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Classes at The New York Botanical Garden

Deepen your relationship with plants and the natural world through classes at the Botanical Garden's magnificent 250-acre site, located at 2900 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx

Classes at NYBG

February
This course is designed for horticulturists who are responsible for maintaining or directing the maintenance of outdoor landscapes. Methods of calculating areas, application rates for fertilizers, and amounts of soil amendments are reviewed during the first session, and a set more...
02/21 Tu 04:30pm-06:30pm Weinstein
NYBG
For designers in any field, finding the right color for the job is essential. For landscape designers, who must consider ever-changing light and the seasonal growth of plants, choosing appropriate color schemes can be complex and challenging. Famed color consultant more...
02/21 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Ashcraft
NYBG
A designer's bread and butter is the "weekly," a standing order of vase arrangements created for regular clients each week. While all designers have the basic skills for working with vases, this class expands those creative abilities using a variety more...
02/22 We 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
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...
02/22 We 10:30am-03:00pm Rosiello
NYBG
Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio–oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
02/22 We 06:15pm-09:05pm McKillop
NYBG
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 in more...
02/23 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Lendemer
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
Over the past 30 years, Hermannshof, the acclaimed public garden nestled in the hills north of Heidelberg, has broken new ground and set trends with its innovative blend of ecology, artistry, and imagination. Hermannshof's dynamic mix of unique perennials and more...
02/23 Th 10:00am-11:30am Schmidt
NYBG
The pineapple is a classic subject with a rich cultural history and unusual botanical structure. Learn to build up the luscious warm tones of this iconic fruit with layers of transparent watercolor. You'll simplify the pineapple's seemingly complex structure by more...
02/24 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm James
NYBG
Having a professional online presence is essential to getting the word out about your work. In this hands-on class, you will build a simple website (no coding required!) to showcase your portfolio using Wix.com, a free and easy-to-use platform. We more...
02/25 Sa 10:00am-03:00pm Herman
NYBG
Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of plants more...
02/25 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Raimondi, CLP
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
Activities analysis explores the various aspects of horticultural therapy activities as they relate to both client and administrative needs. Each activity is analyzed in an effort to structure activities that can achieve measurable clinical outcomes. Learn to develop a needs more...
02/25 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Malamud
D'Amico
NYBG
Discover why ancient cultures as well as today's holistic practitioners, consider this "liquid gold" one of nature's best all-around remedies. But honey is not the only healing substance from bees-even their stings are thought to cure various ailments. Other beneficial more...
02/25 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm
NYBG
Enjoy this one-day winter workshop learning basic watercolor techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of flowers from our local market. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Instructor will provide flowers. All levels of skills are welcome. more...
02/26 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
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...
02/26 Su 10:00am-02:30pm O'Sullivan
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.

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02/26 Su 09:00am-04:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Create your own mini rain forest with air plants and orchids in an open-style terrarium. Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums, will guide you expertly and provide instruction on the care and maintenance of your miniature plant world.
02/27 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
NYBG
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...
02/27 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
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...
02/28 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
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
From the fiddlehead to the frond, ferns have a charm all their own. In the studio and the Conservatory, you'll examine some of their special adaptations and growth patterns, then use your graphite pencil or pen and ink to create more...
03/02 Th 10:00am-03:30pm Rauh
NYBG
Today's bride wants a bouquet that reflects the informal elegance of flowers hand- picked from the garden. Organic and natural clutches may look easy enough to make, but there's a real method to assembling these simple, graceful compositions. Select local more...
03/02 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Sebenius
NYBG
Exploration has been at the core of the Garden's mission since its founding—and is more urgent now than ever in the face of global environmental change. This symposium focuses on the vital role exploration plays in understanding the entwined relationships more...
03/03 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Thiers
NYBG
2016 year marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, "England's greatest gardener" and the Western World's most influential landscape architect. His designs at more than 170 country houses and estates - with acres of undulating grass, scatterings more...
03/03 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Chisholm
NYBG
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...
03/04 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Candee
NYBG
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
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 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—selecting plants based on site-specific design and more...
03/04 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG
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...
03/04 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
NYBG
Enjoy this one-day winter workshop learning basic watercolor techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of flowers from our local market. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Instructor will provide flowers. All levels of skills are welcome. more...
03/05 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
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
Working with pressed plant specimens from Daniel Atha's botany class, students will learn two standard ways to create accurate, informative, and aesthetically pleasing scientific illustrations which include tracing and drawing from observation to make the plant look 3-dimensional. Microscope studies more...
03/07 Tu 10:00am-02:00pm Jess
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...
03/07 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Bakshi
NYBG
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...
03/08 We 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
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
Before you launch your own landscape design and installation practice, there are many business aspects you need to consider. Topics include attracting clients, preparing proposals, pricing, purchasing and installing plants, and strategies for success.
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03/08 We 10:00am-01:00pm Capparelli
NYBG
Presented by the Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Center for Science and Society of Columbia University

