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Houseplants 101

at Twig Terrariums - Kensington & Parkville
642 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11218

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...

Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop

at Twig Terrariums - Kensington & Parkville
642 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Learn to create a Twig Terrarium! The Twig experts provide 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 person or animal to live inside, and a care...

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Bonsai for Beginners

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

Learn the fundamental techniques for turning ordinary nursery stock into a bonsai specimen. This workshop will focus on proper plant selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting.  Students will have the option of working with a selection of hardy tree species. The five major styles will be covered along with container selection. Soil,...

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...

Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 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

6 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6:15pm

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Introduction to Plant Science

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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 form and structure. Learn about the relationships between...

$435

7 sessions

Succulents 101

at Twig Terrariums - Kensington & Parkville
642 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11218

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 Four-Season Native Garden Deal

A Four-Season Native Garden

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

With a little bit of planning, your garden can look beautiful in all seasons, even after the flowers fade. Knowing which plants to select is key, since, according to rock star garden designer Piet Oudolf, it's about "texture and shape, the seed heads and the skeletons."  Instructor Kim Eierman will introduce you to a variety of native plants...

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$76.50
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$85

Saturday Sep 22nd, 10am

Introduction to Natural History Deal

Introduction to Natural History

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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!  Learn how to identify plants and animals using a 10x hand lens, dichotomous keys, and field guides. We'll discuss ecological processes and how they are impacted by the urban environment. Significant...

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$292.50
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$325

4 sessions

Saturday Sep 22nd, 10am

Amphibians

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Amphibians represent the crucial evolutionary step between fish and land-dwelling animals. Elle Barnes and Nicole Fusco, whose doctoral research focuses on wild salamanders and frogs, will take you out on grounds to identify both terrestrial and aquatic amphibians living in the Thain Family Forest and the Bronx River.  You'll examine the role...

$139

2 sessions

Wednesday Oct 3rd, 10am

Season Extension Basics

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

Learn how to grow vegetables all year round in NYC using different season-extension methods. We will compare and contrast the use of cold frames, low tunnels, and high tunnels and discuss how these structures can be used effectively in your garden.  We will also cover crop selection and timing and get some hands-on practice.  Note: Please...

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6pm

Container Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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. 

$249

2 sessions

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Kokedama Workshop

at Twig Terrariums - Kensington & Parkville
642 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Join us to learn all about kokedama - a Japanese variant of bonsai (translates to "moss ball") minimizing and encasing the roots in a moss ball filled with specially formulated soil. We'll discuss the components, design, and provide all the ingredients to make and take home your very own, along with a care sheet. Get your hands dirty today! (don't...

Friday Sep 28th, 6:30pm

Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop

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

Get your hands dirty in this workshop as you learn the art of Kokedama, the cultivation of a plant encased in a hanging ball of moss. After a brief discussion on the history of kokedama and a hands-on demo by the instructor, you will pick a houseplant to repot in a moss ball and spend the rest of the workshop perfecting your craft.  Everyone...

Sunday Sep 30th, 2pm

Ferntastic Deal

Ferntastic

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

In habitats from the tropics to the poles, the world's 14,000 ferns, horsetails, quillworts, and clubmosses are dynamic, important, and remarkable. Robbin Moran, NYBG Mary Flagler Cary Curator of Botany and President of the New York Chapter Fern Society, is your guide to this unique family of plants. Take a microscopic look at spores being catapulted...

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$76.50
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$85

Friday Sep 28th, 9am