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

February
Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
02/23 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Kaechele
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...
02/23 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Tryba
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...
02/23 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Basch
MDTN
Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a more...
02/25 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Woodson
MDTN
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...
02/25 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Beyers
MDTN
Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard— their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive more...
02/27 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Lendemer, Ph.D.
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...
02/27 We 10:30am-03:00pm Forster
MDTN
Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
02/28 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Paswater
MDTN
March
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...
03/02 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Gordineer
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...
03/05 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Miranda
MDTN
Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
03/06 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
Explore the basics of how your kitchen and yard waste can be used to improve the quality of soil in your garden, be it on a rooftop, a community plot, or a backyard. Compost provides a clean, safe medium for more...
03/06 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Joseph
MDTN
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.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

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03/07 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN
Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
03/09 Sa 10:00am-02:00pm Raimondi, CLP
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...
03/11 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
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...
03/11 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...
03/12 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Novak
MDTN
Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today. Join more...
03/13 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Hockaday
MDTN
Garnering thousands of likes on Instagram generates buzz around your business. But do you know what and when to post? Learn to design a simple arrangement, then consciously frame and edit photos you take from your phone. In the first more...
03/13 We 10:30am-01:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
Gardens can be catalysts for learning, health, inclusion, and therapy. Gain the knowledge, expertise, and tools to create, renovate, and evaluate both interior and exterior spaces to ensure effective gardens. Learn the latest research in health care garden design, common more...
03/13 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Minich
MDTN
Award-winning photographer Mindy Véissid emphasizes an intuitive approach to taking pictures, one where open awareness precedes technical perfection and aims to cultivate photography's meditative potential. You will practice being more mindful of your surroundings, attuned to the subjects that draw more...
03/14 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Veissid
MDTN
Some 26 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
03/14 Th 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
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...
03/16 Sa 12:00pm-03:00pm Wright
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...
03/18 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Bunnell
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...
03/21 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant and photo reference materials will more...
03/23 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Rossetti
MDTN
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...
03/23 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Wright
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.
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03/28 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm James
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 and transform unattractive more...
03/28 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Loechle
MDTN
Intricacies of stones and shells are fun to draw! Experiment with advanced graphite techniques to capture striking depressions, fissures, and striations of your natural science subjects. Please bring your own collection to draw. Recommended specimens include whelk or nautilus shells, more...
03/30 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Miranda
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...
03/30 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Forster
MDTN
April
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...
04/02 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Grossman
MDTN
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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04/03 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Nitzky
MDTN
Use herbal skills and recipes to treat many of life's little mishaps. Herbalist Dawn Petter will cover which herbs to keep on hand and how best to use them. She'll also demonstrate how to blend various herbs to produce balms, more...
04/03 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Petter
MDTN
Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees more...
04/06 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Kaechele
MDTN
Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
04/08 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Chapelle
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...
04/09 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Freeman
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...
04/09 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Woodson
MDTN
Creative, imaginative, and sometimes even gravity defying, armatures are the key to many simple yet spectacular designs. Learn the basic techniques to construct compelling frameworks from natural and man-made materials. You'll get inspired to create dramatic armature designs with masterful more...
04/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Kang
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...
04/17 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Novak
MDTN
Since ancient Greece, herbalists have made oxymels, syrups that mix honey and vinegar with bitter medicinal roots to make them easier to ingest. Today, oxymels are gaining in popularity as an alternative way to take in the healing benefits of more...
04/18 Th 06:30pm-08:00pm Hill
MDTN
Explore various types of green walls used in the United States and Europe. Learn what system might best fit your project, what it takes to build such a wall, and how much maintenance is needed. Gain an understanding of the more...
04/22 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Packer
MDTN
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.

