October

Here in NYC, fall is the best time to hunt for edible fungi, including honey, oyster, and hen-of-the woods mushrooms. Paul Sadowski, 25-year veteran of the New York Mycological Society, shows you how to identify many species and their look-alikes, more...
202BOT368B 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

Creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces requires an understanding of the principles of grading and drainage. Through classroom discussion, fieldwork and homework students will learn to identify landforms and watersheds, calculate slopes, and manipulate contours with the purpose of creating more...
202LAN428A 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
NYBG

Make the most of the fall bounty! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell University, Stephen Nocera will guide you in preparing three delicious apple treats to take home, including spiced apple sauce, an apple jelly with cranberries, and apple compote more...
202CKG242 10/19 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Livia Cetti—the celebrated artist who "makes paper bloom" (The New Yorker)—returns to the Garden to show you how to create a three-dimensional blossom from hand-dyed crepe paper and tissue paper to make beautiful creations. You will fashion a high-style rose, more...
202CRF119 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Cetti
NYBG

Viburnums have recently skyrocketed to gardening fame, and for good reason! They offer so much to the landscape including unparalleled beauty and fragrance, adaptability and pest resistance, diverse landscape function, a food source for birds and pollinators, and so much more...
202GAR156 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Simeone
NYBG

Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors more...
202BIL203 10/20 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300B 10/20 Su 10:30am-1:10pm Barnes
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...
202GAR440 10/21 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm Storrs
NYBG

Ingrid Carozzi is one of New York's most sought-after florists, and as owner of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn, she's at the forefront of the sustainable floristry movement.
Ingrid is known for her unruly yet sophisticated designs in vintage or reclaimed more...
202FDN418 10/22 Tu 11:00am-4:00pm Carozzi
NYBG

"Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion." So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK's foremost garden designers and one who relishes collaborating with his clients. He will take us more...
202LAN265A 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
NYBG

Hear from award-winning and nationally renowned professionals, James Alexander-Sinclair, Ngoc Minh Ngo, Ben Flanner, Dan Snow, Andi Pettis, and James Golden, share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni more...
202LAN265G 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
Ngo
Flanner
Snow
Pettis
Golden
NYBG

Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.

202GAR327A 10/24 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Marsh
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
202HRT300A 10/25 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm Paltseva
NYBG

Light fundamentally influences the mood and composition of your photos. Explore how to make the best use of different kinds of natural light by optimizing your camera settings, consciously choosing what time of day you shoot, and using shadows, a more...
202GWP238 10/26 Sa 3:00pm-6:00pm Stern
NYBG

Prepare for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist exam by reviewing each chapter in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. Participants are strongly advised to read the study guide in advance. Please bring lunch. Approved for CEUs. more...
202HRT150 10/26 Sa 9:00am-5:45pm Picciano
Cahilly
NYBG

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
202HRT551 10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
NYBG

With their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, essential oils help us look and feel our best. Learn how your skin works and what it needs to stay healthy. Discover which essentials oils best meet your needs and match your skin type. more...
202WEL149A 10/26 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Peter
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...
202FDN302A 10/27 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Incorporating movement in a photograph can bring an image to life, emphasizing a shower of falling leaves or a bird's flight. You'll experiment with leaving your camera shutter open longer to capture motion, and learn how the amount of light more...
202GWP214 10/27 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Whitney
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
202HRT301A 10/28 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Grossman
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. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
202FDN300A 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete the first three requirements in the NYBG Certificate Program. You'll work with industry professionals to gain the key skills needed to become a floral designer.



Fundamentals of Form
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202FDN957 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
Cawley
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...
202GWP151A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
NYBG

Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
202THR301A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321A 10/31 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Logan
NYBG

November

In her new book, Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life, landscape historian, NYBG instructor, and award-winning author Marta McDowell revisits an avid gardener-and one of America's most brilliant and original poets. McDowell's beautifully illustrated talk reveals how the plants and places of more...
202GAR905 11/01 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm McDowell
Quinn
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321B 11/01 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
NYBG

Internationally renowned botanical artist Asuka Hishiki returns to the Garden to show you how to build texture quickly by combining watercolor and colored pencil. Less time consuming than her signature dry brush technique, this method highlights textures and patterns to more...
202BIL489 11/02 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm Hishiki
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...
202GAR236A 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Perkowski
NYBG

Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various conditions treated in this setting. Etiology, diagnosis, and psychosocial effects are covered. Learn the more...
202THR403 11/02 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG

Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
202WEL109 11/02 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Explore the craggy textures and desolate beauty of winter seed pods.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details more...
202BIL223 11/03 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
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...
202CKG235A 11/03 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Brinkman
NYBG

Share your passion for nature by learning to lead interactive walks that engage diverse audiences. We'll discuss how to break down complex ecological concepts into digestible pieces, as well as how to encourage participation while keeping your group focused. Build more...
202NAT324 11/03 Su 1:00pm-4:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
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 herbsand essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

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202WEL143A 11/03 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210D 11/04 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
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...
202LAN311B 11/04 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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...
202FDN302B 11/05 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
202HRT321C 11/05 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Logan
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...
202GAR320 11/06 We 5:15pm-8:15pm Kokinchak
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...
202GWP224A 11/06 We 1:00pm-4:30pm Dubler
NYBG

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the more...
202GAR289A 11/07 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Gardening and Soil Science for more...
202GAR431B 11/07 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Nocera
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...
202BIL302A 11/08 Fr 10:00am-1:40pm James
NYBG

To register for the ISA exam, file an application and pay exam fees to the ISA at least 12 working days in advance of the exam date at isa-arbor.com, or by calling 217.355.9411. No exceptions, no walk-ins.
202HRT152 11/09 Sa 8:00am-12:00pm NYBG

Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
202HRT332B 11/09 Sa 10:30am-12:45pm Simeone
NYBG

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
202BIL140B 11/10 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
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...
202FDN304A 11/12 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Cawley
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...
202GAR301B 11/12 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of native and non-native conifers that thrive in the northeastern United States. Major plant groups studied include Chamaecyparis, Picea, and Pinus. Gain a working knowledge of the best species and cultivars of conifers more...
202HRT333S 11/12 Tu 1:30pm-3:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over more...
202HRT839 11/15 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Tallamy
Westbrooks
Sears, Ph.D.
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
202BIL259 11/16 Sa 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...
202GAR912D 11/16 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

Award-winning photographer Mindy Véissid emphasizes an intuitive approach to taking pictures, one where open awareness precedes technical perfection and aims to cultivate photography's meditative potential. You will practice being more mindful of your surroundings, attuned to the subjects that draw more...
202GWP280 11/16 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Veissid
NYBG

Ngoc Minh Ngo's images of gardens and landscapes -from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco-go "beyond mere beauty and into the sublime." With illustrations of her own work, she will demonstrate how she developed her poetic vision more...
202LAN265B 11/19 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Ngo
NYBG

202MET1121JV 11/21 Th 11:00am-12:00pm NYBG

Here's your chance to learn from the best in a full-day hands-on workshop with groundbreaking floral designer, teacher, and entrepreneur Holly Chapple. She'll share insights into her celebrated design approach, which is defined by elegance, beauty, creativity, and her game-changing more...
202FDN429 11/22 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Chapple
NYBG

Take inspiration from the wintry outdoors as you recreate a nature scene on a three-dimensional, lighted grapevine wreath using preserved cedar, juniper, mushroom birds, and other seasonal botanicals. Then top it off with a sprinkling of faux snow.

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202CRF155 11/23 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG
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