Classes

August
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 Barnes
NYBG
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
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. Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing II.

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09/06 We 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
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 Hall
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.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
09/09 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
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...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:20pm Alvarez
MDTN
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 51 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials. Please more...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:45pm Hagen
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...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Kenney
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...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
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...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Cahilly
NYBG
Douglas Dubler, who worked with Ansel Adams in the darkroom, is the ideal guide to walk you through the basic skills needed to create arresting black and white photographs. Using a variety of stunning images, Douglas will discuss how to more...
09/10 Su 01:00pm-04:00pm Dubler
NYBG
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
09/11 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
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09/12 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
09/12 Tu 10:30am-12:30pm Bakshi
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 51 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials. Please more...
09/12 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm 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 home more...
09/12 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN
Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered.Prerequisite: Graphics I

Required Text
Landscape more...
09/12 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Einhorn
NYBG
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
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 51 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials. Please more...
09/13 We 10:00am-01:00pm Brands
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...
09/13 We 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
NYBG
Document seasonal changes while reveling in the brilliant autumnal color in this six-week intensive that includes all three classes required to become a NYBG Urban Naturalist. In Foundations, you'll use a 10x hand lens, dichotomous keys, and field guides to more...
09/13 We 10:00am-02:00pm Feller
Slowik
Chaya
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.
more...
09/14 Th 10:00am-01:35pm Christiansen
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...
09/14 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Harris
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. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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09/14 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
Learn to identify and draw the key characteristics associated with coniferous plants. From needles and bark to seeds and cones, come away with a thorough grounding in the best ways to illustrate the morphological attributes of this beautiful group of more...
09/16 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Rauh
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...
09/16 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
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...
09/16 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Meore
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...
09/18 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

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09/18 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates. Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling more...
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 home more...
09/18 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
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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09/18 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...
09/19 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Sapanara
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.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
09/19 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
09/19 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Vizoso
NYBG
Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, postprocessing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
09/19 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
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...
09/19 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...
09/19 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Bunnell
MDTN
Trailblazing "five-star" floral designer Emily Thompson is known for organically beautiful compositions that wildly celebrate the natural world, yet are artfully composed "like some unseen mythical hand had styled them" (Elle). Her work features the freshest local, foraged, and rare more...
09/22 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Thompson
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...
09/23 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm McCallister
NYBG
Careful, almost meditative observation is the key to taking visually stunning field images. As a life-long naturalist and principal author/photographer of Butterflies of the East Coast, Rick Cech is the perfect guide to show you how to slow down and more...
09/23 Sa 09:30am-12:30pm Cech
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.
09/23 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
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 monk Bhante Suddhaso, trained in more...
09/23 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG
Learn to evoke the glowing hues and glossy skins of autumnal fruits.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique more...
09/24 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Sapanara
NYBG
Turn organic cucumbers and spices into a jar of delicious dill pickles using the tried- and-true process great-grandma used. Designed for beginners, and using the classic Ball Jar with separate lid and sealer ring, this class covers the basics-from recipes more...
09/24 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Blakeney
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...
09/25 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm VanWallendael
NYBG
Vibrant, locally sourced dahlias make for simple yet spectacular arrangements that are perfect for a mantel, entry table, or dining centerpiece. Take a page from trend-setting farm-to-table designers, and fashion a playful, free-flowing creation that showcases the exuberance of these more...
09/25 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Woodson
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...
09/25 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
Throughout the world, city roofs are becoming greener and used year-round, offering a significant opportunity for landscape designers. Learn the special requirements and challenges of roof gardens and discuss roof garden horticulture, maintenance, and technology, including the basics of design.
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09/25 Mo 06:15pm-08:15pm Packer
MDTN
Join the effort to save the monarch butterfly by learning to restore their rapidly declining habitat, one plant at a time. Learn to propagate milkweed from seed, since this native flower is where monarchs prefer to lay their eggs. Longtime more...
09/26 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Slowik
NYBG
Prepare for the Core (Basic) and Category 3 (Ornamentals and Turf) exams that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation require of all pesticide applicators. We'll cover the handling, use, storage, and application of pesticides; safety and environmental considerations; and more...
09/26 Tu 04:15pm-08:45pm Gabel
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...
09/26 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
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...
09/27 We 06:15pm-08:55pm Vizoso
MDTN
Learn the basic techniques of landscape gardening, with an emphasis on ecologically appropriate practices. Topics include soil preparation, efficient water and fertilization practices, planting and transplanting, cultivation techniques, and maintaining healthy plants. Wear sturdy shoes, and come prepared to work more...
09/27 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Weinstein
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...
09/27 We 04:30pm-06:30pm Ruggiero
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 more...
09/27 We 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
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. Prerequisite: Graphics II

