April

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, more...
204CKG241O 04/14 Tu 6:00pm-7:30pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
204GAR301O 04/15 We 4:00pm-6:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance from designer Nsombi Woodson. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get more...
204FDN243O 04/16 Th 4:30pm-6:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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 more...
204BOT375O 04/18 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Kaechele
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
204GAR326O 04/18 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
204GAR328O 04/22 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Novak
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Eagle Street Farm co-founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers more...
204GAR143AO 04/23 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
204HRT300O 04/23 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Barnes
ONLINE

This class will take place online with ample opportunity for one on one feedback from the instructor. Registered students will receive login instructions.
This workshop will impart the instructor's method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate more...
204BIL207AO 04/25 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Vegetable Gardener's 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; more...
204GAR201AO 04/25 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm Beyers
Marsh
Storrs
ONLINE

PLEASE NOTE: This class will begin online, though it may end onsite depending on how the current situation unfolds. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of more...
204BOT317SO 04/27 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
204GAR330O 04/28 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Novak
ONLINE

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

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...
204FDN306A 05/04 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
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.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

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

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

Required Text
more...
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.

more...
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 herbaceousand 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, shrubs, 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

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.

more...
204WEL143A 05/17 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
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...
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

204MET519MP 05/19 Tu 7:00am-9:00am 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

Learn to measure and monitor the ecological diversity observed and celebrated in and around New York City environs. Practice using field techniques for recording observations in nature while walking along trails in the Garden. Explore the biodiversity within your chosen more...
204NAT323 06/03 We 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
NYBG

Artist James Gurney shares how he paints from life using his portable gouache setup. He'll start with a digital presentation to give an overview of his painting process in opaque water media, including gouache, casein, and watercolor. After a quick more...
204BIL497 06/04 Th 10:00am-4:00pm Gurney
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...
204FDN304A 06/04 Th 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Make artistic images with your iPhone, the world's most-used camera! Learn to "see as a professional" and make proper use of your focus, flash, self-timer and zoom capabilities. See how preparation, lighting, and environmental conditions can help create unique images. more...
204GWP161 06/04 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
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...
204LAN100A 06/04 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

When the sun goes down, the art of landscape lighting can bring a painterly or even sculptural transformation to your design. This course explores the art of landscape lighting from selection and placement to color and composition. Learn the technical more...
204LAN158 06/05 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Novasel
NYBG

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
204CRF291A 06/06 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kroik
NYBG

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
204FDN325 06/06 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Miura
MDTN

Don't let a lack of sun cast a shadow on your garden! Find out which plants thrive in shady conditions while bringing charm and color. You'll see how to expand your palette from reliable standards such as hosta and plant more...
204GAR142 06/06 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Ballato
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...
204GAR301D 06/06 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Marsh
NYBG

Learn to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
204GWP928 06/06 Sa 9:00am-3:00pm Falk
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...
204RMCHTHR301 06/06 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm NYBG

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...
204FDN387B 06/09 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
204THR301A 06/09 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
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...
204THR301IA 06/09 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

Your digestive system is home to over 70% of your immune system! So keeping your gut in tip-top shape is crucial to maintaining good health. We will examine the difference between good and bad bacteria and explore how each affects more...
204WEL215 06/09 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
MDTN

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 lectures and more...
204HRT301A 06/10 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN
204HRT301B 06/11 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Grossman
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...
204CKG200A 06/13 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Channel your inner Monet while you spend a morning drawing in the Garden! Botanical artist Frank Guida covers basic design principles, including focal point, contrast, perspective, line, and gesture, as well as how to choose a subject that translates well more...
204CRF198 06/13 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Guida
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 bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
204FDN323A 06/13 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Werber
NYBG

June 11
Midtown Education Center, Manhattan


Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban terrace gardener knows the challenge of dealing with conditions such as harsh sun, more...
204GAR226A 06/13 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Wright
Beyers
Satch
MDTN

