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Gardening Classes

Today more and more people are realizing the physical, social, and psychological benefits of working with nature, and home and community gardening is a great way to make that connection. Whether you are new to gardening or already working in the field, NYBG’s gardening classes are a great place to increase your knowledge and improve your skills. Taught by top professionals, each course provides cutting-edge information on ecologically responsible garden care and design, including plant use, soil husbandry, composting, and pest control. Lectures are supported by hands-on study on the Garden’s historic grounds. 

Enroll in a single class for fun or pursue a Certificate.

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Classes

January
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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, more...
01/24 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Pollinators are essential to our environment, accounting for the reproduction of approximately 70% of flowering plants and a significant portion of our food crops. Many pollinators are in steep decline, but you can support and encourage them in your own more...
01/25 We 10:30am-01:30pm Eierman
NYBG
The amazing explorations of the Age of Discovery led to a wealth of previously unknown plants-all of which needed to be accurately named and described for scientific purposes. Follow the Perry Expedition to Japan and Lewis and Clark's trek across more...
01/25 We 11:00am-01:00pm Bakshi
MDTN
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
01/27 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that more...
01/28 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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, more...
01/30 Mo 10:30am-01:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
February
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...
02/02 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Forster
NCNC
Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
02/04 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
02/07 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, more...
02/09 Th 10:00am-02:30pm McKillop
NYBG
Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
02/11 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG
If you get your soil right from the start, your garden will explode in lushness. Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these more...
02/11 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Storrs
NYBG
Are you intimidated by the idea of pruning? March is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, the tools more...
02/11 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
February 11 Watson Education Building, NYBG

Wake Up Your Garden!
Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into more...
02/11 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm
NYBG
Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more. Annie Novak, cofounder of America's first fully landscaped green roof commercial more...
02/15 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Novak
MDTN
Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
02/16 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
Explore the fascinating history and different styles of terrariums, from Wardian cases to modern vivariums and paludariums. View samples for inspiration and then make your own. Please bring a one-gallon, clear-glass vessel with an opening large enough to get your more...
02/21 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Rose
MDTN
Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
02/22 We 10:30am-03:00pm Rosiello
NYBG
Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, more...
02/23 Th 10:00am-02:30pm McKillop
NYBG
What distinguishes a good garden from a great one? Exceptional pruning. Move beyond the basics into more creative techniques like pyramids, espaliers, curved hedges, knot gardens, and cloud pruning- and be inspired to use them in your garden. In class, more...
02/25 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Perkowski
NYBG
Learn the basics to successfully cultivate perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools and planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape use, and design basics. Please bring lunch.

more...
02/26 Su 09:00am-04:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management and and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.

02/28 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Storrs
NYBG
March
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.
03/02 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN
Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and more...
03/04 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Carr
NYBG
Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
03/04 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Forster
MDTN
Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less effort. They also help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, limited space, or poor light. Raised beds are ideal in many more...
03/04 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Carr
NYBG
This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners-we'll discuss tool selection and maintenance, then spend the afternoon outdoors analyzing proper more...
03/05 Su 10:00am-03:00pm Beirne
NYBG
Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
03/07 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Forster
MDTN
The amazing explorations of the Age of Discovery led to a wealth of previously unknown plants-all of which needed to be accurately named and described for scientific purposes. Follow the Perry Expedition to Japan and Lewis and Clark's trek across more...
03/07 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Bakshi
NYBG
Abundant and delicious home-grown vegetables can be a huge commitment-so it pays to be smart with your time and labor. Learn techniques such as succession and companion planting, stacking, and vertical growing so you can enjoy a steady harvest, a more...
03/08 We 10:30am-01:30pm Storrs
NYBG
Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design-in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures or cover and more...
03/11 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Loechle
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
03/11 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
NYBG
Our pets are an essential part of our everyday lives and family. But it can be a challenge for gardeners to balance a healthy, safe, and beautiful garden with the needs of their four-footed friends. This session provides many helpful more...
03/12 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Simeone
NYBG
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
03/13 Mo 06:15pm-08:15pm Bakshi
MDTN
Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, more...
03/14 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Novak
MDTN
Soil of poor quality or even toxic soils are the unfortunate starting points for many urban gardeners. The solution is compost-it provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micro-nutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and more...
03/14 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Joseph
MDTN
Transform your urban garden into a "living landscape" for native birds, insects, and other urban fauna. Develop an ecologically sustainable garden that provides much- needed habitat for pollinator insects as well as songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Review resources for sourcing more...
03/16 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Novak
MDTN
Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design-in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures or cover and more...
03/18 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Loechle
MDTN
Contemporary designers combine plants in naturalistic patterns to create gardens with yearround interest. Consider how color, form, texture and bloom time should inform your plant choices. Learn how to combine trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals into gorgeous seasonal displays. more...
03/18 Sa 10:30am-01:00pm Forster
NCNC
Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout more...
03/19 Su 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
03/20 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Your orchids have finished blooming and seem to be growing well. But you need to be vigilant! Elena Andrews Gaillard, current president of the Greater New York Orchid Society, presents solutions to many common problems new orchid growers encounter, including more...
03/25 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gaillard
NYBG
Low-maintenance dahlias thrive in our coastal climate, growing to bloom in mid-July, when their spiky, colorful blossoms brighten up gardens and flower beds. Learn best practices that help your dahlias thrive, including how and when to disbud, stake, water, and more...
03/25 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Palmer
NYBG
Contemporary designers combine plants in naturalistic patterns to create gardens with yearround interest. Consider how color, form, texture and bloom time should inform your plant choices. Learn how to combine trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals into gorgeous seasonal displays. more...
03/29 We 10:30am-01:00pm Forster
NYBG
Learn the basics to successfully cultivate perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools and planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape use, and design basics. Please bring lunch.