Please more...
09/27 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Douwes Whitney
MDTN
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
09/28 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Sapanara
MDTN
The role of plant hormones in growth and development is discussed as well as plant movement, water transport through the plant body, and plant metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration (anaerobic and aerobic). All the basic chemistry needed to understand plant more...
09/28 Th 05:15pm-08:15pm Alvarez
NYBG
Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district is identified. Lunch is not more...
09/28 Th 09:00am-01:30pm Edinger
OFS
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...
09/28 Th 06:15pm-08:15pm Bakshi
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
09/28 Th 02:00pm-04:40pm Grossman
NYBG
  09/28 Th 10:00am-12:20pm Paltseva
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...
09/28 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Chisholm
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 more...
09/28 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Capparelli
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...
09/29 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
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...
09/30 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
October
Get a little messy making late-summer fruit jam! Learn the basics of preserving without additives, discover new recipes, and cover the latest safety tips, while making a batch of jam that will transport you back to the warmth of summer, more...
10/01 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Blakeney
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...
10/03 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Christiansen
NYBG
Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
10/03 Tu 04:30pm-06:30pm Curtis
NYBG
Learn the basic principles and best practices of greenhouse and nursery construction and design, and commercial greenhouse and field plant production. Understand how to manage a commercial growing operation, including site selection, planning and layout, and production methods of greenhouse more...
10/03 Tu 04:30pm-07:05pm Hachadourian
NYBG
A deep understanding of your subject is crucial to creating exquisite botanical art. Focusing on hemlocks, Patricia Wynne will walk you through best research practices, using world-class resources inside and outside the Garden. You'll make reference sketches and take photos more...
10/04 We 10:00am-01:00pm Wynne
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 closeups will more...
10/04 We 10:00am-04:30pm Falk
NYBG
Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
10/04 We 10:00am-12:15pm Grossman
NYBG
Examine the most important factors in the management and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes using sustainable techniques. Learn to develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management. Focus on how to more...
10/04 We 01:30pm-04:00pm Morrell
NYBG
Learn how to identify and manage the common turf and landscape weeds found in residential and commercial sites. Examine a variety of weed control methods, including herbicides and non-chemical approaches. Study weed biology, biochemical pathways, and equipment calibration and care, more...
10/04 We 05:00pm-08:00pm Laswell
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

Required Text
Landscape more...
10/04 We 02:00pm-05:00pm Capparelli
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...
10/04 We 05:30pm-09:15pm D'Amico
NYBG
"At my feet lay the Great Central Valley of California, like a lake of pure sunshine, forty or fifty miles wide, five hundred miles long, one rich furred garden of yellow Compositae." Conservationist John Muir illustrates how dazzling American flora more...
10/05 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Tarnowsky
NYBG
Creative, imaginative, and sometimes even gravity- defying, armatures are the key to many simple yet jaw-dropping arrangements. Learn the basic techniques for fashioning stylish frameworks from natural and man-made materials as well as wire. By the end of this workshop, more...
10/05 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm LaGuerre
MDTN
What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
10/05 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Meredith
MDTN
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...
10/05 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
NYBG
Translating the magic of lit sculptures at night into memorable photographs requires foresight and skill. Renowned fashion photographer Douglas Dubler will take you through the ins and outs of capturing that magical glow. Focusing on CHIHULY's outdoor sculptures Sapphire Star, more...
10/05 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Dubler
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...
10/05 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Lozefski
NYBG
Hands-on healing and learning through horticulture takes place at HSNY's GreenHouse program on Rikers Island. Designed and built by inmates and their instructors, the garden features a native woodland, nursery, and vegetable and herb gardens. HSNY's horticultural therapists will give more...
10/05 Th 06:30am-01:00pm Krus, HTR
OFS
Explore special drawing techniques and create dynamic compositions that capture the nature and "personality" of NYBG's exquisite specimen trees. From a weeping willow to a sturdy oak, trees all have defining characteristics. Frank Guida will take you en plein air more...
10/06 Fr 10:00am-03:00pm Guida
NYBG
Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to learn more about the native flora of the Northeast. Goldenrods and asters take center stage at this time of year, but can be difficult to identify. Equipped with a 10X power more...
10/06 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
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...
10/06 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm LaGuerre
NYBG
What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through more...
10/06 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Meredith
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...
10/10 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
MDTN
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
10/11 We 10:30am-03:00pm Cawley
NYBG
A WILDER WORLD: The Plants and Places that Inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder
Marta McDowell in conversation with Thomas Rainer

Wednesday, October 11
11 am-12:30 pm | Ross Hall, NYBG

The inspiration for Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books more...
10/11 We 11:00am-12:30pm McDowell
Rainer
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...
10/11 We 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
10/12 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
"Are those flowers real?" It's a question Livia Cetti, the nation's premiere 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. In this new more...
10/12 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Cetti
NYBG
We've all had the experience of photographing the most breathtaking landscape, only to find our pictures don't convey its special magic. Professional exhibiting photographer John Maggiotto will take you out on Garden grounds to show you how to find a more...
10/12 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Maggiotto
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...
10/12 Th 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Under the guidance of award-winning botanical artist Ingrid Finnan, create a number of small studies in oil. If you are a beginner, the basics will be covered so you have the confidence to continue exploring the medium on your own. more...
10/13 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Finnan
NYBG
Saving the American Ash Summit
Friday, October 13, 10 am-12:30 pm | Ross Hall, NYBG

In this landmark summit, experts discuss the natural and cultural history of the magnificent Ash-and the deadly crisis it faces today.

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10/13 Fr 10:00am-12:30pm Knight, Ph.D.
Church
Atha
Rosenthal, M.S.
NYBG
Michigan-based and nationally recognized Anishnabe basketmaker Kelly Church will show you how to create a traditional round-bottom basket out of black ash splints. Kelly is a featured speaker at our Saving the American Ash summit about the cultural importance of more...
10/13 Fr 03:00pm-05:00pm Church
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...
10/13 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
From towering tulip trees to creeping partridge berries, native plants make up the forests of the northeast. Learn to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines by their vegetative characteristics, using their scientific and common names. The focus is on both more...
10/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Kaechele
NYBG
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Martha Stewart's flawless farm in Bedford, N.Y.—from Ryan McCallister, her Head Gardener. Ryan will share gorgeous images of the farm's various gardens, groves, and all?es in bloom, along with insights into the work that more...
10/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm McCallister
NYBG
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...
10/14 Sa 10:00am-03:00pm Roeller
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 can choose to more...
10/14 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Capobianco
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...
10/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
MDTN
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
10/15 Su 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
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...
10/15 Su 02:00pm-04:40pm Grossman
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...
10/15 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  10/15 Su 01:30pm-04:30pm Ruggiero
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...
10/15 Su 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
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...
10/16 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm 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...
10/16 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
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 more...
10/16 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Poccia
MDTN
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...
10/16 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
A LIFE IN DESIGN
Outstanding landscape architects and designers from from around the world showcase their signature projects, working methods, and design philosophies. This year's lineup features a passionate and influential trio of landscape architects, each of whom has an more...
10/16 Mo 06:30pm-07:30pm Nielsen
Lennox-Boyd
Olin
OFS
A powerful leader in healing post-industrial New York City's landscapes, Signe Nielsen and her firm, MNLA, have revitalized Lincoln Center's public plazas, restored St. Paul's historic churchyard, devised the master plan for the South Bronx Greenway, and transformed more than more...
10/16 Mo 06:30pm-07:30pm Nielsen
OFS
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 families. more...
10/17 Tu 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
NYBG
This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

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10/17 Tu 10:30am-01:00pm Forster
NCNC
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 monk Bhante Suddhaso, trained in more...
10/17 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG
This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size.
Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping

more...
10/18 We 10:30am-01:00pm Forster
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...
10/19 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Atha
Alli
NYBG
This introduction to herbalism covers herbal traditions and highlights specific, health- optimizing foods and plants. Study the medicinal properties of plants used for the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, as well as best practices for cultivating, harvesting, and storing herbs. more...
10/19 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Basch
MDTN
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
10/19 Th 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
NYBG
This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, soils and other growing media, irrigation and fertilization practices, potting and repotting, and cultural more...
10/19 Th 04:30pm-07:30pm Gershberg
NYBG
Move beyond pachysandra and ivy—and escape the tyranny of mulch. This course will cover a wide range of unique groundcovers that thrive in shade, in sun, on slopes, or under trees. In addition to providing soil cover and suppressing weeds, more...
10/21 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Marsh
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 will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
10/21 Sa 10:00am-03:00pm Perkowski
NCNC
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...
10/21 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Cahilly
NYBG
Herbal Saturday

October 28, Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.

10:30 more...
10/21 Sa 10:30am-04:30pm Basch
Gordineer
MDTN
Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
10/21 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN
Learn how to select fresh and dried herbs and turn them into natural teas, decoctions, tinctures, and salves from Ursula Basch, founder of The Herbal Bear School of Botanical Medicine. Your homemade products will be fresher, longer lasting, and more more...
10/21 Sa 12:45pm-02:15pm Basch
MDTN
Herbal healing can be as simple as a cup of tea! This informative session covers the medicinal qualities and uses of easy-to-find herbs, and how to combine their roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds into effective, pleasing blends. Come discover more...
10/21 Sa 02:30pm-04:30pm Gordineer
MDTN
For centuries, people cleaned their homes without the arsenal of toxic chemicals sold today. Rediscover nontoxic solutions to everyday problems and avoid unnecessary "greenwashed" commercial products. Learn the science of grime and see how simple ingredients can be combined for more...
10/21 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Marsh
NYBG
Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful more...
10/22 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
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 can choose to more...
10/22 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Capobianco
NYBG
Autumn is the prime growing time for the rich diversity of local wild mushrooms. These mysterious life forms display a variety of fleshy shapes, colors, and textures, making them great subjects for illustration. Learn to capture their beauty and accurately more...
10/23 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Miranda
NYBG
Love those lush, flowing bouquets you see in magazines and on social media? Work with gorgeous blooms bursting with texture, romance, and color while learning the basics of the European hand-tie method from Nsombi Woodson, a top NYC designer for more...
10/23 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Woodson
MDTN
Understanding how plants grow is vital to successful gardening. Ideal for gardeners at any level, this course explores the basic principles of plant physiology with a focus on vital aspects of botany that every gardener should understand. Learn helpful tricks more...
10/23 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Beyers
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please more...
10/24 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
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...
10/24 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Lincoff
MDTN
Innovative landscape design in public spaces can create both economic and social vibrancy in the community. Award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina will share vital lessons learned from The High Line, Bethlehem Steel, and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, more...
10/24 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Cullina
NYBG
Labor Day through Halloween is the prime harvest season for wild mushrooms in the Northeast, and some of the world's most highly valued medicinal mushrooms grow right here in NYC! Join mushroom expert Gary Lincoff, author of the Audubon Society's more...
10/25 We 10:00am-01:00pm Lincoff
NYBG

