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Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop

at Twig Terrariums - Gowanus
287 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Learn to create a Twig Terrarium at Twig's Open Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn! Join the Twig experts for info on what makes a healthy terrarium, hands-on experience on how to create one, and learn tips and tricks to miniscaping your own little green world! We provide all the ingredients, including a few types of forest-fresh moss, an adorable little...

Houseplants 101

at Twig Terrariums - Gowanus
287 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Learn all about houseplants as we discuss the different types, how to maintain them, repot them, and how to propagate! Of course, you'll be learning hands-on as you plant your own houseplant family. You'll be taking three planters home with you - enough for the most adorable little arrangement designed to thrive in any shady to indirect-sun locale...

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Basic Color Theory for Gardeners

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes including analogous, sequential, complementary, and monochromatic.  Please bring lunch.

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

I Heart Worms

at Queens Botanical Garden - Flushing
43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens...

Thursday Feb 22nd, 1pm

Raised Bed Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less effort. They also help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, or limited space or sunlight. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings as well, because they elevate the plants, bringing them closer to the patients. Methods of creating raised...

Saturday Mar 3rd, 2pm

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

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 keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and...

Pruning: How, When, and Where

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan
144 Oenoke Rdg, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

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 potted plants (at NYBG) and trees in the landscape (at NCNC).  Class is held rain or...

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Mounted Staghorns Ferns

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You'll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors all year long.  Please bring an apron.

Working with Plants That Move

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Do you wonder how a morning glory knows when to open or how a sunflower follows the sun? Ever seen a sensitive plant leaf fold when you touched it? Delve into the different ways plants can move—from tropism to nastic movement—and how you can use plants to create your own moving garden. You’ll take home two moving plants as well as an informative...

Sunday Feb 25th, 11am

Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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 their improvement,  seed sowing,  vegetative...

$325

4 sessions

Compost: The Key to Healthy Gardens

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Soil of poor quality or even toxic soils are the unfortunate starting points for many urban gardeners. The solution is compost—it provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micro-nutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and pests. Learn three methods of composting that will improve soil fertility and structure: hot...

Succulents 101

at Twig Terrariums - Gowanus
287 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Learn all about succulents as we discuss the different types, how to maintain them, repot them, and how to propagate! Of course, you'll be learning hands-on as you plant your own succulent family. You'll be taking three planters home with you - enough for the most adorable little arrangement in any sunny locale! Carry bag and hand-out provided as well....

A Garden Design Primer

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

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 complement both home and garden, resulting in a coherent landscape design.

Monday Feb 26th, 6pm

Perennial Plant Combinations

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Whether it's a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting plant combinations that work 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 plants to create a harmonious look for your garden. Please bring lunch.

Wednesday Feb 28th, 10:30am

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Winter Trees Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden - Flushing
43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355

Trees provide us with wood, food, and paper and help our environment in many ways. Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home. Children MUST be accompanied by a guardian.

Friday Feb 23rd, 1pm