Humanity has reached a crossroads in the effort to combat climate change and protect biodiversity. As Earth's temperature rises closer to more...
03/09 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Naeem
Heise
Nagle
NYBG
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...
03/10 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm LaGuerre
NYBG
Oaks form the arboreal framework of the forests, parks, and gardens of the Northeast. They provide shade, valuable timber, and food for an astonishing variety of wildlife ranging from black bears to the larvae of Horace's Duskywing butterflies. Unfortunately, environmental more...
03/10 Fr 08:30am-01:30pm Logan
Schuster, Ph.D
Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Hudler, Ph.D.
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
Learn the basic techniques of landscape gardening, with an emphasis on sustainable, ecologically appropriate practices. Topics include soil preparation, efficient water and fertilization practices, planting and transplanting, cultivation techniques, and maintaining healthy plants. Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes, and more...
03/14 Tu 04:30pm-07:30pm Weinstein
NYBG
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...
03/15 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Learn the basic techniques of landscape gardening, with an emphasis on sustainable, ecologically appropriate practices. Topics include soil preparation, efficient water and fertilization practices, planting and transplanting, cultivation techniques, and maintaining healthy plants. Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes, and more...
03/15 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Weinstein
NYBG
New Session Added! Thursdays, starting March 16, 2017

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental more...
03/16 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm VanWallendael
NYBG
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.

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03/16 Th 10:30am-03:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG
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. Learn more...
03/16 Th 10:00am-12:35pm Paltseva
NYBG
This course is designed for horticulturists who are familiar with the culture of bulbs and who wish to learn more about their biology, identification, and classification. Learn about familiar and unusual spring-, summer-, and autumn-flowering bulbs.

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03/16 Th 10:00am-12:00pm McDowell
NYBG
  03/16 Th 04:30pm-06:30pm Hagen
NYBG
Create visually compelling portfolios to present to potential clients. Learn how to develop professional documentation for a variety of audiences through in-class design charettes and individualized projects. Both print and electronic media presentations will be discussed.

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03/16 Th 06:00pm-09:15pm DuRussel, RLA
NYBG
Learn how to manage annual and perennial gardens using a variety of in-season and post-season maintenance practices. Topics include soil and weed management, watering, basic pest identification and control, and seasonal clean-up. Develop a management plan for a small perennial more...
03/18 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Carsto
NYBG
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
Residents of New York State's 34th Senatorial District won't want to miss this practical lecture as part of the Free Home Gardening Program at The New York Botanical Garden.

March 19–Pruning: How, When & Where with Ann Perkowski
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03/19 Su 09:30am-11:00am Perkowski
Rosiello
Beyers
NYBG
Residents of New York State's 34th Senatorial District won't want to miss this practical lecture as part of the Free Home Gardening Program at The New York Botanical Garden. Healthy, beautiful trees depend on careful maintenance. Learn the tips and more...
03/19 Su 09:30am-11:00am Perkowski
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
Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
03/20 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Needham
NYBG
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...
03/21 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG
In this presentation for designers at all levels of experience, Claudia West shows how to ensure success in designing with native plants by using a plant community-based method. She will introduce the science behind lasting plant combinations- essential knowledge for more...
03/21 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm West
NYBG
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...
03/23 Th 10:30am-03:00pm James
NYBG
A weighty, textured bulb, a tangled nest of roots, and a few graceful emerging green leaves.when the bulbs awaken, we know spring is here. Break down these connected elements into simple geometric shapes and draw your complete plant from root more...
03/24 Fr 10:30am-04:00pm Saylor
NYBG
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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03/25 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
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, more...
03/25 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Palmer
NYBG
Get an exclusive opportunity to photograph The Orchid Show: Thailand, using your DSLR 100–300mm telephoto lens, and dedicated speedlights. Master techniques to achieve the best lighting and exposure for these vibrant flowers without the use of tripods or monopods. Afterward, more...
03/25 Sa 09:00am-03:00pm Falk
NYBG
Mimic the luxurious colors and velvety quality of magnolia petals while exploring simple watercolor techniques. All levels of skill are welcome; no previous drawing or painting experience is required. Please bring lunch.
03/26 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Experiment with gouache to create realistic, vibrant, and detailed botanical paintings. You will learn how to create light washes, layer colors with a dry brush, and apply semi-transparent and semi-opaque gouache glazes.Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor
03/26 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG
Residents of New York State's 34th Senatorial District won't want to miss this practical lecture as part of the Free Home Gardening Program at The New York Botanical Garden. Select the right perennial plant palette and your yard will get more...
03/26 Su 09:30am-11:00am Rosiello
NYBG
Learn the basic requirements for the design, installation, and maintenance of conventional and specialty drip and micro-drip irrigation systems. Discussions focus on layout and installation procedures, including basic hydraulics and irrigation product reviews. Drip systems are useful for rooftop and more...
03/27 Mo 10:00am-04:30pm Schilke
NYBG
Learn the basic principles of constructing residential landscape features such as walks, steps, simple decks, garden structures, walls, and benches. Study landscape construction standards, techniques, and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details.