A succession of spectacular themed plantings—each framing a particular habitat—surrounds the site's grand 19th-century villa with 2,500 species of perennials and grasses, and 400 species of shrubs and trees. Hermannshof sets a new standard in naturalistic planting design that more...
10/25 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Schmidt
OFS
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please more...
10/26 Th 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to 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 more...
10/26 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG
Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
10/26 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Logan
NYBG
A leader in the New Perennial Movement, Schmidt conducts pioneering research into which specific perennial combinations thrive in a given habitat with minimum maintenance. In this special workshop, he compares the aesthetics and maintenance requirements of distinct perennial designs—from monocultural more...
10/26 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Schmidt
NYBG
The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
10/28 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Arbor
NYBG
10 am - 1 pm—Block Printed Gift Wrap
Make ecologically friendly gift wrap, hand-printed with plant patterns. Renowned Hudson Valley artist Caitlin Parker leads you step-by-step through designing and carving a simple botanical shape into a small rubber printing block. more...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Parker
NYBG
Make ecologically friendly gift wrap, hand-printed with plant patterns. Renowned Hudson Valley artist Caitlin Parker leads you step-by-step through designing and carving a simple botanical shape into a small rubber printing block. Use this to stamp a whimsical pattern with more...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Parker
NYBG
Showcase the detailed beauty and organic form of botanical materials on your holiday cards this season. Caitlin Parker will teach you how to paint ferns, leaves, and flowers she has pressed, which you will then use as stamps to create more...
10/28 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Parker
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...
10/28 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
NYBG
October 28 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
All About Containers Saturday

Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every more...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Beyers
Rosiello
Wright
MDTN
Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers more...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
MDTN
Containers are an unnatural habitat that have fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid (eggplant), which ones work well (Japanese maple), and those that thrive (begonia).

10/28 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Rosiello
MDTN


Get the inside scoop on finding everything you need to garden in the city without ever leaving the five boroughs, from hoses to roses to decomposers.

10/28 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Wright
MDTN
Move beyond pachysandra and ivy—and escape the tyranny of mulch. This course will cover a wide range of unique groundcovers that thrive in shade, in sun, on slopes, or under trees. In addition to providing soil cover and suppressing weeds, more...
10/28 Sa 10:30am-01:30pm Marsh
NCNC
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...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG
Join Karine Gordineer, a herbalist of Algonquin ancestry, in exploring native and naturalized plants long used by Native Americans for their healing powers. See how indigenous approaches differ from Western herbalism. Tour the Native Plant Garden to learn to identify more...
10/28 Sa 10:30am-04:00pm Gordineer
NYBG
Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful more...
10/29 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
In this new twist on an ever-popular class, explore the best techniques for lavender harvesting, drying, and arranging, all while learning how to create your own wild vine base. Add dried lavender and lemon, plus other greens to the finished more...
10/29 Su 10:30am-01:00pm Conklin
NYBG
"I don't like gardens that immediately present themselves to you. I want to walk through different spaces, with the vistas always changing. There has to be a sense of mystery." So says Arabella Lennox-Boyd, who has designed landscapes around the more...
10/30 Mo 06:30pm-07:30pm Lennox-Boyd
OFS
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...
10/31 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
In order to propagate their species, all flowering plants rely on wind, water, or animals to carry pollen from a male stamen to a female pistil. But how reproduction in each species actually occurs differs dramatically. Some flowers have male more...
10/31 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Michelangeli
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...
10/31 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Vizoso
MDTN
Today's brides want bouquets that reflect 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 blooms and more...
10/31 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Woodson
NYBG
The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation—history, philosophy, and team functions. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient functioning, treatment goals, and precautions. Prerequisite: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
10/31 Tu 08:30am-01:00pm Wichrowski
OFS
November
Layering watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil is a dynamic technique that creates rich color, detail, and form. Veteran instructor Wendy Hollender blends botanical education and art while you learn to draw different members of the gourd family.Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing more...
11/01 We 10:00am-04:00pm Hollender
NYBG
Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
11/01 We 02:00pm-05:00pm Logan
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...
11/02 Th 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
Invasive Species Summit: Restoration and Long-Term Management, Co Presented with the Lower Hudson PRISM
Friday, November 3, 10 am-4 pm | Ross Hall, NYBG

Stiltgrass! Knotweed! Barberry! Porcelain-berry! A rogues gallery of invasive species is disrupting natural ecosystems and more...
11/03 Fr 10:00am-04:00pm Woodworth
King
O'Brien
Bushell
Arcate Schuler
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 will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
11/04 Sa 10:00am-03:00pm Perkowski
NYBG
Prepare for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist exam by reviewing each chapter in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. Participants are strongly advised to read the study guide in advance; copies are available for purchase at NYBG more...
11/04 Sa 09:00am-05:45pm Cahilly
Picciano
NYBG
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
11/06 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin, AFLA, creates elegant environments that can seamlessly accommodate heavy human and vehicular traffic, while providing beautiful, restful spaces from which to watch the world go by. Here in New York City, we experience the transformative more...
11/06 Mo 06:30pm-07:30pm Olin
OFS
Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as more...
11/07 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Kutos
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please more...
11/07 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
NYBG
Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
11/07 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Logan
NYBG
Create elegant ornaments using paper quilling, a Renaissance-era art form. Paper artist Marna Chester will show you how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper to create basic coil shapes that can be arranged into intricate patterns, bringing old-world more...
11/08 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Chester
MDTN
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
11/08 We 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
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...
11/08 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
11/09 Th 10:00am-01:40pm Reiner
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...
11/09 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Miura
MDTN
To register for the ISA exam, file an application and pay exam fees to the ISA at least 12 working days in advance of the exam date at isa-arbor.com, or by calling 217.355.9411. No exceptions, no walk-ins.
11/11 Sa 08:00am-12:00pm
NYBG
Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district is identified. Lunch is not more...
11/13 Mo 09:00am-01:30pm Woodson
OFS
An expert designer blends shapes and forms—plants, pathways, sculptures, and surroundings, to create an evocative whole, resonant like a painting. Internationally recognized for his stonework, Lew French carefully combines natural materials, from lichen-encrusted granite slabs to weathered driftwood, in ways more...
11/14 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm French
NYBG
Stone is an essential landscape component that is indispensable in garden design. Explore the many ways to incorporate stone in your designs, including walls, patios, walkways, and steps. Learn the significance of cairns and stone circles, how to position stones more...
11/16 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Johnsen
NYBG
Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
MDTN
For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Candee
NYBG
Native grasses are some of the most low maintenance plants in the garden and add a compelling element to landscape design. They come in many heights, textures, and colors, while seed heads and foliage provide fall and winter interest. Discover more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Kolvek
NYBG
November 18 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Apartment Gardener's Saturday