City terraces are exposed to difficult growing conditions that create microclimates out of sync with the planting zone found on the ground, and plantings in containers are particularly vulnerable to the elements. Learn how to select and maintain plants best more...
204GAR226B 06/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
MDTN

Get the dirt on potting mixes! This session teaches you how to create the right blend of ingredients for your container plants. You'll leave with potting mix recipes for each type of plant, and simple secrets for fertilizers, compost, and more...
204GAR226C 06/13 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Beyers
MDTN

Pests and diseases can pop up anywhere—even on a 20th-floor balcony! Learn the classic signs of infections and infestations found in urban pots and planters. Get tips on how to properly clean and disinfect your containers, and other measures to more...
204GAR226D 06/13 Sa 2:45pm-4:45pm Satch
MDTN

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
204BIL228 06/14 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Wry
NYBG

Mass production methods for growing cannabis differ from those used by boutique or "craft" growers. Learn best practices for growing in a greenhouse or outdoors, and examine the pros and cons of using different hydroponics systems. Discover natural ways to more...
204HRT156 06/14 Su 10:00am-2:00pm DeBacco
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...
204FDN308B 06/15 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Gilbert
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...
204BOT308A 06/16 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Bronson
NYBG

Learn to turn wrist corsages, floral crowns, and botanical rings into show-stopping works of art. McLeary will walk you what she's learned from ignoring convention again and again, including how to create multi-use pieces that can be worn as a more...
204FDN416 06/16 Tu 10:30am-4:00pm McLeary
NYBG

Artist/designer Susan McLeary of the Michigan-based studio Passionflower is a highly regarded innovator best known for her boundary-pushing living jewelry. Her soulful, seasonally-inspired creations have garnered gold medals from Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year competition and graced the more...
204FDN434 06/16 Tu 10:30am-4:00pm McLeary
NYBG

Older adults present an increasing need for therapeutic services. Learn about the physical, sensory, cognitive, psychological, and social aspects of aging and their implications for horticultural therapy programming. Explore how horticulture can be an important component in the various levels more...
204THR401 06/16 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG

McLeary guides you through the process of crafting artful, natural-styled centerpieces by outlining the nine floral layers she uses in her designs. Using this technique, as well as the ancient concept of the golden ratio, create two dynamic centerpieces bursting more...
204FDN417 06/17 We 10:30am-4:00pm McLeary
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...
204CRF277A 06/18 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
MDTN

Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and wetlands. Learn about basic plant structure and more...
204BOT334 06/19 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
NYBG

Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of more...
204FDN310 06/19 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Spectacularly beautiful and incredibly diverse, birds and insects present unique opportunities and challenges for the photographer. Discover tips and tricks for finding and capturing pollinators in action, as well as the best ways to approach subjects in the field. Practice more...
204GWP254 06/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various conditions treated in this setting. Etiology, diagnosis, and psychosocial effects are covered. Learn the more...
204THR403 06/20 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Wichrowski
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...
204WEL134B 06/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Emerging research suggests that mushrooms maybe beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. We'll also discuss how fungi have been used to clean up toxins in the environment more...
204WEL181A 06/20 Sa 11:00am-12:30pm Michelotti
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...
204BIL140C 06/22 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
MDTN

Join Stephen Morrell for an in-depth look at the beauty and simplicity of Japanese gardens, and enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the Rockefeller Japanese Garden, one of the east coast's finest examples. We'll begin the day at NYBG discussing more...
204LAN159 06/22 Mo 9:30am-3:30pm Morrell
NYBG

Revel in summer's bounty while learning how to layer watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil to create rich color, detail, and form. You'll experiment with a dynamic blend of botanical drawing and painting techniques while focusing on the structure of more...
204BIL483 06/23 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Hollender
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...
204FDN210B 06/23 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Fletcher
MDTN

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
204CRF222A 06/24 We 11:00am-1:00pm Adia
MDTN

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...
204BOT302 06/25 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Bone
MDTN

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a differentbotanical subject. Plant and photo reference materials will be provided more...
204BIL212 06/27 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG

Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
204CRF128A 06/27 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Waitzman
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...
204GAR912B 06/27 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Capobianco
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...
204HRT411B 06/28 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

July

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...
211BIL301A 07/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
NYBG

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.

