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...
234CRF198 06/08 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida

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...
234FDN304 06/08 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson

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...
234FDN302B 06/10 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele

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...
234GAR340 06/10 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial

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.
234HRT358E 06/11 Su 11:00am-1:40pm Nolan

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. $225 materials fee.
234FDN502 06/20 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley

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...
234HRT341A 06/23 Fr 9:00am-11:00am Simeone

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...
234GAR912 06/24 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco

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...
234WEL143 06/24 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl


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...
241NAT323 07/05 We 9:00am-12:00pm Slowik

Hand-woven willow baskets bring a touch of rustic yet elegant beauty to your home. Jes Clark of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm will teach you the traditional techniques of rib willow basketry-such as weaving a modified Catalan Base, Three-Rod more...
241CRF224 07/06 Th 10:00am-4:00pm Clark

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...
241CKG200 07/08 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera

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...
241HRT341B 07/08 Sa 9:00am-11:00am Ruggiero

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...
241GAR212 07/09 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial

In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of arrangements in diverse styles for many more...
241FDN950 07/10 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
Raimondi, CLP

In just three weeks, complete more than 40% of the coursework required for the Certificate and gain a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound gardening from expert professionals. You'll also see how these principles are put into practice more...
241GAR950 07/10 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Himmelman
Eierman, EcoBeneficial

In four weeks, earn 25% of the course hours required for the NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design. Including interactive classes with top landscape architects, designers, and guest lecturers; trips to historic sites; and the Garden's incomparable resources, this summer program more...
241LAN960 07/10 Mo 9:00am-5:00pm Arrington

In just three weeks, complete more than 30% of the coursework required for the Certificate and gain a solid understanding of how to utilize plants, gardening, and nature to empower specific individuals and groups. All courses are offered in a more...
241THP960 07/11 Tu 9:00am-4:30pm Meore
Basile, Ph.D.

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting radishes with leaves from a provided photograph. A photograph will be provided for reference. Flat wash, layering and dry brush techniques will be covered. This online course will offer more...
241BIL177 07/15 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Wry

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...
241FDN323 07/22 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Werber

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 ourarea. You'll learn how field more...
241NAT328 07/22 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location.
Take a guided summer ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen who will teach you how to identify more...
241CKG256 07/25 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
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