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03/27 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
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
Bringing innovative design to an ordinary front or back yard can transform an underused or out-of-date area into a vibrant space. Presentations illustrate creative ways to enhance an entrance with paving and plants, make over a narrow side yard, and more...
03/29 We 10:00am-01:00pm Boogaerts
NYBG
Great Dixter—a Tudor house with its innovative and provocative Arts and Crafts garden was the family home of legendary gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. His creativity and enthusiasm brought it to splendor in the mid-20th century, making it a destination more...
03/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Bertelsen
NYBG
Build healthy plant communities that will bring birds, butterflies, and bees back to your garden. Your decisions about plant selection, garden design, and soil can help restore the natural balance in your yard, while creating a beautiful, ecologically sound landscape.

03/31 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm Eierman
NYBG
Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic skills for developing professional landscape plans, making base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. You must have more...
03/31 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
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
April 1 Watson Education Building, NYBG

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Saturday

Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthful and flavorful and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn the basic skills of proper bed and soil preparation, more...
04/01 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Storrs
D'Ambrosi
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
This course is also required for the Landscape Design Certificate.

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum, and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in more...
04/01 Sa 10:00am-12:25pm Simeone
NYBG
Pamper yourself! In this hands-on session, learn to create body scrubs, facial steams, and moisturizers for a home spa experience. Master herbalist Elizabeth Scholl introduces you to flowers and plants from your garden, and ingredients from your pantry, that are more...
04/01 Sa 02:30pm-05:00pm Scholl
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
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...
04/02 Su 10:00am-01:20pm Alvarez
NYBG
Residents of New York State's 34th Senatorial District won't want to miss this practical lecture as part of the Free Home Gardening Program at The New York Botanical Garden. Get growing this season! Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally more...
04/02 Su 09:30am-11:00am Beyers
NYBG
Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and sophisticated survey instruments such as a total–station and mapping–grade GPS. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, and more...
04/02 Su 01:00pm-04:00pm Cahilly
NYBG
New Session Added! Thursdays, starting March 16, 2017

Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental more...
04/04 Tu 01:30pm-04:30pm VanWallendael
NYBG
Sandra de Ovando's sophisticated, modern floral compositions continue to be in demand among New York's elites and glamorous institutions. Known for her "simple but not simplistic" style, Sandra showcases the entire plant, not just the petals, in her textural expressions. more...
04/04 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm De Ovando
NYBG
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 optimal presentation more...
04/04 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
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...
04/04 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Payton
NYBG
Have you ever marvelled at the chambers of a honeycomb, the twine of a vine, or the ridges of a seashell? Dr. Barbara Ambrose, Associate Curator of Plant Genomics, reveals how structure in nature is designed, engineered, and efficient. An more...
04/05 We 10:00am-01:00pm Ambrose
NYBG
This course is also required for the Landscape Design Certificate.

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum, and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in more...
04/05 We 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients. Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program, is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers with SketchUp are required.

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04/05 We 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to work with Katie Lee, whose natural science illustrations are found in many children's books, notably the Smithsonian's Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way. Katie will help you gain an accurate understanding of avian anatomy, posture, more...
04/06 Th 10:00am-04:30pm Lee
NYBG
From the field to the folder, this course covers the essentials of making museum- quality preserved plant specimens suitable for research, education, and decoration. Learn techniques and skills for collecting and preserving plants of your interest, wild or cultivated. Build more...
04/06 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Atha
Alli
NYBG
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
This course is also required for the Landscape Design Certificate.

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum, and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in more...
04/06 Th 05:30pm-07:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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 more...
04/06 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
NYBG
Children and adolescents with special needs are the focus of this course. Gain an understanding of the causes and characteristics of various developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Learn to implement horticultural therapy for a wide variety of goals more...
04/06 Th 05:30pm-09:15pm D'Amico
NYBG
Use bracket fungi to create beautiful, earth-toned sheets of paper under the expert guidance of mycologist Dorothy Smullen. This hands-on class will walk you step-by- step through the papermaking process, and introduce you to the many different mushrooms you can more...
04/08 Sa 10:00am-01:30pm Smullen
NYBG
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
Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and in private practice. Learn the diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, mood, psychotic, cognitive, and substance abuse disorders. Review more...
04/08 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Beirne
NYBG
This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self- defense with an emphasis on correct body posture and spinal alignment. Students become relaxed, physically stronger, and ultimately healthier in both mind and body.

