February

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...
203FDN210F 02/18 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
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...
203FDN304C 02/18 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Mendler
MDTN

How do you decide which plant species work best on a tough site? Which should be removed, which contained, which cultivated? Drawing on her experience turning once-feral urban landscapes such as Governors Island and the High Line into thriving natural more...
203LAN265E 02/18 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Pettis
NYBG

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your more...
203BIL208 02/19 We 10:00am-3:30pm Jess
NYBG

Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive more...
203BOT313B 02/20 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
MDTN

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. Take more...
203FDN308B 02/20 Th 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris—and designer of this year's Orchid Show—creates transformative floral installations that are destinations in themselves. Leatham's glittering celebrity portfolio includes Cher, Dolly, Oprah, and the Kardashians. His floral more...
203FDN928 02/20 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Leatham
NYBG

Whether or not you decide to pursue botanical art as a business, knowing standard practices will be useful. In these two sessions, you will learn the basics of dealing with galleries and artists' reps, including pricing, contracts and sales agreements; more...
203BIL392 02/21 Fr 11:00am-4:30pm Woodin
NYBG

Join Neil Pederson, Ph.D., professor and senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest, for this interactive workshop on what tree rings can teach us about the ways ecosystems respond to climate change. Old trees hold precious information about climate, precipitation levels, more...
203BOT397 02/21 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Pederson
NYBG

Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
203BOT223B 02/22 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Kaechele
MDTN

Learn basic leatherworking skills as you create a keepsake journal covered with beautiful, botanical designs. We'll show you how to trace and cut a pattern, punch holes for hand stitching, and apply finishing hardware. You can use the finished product more...
203CRF124 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Laursen
MDTN

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...
203GAR225E 02/22 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Rosiello
Ruggiero
NCNC

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...
203GAR225F 02/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NCNC

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...
203GAR225G 02/22 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Rosiello
NCNC

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...
203GAR225H 02/22 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC

Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, more...
203GAR367 02/22 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm McKillop
NYBG

Dive in to using low-budget table-top lighting equipment and techniques to make compelling photos of botanical subjects and floral arrangements. Photographer David Samuel Sternwill discuss the basic principles of still-life lighting design and walk you through manual camera controls to more...
203GWP228 02/22 Sa 1:00pm-5:30pm Stern
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
203LAN100C 02/22 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Tryba
MDTN

Explore the Concepts app to create a 2-D landscape plan on your iPad or Surface Device. Learn to sketch directly on the screen, import and modify existing assets, and then produce a precise drawing to scale. We'll also cover how more...
203LAN223 02/22 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Morris
NYBG

For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, develop a needs assessment and activity plan, write specific goals with measurable objectives, and more...
203THR407 02/22 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG

By February your skin needs a boost! Learn how to combine herbal properties with aromatherapy to create personalized, botanically based products. We will make herb-infused oils, water infusions and decoctions, extracts, and aromatherapy blends to be used for skincare. You'll more...
203WEL168 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Craft a beautiful clutch or wallet from vegetable-dyed tanned leather. Embrace basic leatherworking as you cut, dye, and assemble the leather pieces by hand stitching. You will apply a button snap and burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. more...
203CRF195 02/23 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Laursen
NYBG

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary more...
203BOT302B 02/24 Mo 6:30pm-8:00pm Bone
MDTN

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...
203FDN210G 02/24 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
MDTN

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...
203HRT551A 02/24 Mo 6:15pm-9:05pm McKillop
NYBG

World-renowned botanical watercolorist Vincent Jeannerot will share techniques for painting the exuberant beauty of flowers bursting with petals. Learn to capture the depth and nuance of your subject and how to evoke an emotional response in the viewer, a process more...
203BIL494 02/26 We 10:00am-4:00pm Jeannerot
NYBG

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey more...
203BOT207 02/26 We 10:00am-1:00pm Saidoff
NYBG

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
203GAR173C 02/26 We 10:30am-3:00pm Forster
MDTN

Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that more...
203GAR222B 02/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
MDTN

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...
203GWP224B 02/26 We 1:00pm-4:30pm Dubler
MDTN

Help your skin glow! Explore the versatile and surprisingly low-cost array of body scrubs you can make with a few simple ingredients. Learn which oils are the most hydrating, which botanicals tighten and which soothe inflammations, and when to choose more...
203WEL156 02/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Peter
MDTN

Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
203CKG201B 02/27 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
MDTN

Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and " the Bonnie and Clyde of more...
203GAR801C 02/27 Th 10:00am-11:30am Bannerman
NYBG

Examine the most important factors in the management and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes using sustainable techniques. Learn to develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management. Focus on how to more...
203HRT443P 02/27 Th 4:30pm-7:00pm Laswell
NYBG

Before you launch your own landscape design and installation practice, there are many business aspects you need to consider. Topics include attracting clients, preparing proposals, pricing, purchasing and installing plants, and strategies for success.
203LAN485B 02/27 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Zavaglia
NYBG

Discover how urbanization is changing biodiversity, interspecies relationships, and even animal behavior, in the tri-state area and beyond. Liz Johnson, former manager of AMNH's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program, will introduce you to the particular habitats found here, as well as which more...
203NAT338 02/27 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Johnson
NYBG

Englishman Russell Page (1906-1985) - "the most famous garden designer you've never heard of" - was a visionary master who drew inspiration from historic French, and Islamic garden styles. The great majority of his projects were closely-guarded secrets of the more...
203LAN812 02/28 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Woodward
NYBG

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...
203CKG206B 02/29 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

A staple of English gardens, a willow obelisk serves as a graceful plant support or a decorative focal point in your garden. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you traditional willow weaving techniques, including more...
203CRF166 02/29 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm Clark
NYBG

Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and more...
203GAR116A 02/29 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Wright
NYBG

When winter winds blow cold, bring nature inside with houseplants that provide fragrance and color all year round. Learn the full range of indoor plants with scented flowers and foliage: citrus, jasmines, hoyas, passionflowers, geraniums, orchids, herbs, bulbs, and more! more...
203GAR223 02/29 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Freeman
MDTN

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...
203GAR236B 02/29 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Perkowski
NCNC

Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less effort. They also help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, limited space, or poor light. Raised beds are ideal in many more...
203GAR280 02/29 Sa 2:00pm-4:00pm Storrs
NYBG

March

From the fiddlehead to the frond, ferns have a charm all their own. In the studio and the Conservatory, you'll examine some of their special adaptations and growth patterns, then use your graphite pencil or pen and ink to create more...
203BIL344 03/01 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Rauh
NYBG

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
203BOT346C 03/01 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Candee
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...
203GAR236C 03/01 Su 10:00am-3:00pm Beirne
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...
203GAR301E 03/02 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

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...
203BIL145C 03/03 Tu 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Abundant and delicious home-grown vegetables can be a huge commitment-so it pays to be smart with your time and labor. Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing so you can enjoy a steady harvest, a more...
203GAR134 03/03 Tu 10:30am-1:30pm Storrs
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...
203BIL302C 03/04 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Miranda
MDTN

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics, including how to build and maintain more...
203GAR308 03/04 We 11:00am-1:40pm Marsh
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...
203LAN428B 03/04 We 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
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...
203BIL302D 03/05 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
203LAN100D 03/05 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Forster
NCNC

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...
203GWP229 03/06 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Frank Guida dispels those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, more...
203GAR213A 03/07 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Guida
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...
203GAR301F 03/07 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
203LAN120C 03/07 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
203BIL140E 03/09 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN

Angiosperms (flowering plants) are the dominant plants in most of the world's habitats today. Through laboratory demonstrations and dissections, examine the morphology of flowers, fruits, and vegetative plant parts. You'll also learn about the development of these structures. Prerequisite: Plant more...
203BOT431S 03/09 Mo 12:00pm-3:10pm Alvarez
NYBG

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
203GAR360C 03/09 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Bakshi
MDTN

