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Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

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

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements.  $45 materials fee. Please bring: Pruners and a bag/box to take your arrangement home....

Wednesday Feb 8th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

Soapmaking Workshop

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

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.  Note: All the needed materials are included and provided...

Saturday Mar 18th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Indoor Tropicals

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

Are you looking to up your houseplant game? We can help! We'll walk you through many different species with stunning foliage or flowers—including bromeliads and palms—that will bring a hint of the sun-drenched tropics to your home. We'll discuss the light, soil, water, and maintenance requirements of a broad array of plants, so you can select...

Saturday Dec 3rd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Pine Medicine

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

From cough syrups to pine pollen pancakes and spruce tip salt, discover how common conifers can delight your taste buds and enhance your apothecary. We'll craft a few remedies together; all materials provided.

Thursday Dec 8th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

The Holiday Train Show®: Special Photographers Hours

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

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of NYBG's exhibitions without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the Conservatory!), since you'll be shooting with available light.  Please minimize gear-no backdrops or screens.

Friday Dec 9th, 8:30am - 10am Eastern Time

Beekeeping Basics

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

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information. Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins and outs of what's needed to safely, productively, and enjoyably begin to keep honeybees in a populated...

Sunday Mar 19th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Growing Earth-Friendly Gardens: Uli Lorimer

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

A tireless advocate for the use of native plants, horticulturist Uli Lorimer shares the ins and outs of how to select, grow, and propagate a wide variety of plants native to New England, 235 of which can be found in his recently published Northeast Native Plant Primer. He will detail the specific benefits individual species bring to our gardens, including...

Tuesday Dec 13th, 1pm - 2pm Eastern Time

Intro to Landscape Design

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

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 Feb 25th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$205

3 sessions

Chainsaws: Use, Safety, and Maintenance

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

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, sharpening, and bar tensioning. Please bring lunch.

Saturday Jan 21st, 9am - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Paper Peonies

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

Join Livia Cetti, the nation's premier paper flower artist, as she guides you how to make your own remarkably realistic charm peony from stem to stamen. Bleach, cut, and shape your paper into petals that you assemble using wire and floral tape, creating an exquisite, lifelike flower that will brighten your home regardless of the season.

Saturday Jan 21st, 10am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Fundamentals of Gardening

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

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate. Recommended Texts: The New Gardener's Handbook:...

Tuesday Mar 14th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$325

6 sessions

Basic Design and Installation of Irrigation Systems

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

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 the best irrigation products. Learn to troubleshoot, practice visual...

Thursday Jan 26th, 10am - 4:30pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$329

2 sessions

Introduction to Plant Science

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

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures. Required Text: Capon, B., Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition Publisher: TImber Press 2005 ...

Tuesday Feb 7th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$435

6 sessions

Ikebana: A Comprehensive Approach

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

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, harmony, and balance. Instructor Junko Miura, acclaimed floral artist and a second-generation ikebana master,...

Tuesday Feb 21st, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$459

3 sessions

Wake Up Your Garden: Spring Gardeners Task List

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

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 winter injury and noting where gaps in the garden can be filled. All of this gives your garden a head start on a...

Saturday Feb 25th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

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