04/08 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG
Learn how to identify commonly seen birds and understand their roles in both natural and built environments. Discover their amazing physical capabilities, forms, adaptations, and habitats... and find out who eats what—or whom! Classroom study paired with bird walks on more...
04/12 We 10:00am-01:00pm Day
NYBG
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...
04/12 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications as well as estimating.
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04/12 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Pulver
NYBG
Globalization may be a current buzzword, but people and plants have always been on the move. Dr. Ina Vandebroek, Assistant Curator of Economic Botany and Caribbean Program Director, shares insights from her research on native and historically-introduced plants of Jamaica more...
04/13 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Vandebroek
NYBG
From the elite runways to the pages of Vogue, floral headpieces enhance today's chicest fashion designs. Explore the art of botanical headwear that goes well beyond the basic flower crown. Weave orchids, ranunculi, and anemones into a floral fashion statement more...
04/13 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
NYBG
From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, native plants make up the forests of the northeastern. Learn to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines by their vegetative characteristics, using their scientific and common names. The focus is on both more...
04/15 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Kaechele
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.

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04/15 Sa 09:00am-04:00pm Langone
NYBG
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—selecting plants based on site-specific design and more...
04/15 Sa 10:00am-01:15pm D'Antonio
NYBG
Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants- the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant more...
04/17 Mo 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
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
Grading serves both practical and aesthetic purposes in landscape design. Learn the principles of grading and how to create grading plans for your landscape projects. Through classroom discussions, exercises, and weekly assignments, students progress from mastering the use of contours more...
04/18 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
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...
04/19 We 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
As humans, we are deeply connected to the Earth. Explore this connection by learning how the natural world works, with an emphasis on geology, ecology, and the atmosphere, as well as how people impact the planet through population growth, industrialization, more...
04/19 We 05:00pm-07:00pm Yurgalevitch
NYBG
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
The NYBG Urban Naturalist Certificate Program will equip you with the observation, interpretation and documentation skills necessary to become a citizen scientist and an effective environmental steward. Led by Mike Feller, our team of expert naturalists, including Ken Chaya and more...
04/19 We 10:00am-04:00pm Feller
NYBG
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...
04/20 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Gilbert
NYBG
Our native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs signal rebirth in spring. Learn to identify them and become familiar with their structure and taxonomy. Take part in field walks and classroom sessions, and practice using taxonomic keys. Students are required to make more...
04/21 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of plants more...
04/21 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm Raimondi, CLP
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
Capture the fleeting magic of woodland spring flowers with the delicate art of paper cutting. You will learn basic paper cutting techniques from silhouette artist Jenny Lee Fowler, whose work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful and more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fowler
NYBG
Use the ancient tradition of paper cutting to "draw in silhouette" and celebrate the role of pollinators-- birds, bats, beetles, bees, and butterflies -- and their connections with plants. You will choose a pollinator and plant pairing to inspire your more...
04/22 Sa 01:00pm-03:00pm Fowler
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 to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, and dedicated macro lenses will be demonstrated in more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-04:00pm Falk
NYBG
Enjoy a one-day workshop learning basic watercolor techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of this spring favorite. All levels of skill are welcome; no previous drawing or painting experience is required. Please bring lunch.

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04/23 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Fat, fragrant, beautiful—alone or in combination—peonies are more popular than ever, and add a wow factor to bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements throughout the spring and early summer. Take a peek at the variety of peonies, then create a voluptuous standout more...
04/23 Su 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
NYBG
Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers. Topics in business practices will more...
04/23 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Czarnecki
NYBG
Layering watercolor, colored pencil and watercolor pencil is a dynamic technique that creates rich color, detail, and form. This class blends botanical drawing and painting techniques while you learn the structure and botany of daffodils, tulips, and other spring bulbs more...
04/24 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Hollender
NYBG
Sierra Steifman, owner and creative director of Poppies and Posies, brings her "imperfectly perfect" aesthetic to spring table arrangements in this hands-on workshop. Starting with the centerpiece, Sierra will guide you through a striking yet playful gardeninspired arrangement, using blossoms more...
04/25 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Steifman
NYBG
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...
04/26 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
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.