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today. Join more...
203CKG210 03/10 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Hockaday
MDTN

Learn the basic techniques of landscape gardening, with an emphasis on ecologically appropriate practices. Topics include soil preparation, efficient water and fertilization practices, planting and transplanting, cultivation techniques, and maintaining healthy plants. Wear sturdy shoes, and come prepared to work more...
203HRT311P 03/10 Tu 4:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Create visually compelling portfolios to present to potential clients and potential employers. Learn how to develop professional documentation for a variety of audiences through in class design charrettes and individualized projects. Both print and electronic media presentations will be discussed. more...
203LAN555 03/10 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Molinski
NYBG

Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This more...
203BOT308B 03/11 We 5:00pm-8:00pm Barnes
MDTN

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...
203FDN382 03/11 We 10:00am-4:30pm Mendler
NYBG

Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
203GAR302B 03/11 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

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. Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

Materials
Assorted more...
203HRT342A 03/11 We 4:00pm-6:00pm McDowell
NYBG

Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to more...
203LAN402B 03/11 We 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
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. Prerequisites: more...
203LAN520 03/11 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Pulver
NYBG

Gardens can be catalysts for learning, health, inclusion, and therapy. Gain the knowledge, expertise, and tools to create, renovate, and evaluate both interior and exterior spaces to ensure effective gardens. Learn the latest research in health care garden design, common more...
203THR408 03/11 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Minich
MDTN

Drawing examples from 18th-century art and architecture—Christin demystifies the language of design to show how color, texture, shape, and space combine to create particular "styles." Take inspiration from Christin's "modern-meets-old-world" aesthetic as you fashion arrangements with seasonal flowers in two more...
203FDN448 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Followed by legions on Instagram, Canadian designer Christin Geall is known for her jewel-toned, asymmetrical compote arrangements crafted with flowers from her own urban flower farm-studio Cultivated by Christin. Formally trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, she is a more...
203FDN450 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
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. Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

Materials
Assorted more...
203HRT342S 03/12 Th 4:30pm-6:30pm Hagen
NYBG

Some 26 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
203WEL128B 03/12 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
MDTN

Using spring bulbs and branches, explore how the textural and structural qualities of your botanical elements can guide the tones you choose. Christin will walk you through your own arrangements, using analogous colors and monochromatic schemes to accent the architectural more...
203FDN435 03/13 Fr 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Delve into the many ways in which women in horticulture—from botanists and landscape architects to artists and activists—profoundly impact the world today. NPR host Jennifer Jewell shares stories about the paradigm-shifting women she profiles in The Earth in Her Hands, more...
203HRT840 03/13 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Kincaid
Jewell
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
203LAN120D 03/13 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award-winning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
203CRF277B 03/14 Sa 12:00pm-2:00pm Kroik
NYBG

Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and more...
203GAR116B 03/14 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Wright
MDTN

Frank Guida, Botanical Art teacher and orchid aficionado, shows you what he's learned from years assisting in NYBG's Nolen Greenhouses about when and how to divide and repot your orchids without trauma (to you or the plants!). Learn about different more...
203GAR213B 03/14 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Guida
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...
203GAR315 03/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm TBA
MDTN

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...
203WEL138B 03/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Peter
MDTN

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.

203GAR327B 03/15 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Beyers
NYBG

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
203FDN203E 03/16 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Mendler
NYBG

Learn the basic principles of constructing residential landscape features such as walks, steps, simple decks, garden structures, walls, and benches. Study landscape construction standards, techniques, and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details. Prerequisite: Graphics II

Required more...
203LAN422B 03/16 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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...
203FDN504B 03/17 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in western Jersey. Faced with heavy clay, standing water, and a derelict woodland setting, he didn't mulch or amend the soil or spray herbicide. Instead, he planted right into the existing more...
203LAN265F 03/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Golden
NYBG

If you wish to transition from drawing to watercolor painting techniques or fine tune your watercolor skills, this class is for you. Sessions will focus on demonstration and practice of basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes and more...
203BIL407 03/18 We 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
203BOT315B 03/19 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Fusco
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...
203FDN210H 03/19 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

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.