This class is a prerequisite for all more...
211BIL301IA 07/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
NYBG

Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and howto create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.
more...
211BIL400 07/06 Mo 10:00am-4:30pm Morley
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...
211FDN300I 07/06 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
NYBG

SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 6-August 7
In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of more...
211FDN950 07/06 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm NYBG

SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 6–24
Fast-track your NYBG Gardening Certificate this summer! In just three short weeks, you'll complete over 25% of all course work required for the Certificate, giving you a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound more...
211GAR950 07/06 Mo 9:00am-4:00pm 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...
211LAN311C 07/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
MDTN

SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 6–August 7

In five weeks, earn more than 25% of the course hours required for the NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design. Interactive classes with top landscape architects, designers, guest lecturers, plus trips to historic sites, more...
211LAN960 07/06 Mo 9:00am-5:00pm 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...
211BIL301B 07/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm James
MDTN

Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.

This class is a prerequisite for all more...
211BIL301IB 07/07 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm James
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...
211HRT411C 07/07 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Storrs
MDTN

Children and adolescents with special needs are the focus of this course. Gain an understanding of the causes and characteristics of various developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Learn to implement horticultural therapy for a wide variety of goals more...
211THR402 07/07 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm D'Amico
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...
211WEL145B 07/07 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Soma
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...
211FDN203C 07/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
211FDN400B 07/08 We 9:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS

Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
211HRT341A 07/08 We 10:30am-12:30pm Ruggiero
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...
211CKG240B 07/09 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Freeman
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...
211FDN308I 07/09 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Gilbert
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...
211FDN306I 07/10 Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
211BIL219A 07/11 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
MDTN

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...
211BOT308B 07/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Holmes
MDTN

A world without trees is hard to envision, but a reality eons ago. What did Earth's first trees look like, and how have trees changed overtime? This course examines the evolution of arborescence, from the first fossil trees in the more...
211BOT311 07/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG

Activities analysis explores the various aspects of horticultural therapy activities as they relate to both client and administrative needs. Each activity is analyzed in an effort to structure activities that can achieve measurable clinical outcomes. Learn to develop a needs more...
211THR407 07/11 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Jaroslow
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...
211FDN300D 07/13 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
MDTN

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...
211FDN302I 07/13 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

In just three weeks, take the first three required classes in NYBG's Floral Design Certificate Program at our Midtown Center and gain the key skills needed to create a wide variety of floral designs.

Our instructors are floral design professionals more...
211FDN955 07/13 Mo 11:00am-3:30pm MDTN

The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, a versatility that makes it an enjoyable medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn how more...
211BIL415A 07/14 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
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...
211GAR301E 07/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

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...
211THR301C 07/14 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
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...
211THR301IC 07/14 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation. We'll discuss the history and philosophy of the program, and how the therapist functions within a healthcare team. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient more...
211THR525 07/14 Tu 9:00am-2:30pm Wichrowski
OFS

The fascinating lives of bats are revealed courtesy of J. Alan Clark, Ph.D., co-author of Bats in the Bronx, a recent study of five local bat species. After brief lecture, we will venture onto NYBG's grounds using handheld equipment to more...
211NAT329A 07/15 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Clark, Ph. D.
NYBG

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of the artwork of KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature that is displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time more...
211GWP241A 07/17 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are far from random, and are often dictated by complex factors, which limit or encourage the growth of particular plants. In this workshop you will more...
211HRT140A 07/17 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Arcate Schuler
NYBG

