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 in Bronx, NY

Classes at NYBG

May
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...
05/28 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
NYBG
Ann Swan—RHS Gold Medalist and author of Botanical Painting with Colored Pencils—will share her many tips for creating rich, clean colors and realistic textures that help you capture velvety petals, strong highlights, and surface patterns. Explore using solvents and fluorescent more...
05/29 We 10:00am-04:30pm Swan
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, as well more...
05/29 We 05:15pm-08:15pm Gabel
NYBG
Learn sustainable garden and landscape maintenance techniques, including planting methods, plant care, and maintenance regimens for trees, shrubs, lawn, and perennial gardens. Discuss site analysis and plant selection, principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic gardening practices, and a calendar more...
05/30 Th 05:30pm-08:30pm Weinstein
NYBG
Uncover the hidden and powerful color properties of flowers, as well as the history and basics of dyeing with plants by using different flowers to create tones from yellow and orange to pink and purple. Each participant will receive one more...
05/31 Fr 02:00pm-05:00pm Pombo
NYBG
June
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...
06/01 Sa 10:30am-01:45pm Simeone
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...
06/03 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Woodson
NYBG
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...
06/04 Tu 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
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Explore how to create abundant centerpieces that seem to spill from their vases. Working with seasonal flowers and edible embellishments, you will craft two designs that lend a modern twist to an Old World style under Kiana's expert guidance.
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06/05 We 10:30am-04:30pm Underwood
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"I love abundance, which by itself is beautiful."