04/24 We 10:00am-01:00pm 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...
04/24 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Chapelle
MDTN
Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing landscapes and formulate the programmatic and functional requirements of a design project. Translate these into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and more...
04/25 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Lin-Luse
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...
04/27 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Basch
MDTN
As the mushroom season awakens, discover how and where to hunt for Oysters, Inky Caps, Wine Caps, Dryad's Saddle, Reishi, and the early spring Chicken Mushroom. Even the elusive Morels occur throughout the metropolitan region, and spring is the ideal more...
04/29 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Sadowski
MDTN
Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
04/30 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
May
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...
05/01 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Chapelle
MDTN
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
05/02 Th 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
Focus on the bold, symmetrical shape of this spring favorite whose beauty has captured our imagination for centuries. Please bring lunch.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. more...
05/04 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
MDTN
May 4, Midtown Education Center, Manhattan

All About Containers Saturday

No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space—deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or window sill. With the right combination more...
05/04 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Beyers
Gershberg
Rosiello
MDTN
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...
05/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN
Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round. 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, including varieties more...
05/04 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Gershberg
MDTN
Containers are wonderful in any setting—whether alone on a windowsill 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 particular pot more...
05/04 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Rosiello
MDTN

May 4 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.


10:30 am–12 more...
05/04 Sa 10:30am-04:30pm Basch
Wright
Anthony
MDTN
Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
05/04 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN
No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial more...
05/04 Sa 12:45pm-02:15pm Wright
MDTN
Imbibing a herbal drink is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to reap the health benefits from botanicals. Explore the difference between making a simple tisane, a nourishing herbal infusion, and a concentrated decoction in this hands-on workshop. Discover more...
05/04 Sa 02:30pm-04:30pm Anthony
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...
05/06 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.

05/06 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
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...
05/06 Mo 06:00pm-08:40pm Grossman
MDTN
Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
05/08 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Kutos
MDTN
The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
05/09 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Hockaday
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...
05/11 Sa 10:30am-03:30pm Sapanara
MDTN
In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
05/15 We 10:30am-03:00pm 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...
05/21 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Lyness
MDTN
Create a mini rain forest with air plants and orchids in an open-style terrarium. Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums, will guide you as you design your own, and provide instruction on the care and maintenance of your miniature plant world.
05/21 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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.

05/22 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Packer
MDTN
Your digestive system is home to over 70% of your immune system! So keeping your gut in tip-top shape is crucial to maintaining good health. We will examine the difference between good and bad bacteria and explore how each affects more...
05/30 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Paswater
MDTN
June
Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
06/01 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create more...
06/05 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Michelotti
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...
06/10 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
MDTN
You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Awardwinning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
06/11 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm Kroik
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

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
06/12 We 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
06/12 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Grossman
MDTN
The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
06/13 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Hockaday
MDTN
Discover how fungi are being used to degrade pollutants and clean up the environment by filtering water, removing heavy metals from soil, remediating microbes, and breaking down plastics. Mycologist John Michelotti will discuss current mycoremediation efforts around the world—including his more...
06/15 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Michelotti
MDTN
June 16
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, more...
06/15 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Beyers
Satch
MDTN
City terraces 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 best more...
06/15 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Wright
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...
06/15 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 more...
06/15 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm 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...
06/17 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Simple yet elegant—floral crowns evoke nature and romance. Far from being a hippie throwback, they remain trendy for summer music festivals, parties, and even Parisian runways (check out Rodarte's spring 2018 show!). Join us for a lively workshop in which more...
06/17 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Woodson
MDTN
Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an integral role in the evolution of scientific thought. Now you can be one too! Learn how to identify plants and animals using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous more...
06/18 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Willow
MDTN
Delight your summer guests with these sophisticated, refreshing drinks! Both tart and sweet, a shrub is a tasty tonic made with a vinegar base, fruit, sugar, and herbs. Drink it straight, mix it with mineral water, or use it to more...
06/20 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm TBA
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 can choose to more...
06/22 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Capobianco
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...
06/25 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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 Chapelle
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
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...
07/08 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Nitzky
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
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 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
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 Gilbert
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
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...
07/29 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.

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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 Peter
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
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...
09/14 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.
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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.
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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.

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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
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...
10/03 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Nitzky
MDTN