Rosemary, basil, sage, and lavender, all members of the mint family, are known for their fragrance, flavor, and medicinal value. Create a lovely study page of various leaf textures, colors, and shapes, featuring their unique square stems and diminutive, delicate more...
211BIL491 07/18 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Jess
MDTN

Natural wines are a booming industry-with new environmentally conscious winemakers cropping up and natural wine fairs attracting thousands of interested consumers. In this class, we'll rediscover wine in its true nature-made in an eco-friendly and healthy way. Through tastings and more...
211CKG217 07/18 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Arbor
NYBG

Create a soundscape that gives voice to the natural world. Composer Angélica Negrón,who created an immersive choral experience in the Thain Family Forest last fall, will show you howto combine sounds to capture a sense of place. Learn to record more...
211CRF260 07/18 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Negron
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.

211GAR327B 07/18 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Beyers
MDTN

Learn how to naturally care for hair from the inside out! Join Herbalist Karine Gordineer as she shares which nutrients and vitamins are essential and how herbs can help nourish our hair. In this hands-on workshop, you will make a more...
211WEL160 07/18 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Gordineer
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...
211CKG200B 07/19 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
211HRT341B 07/19 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Simeone
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...
211FDN302B 07/20 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
MDTN

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...
211FDN304I 07/20 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and private homes. Learn the diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, mood, psychotic, cognitive, and substance abuse disorders. Review actual more...
211THR404 07/20 Mo 10:00am-3:30pm Backus
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...
211WEL134C 07/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Basch
MDTN

It takes some finesse, but we can help you build your confidence and ability with microscopes to view a variety of fungi and plant material. We'll show you how to adjust and calibrate the eyepiece, focus on both thick and more...
211BOT398 07/23 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Sadowski
MDTN

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...
211LAN100B 07/23 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Beyers
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...
211FDN400I 07/24 Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Gilbert
NYBG

"Put up" your peaches using time-honored canning techniques for three preparations that will extend the bounty of your favorite stone fruits long after summer is gone. Create a compote to top your summer desserts; prepare for fall with warming spices; more...
211CKG231 07/25 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Celebrated artist/designer Sourabh Gupta fashions high-end flowers and botanical sculptures from paper, metal, and other everyday materials. Recently, his work has graced the pages of The New York Times and Elle Magazine, the walls of the Bolton Historical Museum, and more...
211CRF232 07/25 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Gupta
NYBG

Light fundamentally influences the mood and composition of your photos. Explore how to make the best use of different kinds of natural light by optimizing your camera settings, consciously choosing what time of day you shoot, and using shadows, a more...
211GWP238 07/25 Sa 4:30pm-7:30pm Stern
NYBG

Apply Botanical Drawing I skills and techniques to simple relevant subjects. 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 and space in more...
211BIL302C 07/27 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Nemergut
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...
211FDN304B 07/27 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Fletcher
MDTN

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...
211FDN305I 07/27 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
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...
211HRT300F 07/27 Mo 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

Learn the identification, classification, and culture of houseplants, greenhouse, and conservatory plants. Major plant groups to be studied include aroids, bromeliads, Marantaceae, and other ornamentaltropical plants grown indoors.Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

Required Text
Clark, G.
Indoor Plants: The more...
211HRT361 07/28 Tu 4:30pm-7:00pm Lieberman
NYBG

Emerging research suggests that mushrooms maybe beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. We'll also discuss how fungi have been used to clean up toxins in the environment more...
211WEL181B 07/28 Tu 11:00am-12:30pm Michelotti
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...
211THR406A 07/29 We 10:00am-3:30pm Beirne
D'Amico
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 collectionsand gardens at more...
211THR406IA 07/29 We 10:00am-3:30pm D'Amico
Beirne
NYBG

Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of more...
211FDN310I 07/30 Th 10:00am-5:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Explore how to grow plants without soil using hydroponics, which promotes fast growth and requires less water and space than conventional gardens. You'll learn what systems work best, which plants to choose, and how to makesure they get proper nutrition. more...
211HRT141 07/30 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Kutz
Lodvikov
NYBG

Hands-on healing and learning through horticulture takes place at The Hort's GreenHouse program on Rikers Island. Designed and built by individuals who are incarcerated and their instructors, the garden features a native woodland, nursery, and vegetable and herb gardens. HSNY's more...
211THR537 07/31 Fr 6:30am-1:00pm Krus, HTR
OFS

August

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...
211CKG206B 08/01 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceousand 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, shrubs, more...
211GAR315B 08/01 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Roeller
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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211WEL143B 08/02 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

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...
211FDN400C 08/03 Mo 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

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...
211FDN504I 08/03 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
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...
211GAR288B 08/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Gershberg
MDTN

The summer months bring forth a great diversity of mushrooms in our region. Chanterelles, Milk Caps, Black Trumpets, Boletes of all kinds, and many other choice edibles make an appearance. But many mushrooms also fruit that can cause problems for more...
211BOT304 08/05 We 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
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...
211CRF170B 08/05 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Woodson
MDTN

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...
211FDN502I 08/05 We 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
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...
211GAR302B 08/05 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
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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211GAR431B 08/06 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Study the crucial role birds, insects, and bats play in local ecosystems. Expert naturalist Alan Wells discusses the many different types of pollination, as well as how the roles played by a plant's flower structure, nectar production, and fragrance. We more...
211NAT325 08/06 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Wells
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...
211THR408A 08/07 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Minich
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...
211THR408IA 08/07 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Minich
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...
211CRF254B 08/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kippenbrock
MDTN

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll also show you how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic. Some backdrops and props will be provided, but feel free more...
211FDN312B 08/08 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Zachary
MDTN

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...
211THR409A 08/08 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Czarnecki
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...
211THR409IA 08/08 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Czarnecki
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...
211GWP211B 08/09 Su 2:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
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.
211HRT417B 08/09 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Conaway
NYBG

Though graphite is generally considered to be most beneficial in producing sketches or "studies" for more complete drawings and paintings, it can also be used to produce finished illustrations suitable for publication in scientific journals. Using pencils of various densities, more...
211BIL370 08/10 Mo 10:00am-3:30pm Rawlins
NYBG

With its 32' x 40' growing space for edible and sensory plantings, The Garden of Hope offers horticultural therapy opportunities to a wide array of special needs populations. The garden is equipped with rolling planting tables, traditional raised beds, and more...
211THR546 08/10 Mo 9:30am-2:30pm Meore
OFS

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 bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
211FDN323B 08/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
211CRF222B 08/13 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Ling
NYBG

Modern technology has vastly expanded our understanding of plant DNA-how it is structured, how it functions, and how it evolved. In this hands-on workshop, you'll perform basic DNA extraction under the guidance of Dr. Damon Little, NYBG's Associate Curator of more...
211BOT320 08/14 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Little
NYBG

When the Eastern Woodlands erupt with marvelous edible mushrooms, the picking is great. But too often, the harvest succumbs to rot in your kitchen. In this illustrated talk, master canner and author of Mycophilia Eugenia Bone explains the best ways more...
211CKG246 08/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Bone
NYBG

Guided by expert artist Yulia Hanansen, discover the basics of mosaic making with stained glass. Explore color theory, composition, layout, and how to effectively portray the structure of flowers. Become familiar with the best materials to use, as well as more...
211CRF240A 08/15 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Hanansen
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...
211WEL138B 08/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Anthony
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...
211CKG235B 08/16 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Brinkman
NYBG

Guided by expert artist Yulia Hanansen, discover the basics of mosaic making with stained glass. Explore color theory, composition, layout, and how to effectively portray the structure of flowers. Become familiar with the best materials to use, as well as more...
211CRF240B 08/16 Su 10:00am-3:00pm Hanansen
NYBG