So says Tulipina's Kiana Underwood whose free-flowing, sumptuous floral designs evoke gardens bursting with life. Join us for two intimate workshops in which Kiana will show you how to combine rich color more...
06/05 We 10:30am-04:30pm Underwood
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. Prerequisite: more...
06/05 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Bronson
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 site. more...
06/05 We 03:00pm-06:00pm Eckerson
NYBG
Learn to measure and monitor the ecological diversity observed and celebrated in and around New York City environs. Practice using field techniques for recording observations in nature while walking along trails in the Garden. Explore the biodiversity within your chosen more...
06/05 We 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
Channel your inner Monet while you spend a morning drawing in the Garden! Botanical artist Frank Guida covers basic design principles, including focal point, contrast, perspective, line, and gesture, as well as how to choose a subject that translates well more...
06/06 Th 10:00am-02:00pm Guida
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Fashion show-stopping monochromatic arrangements, while reveling in the endless variations of flowers within a particular color palette. Kiana will introduce you to little-known varieties of flowers, and walk you through the best ways to mix flowers of slightly different shades more...
06/06 Th 10:30am-04:30pm Underwood
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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...
06/06 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Johnsen
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To mark the opening of the Garden's major exhibition, The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, this symposium explores the breadth and genre-spanning creativity of the Brazilian modernist master, celebrating his work as an innovative artist, landscape architect, and conservationist. more...
06/07 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Sullivan
Jungles
Seavitt Nordenson
Ono
NYBG
When the sun goes down, the art of landscape lighting can bring a painterly or even sculptural transformation to your design. This course explores the art of landscape lighting from selection and placement to color and composition. Learn the technical more...
06/07 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm Novasel
NYBG
Don't let a lack of sun cast a shadow on your garden! Find out which plants thrive in shady conditions while bringing charm and color. You'll see how to expand your palette from reliable standards such as hosta and plant more...
06/08 Sa 10:30am-01:30pm Ballato
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, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
06/08 Sa 09:00am-03:00pm Falk
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...
06/08 Sa 09:00am-02:30pm Picciano
Davila
NYBG
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
06/09 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
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...
06/09 Su 10:30am-03:00pm Marsh
NYBG
Insect bites, sunburn, heat waves. Don't let your vacation suffer from these typical summer drawbacks. Experiment with a variety of essential oils that can be used for healthy, non-chemical based alternative remedies. You will learn how to make three much-needed more...
06/09 Su 11:00am-01:00pm Peter
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"Color, proportion, and texture are as important in flowers as in fashion. I like a natural, unfussy look," says Amy Merrick, who's redefining the art of floral design and botanical styling in highprofile photo shoots, windows, publications and events from more...
06/10 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Merrick
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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...
06/10 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
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...
06/10 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
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Internationally celebrated garden designer/writer Dr. Noel Kingsbury gets students down on hands and knees to explore and understand how perennials are linked to their natural habitats and ecology—and how gardeners and designers can use that knowledge to help their plants more...
06/11 Tu 10:00am-04:00pm Kingsbury
NYBG
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 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Miura
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. Through more...
06/13 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Grossman
NYBG
What do you see when looking at a butterfly? How do you describe its appearance and make sense of its daily habits and behavior? Where do you go to find interesting or unusual species? And once you have identified a more...
06/13 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Cech
NYBG
Pollinators are essential to our environment, accounting for the reproduction of approximately 70% of flowering plants and a significant portion of our food crops. Many pollinators are in steep decline, but you can support and encourage them in your own more...
06/15 Sa 11:00am-03:30pm Eierman
NYBG
Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
06/15 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Gordineer
NYBG
Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
06/16 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Wry
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...
06/17 Mo 11:00am-03:30pm Gilbert
NYBG
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...
06/17 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Brechner
NYBG
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This more...
06/18 Tu 05:00pm-08:00pm Bronson
NYBG
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 and more...
06/21 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
06/22 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
Taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed garden environment. After sampling and discussing an assortment of white and red wines, you'll have a better grasp of what it means for a wine to be called dry, tannic, fruitforward, or acidic. more...
06/23 Su 02:00pm-04:00pm Brinkman
NYBG
Learn to approach animal portraiture from an anatomical perspective. We will see how structures of the skeleton and musculature combine with texture, coloration, and expression for realistic portraits. Techniques will be directly applicable to all animals, domestic and wild, and more...
06/24 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Fleming
NYBG
Join Stephen Morrell for an in-depth look at the beauty and simplicity of Japanese gardens, and enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the Rockefeller Japanese Garden, one of the east coast's finest examples. We'll begin the day at NYBG discussing more...
06/24 Mo 09:30am-03:30pm Morrell
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...
06/24 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
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...
06/24 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG
Since ancient Greece, herbalists have made oxymels, syrups that mix honey and vinegar with bitter medicinal roots to make them easier to ingest. Today, oxymels are gaining in popularity as an alternative way to take in the healing benefits of more...
06/29 Sa 11:00am-12:30pm Hill
NYBG
Dive in to using low-budget table-top lighting equipment and techniques to make compelling photos of botanical subjects and floral arrangements. Photographer David Samuel Stern will discuss the basic principles of still-life lighting design and walk you through manual camera controls more...
06/30 Su 02:00pm-05:00pm Stern
NYBG
July
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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07/08 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
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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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07/08 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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07/08 Mo 10:00am-04:30pm Morley
NYBG
SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 8-August 9
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...
07/08 Mo 10:00am-05:00pm
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SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 8–26
Fast-track your NYBG Gardening Certificate this summer! In just three short weeks, you'll complete over 25% of all course work required for the Certificate, giving you a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound more...
07/08 Mo 09:00am-04:00pm
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SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 8–August 9

In five weeks, earn more than 25% of 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...
07/08 Mo 09:00am-05:00pm
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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...
07/08 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
NYBG
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.Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