Required Text:
Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
203FDN300A 03/19 Th 10:30am-3:00pm Cawley
NYBG

Two very different gardeners who both believe gardening should be fun, come together for a lively hour of opinions and tips on growing indoor and outdoor ornamentals and edibles. NYBG Program Coordinator Daryl Beyers will share insights from The New more...
203GAR940 03/19 Th 6:30pm-7:30pm Beyers
MDTN

Artist Sam Van Aken takes grafting to a whole new level. His famed Tree of 40 Fruit contains multiple varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, cherries and apples that blossom and produce fruit sequentially. In this hands-on workshop, explore the basics more...
203HRT174S 03/20 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Van Aken
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301F 03/20 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
NYBG

Develop advanced graphite techniques for rendering the overlapping linear texture, pattern, and density found in feathers and furs. We will explore drawing with an eraser and using negative space. Please bring your own collection or photos to draw. Instructor will more...
203BIL322 03/21 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Miranda
MDTN

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
203GAR173D 03/21 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Glauber
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...
203GAR289C 03/21 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Wright
MDTN

Learn how trees survive the many perils of the urban environment. Soil compaction, construction damage, and land development practices can lead to tree decline and early mortality in trees. Examine the biology of trees, and learn how they respond to more...
203HRT426 03/21 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Picciano
NYBG

Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

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 more...
203BIL225B 03/22 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
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...
203FDN306C 03/23 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

This course is designed for horticulturists who maintain or direct the maintenance of outdoor landscapes. We'll review methods of calculating areas, application rates for fertilizers, and amounts of soil amendments during the first session, and analyze a set of homework more...
203HRT356 03/23 Mo 4:30pm-6:30pm Weinstein
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...
203HRT301E 03/24 Tu 10:30am-1:30pm Paltseva
NYBG

Visit a 720-bed chronic and long-term care facility that serves geriatric patients, patients with AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Huntington's disease, and patients on short-term rehabilitation. Students will accompany the horticultural therapist on rounds to a variety of units. Travel directions more...
203THR528 03/24 Tu 10:30am-2:30pm Arabian
OFS

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...
203HRT300A 03/25 We 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
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...
203WEL149B 03/25 We 11:00am-1:00pm Peter
MDTN

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
more...
203BIL301C 03/26 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
203FDN203F 03/26 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive more...
203GAR146 03/26 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Loechle
MDTN

Plantsman extraordinaire Sean Hogan has nurtured a thriving horticulture community in the Pacific Northwest, altering that region's perspective about plants, as well as long-held ideas across the U.S. and Europe. Hogan's former home-a "garden with house attached" squeezed onto a more...
203GAR801D 03/26 Th 10:00am-11:30am Hogan
NYBG

Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
203LAN403B 03/26 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Gagne
NYBG

Bringing innovative design to an ordinary front or back yard can transform an underused or out-of-date area into a vibrant space. Presentations illustrate creative ways to enhance an entrance with paving and plants, make over a narrow side yard, and more...
203LAN160 03/27 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Johnsen
NYBG

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
more...
203BIL301D 03/28 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Vogel
NYBG

MARCH 28 | NYBG

10 am-12 pm
Native Plant Selection

Learn what makes a plant native, how to choose the best species for your garden, where to find them, and how to grow them successfully. We'll also discuss those you can plant more...
203GAR202A 03/28 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Eierman
Wright
Marsh
NYBG

Learn what makes a plant native, how to choose the best species for your garden, where to find them, and how to grow them successfully. We'll also discuss those you can plant to support and encourage pollinators in your own more...
203GAR202B 03/28 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Eierman
NYBG

Learn how to collect and sow the seeds of native plants from your local landscape or from commercial sources, and how to make more plants from your own collection through vegetative propagation techniques such as division, cuttings, and layering.
203GAR202C 03/28 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Wright
NYBG

