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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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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
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!
Sunday Jul 11th, 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)
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)
Join longtime urban farmer Molly Culver for a deep dive into the complex and inspiring world of minerals and living organisms at work beneath our feet. Healthy soil is the source of essential nutrients, root anchorage, oxygen, and water for the plants we eat, use medicinally, and enjoy as flowers. We’ll cover the basic components of soil (living...
Friday May 21st, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time
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
By now, we know to plant milkweed for monarchs, but what else might a milkweed plant feed? You’ll take a deeper dive into which flower types attract beneficial insects to your gardens, plus ways to welcome the greatest array of these crucial animals to your property. Discover how you can welcome lady beetles, fireflies, butterflies, wasps, flies,...
Wednesday Jun 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time(2 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage...
Wednesday Jun 16th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips...
Wednesday Jun 16th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Climate change is here and it is impacting our landscapes—increased flooding, more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events and increasing temperatures. Ecological mismatches, record losses of native species, and an increase of invasives are now the norm. Want to help fight climate change at home? Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape...
Thursday Jun 17th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Small steps can have big effects. Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you.
Friday Jun 18th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
Harvesting homegrown, vine-ripened tomatoes is one of the most satisfying pleasures for the vegetable gardener. Learn how to improve the quality and yield of your tomato plants with tips on organic growing, troubleshooting pest and disease problems, trellising, and harvesting. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted...
Wednesday Jun 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils, and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals,...
Thursday Jul 8th, 9am - 11am Eastern Time(4 sessions)
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