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07/09 Tu 05:00pm-07:10pm Kim
NYBG
When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
07/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Jayasara
NYBG
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
07/10 We 10:30am-12:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
There's more to blending tea than simply tossing herbs together. Nancy MacNamara—whose teas are a perennial favorite at NYBG's Farmers Market—will discuss the flavor profiles of various dried leaves, roots, barks, fruits, flowers, and berries, as well as how to more...
07/13 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm MacNamara
NYBG
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
07/13 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
07/13 Sa 12:00pm-02:00pm Ruggiero
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...
07/13 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Picciano
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...
07/13 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Jaroslow
NYBG
Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
07/14 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
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 more...
07/14 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
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...
07/15 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
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...
07/15 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
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, a versatility that makes it an enjoyable medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn how more...
07/16 Tu 10:00am-02:00pm Vogel
NYBG
Journey into the Garden to create a large outdoor Instagram-worthy flower sensation! Working with Lilli Wright of Mimosa Floral Design, you will use locally sourced seasonal branches and blooms to transform a NYBG gazebo into a magical ceremonial setting. Recently more...
07/16 Tu 09:30am-02:30pm Wright
NYBG
Don't let your images stay trapped in your hard drive! Experiment with the art of making a print, a process that requires great technical skill and a keen eye for detail. Over his four-decade career, Douglas Dubler has tenaciously pursued more...
07/16 Tu 10:00am-02:00pm Dubler
NYBG
Plants 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...
07/19 Fr 09:00am-01:30pm Arcate Schuler
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You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Awardwinning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
07/20 Sa 12:00pm-02:00pm Kroik
NYBG
Mindy Lighthipe, popular artist, and author of The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration, leads this special workshop focused on accurately depicting pollinating insects in flight. Mindy will show you how to render the anatomy and wing position of butterflies, more...
07/22 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Lighthipe
NYBG
Discover how fungi are being used to degrade pollutants and clean up the environment by filtering water, removing heavy metals from soil, remediating microbes, and breaking down plastics. Mycologist John Michelotti will discuss current mycoremediation efforts around the world—including his more...
07/23 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Michelotti
NYBG
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...
07/24 We 10:00am-03:30pm Backus
NYBG
"Put up" your peaches using time-honored canning techniques for three preparations that will extend the bounty of your favorite stone fruits long after summer is gone. Create a compote to top your summer desserts; prepare for fall with warming spices; more...
07/27 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
Taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed garden environment. After sampling and discussing an assortment of white and red wines, you'll have a better grasp of what it means for a wine to be called dry, tannic, fruitforward, or acidic. more...
07/28 Su 02:00pm-04:00pm Brinkman
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...
07/29 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
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...
07/29 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
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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...
07/30 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
Beirne
NYBG
Enhance your gardening experience! Discover how to garden with eyes wide open, ears to the ground, and hands outstretched as Tovah shares insights from her new book, The Garden in Every Sense and Season. She will lead you through an more...
07/31 We 10:00am-12:00pm Martin
NYBG
August
Practice layering watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil to create rich color, detail, and form under the expert guidance of Wendy Hollender. You'll experiment with a dynamic blend of botanical drawing and painting techniques while focusing on the structure of more...
08/02 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Hollender
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Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins and outs of what's needed to safely, productively, and enjoyably begin to keep honeybees in a populated area. You'll learn how and why a beehive functions as one more...
08/03 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Mortimer
Slanzi
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...
08/03 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Roeller
NYBG
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

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08/04 Su 11:00am-02:00pm Scholl
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Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Gardening and Soil Science for more...
08/08 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Nocera
NYBG
Never in human history have plant species been more endangered with extinction. Join Vice President for Conservation Strategy Brian Boom and discover the varied strategies NYBG scientists use to confront this urgent threat—from conservation genetics to documenting key areas of more...
08/09 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Boom
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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...
08/09 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Minich
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...
08/09 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Minich
NYBG
Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects, taking inspiration from Georgia O'Keeffe. An expert at honing in on beautiful details from years working in high-end fashion, Douglas Dubler will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, more...
08/10 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Dubler
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...
08/10 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Czarnecki
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...
08/10 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Czarnecki
NYBG
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 tortillons and erasers, more...
08/12 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Rawlins
NYBG
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...
08/14 We 05:15pm-08:15pm Gabel
NYBG
Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designed for beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling more...
08/24 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
08/25 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG
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...
08/28 We 05:30pm-08:30pm Barnes
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08/28 We 09:00pm-05:00pm
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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...
09/03 Tu 12:30pm-03:30pm Paradiso
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 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
09/04 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Dooling
NYBG
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...
09/04 We 12:30pm-03:30pm Kokinchak
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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...
09/11 We 10:00am-02:30pm Nemergut
NYBG
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

