February

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.
233HRT300F 02/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Brien
NYBG

Survey photographs from dozens of eye-catching gardens to discover how to combine different plant species using the basic criteria of form, color, texture, and height. We will discuss how seasonality, a garden's location, and a plant's native habitat should all more...
233LAN234 02/11 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
NYBG

Among Earth's most amazing and oldest living organisms, lichens grow on bark, rock, and barren soil. They thrive in rain forests, deserts, the arctic-even environments simulating Mars! Lichens are sensitive environmental indicators, yet scientists are only just beginning to understand more...
233BOT313B 02/16 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
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...
233FDN302D 02/21 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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...
233HRT321D 02/21 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Chanticleer Garden, a gracefully designed series of thoughtfully planted rooms, is also known for the whimsical artwork crafted by its staff in the off-season. Their original metal sculptures, ceramic containers, wooden furniture, carved stone elements, and creative plant supports are more...
233LAN265E 02/21 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Benarcik
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.
233LAN427B 02/21 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Discover the magic of the Costa Rican rain forest and how its diverse world of plants, insects, vertebrates, and fungi are vital to its survival, which in turn affects the weather patterns of the entire world. We'll cover the intricacies more...
233BOT358 02/22 We 10:00am-12:00pm Brown
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.
233HRT332B 02/24 Fr 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your ideas. Practice various graphic techniques on a range of materials and equipment and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework required
233LAN311CO 02/24 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
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...
233FDN382 02/25 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Norman
NYBG

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the more...
233GAR225A 02/25 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
Himmelman
Ruggiero
NYBG

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
233GAR225B 02/25 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
233GAR225C 02/25 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Himmelman
NYBG

Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
233GAR225D 02/25 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
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...
233CKG237 02/26 Su 1:00pm-3:00pm Petter
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.
233HRT411A 02/27 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
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.
233LAN520 02/27 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
NYBG

March

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...
233CCKG247 03/04 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
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.
233HRT411B 03/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
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...
233FDN310B 03/10 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
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...
233GAR243 03/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Pruning hydrangeas can be one of the most confusing chores in the garden. In this class, you'll explore the pruning needs of the two most common and similar hydrangeas-the big leaf and mountain varieties. Hydrangea expert Lorraine Ballato will teach more...
233GAR177 03/12 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Ballato
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.
233GAR301F 03/14 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
NYBG

We will cover the role of plant hormones in growth and development, as well as plant movement, water transport through the plant body, and plant metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration (anaerobic and aerobic).
233BOT316 03/15 We 4:00pm-7:00pm Alvarez
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...
233HRT342 03/16 Th 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
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.
233HRT443 03/16 Th 4:30pm-7:30pm Laswell
NYBG

Having a professional online presence is essential to getting the word out about your work. In this hands-on class, you will build a simple website (no coding required!) to showcase your portfolio using Wix.com, a free and easy-to-use platform. We more...
233BIL395 03/18 Sa 11:00am-1:20pm Marcheschi
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...
233WEL143B 03/18 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
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...
233CKG206 03/19 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Mortimer
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...
233GAR213BO 03/19 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

Water is a crucial design factor in Christopher LaGuardia's elegant landscapes-both its serene beauty and its surging power. Dotted with wetlands and encircled by waterfront, the Hamptons are impacted by reduced water quality, erosion, and colonies of invasive species. LaGuardia more...
233LAN265F 03/21 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm LaGuardia
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. $225 materials fee.
233FDN502 03/22 We 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

With work in over 25 museum and university collections in addition to four solo shows in New York City, David Morrison is lauded for his hyper-realistic drawings, rich in tonal detail. In this special in-person workshop, he will show you more...
233BIL487 03/24 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Morrison
NYBG

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of The Orchid Show without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the exhibition!), since you'll be shooting with available more...
233GWP229 03/24 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
233GAR236 03/26 Su 10:30am-2:30pm Perkowski
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...
233FDN304C 03/28 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
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...
233LAN169 03/29 We 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
NYBG

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.
233FDN300D 03/30 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG
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