Learn the fundamentals of how native plants can be successfully incorporated into your garden plans to create sustainable garden designs filled with the beauty and diversity you desire.
203GAR202D 03/28 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Marsh
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...
203HRT358D 03/28 Sa 10:30am-1:10pm D'Antonio
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...
203THR301C 03/28 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
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...
203GAR243 03/29 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Palmer
NYBG

Tending to roses is an art, especially given how many types there are-from shrubs to hybrid teas to ramblers. Proper pruning can encourage bloom production and control plant disease. This informative session combines classroom demonstrations, student pruning of potted plants, more...
203GAR394 03/29 Su 12:00pm-3:30pm Perkowski
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
203LAN301E 03/31 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN

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...
204GAR301A 03/31 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

April

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...
204FDN210A 04/01 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN

Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
204GAR302A 04/02 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Grossman
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...
204LAN311A 04/02 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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 step-by-step through the papermakingprocess, and introduce you to the many different mushrooms you can use for more...
204CRF130 04/04 Sa 11:00am-2:30pm Smullen
NYBG

Get pro tips on how to care for orchids in less than optimal environments. Barbara Schmidt, award-winning exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show and author of Orchid Care: For the Beginner, will walk you through what orchid genus will fare more...
204GAR213C 04/04 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

Learn the basics of successfully cultivating perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topicsinclude site selection, soil preparation, tools, planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape use, and design basics. Please bring lunch.

more...
204GAR323 04/04 Sa 9:00am-4:00pm Glauber
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum,and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in spring. The class goes out on the grounds rain or shine. Prerequisite: Introduction more...
204HRT334A 04/04 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Simeone
NYBG

Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn to create a site plan using tape measures, baseline, and offset measurement techniques. Practice using builders' levels to collect spot elevations across the site and convert them to more...
204LAN340A 04/04 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Hettinger
NYBG

This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self-defense with an emphasis on correct body posture and spinal alignment. Students become relaxed, physically stronger, and ultimately healthier in both mind and body.

204WEL102 04/04 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
204WEL134A 04/04 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Basch
MDTN

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'lllearn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by the more...
204BIL217 04/05 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
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.

Required Text:
Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
204FDN300C 04/05 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Artist Sam Van Aken takes grafting to a whole new level. His famed Tree of 40 Fruit contains multiple varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, cherries and apples that blossom and produce fruit sequentially. In this hands-on workshop, explore the basics more...
204HRT174 04/05 Su 9:00am-12:00pm Van Aken
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...
204HRT300B 04/05 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Alvarez
NYBG

Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
204BOT385A 04/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Kutos
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...
204FDN305A 04/07 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Woodson
MDTN

Style a glorious spring centerpiece bursting with sweet hyacinths, daffodils,and ruffled parrot tulips. Discover where to source the best flowers and how to artfully add organic vegetables and herbs to your arrangement. You will leave with a fresh farm-to-table design more...
204FDN348A 04/07 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

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. $200 materials fee. Prerequisite: Wedding Design I

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
204FDN502 04/07 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum,and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in spring. The class goes out on the grounds rain or shine. Prerequisite: Introduction more...
204HRT334B 04/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
NYBG

Photograph The Orchid Show using your DSLR 100-300 mm telephoto lens, and dedicated speedlights. Master techniques to achieve the best lighting and exposure for these vibrant flowers without the use of tripods or monopods. Afterward, return to the classroom for more...
204GWP937 04/10 Fr 9:00am-3:00pm Falk
NYBG

Discover how to reproduce the plants you love! Learn the best ways to create cuttings and make divisions for propagating different species. We'll discuss what rooting material to use and how to care for your new plants as they grow. more...
204GAR288A 04/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Gershberg
MDTN

Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering. Materials included. Prerequisite: Introduction to more...
204HRT411A 04/13 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Ruggiero
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...
204BIL145A 04/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
MDTN

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...
204GAR301B 04/14 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC

Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, the third largest public hospital in the US. Its horticultural therapy program is over 25 years old. Tour the greenhouse where residents of all ages propagate and maintain plants, and more...
204THR531 04/14 Tu 10:30am-2:30pm Toth
OFS

This spring The Cutting Edge marks its fifth year of bringing top floral designers to the Garden for intimate sessions that open up new perspectives and techniques. And to celebrate, we're bringing back the designer who launched our series.