From windows to terraces, indoors or out, apartment dwellers have ample opportunity to garden—even as winter approaches! Whether you want to develop your green thumb by learning more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Raimondi, CLP
Rosiello
Storrs
MDTN
Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn to select the right plants for various locations, based on light levels, temperatures, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN
Houseplants don't have to be dull! Find out about new and unusual plants that thrive in the light-deprived light conditions to choose the right plants for your space. Discover cultivation techniques for these shade-loving species, including fertilization, water management, and more...
11/18 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Rosiello
MDTN
You can have fresh herbs year-round by learning specific techniques for growing them indoors. Whether you want to successfully transplant your outdoor herb garden inside, or start your kitchen herb garden from scratch, this class will teach you the essentials more...
11/18 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Storrs
MDTN
Learn native and non—native broadleaved evergreens; become familiar with their cultural requirements, identification features, and landscape uses. Learn how to incorporate this important group of plants into both naturalistic and formal landscape settings. Major plant groups studied include Ilex, Rhododendron, more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-12:15pm Simeone
NYBG
Bonsai artists often use Japanese maples because they are vigorous growers, thrive in all four seasons, and are cold hardy. Learn about the history of bonsai, basic training techniques, and maintenance. Create your own Japanese maple bonsai with expert guidance more...
11/19 Su 10:00am-02:30pm Capobianco
NYBG
Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of an instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

11/20 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please more...
11/20 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
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...
11/27 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm White
MDTN
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
11/29 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
Naturalists are keen observers of the world around them and have played an integral role in the evolution of scientific thought. Now, you can be one too! With the help of expert naturalists, hone your ability to identify plants and more...
11/29 We 10:00am-02:00pm Feller
Slowik
Chaya
NYBG
The role of plant hormones in growth and development is discussed as well as plant movement, water transport through the plant body, and plant metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration (anaerobic and aerobic). All the basic chemistry needed to understand plant more...
11/30 Th 05:15pm-08:15pm Alvarez
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...
11/30 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
NYBG
December
WHAT PLANTS CAN TEACH US
A Talk with Robin Wall Kimmerer


Friday, December 1
10–11:30 am | Ross Hall, NYBG

As a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Wall Kimmerer blends science's polished art of more...
12/01 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Wall Kimmerer
NYBG
The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal flair. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
12/01 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Norman
NYBG
  12/02 Sa 10:30am-04:00pm Norman
MDTN
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...
12/02 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm TBA
NYBG
Practice techniques learned in Botanical Watercolor I using live subjects such as leaves, stems, and fruit. Emphasis is on realistic portrayal of botanical subjects and traditional methods of dry brush watercolor painting, with attention to detail and color accuracy. It more...
12/04 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
Create elegant ornaments using paper quilling, a Renaissance-era art form. Paper artist Marna Chester will show you how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper to create basic coil shapes that can be arranged into intricate patterns, bringing old-world more...
12/05 Tu 11:00am-02:00pm Chester
NYBG
Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Go beyond basic soil chemistry, by understanding the ionic exchange capacities of soil, as well as how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore more...
12/06 We 02:00pm-04:40pm Lozefski
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
12/07 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
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. $120 materials fee. more...
12/07 Th 10:00am-04:30pm Edinger
NYBG
Here's where to start if you are interested in healing and restoring yourself with aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. Learn the basics of blending oils into your own skin care products or personalized fragrances for the home. Each more...
12/07 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Basch
MDTN
Grand vases filled with holly and magnolia add warmth and cheer throughout the winter. Accent these greens with amaryllis and other winter blooms. These flowers can be replaced or augmented for specific holiday events, keeping your arrangement looking fresh throughout more...
12/08 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm White
NYBG
Take inspiration from the wintry outdoors as you recreate a nature scene on a three-dimensional, lighted grapevine wreath using preserved cedar, juniper, mushroom birds, and other seasonal botanicals. Then top it off with a sprinkling of faux snow.