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09/11 We 10:30am-03:00pm Cawley
NYBG
Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to more...
09/11 We 10:00am-01:00pm Needham
NYBG
Wondering what to do with your bounty of tomatoes? Preserve them, of course! We will show you the best ways to process and hot pack your harvest, with a simple method borrowed from industrial canning. We'll make a chili tomato more...
09/12 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
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...
09/12 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Gagne
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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09/13 Fr 10:00am-01:35pm Miranda
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 (PC or Mac) with SketchUp are required. Prerequisite: Graphics more...
09/13 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
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...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create more...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Michelotti
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 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
09/14 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Kolvek
NYBG
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...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Kokinchak
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, more...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Cahilly
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...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
NYBG
Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by more...
09/15 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Wry
NYBG
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

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09/15 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
This course is also required for the Landscape Design Certificate.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region in the landscape, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which more...
09/15 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  09/15 Su 01:30pm-04:30pm Ruggiero
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 more...
09/16 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 home more...
09/16 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
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. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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09/16 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Capparelli
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...
09/17 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Wry
NYBG
This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
09/17 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
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, based on site-specific design and more...
09/17 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
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 more...
09/17 Tu 05:45pm-08:45pm Storrs
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 present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
09/18 We 10:00am-01:00pm Sarathy
NYBG
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 science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light more...
09/19 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Kutos
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...
09/19 Th 10:30am-01:10pm Paltseva
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. Through more...
09/19 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Paltseva
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, based on site-specific design and more...
09/20 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG
Create a vibrant pair of tea towels by dyeing them in alluring, ancient indigo! You'll experiment with several different ways to create patterns using traditional Japanese shibori techniques. Textile artist Molly George will also show you just how easy it more...
09/21 Sa 12:00pm-03:00pm George
NYBG
Since October is the optimum month to plant bulbs, now is the time to decide what will work best in your garden. Martha Stewart's Head Gardener, Ryan McCallister is a bulb expert, having grown hundreds of thousands on her farm. more...
09/21 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm McCallister
NYBG
This group of plants challenges even trained botanists, but with expert guidance, you can learn how to identify wild native grasses and some of the more popular landscaping ones. Sedges (Cyperaceae) and rushes (Juncaceae), often confused with grasses (Poaceae), are more...
09/22 Su 10:00am-02:30pm Alvarez
NYBG
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...
09/23 Mo 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
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. Prerequisite: Graphics I

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09/24 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Einhorn
NYBG
When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
09/24 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG
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...
09/25 We 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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...
09/26 Th 10:30am-01:30pm 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...
09/26 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Gilbert
NYBG
Envisioned to make paradise manifest on Earth, Persian gardens are known for their masterful use of geometry and water. Explore how this garden design style evolved from antiquity through the 19th century with Stephen F. Byrns, founder of the Untermyer more...
09/27 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Byrns
Gorin
NYBG
NYBG's first-ever horticulture intensive provides a comprehensive introduction to current best practices in sustainable horticulture for our region. You'll learn how an informed approach to managing soil, site hydrology, and pests—coupled with choosing the right plants—can reduce the need for more...
09/30 Mo 09:00am-03:00pm Elmers
McLaughlin
McMackin
Morrell
Pierce
Arcate Schuler
NYBG
October
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 and more...
10/01 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
This course is also required for the Landscape Design Certificate.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region in the landscape, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which more...
10/02 We 04:30pm-06:30pm Ruggiero
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.
10/02 We 05:15pm-08:15pm Nitzky
NYBG
Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria. Delve into the evolutionary reasons behind how and why scientists have divided and classified these organisms. We will also discuss biomes and ecological more...
10/07 Mo 05:00pm-08:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
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...
10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
NYBG