Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown

Course Details
$325 8 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Sep 16, 6:00pm - Oct 21, 9:00pm (4 sessions)

Next start dates (1)

Midtown, Manhattan
20 W 44th St 3F
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10036
Venue: Room A
No Class Sep 30, Oct 14
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Manny Grossman

What you'll learn in this gardening class:

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 propagation, 
  • planting, 
  • pruning, 
  • watering, 
  • weeding, 
  • mulching, and 
  • disease and pest control.
Required Texts:

Botany for Gardeners, Brian Capon
ISBN-13: 978-1604690958
ISBN-10: 160469095X

Start with the Soil, Grace Gershuny
ISBN-13: 978-0875966977
ISBN-10: 0875966977

Plant Propagator's Bible, Miranda Smith
ISBN-13: 978-1594864483
ISBN-10: 1594864489

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Cass Turnbull
ISBN-13: 978-1570617515
ISBN-10: 1570617511

This course is a requirement for the NYBG Adult Education Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
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Refunds and Withdrawals

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits once 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 300–599
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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Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 9:00pm Manny Grossman 4 $325
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Sep 23 6:00pm - 9:00pm Manny Grossman
Mon, Oct 07 6:00pm - 9:00pm Manny Grossman
Mon, Oct 21 6:00pm - 9:00pm Manny Grossman
10:00am - 1:00pm Daryl Beyers 4 $325
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Sep 24 10:00am - 1:00pm Daryl Beyers
Tue, Oct 01 10:00am - 1:00pm Daryl Beyers
Tue, Oct 08 10:00am - 1:00pm Daryl Beyers

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Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (455)

(455 Reviews)
Fundamentals of Gardening
Reviewed by Jeanette T. on 2/24/2019
Great class on the fundamentals of plants and gardening. Daryl is a great teacher with a conversational speaking style. It was informative and so interesting! I'm excited to tackle my gardening project now. I would definitely recommend this class.
Fundamentals of Gardening
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/13/2018
Manny was a great teacher. I really enjoyed his class and leaned. I would like to take his class again. Thank you,
Fundamentals of Gardening
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/12/2016
this is a lecture, not hands on :/
Fundamentals of Gardening
Reviewed by Joanna A. on 4/26/2019
Fundamentals of Gardening
Reviewed by ann S. on 12/14/2015
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