Midtown Education Center

Enjoy NYBG classes in Gardening, Floral Design, Art, and more, just two blocks from Grand Central Terminal at 20 West 44th Street

Classes at Midtown

June
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From romantic and English garden to landscape and cascade, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Gilbert
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...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Grossman
MDTN
A career in floral design is a passion...and a business! This real-world overview will show you how to work with suppliers, schedules, and deadlines, and help you identify and locate the floral and hard-goods materials and tools required of a more...
06/05 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm White
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.

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06/06 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
Morels, though hard to spot, occur throughout the metropolitan New York City region, and spring is the ideal time of year to find them. Discover how and where to hunt for them, as well as a number of other distinctive more...
06/07 We 10:00am-01:00pm Lincoff
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

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Florist knife, more...
06/07 We 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
06/15 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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
June 17
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, perpetual shade, more...
06/17 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Langone
Beyers
Glauber
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. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
06/19 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Luxuriant textures, like those of violet and magnolia petals, require special skill to reproduce. Experiment with a step-by-step method using watercolor to achieve this rich, velvety look. Come away with a variety of actionable, artistic tips. Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor.

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06/19 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Pellicano
MDTN
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night more...
06/20 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
Study basic design, installation, and maintenance strategies for green roofs. Using case studies and discussion, this introductory course explores approaches and standards for developing green roof technologies in the Metropolitan New York region.

06/20 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Packer
MDTN
Make a pendant, ring or magnet using dried botanicals and other natural elements. Eco-jeweler and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Curator of Containers & Interior Displays, Margarita Poulson, shows you how to use casting epoxy, to dry and press plant materials, to more...
06/22 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Poulson
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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...
06/26 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Lincoff
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.

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06/28 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
July
This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
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 more...
07/10 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
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.

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07/13 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Bring some whimsy to your kitchen with tea towels hand-printed with plant patterns. Multidisciplinary artist Caitlin Parker, whose work has been exhibited internationally, will show you just how easy it is to use pressed ferns, leaves, and flowers as stamps more...
07/15 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Parker
MDTN
Understanding form underpins successful floral design. From round and triangular to parallel line and the Hogarth curve, building on form, shape, and line is the key to a beautiful and balanced arrangement. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
07/17 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Moss
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...
07/18 Tu 06:15pm-08:15pm Beyers
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...
07/20 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From romantic and English garden to landscape and cascade, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
07/24 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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...
07/24 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Grossman
MDTN
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...
07/29 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
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.

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07/31 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Christiansen
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...
07/31 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
MDTN
August
Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered.Prerequisite: Graphics I

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08/07 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
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.

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08/10 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
September
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:20pm Alvarez
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...
09/12 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN