New Canaan Nature Center

A selection of NYBG's high-quality classes is offered at New Canaan Nature Center, located at 144 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, CT.

Classes at New Canaan Nature Center

Wake Up Your Garden!

February 9, Watson Education Building, NYBG
February 23, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, CT

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready more...
02/23 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Beyers
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...
02/23 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
02/23 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Rosiello
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...
02/23 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Ruggiero
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 will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
03/02 Sa 10:00am-03:00pm Perkowski
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...
03/07 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Forster
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...
04/16 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate and Landscape Design Certificate. Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and more...
05/14 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
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 basic tasks such as dead-heading, staking, edging, and adding late-season plants. Bring your pruners and more...
06/04 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
Relieve modern-day stress with traditional herbal remedies! We will explore the fascinating history of herbal medicine and review how to choose and store herbs for your own use. Discover which plants and essential oils work best to alleviate tension, then more...
06/12 We 10:30am-01:30pm Gordineer