more...
03/30 Th 09:00am-04:00pm Rosiello
NCNC
Learn how to create beautiful, ecologically based landscapes that are naturally resistant to pests, diseases, and extreme weather events. You will learn to use native plant communities, soil and site analysis, environmentally conscious designs, and other techniques to create a more...
03/31 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm Eierman
NYBG
April
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 using these time- tested techniques. The two-hour session covers site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting more...
04/01 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
NYBG
Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including what seeds to start, choosing the proper location, lighting, containers, watering techniques, and soil mixes to ensure your success. Then receive a packet more...
04/01 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm D'Ambrosi
NYBG
All of your hard work in the garden should produce healthful, nutritious food, so don't let a host of pest problems ruin this for you. Learn a variety of environmentally friendly and sustainable ways to minimize or eliminate pests in more...
04/01 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Glauber
NYBG
Myths abound about how hard it is to care for the ever-popular phalaenopsis orchid. Jim Freeman dispels those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it thrives and blooms year after year. Light, more...
04/01 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Freeman
NYBG
Don't treat your soil like dirt! Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify more...
04/02 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Grossman
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
04/04 Tu 06:15pm-08:15pm Beyers
MDTN
Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, more...
04/06 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
NYBG
Whether you are installing on your own or working with a professional, you must understand the fundamental principles of residential garden design. Review actual projects from start to finish. Familiarize yourself with a plant palette of deer resistant, drought tolerant, more...
04/08 Sa 10:30am-01:30pm Forster
NCNC
Give your houseplants a new lease on life! Pick up top tips for repotting your plants to improve their health. Identify factors you should consider before you repot: climate zone, soil requirements, and container size. Learn to troubleshoot issues with more...
04/08 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
Learn the secrets of cultivating magnificent roses in your garden. Gain practical advice on how and where to plant, prune, and care for roses, and learn which types will grow best in your garden. Pruning will take place in the more...
04/08 Sa 12:00pm-03:30pm Molinari
NYBG
Ensure your yard is ablaze with summer color! Discover exciting new cultivars of traditional flowering trees and shrubs, including crape myrtle, dogwood, Clethra, false indigo, Abelia, and roses. These improved varieties are glorious, and more resistant to drought, cold and more...
04/15 Sa 01:30pm-05:30pm Simeone
NYBG
Learn the basics to successfully cultivate perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools and planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape use, and design basics. Please bring lunch.

more...
04/15 Sa 09:00am-04:00pm Langone
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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, more...
04/17 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
04/18 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC
Do you have a spot in your backyard that suffers from contaminated soil, flooding from rain water, or a monoculture of invasive species? Jessica Arcate Schuler, Director of the Thain Family Forest, will teach you how to restore your garden's more...
04/19 We 04:00pm-07:00pm Arcate Schuler
NYBG
Presented in memory of Mae L. Wien
The cutting garden is enjoying a resurgence as gardeners realize that a small corner patch can provide natural bouquets and centerpieces yearround. Discover the best plants to grow for each season (line, more...
04/21 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Salisbury
NYBG
Make a great first impression by creating a welcoming entry garden for your home. Learn how to design a stylish front garden, review examples that work for different architectural styles, and develop plant lists that fit the specific needs of more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
NYBG
Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-03:00pm Roeller
BARD
Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Rosiello
NCNC
Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management and and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.

