July

Explore the creative ways to use lavender in your everyday life. In this class, you'll receive a brief history of why lavender has been the most used herb for over 2,000 years as you use fresh, dried, and preserved lavender more...
251CRF261 07/13 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG

Delicate and feathery or tall and structural, ferns are the perfect choice to make shady, moist pockets of your garden come alive. In a lushly illustrated talk combined with walks on Garden grounds, Mobee Weinstein—NYBG Foreman of Gardeners for Outdoor more...
251GAR348 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Weinstein
NYBG

Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects. Expert photographer Douglas Dubler will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, and colors of petals, leaves, stems, and vines to create intriguing pictures. All cameras, including smart phone more...
251GWP211 07/13 Sa 12:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

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.
251HRT358A 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
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. $290 more...
251FDN302 07/15 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
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...
251GAR320 07/15 Mo 9:00am-12:00pm Kokinchak
NYBG

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.
251HRT358 07/15 Mo 1:00pm-4:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Spend an inspiring two days honing your floral design, photography and social media marketing skills! Each day, students will delve into a world of floral wonders and accompanying curiosities inspired by NYBG's Wonderland: Curious Nature exhibition. Floral designer & instructor more...
251FDN459 07/18 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

Have you ever wondered why a strawberry is not considered a berry, but a tomato is? Or what part of a plant is celery? Dig deeper into the histories of common fruits and vegetables and explore the science behind the more...
251BOT293 07/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

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...
251CKG200 07/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
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 masterworks from NYBG's latest exhibition, then create more...
251FDN323 07/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Werber
NYBG

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 our area. You'll learn how more...
251NAT328 07/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
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...
251FDN304 07/22 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that's both functional and gorgeous-and helps your plants thrive in all four seasons.
251GAR327 07/22 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm Barrie
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.
251HRT300AO 07/22 Mo 5:30pm-7:45pm Cheng
NYBG

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and 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, more...
251GAR315 07/23 Tu 9:00am-12:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
251GAR342 07/23 Tu 1:00pm-4:00pm Rosiello
NYBG

More than merely arranging flowers, Ikebana seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature by focusing on the shape, line, harmony, and balance of the plants. Instructor Junko Miura, one of New York's most acclaimed floral more...
251FDN327 07/25 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Miura
NYBG

Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designedfor beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling all more...
251CKG221 07/27 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
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...
251FDN306B 07/27 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Elfe
NYBG

Gain an understanding of the principles of pollination and learn how to create landscapes that attract a diversity of pollinators. In this class, you'll review pollinator ecology and the varied types of pollinators in the northeast region; explore native plant more...
251HRT125 07/27 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
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...
251FDN382B 07/29 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Norman
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...
251FDN305 07/30 Tu 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
NYBG

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...
251GAR212 07/30 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Eierman, EcoBeneficial
NYBG

August

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...
251FDN310 08/02 Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Learn time-honored canning techniques to extend the bounty of your favorite stone fruits, such as peaches, plums, apricots and more, long after summer has passed. Create a compote to top your summer desserts; prepare for fall with warming spices; or more...
251CKG231 08/03 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
251FDN504 08/05 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
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. $240 materials fee.
251FDN502 08/07 We 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Explore these two beautiful and intriguing groups of herbaceous plants. NYBG's Director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium Dr. Emily Sessa will take you through the basic aspects of ferns and lycophytes. Gain an understanding of their form and more...
251BOT360 08/09 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Sessa
NYBG

Won't you join us for tea & tinctures? Embark on a hands-on journey into herbalism with a refreshing twist. Join expert herbalists—Arvolyn Hill, Corrina Wainwright, and Suhaly Bautista-Carolina—to learn how plants can be used for medicine, self-care, and relaxation. In more...
251WEL130A 08/10 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm Hill
Wainwright
Bautista-Carolina
NYBG

Taking a few drops of a tincture can be a catalyst for a lifelong pursuit of herbalism. In this workshop, uncover the formulations, benefits, and methods for making contracted herbal extracts used for health and well-being. Receive expert guidance as more...
251WEL130B 08/10 Sa 10:00am-11:30am Hill
NYBG

Discover the boundless possibilities of working with seasonal ingredients such as garden mint and other botanicals to craft herbal cocktails for any occasion. Learn the fundamentals of building a botanical bar; including crafting bitters, syrups, shrubs, sugars, and salts, and more...
251WEL130C 08/10 Sa 12:30pm-2:00pm Wainwright
NYBG

Learn to blend and brew a variety of herbs and create flavorful and refreshing iced teas. From cooling mint to zesty citrus and soothing chamomile, you'll discover the diverse flavors and properties of various nutritious and delicious herbs and flowers. more...
251WEL130D 08/10 Sa 2:30pm-4:00pm Bautista-Carolina
NYBG

Plant and interior stylist, best-selling author, and artist Hilton Carter is a plant advocate who has cultivated his love of greenery into a rewarding career. As an expert on houseplant propagation, he has turned his home into a lush indoor more...
251GAR824 08/13 Tu 6:00pm-7:00pm Carter
NYBG

Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures more...
251CKG240B 08/14 We 5:00pm-7:00pm Freeman
NYBG

With lushly cultivated gardens, native plants, and variety of natural habitats, NYBG is a haven for observing many species of pollinators and other fascinating insects. During the summer pollination season, dozens of species of butterflies, dragonflies, bees, beetles, wasps, flies, more...
251NAT216 08/14 We 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Chanterelles, Milk Caps, Black Trumpets, Boletes of all kinds, and many other choice edibles make their appearance in the steamy summer months. Learn how to sort through this abundance with hands-on techniques and observations.
251BOT356 08/15 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. more...
251FDN308 08/15 Th 10:30am-1:00pm Elfe
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.
251GAR301D 08/15 Th 10:00am-12:25pm Davis
NYBG

Use bracket fungi to create beautiful, earth-toned sheets of paper under the expert guidance of mycologist Dorothy Smullen. This hands-on class will walk you through the papermaking process, and introduce you to the many different mushrooms you can use for more...
251CRF130 08/17 Sa 10:00am-1:30pm Smullen
NYBG

Create a linear, Ikebana-inspired design using locally sourced flowers, foliage, and herbs-such as lace-cap hydrangea, cosmos, nandina, miscanthus grass, thyme, and purple basil. Valerie Braverman of Brave Floral will share insights and guidance on how best to identify and ethically more...
251FDN340 08/17 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Braverman
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...
251WEL221 08/21 We 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

Explore the ancient technique of broom-making. In this two-day workshop, fiber artist and educator Poliana Danila will guide you through this craft of working with natural materials to create a useful and beautiful hand broom. Using natural or black-dyed sorghum, more...
251CRF279 08/23 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Danila
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements.
251FDN210E 08/23 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm Elfe
NYBG

Wondering what to do with your bounty of tomatoes? Preserve them, of course! We will show you the best ways to process and hot pack your harvest, with a simple method borrowed from industrial canning. We'll make a chili tomato more...
251CKG226 08/24 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
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...
251FDN382 08/24 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Cawley
NYBG
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