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
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professionallooking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night Out more...
06/27 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Werber
MDTN
July
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...
07/08 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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...
07/08 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
MDTN
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...
07/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm 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 more...
07/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm 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...
07/09 Tu 05:45pm-08:45pm Storrs
MDTN
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...
07/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Freeman
MDTN
Leaves are endlessly varied—in their arrangement on the stem, their form and shape, their texture and margins. We will begin each class looking at different types of leaves to inform our artwork. You'll build on basic watercolor skills as you more...
07/13 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Jess
MDTN
Insect bites, sunburn, heat waves. Don't let your vacation suffer from these typical summer drawbacks. Experiment with a variety of essential oils that can be used for healthy, non-chemical based alternative remedies. You will learn how to make three much-needed more...
07/13 Sa 11:00am-01:00pm Peter
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.

07/15 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Packer
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.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
07/15 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
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...
07/15 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
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...
07/16 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Grossman
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...
07/18 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Sadowski
MDTN
Create a vibrant pair of tea towels by dyeing them in alluring, ancient indigo! You'll experiment with several different ways to create patterns using traditional Japanese shibori techniques. Textile artist Molly George will also show you just how easy it more...
07/18 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm George
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...
07/18 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
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...
07/22 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
07/23 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Basch
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...
07/27 Sa 10:00am-04:00pm Barnes
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...
07/29 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
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...
07/29 Mo 06:00pm-08:40pm Grossman
MDTN
August
Why restrict flowers to a vase or succulents to a pot? The new trend is to "wear" them! Create unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or pins—while learning simple techniques you can apply to many projects.
08/07 We 11:00am-02:00pm Marsh
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...
08/07 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
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...
08/07 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Grossman
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...
08/17 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Anthony
MDTN
Used in India for over 4,500 years, turmeric is a powerful remedy for your body—both inside and out. An antioxidant with antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties, this spice can help clear up acne, decrease UV damage, and reduce scarring. Ayurvedic practitioner more...
08/22 Th 11:00am-12:30pm Moorthy
MDTN
September
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.

09/12 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
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...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
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...
09/16 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
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...
09/16 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm 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...
09/16 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm 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...
09/16 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Grossman
MDTN
Throughout the world, city roofs are becoming greener and used year-round, offering a significant opportunity for landscape designers. Learn the special requirements and challenges of roof gardens and discuss roof garden horticulture, maintenance, and technology, including the basics of design.
more...
09/16 Mo 06:15pm-08:15pm Packer
MDTN
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...
09/17 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Lyness
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...
09/17 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Tryba
MDTN
This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
09/17 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Bunnell
MDTN
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...
09/21 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Anthony
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.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
09/24 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
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...
09/25 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Lyness
MDTN
Eagle Street Farm founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers on your balcony, or in your backyard garden. In May, get the knowledge you more...
09/25 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Novak
MDTN
October
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...
10/03 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
MDTN