Instructor: Michael Troy Brown

Michael Troy Brown
Michael Troy Brown is a graduate of University of Florida, with honors and a minor in Entomology. He has accumulated an extensive knowledge of tropical ornamentals, Mediterranean-climate plants, cactus, succulents, annuals and perennials over his twenty plus years of landscape and garden designs.

Brown had the opportunity to study and design gardens in Costa Rica and contribute a design to San Jose's Lankester Botanical Gardens. In 2006, he relocated from South Florida to Southern California to immerse himself in the plants of the Mediterranean climate at Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles- a beautiful 150-acre oak woodland nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. He is now back in New York City where he offers garden tours as well as teaching classes at NYBG.

Classes by this instructor

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...
233GAR173D 03/25 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Brown

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...
233LAN100D 02/25 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown

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...
233GAR289B 02/11 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Brown

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