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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Pest identification is key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful garden. Learn to identify which insects are pests and which are beneficial to your home garden. Learn the most common orders of insects and the damage they can cause, as well as how to implement simple, non-toxic methods of preventing major insect infestations.
Please have samples of insects and damaged plants on hand to discuss during class.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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students can transfer into an alternate section without penalty, provided that's done at the time of cancellation, and with sufficient notice. Classes in which material is being mailed to student, require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice for changes/cancellations.
Refunds and Withdrawals
No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits 24 hours before a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.
• If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:
• No refunds will be granted for course levels 0–299 and 700–999
• A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–699
Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.
New York Botanical Garden do not offer make-up classes.
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Since its founding in 1891 The New York Botanical Garden has been a museum of plants, a preeminent center for botanical research, a global leader in plant-based education, and one of the great cultural institutions in the world.
The New York Botanical Garden educates people of all ages about the science,...
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Enjoy painting botanical illustrations in the super easy to learn and forgiving medium of gouache, also known as opaque watercolor. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. We will cover basic as well as more advance gouache techniques to paint a beautiful flower in a style I like to call "soft...
Thursday Aug 12th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time
Join Luludi Living Art's fun and interactive Terrarium Class where you will create your own mini living world. You will be provided with all materials (succulents, glass, moss, colored pebbles and toy), guidance from an experienced instructor, and a neat little plant care card. A perfect activity to de-stress and introduce nature into your...
Friday Aug 27th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. 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...
Tuesday Aug 17th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. 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...
Monday Aug 30th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil. Recommended Textbooks: Botanical Art Techniques, American Society of Botanical Artists...
Friday Aug 6th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
This is a Zoom Workshop to teach how to draw & paint the natural world. Just as mystics have sought meditative peace in the woods deep quietude, the natural world has also inspired artists of all cultures. They have applied their artistic skills to capture it with the techniques of sketching. The act of sketching requires concentration....
Wed, Aug 4
7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Wed, Aug 11
7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Wed, Aug 18
7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Wed, Aug 25
7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Wed, Sep 1
7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
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Wednesday Aug 4th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.
Thursday Aug 5th, 9am - 11am Eastern Time(4 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Did you know there are over 200 tree species growing on the streets of Manhattan? Learn to distinguish among the five most common genera and pinpoint particular species in this quick intro to tree identification. If you have mystery trees in your neighborhood,...
Friday Aug 6th, 2pm - 4pm Eastern Time
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 or who are considering a Certificate.
Saturday Aug 7th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
Terrace Gardening Workshop: Potting Mixes and Plant Nourishment - ONLINE Get the dirt on potting mixes! This session teaches you how to create the right blend of ingredients for your container plants. You'll leave with potting mix recipes for each type of plant and simple secrets for fertilizers, compost, and annual soil refreshers that will help...
Sunday Aug 8th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This vocabulary will...
Tuesday Aug 3rd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better...
Thursday Aug 12th, 9:30am - 11:30am Pacific Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips...
Thursday Aug 5th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Autumn is a dynamic season in the garden. Many plants are heading into dormancy, while others are in a period of active growth. Doing the right gardening tasks now can set the stage for next year's garden: adding new plants for seasonal interest or making changes to address problems observed over the past season. Some of the best things to...
Thursday Sep 16th, 7pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary...
Thursday Aug 26th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time
This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The...
Thursday Aug 12th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm Pacific Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals,...
Friday Aug 13th, 9:30am - 12pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Urban flora can be found growing in unlikely places, from city sidewalks and highway medians to lawns, and other man-made structures. Most of these plants are introduced and many are considered weeds. We will hear more about their origins, life cycles, and benefits...
Friday Aug 13th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Discover how to get the best from a large array of hydrangeas that can bloom multiple times. Find out how to make these rebloomers sing with later season color. Hint: Pruning isn't always the way to improve plant performance.
Saturday Aug 14th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Fresh from the release of her new book, The Complete Book of Ferns, Mobee Weinstein- NYBG's Foreman of Gardeners for Outdoor Gardens-will show you how to choose the right species of ferns to group together into a lush, living arrangement. Become familiar with...
Saturday Aug 14th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time
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