12/10 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Yanni
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

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12/11 Mo 11:00am-01:00pm Woodson
MDTN
Having co-evolved with New Yorkers for centuries, our native plants are uniquely suited to thrive in the built environment. Heather Liljengren, a field botanist and seed collector, will discuss the advantages of using species native to your design site's specific more...
12/12 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Liljengren
NYBG
Spend two winter afternoons in the sunlit Lowland Tropical Rain Forest Gallery sketching the plants that flourish there. With Wendy Hollender as your guide, capture the leaves and tendrils of exotic flora from the unique vantage point of the skywalk more...
12/13 We 02:00pm-05:00pm Hollender
NYBG
Southern charm and hospitality come front and center with a glossy, richly decorated wreath of magnolia leaves on a door, mantel, or accent wall. Weave leaves into a wreath form, then complement shape and color with seasonal fruit, pine cones, more...
12/13 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Integrative medicine (IM) is a scientific and holistic approach to healing that complements conventional Western medicine with indigenous methods. Drawing on his experience practicing in urban and indigenous communities around the world, boardcertified physician Dr. Stephen Dahmer gives an introduction more...
12/14 Th 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
MDTN
A festive compote of unique greens with extra pops of color from berries, roses, and cymbidium orchids brings life and beauty to your holiday table. Swap out the flowers to create a striking centerpiece that can be easily adapted for more...
12/15 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm White
NYBG
Create a 2-foot tall, round topiary using fresh-cut greens, including boxwood, variegated fan arborvitae, cedar, and juniper with blue berries. Decorate with an assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals—hydrangea, herbs, pods, roses, nuts, and more—to suit your personal style. Your topiary more...
12/16 Sa 01:30pm-04:00pm Conklin
NYBG


Explore the rocky coastline in search of harbor seals basking in the sun, loons, and other wintering waterfowl. Then move into the woods to try to spot the owls' "fly out" at dusk.
12/16 Sa 02:00pm-06:00pm Feller
OFS
January
Prepare for the Core (Basic) and Category 3 (Ornamentals and Turf) exams that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation require of all pesticide applicators. We'll cover the handling, use, storage, and application of pesticides; safety and environmental considerations; and more...
01/02 Tu 04:15pm-08:45pm Spencer
NYBG
Explore a holistic approach to keeping trees healthy and vigorous. Topics include planting and transplanting, pruning, fertilization, root system management, common problems, tree defenses, and lightning protection. Samples of tree problems, supplies, and tools are exhibited.

Required more...
01/03 We 06:00pm-08:00pm 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...
01/03 We 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
NYBG
Learn how to nurture the soil so it can sustain your plants. Go beyond basic soil chemistry, by understanding the ionic exchange capacities of soil, as well as how a soil's pH affects what nutrients are available to plants. Explore more...
01/04 Th 02:00pm-04:40pm Lozefski
NYBG
Learn the basic techniques of winter tree identification using dormant-season characteristics. Buds, bark, fruit, and growth habits on deciduous plants as well as unique aspects of conifers are taught. Specialized techniques and tools of the trade are discussed. Dress for more...
01/04 Th 01:00pm-03:00pm Logan
NYBG
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
01/08 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
01/08 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG
  01/08 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Lincoff
MDTN
Learn the critical components for compiling accurate estimates for landscape projects, including materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies. Learn how to use estimates to stay profitable and compete successfully in today's business climate.
Please bring an architect and engineers scale, more...
01/08 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Eckerson
NYBG
  01/08 Mo 02:00pm-05:00pm Eckerson
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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01/08 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
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.
more...
01/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
MDTN
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
01/09 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
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...
01/09 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar, and pronunciation, and learn the more...
01/09 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Bakshi
NYBG
Learn how to design, install, and maintain conventional, specialty drip, and micro-drip irrigation systems. Drip systems are useful for rooftop and terrace gardens, planters, raised beds, and many landscape and nursery production systems. We will cover basic hydraulics and review more...
01/09 Tu 10:00am-04:30pm Schilke
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...
01/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Chisholm
NYBG
  01/09 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Bunnell
MDTN
This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for more...
01/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
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...
01/09 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Harris
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.
more...
01/10 We 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
  01/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
The role of plant hormones in growth and development is discussed as well as plant movement, water transport through the plant body, and plant metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration (anaerobic and aerobic). All the basic chemistry needed to understand plant more...
01/10 We 05:15pm-08:15pm Alvarez
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...
01/10 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Lin-Luse
MDTN
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...
01/10 We 02:00pm-05:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
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. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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01/10 We 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. Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing II.

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01/11 Th 10:00am-01:00pm James
NYBG
Garnering thousands of likes on Instagram generates buzz around your floral design business. But do you know what and when to post? Learn to design a simple arrangement, then consciously frame and edit photos you take from your phone. Explore more...
01/11 Th 10:00am-04:30pm Vizoso
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...
01/11 Th 10:00am-01:00pm 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...
01/11 Th 10:00am-12:40pm Lincoff
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

