Saturday Jul 28th, 10:30am
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.
In the most significant garden renewal effort since the garden’s founding 100 years ago, the school is currently engaged in a dramatic and ambitious effort for the future. With projects that affect virtually every part of the garden and extend beyond our borders, these enhancements will help the garden meet the rapidly changing needs of our audience and our world—fostering a love and understanding of plants and the natural world and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.
What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?
Some of our most popular classes are “Birding,” with Joseph Giunta, “Waking the Garden for Spring,” with Leda Meredith, “Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop,” with Krissie Nagy,” and “Nature in Pastel with Mixed Media,” with Enid Braun.
How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history?
Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded in 1910, and from its first days was dedicated to connecting people to the world of plants. Since 1914, when the Children’s Garden program began, BBG has engaged in teaching both children and adults about gardening and horticulture, ecology and environmental stewardship, and other ways to appreciate the natural world.
What is your average class size?
Our average class size for small, hands-on workshops is as few as seven students, while Certificate in Horticulture courses could include as many as 25. Our average class size is 13 students.
What is your typical student like? What are their goals?
Because we offer a wide range of classes, no student is typical. Our Certificate in Horticulture classes are often comprised of adults who are interested in making a career switch into the field of horticulture or are hoping to advance their professional practice. Our gardening classes draw backyard gardeners and indoor hobbyists. Our art classes welcome a range from crafty 20-somethings to retired watercolor aficionados. We feature floral arranging classes at many levels, inviting both amateurs and those looking for professional development. Our classes in wellness and edibles are short, accessible workshops about plant lore, cooking, and practical applications for plant materials.
Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class?
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located next to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park and is near the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Park Slope, all rich in restaurants and bars.
The class was excellent! Lots of information and Zara was amazing!
Overall this class was fun and informative. The instructor was really passionate about her work, and the cheeses she made to share with the class were really delicious! I was a bit disappointed that almost everything had been made in advance of the class instead of providing us with more hands on experience with the actual process. However she did answer all our questions thoroughly and I walked away inspired to try her methods at home.
The instructor was very personable and thorough. It was a great class that I fully enjoyed
Our instructor was very personable and very willing to answer all of our questions. She taylored the course to the needs of the
The tea ceremony was pleasant. The tour was short and only included the Japanese garden. Could have included the cherry blossoms as well.
Zara was amazing! This class was super informative and fun. Overall great vibes- worth every penny!!
Amazing course, very fun and hands on, great teacher, 100% recommend, I've already told a few friends about it1
If you have some knowledge of essential oils and aromatherapy, you will learn about some new oils and absolutes. The highlight of the experience for me was the formulation - building the perfume, seeing how different oils interacted, and understanding the depth and thoughtfulness that goes into formulation. I was concerned that we might not have enough time to formulate, but the class was organized in a way that there was enough time for everything. I appreciated the emphasis on learning, rather than perfecting. Very good class. Formulation experience and Julianne's knowledge of the oils we used was excellent. The historical information and learning about Julianne's background was very good.
The class was fun, the instructor was so sweet and had a good energy. The class was just a little disorganized, there weren't enough tubs of water to take care of the cleaning, and materials could have been distributed earlier in the class. More printed materials could have been provided with the step by step process.
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