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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore how to grow plants without soil using hydroponics, which promotes fast growth and requires less water and space than conventional gardens. You'll learn what systems work best, which plants to choose, and how to make sure they get proper nutrition. While we will focus primarily on home-scale systems, the wider applications of hydroponics will also be discussed.
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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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Find out how to care for the trees in your home landscape. Just like shrubs and perennials, trees need attention and care throughout the year. This no-nonsense class covers the essential knowledge every homeowner should have about their trees: Get best practices for watering, feeding, mulching, and pruning. Learn how to avoid problems with pests,...
Thursday Apr 22nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time
Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers and you'll be ready to go!
Saturday May 1st, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban terrace gardener knows the challenge of dealing with conditions such as harsh sun, perpetual shade, relentless wind, and managing plants confined to containers....
Saturday Jun 5th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. 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...
Saturday Jun 5th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
When it comes to hellstrips and streetscapes, putting “the right plant in the right place” has never been more important. Road salt, soil erosion, leaching from cement walkways, reflected heat, and frequent neglect all require plants that can stand up to the abuse. Learn the realities of rough-and-ready native gardening and the ecologically valuable...
Wednesday Apr 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your kitchen. It explores the intersection of mycology and the selection, storage, preparation, and nutritional...
Thursday Apr 29th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Set your garden up for success with plants and design techniques that can withstand changing conditions. The Midwest is experiencing more weather extremes, with an increase in intense storms, severe cold snaps, hotter summers, and prolonged periods of rain followed by long stretches with no rain at all. These conditions are tough on plants and wildlife....
Friday Apr 30th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time(4 sessions)
No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space—deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or window sill. Combining plants and planters provides visual impact, creates a small garden, and adds pleasure to your living area. Sun or shade, ornamental or edible, find out what kind of container garden is right for you....
Saturday May 1st, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Grow healthy, abundant tomatoes this summer. Nothing compares to the flavor and freshness of a homegrown tomato. In this online class, Arboretum horticulturist Kat Haberman will cover everything you need to know to have a successful tomato crop this summer. Learn what tomato plants need to thrive. Get tips on selecting varieties and choosing healthy...
Saturday May 8th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time
Roses dazzle, delight, and romance us in many ways. Explore the world of roses as we dive into the commonly available varieties and touch on heirlooms, species, and exciting new selections. Learn which rose to match with your space and expectations.
Monday May 10th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time
Quality tools are helpful and essential in the garden. Discover a wide range of the most popular and durable tools, as well as some new selections on the market. Explore the realm of adaptive and ergonomic tools, which minimize stress and strain on the body, particularly as we age. Proper tool care will also be discussed. This class will be taught...
Thursday May 13th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden. This online class is perfect for condo, townhouse, or apartment dwellers. Think you don’t have enough room to grow your own food? Far from it! Learn what to plant and how to care for your patio garden, and you can enjoy homegrown fruits and vegetables this summer. Note: This program will...
Saturday May 15th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time
Containers are wonderful in any setting - whether alone on a window sill or terrace, or incorporated into a yard or formal garden. Learn a comprehensive approach to designing with containers, including how, when, where, and why you should use a particular pot in one spot over another. Gain tips and tricks for great plant combinations in containers...
Saturday May 15th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the basic care instructions to keep them healthy...
Tuesday May 18th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Woody plants are the foundation of every garden plan. Learn how to use evergreens such as Rhododendron and Holly, and deciduous stalwarts such as Hydrangea, Lilac, and Viburnum, in formal...
Thursday May 20th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
With the increasing interest in growing your own food in the home garden, don’t neglect the value and potential of containers for growing a wide range of our favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs on our decks, patios, and balconies. The basics of container gardening, selection, preparation, and care will be covered. This class will be taught online...
Tuesday May 25th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. A successful pollinator garden must provide appropriate food and habitat for a diverse array of species, including bees, beetles, butterflies, moths, birds, and even pollinating flies. Explore best practices for attracting and supporting our native pollinators,...
Thursday Jun 3rd, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Expert rosarian Shauna Moore walks you through the history of a wide variety of rose types and classifications while explaining how to select the best ones for your garden. On a walk...
Sunday Jun 6th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
In addition to writing poetry, Emily Dickinson also gardened. She cultivated flowers on her father's property and in the glass conservatory that he added to the family’s home in Amherst, Massachusetts. Explore Dickinson's gardens through excerpts from her letters and poems, as well as historic and modern images of her garden. This class will be...
Monday Jun 7th, 7pm - 8pm Central Time
Including and engaging children in the garden can be extremely rewarding and has the potential to create gardeners for life. Explore a wide range of activities and ideas for getting children involved and excited to be part of the joy of home gardening. Many examples for successful engagement with children along with myriad gardening projects and fun...
Tuesday Jun 8th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
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