04/26 We 06:15pm-08:15pm Storrs
NYBG
Strong composition is essential to creating memorable works of art and illustration. Through exercises addressing focal point, balance, leading the eye, the Rule of Thirds, and more, students will learn a range of principles that will inform and improve their more...
04/28 Fr 10:00am-03:00pm Jones
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
This three-session course provides a solid foundation for the beginning digital photographer upgrading from a point & shoot camera, or anyone new to digital SLR photography. We'll cover the basics of digital photography, the art of seeing as a photographer more...
04/29 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Cahilly
NYBG
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors.
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04/29 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Hagen
NYBG
Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and sophisticated survey instruments such as a total–station and mapping–grade GPS. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, and more...
04/29 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Hettinger
NYBG
Weave a herbal wreath as gorgeous as it is beautifully scented. Craft a base using twigs and vines, then arrange foraged and cultivated herbs around it, including mustard, oregano, flax, mint, rosemary, and lavender. Finish your 15?-18? master work with more...
04/30 Su 10:00am-12:30pm Conklin
NYBG
May
Survey diversity through the study of morphological, anatomical, and life cycle features of the major divisions of organisms traditionally grouped in botany. An introduction to the principles and mechanics of evolution and classification provides the framework for understanding how these more...
05/01 Mo 05:00pm-08:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
NYBG
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...
05/01 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
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 Tu 11:00am-03:30pm Gilbert
NYBG
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
Learn how trees survive the many perils of the urban environment. Soil compaction, construction damage, and land development practices can lead to tree decline and early mortality in trees. Examine the biology of trees, and learn how they respond to more...
05/02 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Picciano
NYBG
Learn how to identify and manage the common turf and landscape weeds found in residential and commercial sites. A variety of weed control methods, including non- chemical approaches, are examined. Weed biology, biochemical pathways, herbicides and their application techniques, and more...
05/03 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Laswell
NYBG
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 21st century. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
05/03 We 10:00am-01:00pm Chisholm
NYBG
The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, more...
05/04 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Reiner
NYBG
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...
05/04 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
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
For award-winning designer Jan Johnsen, stones infuse a garden with a sense of stability and power. To illustrate this, she will lead you on a tour through NYBG's gardens, highlighting the many ways glacial boulders, paving stones, and others have more...
05/04 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Johnsen
NYBG
Each spring, New York trees blossom in abundance—from simple oaks and maples, to exuberant dogwood, crabapples, and magnolias. Instructor Frank Guida takes you en plein air to draw ethereal drifts of blossoms on the bough, and develop your skill at more...
05/05 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Guida
NYBG
The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, more...
05/05 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Morley
NYBG
Bring sylvan beauty indoors in two distinct ways. First, fashion blossoms, bark, mosses, and mushrooms into a vessel for a unique centerpiece of your own creation. Then, explore the mechanics of designing a woodland bouquet bursting with a delightful magic more...
05/05 Fr 10:00am-04:00pm Weeks
NYBG
Weave a herbal wreath as gorgeous as it is beautifully scented. Craft a base using twigs and vines, then arrange foraged and cultivated herbs around it, including mustard, oregano, flax, mint, rosemary, and lavender. Finish your 15?-18? master work with more...
05/06 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Conklin
NYBG
Let your imagination run wild! Create exquisite, deliciously patterned botanical shoes and purses that can be used as fashion accessories or decor. Practice the elusive art of meticulously securing petals, small succulents, seedpods and foliage to inorganic materials. Please bring more...
05/06 Sa 09:00am-04:00pm Weeks
NYBG
Capture the ephemeral quality of spring with the bokeh effect, a soft out-of-focus background achieved by shooting a subject with a fast lens at the widest aperture. After viewing a variety of botanical images that use bokeh, you will practice more...
05/06 Sa 03:00pm-06:00pm Dubler
NYBG
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...
05/06 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
NYBG
Essential oil candles can bring tranquility or vitality to your home, depending on which fragrance you choose. Distilled from the roots, leaves, flowers and bark of a wide variety of plants, these oils can help boost your immune system, promote more...
05/07 Su 10:00am-12:30pm Gordineer
NYBG
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
Learn to identify the insects common to the northeastern United States that feed on woody and herbaceous plants and the damage that they cause. Learn to judge the severity of an infestation and to select and implement control measures based more...
05/09 Tu 04:30pm-07:30pm Borman
NYBG
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 optimal presentation more...
05/09 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Capparelli
NYBG
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.
05/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
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.

05/10 We 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy activities. Design and construct adaptive tools and assistive devices through problem-solving activities. Expand your plant-selecting skills for specific therapeutic programming needs as you explore the collectionsand gardens at more...
05/10 We 05:30pm-08:30pm D'Amico
Beirne
NYBG
Build botanical textural wall art to complement your indoor space, under the expert guidance of Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass. Using a living moss mat as a base, you will create a mosaic of preserved green mosses, more...
05/11 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
NYBG
What better place to gain hands-on pruning experience than NYBG? Perform a wide variety of pruning techniques on trees and shrubs on the Garden grounds, including crown reduction, crown raising, thinning, and renovation. Plan and execute a given project at more...
05/11 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Logan
NYBG
Explore the basic techniques of handling silk flowers to create lush, long-lasting arrangements. Gain helpful skills like wiring and use of hot glue, and learn how to select the best materials for achieving original and unusual effects. Bring wire cutters. more...
05/12 Fr 10:00am-04:30pm O'Sullivan
NYBG
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...
05/13 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
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
Are deer enjoying your plants more than you are? Get research-proven tips and techniques to limit deer browsing, including plant lists of ornamental trees and shrubs that are inherently deer resistant, and the latest on deer repellents and other deterrents. 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
May 13, Watson Education Building, NYBG