Brittany more...
204FDN441 04/15 We 11:00am-4:00pm Asch
NYBG

Spice up your garden with your own home-grown culinary herbs. Get started right by learning how to grow for flavor, when to harvest at peak, and how to preserve and serve up your bounty in tasty, unexpected ways.

204GAR329 04/15 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Wright
NYBG

Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, and abiotic factors and the cultural, biological, and least toxic strategies for their control. Discuss diagnoses of plant problems, including identification of disease— more...
204HRT481A 04/15 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Kokinchak
NYBG

Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy activities. Design and construct adaptive tools and assistive devices through problem-solving activities. Expand your plant-selecting skills for specific therapeutic programming needs as you explore the collections and gardens more...
204THR406 04/15 We 5:30pm-8:45pm D'Amico
Beirne
NYBG

As the mushroom season awakens, discover how and where to hunt for Oysters, Inky Caps, Wine Caps, Dryad's Saddle, Reishi, and the early spring Chicken Mushroom. Even the elusive Morels occur throughoutthe metropolitan region, and spring is the ideal time more...
204BOT330A 04/16 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum,and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in spring. The class goes out on the grounds rain or shine. Prerequisite: Introduction more...
204HRT334C 04/16 Th 1:30pm-4:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Our native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs signal rebirth in spring. Learn to identify them and become familiar with their structure and taxonomy. Take part in field walks and classroom sessions, and practice using taxonomic keys. Students are required to make more...
204BOT333A 04/17 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum,and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in spring. The class goes out on the grounds rain or shine. Prerequisite: Introduction more...
204HRT334D 04/17 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, woody plants make up the forests of the Northeast. Learn to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines by their vegetative characteristics, using their scientific and common names. The focus is on both more...
204BOT375 04/18 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Kaechele
NYBG

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
204GAR173A 04/18 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Forster
MDTN

Make a great first impression by creating a welcoming entry garden for your home. Learn how to design a stylish front garden. Review examples that work for different architectural styles, and develop plant liststhat fit the specific needs of every more...
204GAR326 04/18 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Beyers
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...
204HRT300C 04/18 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Day
MDTN

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...
204NAT317A 04/18 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Chaya
MDTN

To create a memorable work of art, you must carefully position your subjects on the page. Using a variety of exercises, we'll experiment with a wide range of principles, including balance, focal points, and the rule of thirds, that will more...
204BIL421 04/19 Su 10:00am-3:00pm Rogers-Knox
NYBG

Meet the edible indigenous plants of the Northeast that wild foods author Marie Viljoen uses every day in her Brooklyn kitchen. We'll discuss preparations and recipes using plants that define ways of eating that speak to place, such as Aronia, more...
204CKG225 04/19 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

In this popular wreath-making class, explore the best techniques for lavender harvesting, drying, care and arranging, all while learning how to create your own wild vine base. Embellish your wreath with fall botanicals such as eucalyptus, boxwood, and more. The more...
204CRF150 04/19 Su 11:00am-1:30pm Conklin
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.

204GAR327A 04/19 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Marsh
NYBG

Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.
Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing II.

204BIL303A 04/20 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
204FDN203A 04/20 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Mendler
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.

