 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Czarnecki
NYBG

Scout for signs of pests in NYBG's diverse gardens, explore diagnostic skills to identify the problems, and develop a potential Integrated Pest Management plan.
204HRT417A 05/03 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Conaway
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...
204FDN306A 05/04 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Herbaceous plants occupy prairies, wetlands, forest understories, and many other habitats. The identifying characteristics of this diverse group of plants are often quite different from those of woody plants. You'll learn the fundamental herbaceous plant identification characteristics, as well as more...
204BOT376 05/05 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Hagen
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...
204LAN311B 05/05 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Capparelli
NYBG

With its variety of habitats and position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise! Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live or pass through here each year, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, more...
204NAT317B 05/05 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

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

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204LAN411A 05/06 We 10:00am-1:00pm Capparelli
NYBG

Did you know that Blue Jays can mimic the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk? Train your ear to find them as well as other talented mimics, comical improvisers, brilliant songsters, and heart-throb spring soloists. The vocalizations of our native birds more...
204NAT341B 05/06 We 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Use herbal skills and recipes to treat many of life's little mishaps. Herbalist Dawn Petter will cover which herbs to keep on hand and how best to use them. She'll also demonstrate how to blend various herbsto produce balms, creams, more...
204WEL221 05/06 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
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...
204GAR301C 05/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that feed on woody and herbaceous plants and the damage that they cause. Learn to judge the severity of an infestation and to select and implement control measures based more...
204HRT381A 05/07 Th 4:30pm-7:30pm Gabel
NYBG

Delve into the fascinating world of the creatures that make up 84% of the Animal Kingdom—what renowned biologist E.O. Wilson once called "the little things that run the world." We'll discuss the roles that insects play—both in maintaining healthy ecosystems more...
204NAT322 05/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Each spring, New York trees blossom in abundance— from simple oaks and maples, to exuberant dogwood,crabapples, and magnolias. Instructor Frank Guida takes you en plein air to draw ethereal drifts of blossoms on the bough, and develop your skill at more...
204BIL226 05/08 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Guida
NYBG

May 9, Watson Education Building, NYBG

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...
204GAR200A 05/09 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Gershberg
Rosiello
NYBG

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...
204GAR200B 05/09 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG

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...
204GAR200C 05/09 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Gershberg
NYBG

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...
204GAR200D 05/09 Sa 2:45pm-4:45pm Rosiello
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...
204HRT302 05/09 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Paltseva
NYBG

Using illustrative before and after photos of various projects she has executed throughout her long career, landscape designer Jan Johnsen shares 25 specific tips to enhance your garden. Techniques include "Lure of the Sheltered Corner," "The Principle of Three Depths", more...
204LAN169 05/09 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Johnsen
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...
204WEL138A 05/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceousand 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, shrubs, more...
204GAR315A 05/12 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Roeller
NYBG

Award-winning botanical artist Mary Dillon visits from Ireland to share the relaxed and slow painting techniques she uses to bring movement, vitality, and depth to her work. She will be your guide as you explore the nuances of layering color more...
204BIL645 05/13 We 10:00am-4:30pm Dillon
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...
204GWP151A 05/14 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
NYBG

Study the carbon cycle to understand how and why large natural ecosystems such as forests and oceans help mitigate the effect of climate change. We'll discuss the ways in which natural climate solutions such as planting forests and enriching the more...
204BOT389 05/15 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Kane
NYBG

Discover how to create your very own successful wildflower garden, whether you have a small urban space or a large suburban yard. We'll discuss which native species thrive in our area and which types grow best together. You'll walk away more...
204GAR110 05/15 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Eierman
NYBG

Join us for an introduction to the centuries-oldpainting methods using egg tempera. We will cover mixing pigments, brush-stroke techniques, scumbling, glazing, and how it all can be applied to achieve an ethereal quality in your botanical painting.
204BIL366 05/16 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG

Focus on the bold, symmetrical shape of this spring favorite whose beauty has captured ourimagination for centuries. Please bring lunch.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In more...
204BIL207B 05/17 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
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...
204GAR912A 05/17 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

Take your naturalist game to the next level by learning how to sketch. Drawing asks you to slow down and closely observe what you see, which will help you identify unfamiliar species and investigate ecological connections. Botanical artist and avid more...
204NAT400 05/17 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Guida
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 herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

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204WEL143A 05/17 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

With gorgeous pink palettes and intoxicating fragrance, peonies are the blossoms most loved by floral designers and enthusiasts. You will learn how to select complementary shades and vases to offset their soft beauty. Then, finish your creation by adding textural more...
204FDN356B 05/19 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

204MET519MP 05/19 Tu 7:00am-9:00am NYBG

Garden lovers revel in being in outdoor spaces where the feeling of well being descends. So how can you transform your ho-hum backyard into a "gardentopia"? Jan Johnsen shares intriguing design ideas based on 45 years in the landscape design/build more...
204GAR387 05/20 We 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
NYBG

Urban flora can be found growing in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians to lawns, and other man-made structures. Most of these plants are introduced and many are considered weeds. We will hear more about their origins, life more...
204NAT332 05/20 We 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You'll learn basic meditation techniques to help you slow down and awaken your senses. Our instructors draw from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, as well more...
204WEL145A 05/22 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Elmgart
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...
204BIL145B 05/27 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
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...
204GAR320 05/27 We 5:15pm-8:15pm Gabel
NYBG

A pioneer in integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil has developed a lifelong passion for all aspects of mushrooms-their flavors, medicinal value, and ability to break down environmental toxins. His fascinating presentation will debunk old myths and share recent findings that more...
204WEL804 05/27 We 11:00am-12:00pm Weil M.D.
NYBG

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...
204GAR440 05/28 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

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...
204CRF254A 05/29 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Kippenbrock
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Prerequisite: more...
204HRT336B 05/29 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
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...
204BIL302B 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Vogel
NYBG

The need for skilled indoor plant techs is growing as more and more companies add living plants to their décor. NYBG greenhouse gardener Anna Ellingboe will teach you how to water, groom, repot, and manage indoor plants. Get the inside more...
204HRT166 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ellingboe
Douglass
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
204HRT358B 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:15pm Simeone
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...
204CKG235A 05/31 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Brinkman
NYBG

Embroidery is tightly tied to human culture. The earliest known examples-intricately decorated clothes, boots, and hats found in Russia-date back to 30,000 BCE. NYC-based artist Jessica Maffia will teach you six different stitches that you will use to create a more...
204CRF278 05/31 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Maffia
NYBG

Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking more...
204HRT304 05/31 Su 9:00am-2:30pm Picciano
Davila
NYBG
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