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. Combining plants and planters more...
05/13 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Beyers
Glauber
Rosiello
NYBG
Build your watercolor skills with a concentrated focus on dry brush, an essential technique needed to replicate texture, define edges, tighten up shapes, model form, and add final details to botanical subjects. Begin creating detailed delineation on branches and stamens, more...
05/16 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm Sapanara
NYBG
Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm to create a centerpiece that spans the length of the wedding table, cleverly designed more...
05/16 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Sebenius
NYBG
Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for taking photos, using special effects, editing, postprocessing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social more...
05/16 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
NYBG
  05/16 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Gambino
NYBG
Angiosperms (flowering plants) are the dominant plants in most of the habitats of the world today. Through laboratory demonstrations and dissections, examine the morphology of flowers, fruits, and vegetative plant parts, and learn about the development of these structures.
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05/17 We 01:00pm-04:10pm Alvarez
NYBG
A loose, textural wildflower arrangement adds summer glow to a space, while making it more natural and inviting. In this session, we'll look at ways to evoke the wild meadow outside with an artistic assortment of locally sourced flowers from more...
05/17 We 10:00am-02:30pm Sebenius
NYBG
Herbaceous plants occupy prairies, wetlands, forest understories, and many other habitats. The identifying characteristics of this diverse group of plants are often quite different from those of woody plants. Learn the fundamental herbaceous plant identification characteristics as well as some more...
05/18 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Hagen
NYBG
After spending hours creating a work of botanical art, it is important to professionally present and preserve it. Whether for evaluation, juried competition, exhibition, or storage, knowing the best way to frame your work and keep it pristine requires attention more...
05/19 Fr 10:00am-04:30pm James
NYBG
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...
05/19 Fr 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
NYBG
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors.
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05/19 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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...
05/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Parker
NYBG
Learn the art of embellishing cakes with fresh flowers and foliage for many occasions. Explore the dos and don'ts of decorating cakes with flowers and no-fail approaches to tasteful, creative designs. Party themes are discussed and professional techniques, including conditioning more...
05/20 Sa 11:00am-03:30pm Jimenez
NYBG
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
After decades as a sought-after fashion photographer, Douglas knows what makes a compelling image. Using examples from his own photos and those of the masters, he demonstrates how to create powerful images with light, shape, and form—and without fancy equipment. more...
05/20 Sa 01:00pm-04:00pm Dubler
NYBG
Enjoy a one-day workshop learning basic watercolor techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of this spring favorite. All levels of skill are welcome; no previous drawing or painting experience is required. Please bring lunch.

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05/21 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Meditation cultivates a deep sense of awareness. The calm and quiet of the Garden make it the perfect place to practice this. Walking meditation invites you to be mindful of how you move in an activity you do automatically every more...
05/21 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Wang
NYBG
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
Before you launch your own landscape design and installation practice, there are many business aspects you need to consider. Topics include attracting clients, preparing proposals, pricing, purchasing and installing plants, and strategies for success.
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05/24 We 10:00am-01:00pm Capparelli
NYBG
Learn the principles of selecting the "right plant for the right place" with Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden. In locations across the Garden's diverse landscape, identify the range more...
05/31 We 05:30pm-07:30pm Forrest
NYBG
June
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...
06/01 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Moss
NYBG
Using illustrative before and after photos of various projects she has executed throughout her long career, landscape designer Jan Johnsen shares 25 specific tips to enhance your garden. Techniques include 'Lure of the Sheltered Corner,' 'The Principle of Three Depths,' more...
06/01 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Johnsen
NYBG
Learn how to apply basic design concepts in order to design solutions to site- specific problems. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and more...
06/01 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Payton
NYBG
Flowers are symbolic in many cultures. Even the particular placement of flowers in an arrangement can send a powerful message. Using ancient Japanese floral principles of hierarchy, asymmetry and movement, craft a design imbued with your own personal meaning. Mold more...
06/02 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Gordon
NYBG
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
Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking more...
06/03 Sa 09:00am-02:30pm Picciano
Davila
NYBG
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—selecting plants based on site-specific design and more...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Simeone
NYBG
Gain a basic understanding of the structure, growth, ecology, and evolution of insects and their role in human life. Learn how to collect, identify, classify, and preserve a wide variety of insects.
06/03 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Nguyen
NYBG
Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various conditions treated in this setting. Etiology, diagnosis, and psychosocial effects are covered. Learn the more...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG
This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self- defense with an emphasis on correct body posture and spinal alignment. Students become relaxed, physically stronger, and ultimately healthier in both mind and body.