Required Text:
Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
204FDN300B 04/20 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

Using specimens from The Orchid Show, learn to paint the exquisite beauty of these delicate flowers. On day one, Dick Rauh will walk you through putting different types of orchids under the microscope to focus on their fine details and more...
204BIL399 04/21 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Rauh
Woodin
NYBG

Style a glorious spring centerpiece bursting with sweet hyacinths, daffodils,and ruffled parrot tulips. Discover where to source the best flowers and how to artfully add organic vegetables and herbs to your arrangement. You will leave with a fresh farm-to-table design more...
204FDN348B 04/21 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
204NAT341A 04/21 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Chaya
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. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
204BIL140A 04/22 We 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
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...
204FDN305 04/22 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more. Annie Novak, cofounder of America's first fully landscaped green roof commercial more...
204GAR328 04/22 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Novak
MDTN

Fifty years ago, 20 million Americans coast-to-coast took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable planet-and marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.That first Earth Day led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the more...
204GAR820 04/22 We 10:30am-12:30pm White
Persad
Holm
NYBG

Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects, taking inspiration from Georgia O'Keeffe. An expert at honing in on beautiful details from years working in high-end fashion, Douglas Dubler will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, more...
204GWP211A 04/22 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. more...
204BIL300 04/23 Th 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
NYBG

Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.
Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing II.

204BIL303B 04/23 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
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...
204FDN302A 04/23 Th 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Eagle Street Farm founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers on your balcony, or in your backyard garden. In May, get the knowledge you more...
204GAR143A 04/23 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
MDTN

The intricate structure of orchids has beguiled cultures across the globe for centuries. Learn how best to showcase their sensual beauty as you design an arrangement using a variety of unusual specimens straight from The Orchid Show. Practice different wiring more...
204FDN397 04/24 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
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...
204BIL207A 04/25 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
MDTN

Our native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs signal rebirth in spring. Learn to identify them and become familiar with their structure and taxonomy. Take part in field walks and classroom sessions, and practice using taxonomic keys. Students are required to make more...
204BOT333B 04/25 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
MDTN

Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your kitchen. It explores the intersection of mycology and the selection, storage, preparation, and nutritional more...
204CKG230 04/25 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Bone
NYBG

April 25 Watson Education Building, NYBG

Vegetable Gardening Saturday
Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to properly prepare beds and soils; gain key tips on planting and more...
204GAR201A 04/25 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Storrs
Marsh
NYBG

Vegetables have their own special requirements, and whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, you'll get more from your garden this season usingthese time-tested techniques. The two-hour session covers site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting times, and more...
204GAR201B 04/25 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
NYBG

Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including choosing what seeds to start and the proper location, lighting, containers, watering techniques, and soil mixes to ensure your success. Receive a packet more...
204GAR201C 04/25 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Storrs
NYBG

All of your hard work in the garden should produce healthful, nutritious food; so don't let a host of pest problems ruin this for you. Learn a variety of environmentally friendly and sustainable ways to minimize or eliminate pests in more...
204GAR201D 04/25 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Marsh
NYBG

Pruning this plant is one of the most confusing chores in the garden. Time to clear the air once and for all! We'll dive into the pruning needs of the most common hydrangeas throughoutthe gardening year. Examine what stays, what more...
204GAR296 04/25 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ballato
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...
204HRT336A 04/26 Su 10:30am-1:30pm Grossman
NYBG

As winter turns to spring your skin needs a boost! Learn how to combine herbal properties with aromatherapy to create personalized, botanically based products. We will make herb-infused oils, water infusions and decoctions, extracts, and aromatherapy blends to be used more...
204WEL157 04/26 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria. Delve into the evolutionary reasons behind how and why scientists have divided and classified these organisms. We will also discuss biomes and ecological more...
204BOT317S 04/27 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG

As the mushroom season awakens, discover how and where to hunt for Oysters, Inky Caps, Wine Caps, Dryad's Saddle, Reishi, and the early spring Chicken Mushroom. Even the elusive Morels occur throughoutthe metropolitan region, and spring is the ideal time more...
204BOT330B 04/27 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
MDTN

Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, more...
204GAR330 04/28 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
MDTN

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.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Gardening

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204GAR431A 04/29 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Gather your friends, coworkers, and/or family for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you pout together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and conversation. Unwind while learning something new. No design more...
204CRF170A 04/30 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Woodson
MDTN

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
204FDN400A 04/30 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS

May

This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, as well as to create fine detail. Color theory will teach you how paints interact, and how to select more...
204BIL331A 05/02 Sa 10:30am-2:30pm Sapanara
MDTN

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

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
204BIL140B 05/04 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN

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.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

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204GAR342 05/04 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Beyers
MDTN

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...
204HRT300D 05/04 Mo 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

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

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...
204FDN356A 05/05 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

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

Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
204BOT385B 05/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
MDTN

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...
204HRT381S 05/06 We 12:30pm-3:30pm Kokinchak
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

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. Take more...
204FDN308A 05/07 Th 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

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


May 9 | Midtown Education Center
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.

