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Landscape Measurement

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx

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$329 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Apr 04, 10:00am - May 16, 1:00pm (5 sessions)

NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458
NYBG, Watson Room 305
No Class Apr 11, May 9
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Sarah Hettinger

What you'll learn in this landscape design class:

Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and sophisticated survey instruments such as a total–station and mapping–grade GPS. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, and angles. A basic understanding of geometry and trigonometry is helpful. Dress for the weather.

Required Text:
Construction Surveying & Layout, Wesley G. Crawford; 3rd Edition (December 23, 2002),

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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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When coming to class, please enter via Mosholu Entrance, located at 2950 Southern Boulevard, at all times. And ask for the Watson Building.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Sarah Hettinger 5 $329
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Apr 18 10:00am - 1:00pm Sarah Hettinger
Sat, Apr 25 10:00am - 1:00pm Sarah Hettinger
Sat, May 02 10:00am - 1:00pm Sarah Hettinger
Sat, May 16 10:00am - 1:00pm Sarah Hettinger

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Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (473)

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Landscape Measurement
Reviewed by Anthony H. on 9/30/2018
I you're into busting out tape measures and levels, and getting hands dirty learning how to map out and record elevation to scale then this is the class for you. To be honest as a middle age white dude who just wanted to learn how to design and install level garden beds, I was a bit concerned that I might feel a little out of place taking a class in the gardening section out at the Botanical Gardens. But happy to report I felt right at home, and thought the instructor had a lot of real world experience like someone you'd run into out on a site.
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