04/26 We 06:15pm-08:15pm Storrs
NYBG
Nothing says summer like a fresh, ripe garden-grown tomato! Learn everything about growing these gorgeous celebrities: seeding and planting transplants, maintenance (trellising, irrigation, fertility, pruning), combating diseases and bugs, harvesting and storage, cleaning up at the end of the season, more...
04/29 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Blakeney
NYBG
Presented in memory of Mae L. Wien
Looking to have a gorgeous garden in time for late spring? Cool season grasses are the perfect solution. Explore a vast selection of native grasses and their relatives, and determine which ones more...
04/29 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Kolvek
NYBG
May
Choosing the right spot to plant your peonies is key to growing large, sumptuous blooms with little to no maintenance. Discover top tips and tricks about planting, cultivating, and propagating this summertime showstopper from Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden, more...
05/02 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Furman
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
05/04 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, more...
05/04 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Roeller
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...
05/06 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN
Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. 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, more...
05/06 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Gershberg
MDTN
Containers are wonderful in any setting- whether alone on a window sill 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 more...
05/06 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Rosiello
MDTN
Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout more...
05/06 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Hanson
BARD
  05/08 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
MDTN
Soil of poor quality or even toxic soils are the unfortunate starting points for many urban gardeners. The solution is compost-it provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micro-nutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and more...
05/09 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Joseph
NYBG
Making a hyper-tufa planter is like making mud pies: messy and fun! Use peat-moss, perlite, cement and water to create a lightweight container that mimics the look of an old stone English watering trough. Hyper-tufa planters are the perfect home more...
05/13 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
Drawing upon 30 years of evaluating a wide range of popular and exotic, ornamental woody plants, Brad Roeller highlights trees and shrubs that are inherently resistant to deer browsing. Discover the latest information available about deer repellents and other proven more...
05/13 Sa 01:30pm-05:30pm Simeone
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...
05/13 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG
Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. 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, more...
05/13 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Glauber
NYBG
Containers are wonderful in any setting- whether alone on a window sill 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 more...
05/13 Sa 03:00am-05:00pm Rosiello
NYBG
Spice up your garden with your own home-grown culinary herbs. Get started right by learning how to grow for flavor, when to harvest at peak, and how to preserve and serve up your bounty in tasty, unexpected ways.
more...
05/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Rosiello
NCNC
Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site more...
05/20 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
NYBG
Make your garden picture-perfect in a few simple steps. Learn tips from a pro on how to assess, clean up, and enhance your garden with a few basic tasks such as dead-heading, staking, edging and adding late-season plants. Bring your more...
05/22 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
NCNC
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, and how more...
05/24 We 05:15pm-08:15pm Gabel
NYBG
June
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Grossman
MDTN
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 have the option more...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Capobianco
NYBG
City terraces often 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 more...
06/17 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Langone
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...
06/17 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm 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...
06/17 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Glauber
MDTN
From 18-inch, container-sized, re-blooming beauties to 6-foot seasonal explosions of multicolored zing, there is a hydrangea for every garden. This lively class uses visuals and discussion to examine hardy cultivars and the proper care and pruning requirements of hydrangeas. Weather more...
06/24 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Ballato
NYBG
Congrats! You've successfully kept your Bonsai alive for at least one year! Learn to unwire, rewire, and prune both branches and roots on bonsai. Wire and soil will be provided. Please bring a bonsai that has not been root pruned more...
06/25 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Capobianco
NYBG
Learn sustainable garden and landscape maintenance techniques, including planting methods, plant care, and maintenance regimens for trees, shrubs, lawns, and perennial gardens. Discuss site analysis and plant selection, principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic gardening practices, and a calendar more...
06/28 We 05:30pm-08:30pm Weinstein
NYBG
July
Spice up your garden with your own home-grown culinary herbs. Get started right by learning how to grow for flavor, when to harvest at peak, and how to preserve and serve up your bounty in tasty, unexpected ways.
more...
07/08 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Meredith
NYBG
SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 10-21
Fast track your NYBG Gardening Certificate this summer! In just two short weeks, you'll complete over 25% of all course work required for the Certificate, laying a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound more...
07/10 Mo 09:00am-05:00pm
NYBG
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 learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and more...
07/18 Tu 06:15pm-08:15pm Beyers
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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, more...
07/31 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
August
The bounty from your vegetable garden doesn't have to end on Labor Day! Identify which veggies will thrive in the fall months, improving in flavor as the weather cools. Learn what to plant and when for a peak fall harvest, more...
08/08 Tu 06:15pm-08:15pm Storrs
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...
08/16 We 05:15pm-08:15pm Gabel
NYBG
September
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
09/12 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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, more...
09/18 Mo 05:45pm-08:45pm Weinstein
NYBG