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204WEL130A 05/09 Sa 10:30am-4:30pm Wright
Basch
MDTN

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...
204WEL130B 05/09 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN

Learn how to select fresh and dried herbs and turn them into natural teas, decoctions, tinctures, and salves from Ursula Basch, founder of The Herbal Bear School of Botanical Medicine. Your homemade products will be fresher, longer lasting, and more more...
204WEL130C 05/09 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm Basch
MDTN

No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial more...
204WEL130D 05/09 Sa 2:30pm-4:30pm Wright
MDTN

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 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...
204GAR315A 05/12 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Roeller
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...
204HRT358A 05/12 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC

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

Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing landscapes and formulate the programmatic and functional requirements of a design project. Translate these into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and more...
204LAN401 05/13 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Holzman
MDTN

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...
204BIL302A 05/14 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

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
204GWP151B 05/14 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm 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

May 16, Midtown Education Center, Manhattan

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...
204GAR200E 05/16 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Marsh
Rosiello
MDTN

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...
204GAR200F 05/16 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN

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...
204GAR200G 05/16 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Marsh
MDTN

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...
204GAR200H 05/16 Sa 2:45pm-4:45pm Rosiello
MDTN

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

As a leader in services for older adults, Parker Health Group "makes aging part of life" by using a person-centered approach. Observe Eden Alternative principles in action as you tour Parker's assisted living and long-term residential care facilities in New more...
204THR516 05/18 Mo 9:30am-2:30pm Shahay
OFS

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
204FDN203B 05/19 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
MDTN

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

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

May 30, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, Connecticut

Vegetable Gardening Saturday
Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to properly prepare beds and soils; gain key tips more...
204GAR201E 05/30 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Grossman
Marsh
NCNC

Vegetables have their own special requirements, and whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, you'll get more from your garden this season usingthese time-tested techniques. The two-hour session covers site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting times, and more...
204GAR201F 05/30 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NCNC

Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including choosing what seeds to start and the proper location, lighting, containers, watering techniques, and soil mixes to ensure your success. Receive a packet more...
204GAR201G 05/30 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Grossman
NCNC

All of your hard work in the garden should produce healthful, nutritious food; so don't let a host of pest problems ruin this for you. Learn a variety of environmentally friendly and sustainable ways to minimize or eliminate pests in more...
204GAR201H 05/30 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Marsh
NCNC

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...
204GAR289A 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Wright
MDTN

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

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...
204THR301B 05/30 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN

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

June

Strike gold and take your pen and ink drawings to a new level. See how easily 18-carat-gold liquid Spectralite ink flows from the nib of a traditional crow quill dip pen. You will transfer one of your favorite botanical drawings more...
204BIL342 06/01 Mo 10:00am-3:30pm Morley
NYBG

Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm to create a centerpiece that spans the length of the wedding table, cleverly designed more...
204FDN362 06/01 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
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...
204FDN306B 06/02 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Woodson
MDTN

Take creative inspiration from 19th- and 20th-century English gardens blooming with delicate roses with names like Amnesia, Quicksand, and Early Grey. Step-by-step, learn easy techniques for crafting an opulent tabletop from a bygone era. Our choice of container-faux mercury glass more...
204FDN387A 06/02 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

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...
204HRT300E 06/02 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG

Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create more...
204CKG207A 06/03 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Michelotti
MDTN

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...
204HRT336S 06/03 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Bronson
NYBG