06/03 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG
Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to the loved one and offer solace to the grieving. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and unlimited designs that make a touching statement of more...
06/05 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Tonnessen
NYBG
Explore the importance of managing storm water runoff utilizing low impact design techniques. Through lectures, demonstrations, in-class projects, and assignments, learn to identify potential effects of runoff and how to develop a drainage plan to meet the needs of each more...
06/05 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Didona
NYBG
Make artistic images with your iPhone, the world's most-used camera! Learn to "see as a professional" and make proper use of your focus, flash, self-timer and zoom capabilities. See how preparation, lighting, and environmental conditions can help create unique images. more...
06/06 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
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Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
06/06 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Harris
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Soft and romantic, fragrant and textured, antique roses are classic. After a brief introduction to a medley of heirloom roses-from the dusty undertones of Juliet to beautiful bicolors such as Amnesia-you'll pair roses and Victorian-style tulips and freesia with traditional more...
06/07 We 10:00am-02:30pm O'Sullivan
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Build botanical textural wall art to complement your indoor space, under the expert guidance of Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass. Using a living moss mat as a base, you will create a mosaic of preserved green mosses, more...
06/08 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors.
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06/08 Th 04:30pm-07:30pm Bronson
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Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and wetlands. Learn about basic plant structure, taxonomy, more...
06/09 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Lincoff
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This course builds on skills developed in Fundamentals of Digital Photography. Experiment with multiple ways to take the best portraits of botanical subjects small and large, including flowers and trees. Practice different ways to position yourself to ensure you are more...
06/10 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Cahilly
NYBG
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names and more...
06/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
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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...
06/11 Su 10:00am-02:30pm Candee
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Tiny flowers and fruits have fascinating architecture; to render them properly requires enlargement. During the first class, use a dissecting scope to closely look at samples and measure them for the final artwork. Learn specific techniques on how to scale more...
06/13 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm Rauh
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This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
06/13 Tu 11:00am-02:00pm Miura
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Learn the identification, classification, and culture of houseplants, greenhouse, and conservatory plants. Major plant groups to be studied include aroids, bromeliads, Marantaceae, and other ornamental tropical plants grown indoors.

Required Text
Clark, G.
Indoor Plants: more...
06/13 Tu 05:00pm-07:10pm Kim
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"Are those flowers real?" It's a question Livia Cetti, the nation's premier paper flower artist, hears a lot. And make no mistake, the high-style, ethereal blooms she twists and folds from delicate, hand-dyed paper are remarkably realistic. Timeless and magical, more...
06/14 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cetti
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Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Gain an understanding of the cornerstones of soil chemistry: pH and its effects on nutrient availability to plants and the ionic exchange capacities of soil. Macronutrient cycles in more...
06/14 We 10:00am-12:40pm Lozefski
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If you wish to transition from drawing to watercolor painting techniques or fine-tune your watercolor skills, this class is for you. Sessions will focus on demonstration and practice of basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes, and dry more...
06/15 Th 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
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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. Learn more...
06/15 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Lozefski
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PPlants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are far from random, and are often dictated by complex factors, which limit or encourage the growth of particular plants. In this workshop you will more...
06/16 Fr 09:00am-01:30pm Lorimer
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Vellum has long been used to create paintings that seem to glow from within. Learn the basics of this ancient art, beginning with how to prepare vellum for painting. After transferring a small compositional drawing to vellum, you will apply more...
06/21 We 10:30am-04:00pm Woodin
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Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork has been published in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the more...
06/24 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
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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
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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
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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
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names and more...
06/28 We 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
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.
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07/08 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Meredith
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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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07/10 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
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Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.
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07/10 Mo 10:00am-04:30pm Morley
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SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 10-August 11
In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of more...
07/10 Mo 10:00am-05:00pm
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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
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SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 10-August 16

