Plant Studio: Container Gardening

This flexible online course will remain open for registration until 6 days after the course start date. Note the "Schedule" of each session for more information.
Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck-or in your apartment. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and using materials like potting soil and plants, as well as easy maintenance skills needed to make your container planting a thriving success.

How It Works
Over the course of four weeks, you'll be given access to a new online module each Wednesday that teaches you the basic principles of container gardening. You will have one week to complete the assigned coursework and participate in the discussion board for each module, and you'll get live feedback from your instructor when you turn in your final project at the end of the course. You can revisit the modules and discussion board for up to 30 days after the completion of your course.

Weekly Course Objectives
  • Week 1: Learn introductory skills required to grow a plant in a pot, complete with tips and tricks, such as ideal potting mix recipes and proper drainage.
  • Week 2: Survey the diversity of plants that can be successfully grown in containers in a variety of climates.
  • Week 3: Dive into the role of containers in gardens and the importance of container gardening as a subgenre of garden design.
  • Week 4: Explore additional skills for advanced container gardening and keeping your plants healthy. Gain confidence in your skills by making a successful container garden.

Featured Plant Professionals
  • Daryl Beyers, Gardening Program Coordinator for NYBG's Continuing Education program
  • Renee Marsh, garden designer, advanced master gardener, horticulturist, and flower farmer
  • Mobee Weinstein, Foreman of Gardeners at NYBG

Materials Information:
This course includes tools and materials that students will need to purchase separately. Information will be provided via Canvas one week prior to the course start date.

For more information about how Plant Studio works, view our FAQs.

Schedule: Course length is 4 weeks (August 7-September 4) and registration will remain open until August 13. The welcome module opens July 31 and a 30-day reading period is available through October 4.
Only 23 days left to register!
Instructor: Daryl Beyers Daryl Beyers
Location: Online-Flexible,

Session Number: 251PLT120B
Price Non-Member : $525.00
Member : $475.00

Additional Sessions Available
There are currently no other sections available.