Required Text
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01/11 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Poccia
MDTN
Discover the details of making a landscaping business work. Explore the type of business to create: design, installation, construction, maintenance, estimating or some combination. Learn about legal requirements, advertising, customer relations, and human resources. Discuss the monetary aspects: start-up costs, more...
01/12 Fr 10:00am-01:20pm Marsocci
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...
01/16 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
America's astounding biodiversity still holds plenty of secrets, many of which NYBG scientists are striving to unlock. Join Matthew Pace, Assistant Curator of the Steere Herbarium, as he tells tales of modern-day exploration and showcases specimens of recently discovered species, more...
01/17 We 10:00am-01:00pm Pace
NYBG
Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a more...
01/17 We 10:30am-03:00pm Lubell
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...
01/17 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Michelotti
MDTN
Enhance your ability to identify and understand the complex relationships among the diverse plants and animals that live in our city's woodlands and forests. Document how January's leafless trees unveil a distinctive winter suite of birds for whom our city more...
01/17 We 10:00am-02:00pm Slowik
Chaya
NYBG
Understanding how plants grow is vital to successful gardening. Ideal for gardeners at any level, this course explores the basic principles of plant physiology with a focus on vital aspects of botany that every gardener should understand. Learn helpful tricks more...
01/18 Th 06:00pm-08:40pm Beyers
MDTN
This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for more...
01/18 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm 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.Prerequisite: Graphics I

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01/18 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Capparelli
NYBG
Building on skills learned in Watercolor I, combine wet and drybrush techniques to make the waxy, glossy and fuzzy textures found in the leaves of hollies and magnolias. Creating sparkling highlights, rich greens and drybrush details will be demonstrated with more...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-02:00pm Jess
NYBG
Learn to recognize the characteristics of native and common woody and herbaceous plants in the winter. While in their dormant, leafless state, trees and shrubs can be identified by bud types, leaf scars, fruit remnants, and other distinguishing marks. Specimens more...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Slowik
NYBG
Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Logan
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...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
Some 26 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Dahmer, M.D.
NYBG
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Whether or not you decide to pursue botanical art as a business, knowing standard practices will be useful. In these two sessions, you will learn the basics of dealing with galleries and artists' reps, including pricing, contracts and sales agreements; more...
01/20 Sa 11:00am-04:30pm Woodin
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...
01/20 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
MDTN
Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
01/20 Sa 11:00am-03:30pm Jimenez
NYBG
Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
01/20 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.
01/20 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG
Here's where to start if you are interested in healing and restoring yourself with aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. Learn the basics of blending oils into your own skin care products or personalized fragrances for the home. Each more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Basch
NYBG
For centuries, people cleaned their homes without the arsenal of toxic chemicals sold today. Rediscover nontoxic solutions to everyday problems and avoid unnecessary "greenwashed" commercial products. Learn the science of grime and see how simple ingredients can be combined for more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Marsh
NCNC
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
01/22 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
01/22 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Through lectures, laboratories, and field trips, learn how to work with plants that are difficult to propagate by seed or cuttings. Subjects include advanced seed propagation and techniques of grafting, budding, and micro-propagation. Learn about tissue culture at the Garden's more...
01/22 Mo 05:00pm-08:00pm Weinstein
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...
01/23 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Barnes
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...
01/23 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Through lectures, laboratories, and field trips, learn how to work with plants that are difficult to propagate by seed or cuttings. Subjects include advanced seed propagation and techniques of grafting, budding, and micro-propagation. Learn about tissue culture at the Garden's more...
01/23 Tu 05:00pm-08:00pm Weinstein
NYBG
Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of an instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

01/24 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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...
01/25 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Reiner
MDTN
18th Annual Winter Lecture Series: THE GARDENER'S GARDEN
This year's series stays close to home—and heart—as three renowned gardeners, plantsmen, and environmental stewards take us inside their own personal gardens. As incubators, models, and laboratories, these beautiful spaces integrate more...
01/25 Th 10:00am-11:30am Hinkley
Maynard
von Gal
NYBG
Situated on a bluff with awe-inspiring views of Puget Sound and Mt. Ranier, Dan Hinkley's Windcliff is both a superbly planted home garden and a botanical collection of wild specimens from more than 20 countries. The house is integrated seamlessly more...
01/25 Th 10:00am-11:30am Hinkley
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...
01/25 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Lozefski
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Gordineer
MDTN
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Beyers
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
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...
01/27 Sa 10:30am-01:30pm Paltseva
NYBG
Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning. You'll more...
01/27 Sa 01:00pm-04:00pm Bishop
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Wichrowski
MDTN
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 more...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
Explore the craggy textures and desolate beauty of winter seed pods.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details more...
01/28 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG
Devote special new space for herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers for cutting. Get design inspirations for planning your own kitchen garden and discover tried-and-true small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants best suited to your site. Explore annuals and perennials, herbs more...
01/28 Su 10:00am-01:00pm McCallister
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...
01/29 Mo 05:00pm-08:00pm Boyer, Ph.D.
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...
01/29 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
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...
01/29 Mo 06:15pm-08:15pm Bakshi
MDTN
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates. Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling more...
01/29 Mo 10:30am-01:30pm Ruggiero
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...
01/31 We 10:00am-12:35pm Lozefski
NYBG
Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of native and non-native conifers that thrive in the northeastern United States. Major plant groups studied include Chamaecyparis, Picea, and Pinus. Gain a working knowledge of the best species and cultivars of conifers more...
01/31 We 02:00pm-04:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Long celebrated as a jewel in the National Trust crown, Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, England is currently undergoing a vigorous renewal under the direction of its head gardener, Troy Scott Smith. In this talk, Smith will describe how he more...
01/31 We 01:00pm-03:00pm Scott Smith
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. Prerequisite: Landscape Design III more...
01/31 We 10:00am-01:00pm Eckerson
NYBG
February
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...
02/01 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Forster
NCNC
This course introduces students to the practical skills required for growing plants in greenhouses with an emphasis on integrated management techniques. Topics include structures and equipment, soils and other growing media, irrigation and fertilization practices, potting and repotting, and cultural more...
02/01 Th 04:30pm-07:30pm Johnston
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...
02/02 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Beyers
NYBG
A rebuke to the rigidly patterned bright flower beds of formal Victorian garden design, William Robinson's 1870 revolutionary manifesto, The Wild Garden, championed herbaceous borders, untidy edges, and naturalistic drifts of hardy perennial plants, permanently changing garden history. Examine the more...
02/02 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Capps
NYBG
Learn how to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to showcase your work. Define your goals for using social media as a marketing tool, and create a strategy to achieve those goals. Discover tips for attracting and engaging followers. Basic more...
02/03 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Herman
NYBG
This introduction to herbalism covers herbal traditions and highlights specific, health- optimizing foods and plants. Study the medicinal properties of plants used for the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, as well as best practices for cultivating, harvesting, and storing herbs. more...
02/03 Sa 02:00pm-04:00pm Basch
NYBG
The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) offers a national credential validating the knowledge and skills of practitioners in the horticulture industry. The exam assesses performance in 35 tasks in seven major categories of horticultural practice. The application deadline is more...
02/03 Sa 09:00am-01:00pm
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...
02/03 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN


Study the birds that winter in New York City with Ken Chaya, including hooded mergansers, bufflehead ducks, and other species (snow geese if we're lucky!).
02/03 Sa 02:00pm-06:00pm Chaya
OFS
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 more...
02/04 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
Whether you are a budding arborist or weekend woodcutter, knowing how to use your chainsaw safely and maintain it properly are keys to success. This lecture-demonstration course by an ISA-certified arborist teaches you the basics of chainsaw use and care, more...
02/04 Su 09:00am-03:30pm Wolf
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...
02/04 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
02/05 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
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.

02/05 Mo 12:00pm-03:00pm Nguyen
NYBG
Hummingbirds play a key role in the pollination of many flower types and can add lively interest to your botanical art. You'll learn the anatomy, habitat and behavior of these diminutive birds, as well as techniques for rendering their vivid more...
02/06 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Christiansen
NYBG
Reshape foliage into unique, playful shapes by weaving, plaiting, rolling, or knotting it. Add Aspidistra leaves, palm fronds, hala, and other plants to bold, tropical flowers to create two dramatic contemporary arrangements. $70 materials fee.

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02/06 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm Edinger
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...
02/06 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
A designer's bread and butter is the "weekly", a standing order of vase arrangements 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 of more...
02/07 We 10:30am-03:00pm Vizoso
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.

02/07 We 12:00pm-03:00pm Nguyen
NYBG
Some 26 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
02/07 We 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
MDTN
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
02/08 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
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...
02/08 Th 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
Delve into botanical art history with NYBG's Stephen Sinon, Head of Special Collections, Research and Archives, as your expert guide. Explore the evolution of the art form, from Renaissance-era woodcuts through works by contemporary artists. We'll examine gloriously illuminated 16th-century more...
02/09 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Jess
Sinon
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...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Jones
NYBG
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Martha Stewart's flawless farm in Bedford, N.Y.—from Ryan McCallister, her Head Gardener. Ryan will share gorgeous images of the farm's various gardens, groves, and all?es in bloom, along with insights into the work that more...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm McCallister
MDTN
Wake Up Your Garden!

February 10, Watson Education Building, NYBG
February 24, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, CT

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready more...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Beyers
Grossman
Ruggiero
NYBG
Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NYBG
If you get your soil right from the start, your garden will explode in lushness. Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these more...
02/10 Sa 12:45pm-02:45pm Grossman
NYBG
Are you intimidated by the idea of pruning? March is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, the tools more...
02/10 Sa 03:00pm-05:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, postprocessing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
NYBG
For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, develop a needs assessment and activity plan, write specific goals with measurable objectives, and more...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
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...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
NYBG
Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture more...
02/11 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Stacked image photography allows you to create images of extraordinary depth, sharpness, and detail. In this hands-on workshop using your own digital camera (manual focus required), you'll take a series of photos of the same subject, focusing each shot on more...
02/11 Su 10:00am-04:30pm Falk
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...
02/12 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm James
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...
02/15 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Grossman
MDTN
Conventional structured landscapes are giving way to looser, more naturalistic designs based on the existing landscape's particular potential. Using images of his own six-acre garden, which—like horticulture itself—strikes a balance between art and science, Duncan Brine, a principal landscape designer more...
02/16 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Brine
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

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02/20 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
MDTN
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
02/20 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
This course is designed for horticulturists who maintain or direct the maintenance of outdoor landscapes. We'll review methods of calculating areas, application rates for fertilizers, and amounts of soil amendments during the first session, and analyze a set of homework more...
02/20 Tu 04:30pm-06:30pm Weinstein
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...
02/21 We 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more. Annie Novak, cofounder of America's first fully landscaped green roof commercial more...
02/21 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Novak
MDTN
When winter winds blow cold, bring nature inside with houseplants that provide fragrance and color all year round. Learn the full range of indoor plants with scented flowers and foliage: citrus, jasmines, hoyas, passionflowers, geraniums, orchids, herbs, bulbs, and more! more...
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