In just over five weeks, earn nearly half the course hours required for the NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design. Interactive classes with top landscape architects, designers, guest lecturers, plus trips to historic sites, more...
07/10 Mo 09:00am-05:00pm
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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...
07/10 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
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Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy activities. Design and construct adaptive tools and assistive devices through problem-solving activities. Expand your plant-selecting skills for specific therapeutic programming needs as you explore the collectionsand gardens at more...
07/10 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
Beirne
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Popular artist, instructor, and former Coordinator of our Certificate Program, Mindy Lighthipe is renowned for her beautiful natural science renderings. Join Mindy for a special workshop on the anatomy of butterflies, moths, and other pollinating insects that will enhance your more...
07/17 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Lighthipe
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Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various conditions treated in this setting. Etiology, diagnosis, and psychosocial effects are covered. Learn the more...
07/17 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
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The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, more...
07/18 Tu 10:00am-01:20pm Vogel
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Add depth and texture to the landscape with the careful selection and use of a variety of ornamental grasses. Be amazed by the wealth of opportunities to create height in a border from as little as 6 inches to 12 more...
07/20 Th 02:00pm-04:15pm Kolvek
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  07/20 Th 06:15pm-08:30pm Kolvek
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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...
07/22 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Poulson
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Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers. Topics in business practices will more...
07/22 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Czarnecki
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Though pencil drawings are generally considered to be "studies" for more complete renderings, graphite can also be used to produce finished illustrations suitable for publication in scientific journals. Using a graduated series of pencils as well as tortillions and erasers, more...
07/24 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Rawlins
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Children and adolescents with special needs are the focus of this course. Gain an understanding of the causes and characteristics of various developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Learn to implement horticultural therapy for a wide variety of goals more...
07/24 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
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Apply Botanical Drawing I skills and techniques to simple relevant subjects. 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 and space in more...
07/31 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
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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
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Older adults present an increasing need for therapeutic services. Learn about the physical, sensory, cognitive, psychological, and social aspects of aging and their implications for horticultural therapy programming. Explore how horticulture can be an important component in the various levels more...
07/31 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Brechner
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Activities analysis explores the various aspects of horticultural therapy activities as they relate to both client and administrative needs. Each activity is analyzed in an effort to structure activities that can achieve measurable clinical outcomes. Learn to develop a needs more...
07/31 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Malamud
D'Amico
NYBG
August
Learn the identification, classification, and culture of houseplants, greenhouse, and conservatory plants. Major plant groups to be studied include aroids, bromeliads, Marantaceae, and other ornamental tropical plants grown indoors.

Required Text
Clark, G.
Indoor Plants: more...
08/01 Tu 04:30pm-07:00pm Lieberman
NYBG
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...
08/01 Tu 10:00am-02:00pm Minich
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Bring the beauty and bouquet of the summer garden into your home with handcrafted, botanically infused soaps. Learn about the benefits of a variety of plant based ingredients for skin care. Using the melt-and pour process, make four bars of more...
08/06 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
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Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and private homes. Learn the diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, mood, psychotic, cognitive, and substance abuse disorders. Review actual more...
08/07 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Beirne
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A challenge you have likely faced as a botanical artist is translating the color you see into the color you paint. In this special course, you'll paint various flowers and leaves while focusing on how to create rich, deep colors, more...
08/08 Tu 10:30am-02:30pm Jess
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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
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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
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Explore the basic principles that influence the ecological relationships of the forest ecosystem. Using the Garden grounds as a site for observation and field study, learn to understand the forces that shape our natural environment—the Northeast Woodland. Labs and lectures more...
08/23 We 05:30pm-08:30pm Burton
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September
Survey the major families of the angiosperms (flowering plants) and learn the characters and principles used to classify them. This course covers newly recognized higher order groupings of species, evolutionary trends in reproductive and vegetative structures, and recently reconstructed evolutionary more...
09/05 Tu 12:30pm-03:30pm Rodrigues
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This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer– and fall–blooming native and non–native perennials. Please more...
09/06 We 10:00am-01:00pm Brands
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Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, and abiotic factors and the cultural, biological, and least toxic strategies for their control. Discuss diagnoses of plant problems, including identification of disease– more...
09/06 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Borman
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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.

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Florist more...
09/09 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
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This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer– and fall–blooming native and non–native perennials. Please more...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Hagen
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Learn about common diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals and turfgrass caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, and abiotic factors and the cultural, biological, and least toxic strategies for their control. Discuss diagnoses of plant problems, including identification of disease– more...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Borman
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Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio–oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
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Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and sophisticated survey instruments such as a total–station and mapping–grade GPS. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, and more...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Cahilly
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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
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This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer– and fall–blooming native and non–native perennials. Please more...
09/12 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
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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.
09/12 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Einhorn
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The intricate beauty of a bird's nest really shines when drawn in silverpoint, especially as the silver develops a soft patina over time. Using a silver wire held in a stylus, master an organic approach to drawing a complex subject. more...
09/13 We 10:00am-02:30pm Nemergut
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Learn how to apply basic design concepts in order to design solutions to site- specific problems. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and more...
09/13 We 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
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Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
09/14 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Harris
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Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients. Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program, is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers with SketchUp are required.

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09/14 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
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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
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 more...
09/18 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
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Learn the basic principles of constructing residential landscape features such as walks, steps, simple decks, garden structures, walls, and benches. Study landscape construction standards, techniques, and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details.

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09/18 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Capparelli
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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—selecting plants based on site-specific design and more...
09/26 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
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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...
09/28 Th 10:00am-12:20pm Paltseva
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