It's essential to identify plant diseases before they become widespread in your garden. Explore the basics of disease management, and learn how the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can help you maintain a strong and healthy garden. Please bring more...
211GAR324 08/18 Tu 5:15pm-8:15pm Gabel
NYBG

The fascinating lives of bats are revealed courtesy of J. Alan Clark, Ph.D., co-author of Bats in the Bronx, a recent study of five local bat species. After brief lecture, we will venture onto NYBG's grounds using handheld equipment to more...
211NAT329B 08/18 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Clark, Ph. D.
NYBG

Take advantage of this special opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of mosses with Dr. Keith Bowman, who studied and co-taught with esteemed bryologist Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer. Use microscopes to observe how mosses differ on a cellular level. more...
211BOT310 08/19 We 10:00am-1:00pm Bowman
NYBG

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
211CRF291B 08/19 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
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...
211FDN210A 08/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mendler
MDTN

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. Designed for beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling more...
211CKG221A 08/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Hand-woven willow baskets bring a touch of rustic yet elegant beauty to your home. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you the traditional willow weaving techniques of rib basketry. Students will weave one large more...
211CRF285 08/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Clark
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
211BIL219B 08/23 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG

Explore the basic principles that influence the ecological relationships of the forest ecosystem. Using the Garden grounds as a site for observation and field study, learn to understand the forces that shape our natural environment—the Northeast Woodland. Labs and lectures more...
211BOT326 08/26 We 5:30pm-8:30pm Schmiege
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
211BIL234 08/29 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Rossetti
MDTN

Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
211CRF128B 08/29 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Waitzman
NYBG

September

Survey the major families of the angiosperms (flowering plants) and learn the characters and principles used to classify them. This course covers newly recognized higher order groupings of species, evolutionary trends in reproductive and vegetative structures, and recently reconstructed evolutionary more...
211BOT432S 09/08 Tu 12:30pm-3:30pm Paradiso
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 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
211HRT338S 09/09 We 4:00pm-7:00pm Dooling
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...
211HRT481S 09/09 We 12:30pm-3:30pm Kokinchak
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...
211BOT346A 09/12 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Anthony
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...
211HRT300G 09/12 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN

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...
211HRT304B 09/12 Sa 9:00am-2:30pm Picciano
Davila
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 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
211HRT338A 09/12 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Hagen
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...
211HRT481B 09/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Kokinchak
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...
211THR301D 09/12 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Photo reference materials will be provided more...
211BIL241 09/13 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Di Costanzo
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...
211FDN300E 09/13 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh more...
211HRT142 09/13 Su 11:00am-12:40pm Breyer
NYBG

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...
211BIL331B 09/14 Mo 5:30pm-8:30pm James
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...
211FDN210B 09/14 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Mendler
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...
211GAR301F 09/14 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
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...
211HRT411S 09/14 Mo 5:45pm-8:45pm Weinstein
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...
211LAN100C 09/14 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
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

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211LAN422A 09/14 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Capparelli
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...
211BIL145C 09/15 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Wry
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.
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211BIL301C 09/15 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
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...
211FDN300G 09/15 Tu 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...
211GAR301G 09/15 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
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...
211LAN100D 09/15 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Tryba
MDTN

Capture the subtle color and texture of lichen as it contrasts with the soft patina of a branch drawn in silverpoint. Learn to prepare the substrate, develop a skillful handling of the drawing material and add touches of color to more...
211BIL362 09/16 We 10:00am-2:30pm Nemergut
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...
211LAN402A 09/16 We 10:00am-1:00pm Needham
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.

211BIL303C 09/17 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
MDTN

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...
211BOT315P 09/17 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Kutos
NYBG

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
211BOT331A 09/17 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Slowik
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...
211CKG226 09/17 Th 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...
211FDN306C 09/17 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Edinger
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...
211HRT300H 09/17 Th 10:30am-1:10pm Paltseva
NYBG